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Included in regular Garden admission; free for members

Librarian Kat Spears hosts storytime and a craft in the Lora M. Robins Library every Friday and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. After reading two of our favorite books about plants, nature, and everything, there will be a craft activity in the Library that everyone can enjoy. Storytime is held outside the Kelly Education Center building (the Library building) under the Cup Oak trees when the weather allows. Feel free to bring a blanket, or use the cushions (limited availability) provided by the Library, as we enjoy the beauty of the Garden during storytime.

Librarian Kat Spears reading to children for Storytime at the Garden

Friday, January 27, 2023 - Saturday, November 11, 2023
10:00 am
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Weekly Garden Fun!

Storytime in the Garden

Storytime in the Garden









January 27 and 28  

Books: The Knot Fairy and Do You Believe in Unicorns- 

Theme: Magical Creatures  

Our stories will celebrate magical creatures this week. For our craft we’ll make our very own unicorns to take home. 


February 3 and 4  

Books: The Night Gardener and Stuck   

Theme: Bonsai Trees  

Visit the bonsai exhibit in the Conservatory and then make your own bonsai tree, no water or sunlight needed. 


February 10 and 11

Books: Who Wants a Hug? and Dinosaur Kisses   

Theme: Valentine’s Day  

Love is in the air! Share it by gifting a Valentine’s craft to someone special. 


February 17 and 18

Books: This is the Nest that Robin Built and Chirp  

Theme: The Great Backyard Bird Count  

It’s time for the Great Backyard Bird Count! Join in the fun by crafting your own bird’s nest. Chirp chirp. 


February 24 and 25

Books: I am a Bat and If I had a Vampire Bat   

Theme: Bats  

You don’t have to wait until Halloween to appreciate bats!  It’s BYOVB (build your own Vampire bat). 


March 3 and 4  

Books: Sometimes Cake and Your Birthday was the Best 

Theme: Cockroaches and Cake  


 March 10 and 11

Books: Lizzy and the Cloud and It Looked Like Spilt Milk   

Theme: Clouds  

Today’s weather forecast: cloudy with a chance of creativity!  We’ll make our own clouds during craft time today. 


March 17 and 18

Books: Butterflies are Pretty…Gross and Don’t Worry Bear     

Theme: Caterpillars and Butterflies 

It’s getting close to the time for Butterflies Live! in the Conservatory. This week we’ll make caterpillars in craft time and in a few weeks it will be time to welcome the butterflies they become! 


March 22 and 23  

Books: Animals Go Vroom and Roar 

Theme: Animal Sounds  

Oh my, what big teeth you have!  Learn a mouthful about different sounds animals make then make an animal to take home. 


March 31 and April 1

Theme: Seeds  

Books: The Bad Seed and Seeds Move 

Sunflowers grow facing the sun, like how we grow when faced with brightness and positivity.  This week, make a sunflower of your very own!  


April 7 and 8

Books: The Runaway Pea and Carrot and Pea  

Theme: The Annual Runaway Pea Hunt 

It’s time for the annual Runaway Pea Hunt in the Garden. Help us find the runaway peas and put them safely back in a pod.   


 April 14 and 15

Books: The Twilight Library and THe Night the Forest Came to Town  

For No matter what our differences are, we all look at the same moon (Katrina Mayer).