Reading is “fun”damental and Barnes & Noble plans to host a series of FREE Storytime events for children and families, a holiday tradition designed to celebrate the joy of reading and the magic of the holiday season. This year’s lineup includes beloved holiday classics and introduces customers to new holiday stories. All Barnes & Noble Storytimes are FREE and open to the public. All, except the first one, are on Saturdays at 11 a.m. Events are subject to change so visit here for more information about storytimes at your local store. Here’s the schedule:
This month-long series of events kicks off with a special Storytime Pajama Party celebrating the beloved holiday classic, The Polar Express, on Friday, December 1, at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. Children will receive FREE hot chocolate and cookies, a Christmas ornament, and other fun giveaways.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Storytime is Saturday, December 2, at 11 a.m. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, this Dr. Seuss classic is a mainstay of the holidays, and the positive message is wonderful for children of all ages. Coloring and activities to follow.
On Saturday, December 9, at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will celebrate Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Big Golden Book, based on Disney’s recently released Frozen holiday featurette. In this hilarious and charming story, loveable snowman Olaf and his pals Elsa and Anna are getting ready to celebrate the holidays, but not before Olaf sets out to find the best family tradition the sisters have ever seen! Coloring and activities round out the fun. Customers can enjoy FREE Godiva chocolates, which will be passed out, while supplies last.
On Saturday, December 16, at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble stores celebrate a new story from singing sensation Kelly Clarkson, River Rose and the Magical Christmas. This joyous new holiday story perfectly captures the spirit of the holiday season. Coloring and activities to follow.
On Saturday, December 23, at 11 a.m., stores nationwide invite children to unlock the magic with Santa’s Magic Key. Start a new family tradition with this unforgettable holiday story that celebrates the magic of the holidays and reveals how Santa can always spread gifts and joy on Christmas Eve by using his magical key. Coloring and activities to follow.
The Story of Ferdinand Storytime is on Saturday, December 30, at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble stores nationwide introduce children to Ferdinand, the world’s most peaceful and beloved little bull, a classic tale with a timeless message. Coloring and activities to follow.