IMPORTANT INFO FOR OUR STORYTIME FAMILIES: NO STORYTIME THIS SUMMER! As you know, our renovations have made it difficult for us to have our regular Monday and Tuesday morning storytimes this spring. While we are still undergoing construction this summer -- we are postponing our regular storytime program. Thank you to the Dedham Community Theatre for hosting us this past month. Stay tuned for information about resuming the program in the fall. Thanks, everyone!!
Held every Monday and Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m., with the exception of the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Blue Bunny storytimes have been a popular and important part of our story since the we opened in 2003. Our greatest friendships with parents, nannies, and grandparents have come from these wonderful weekly meetings.
All storytimes include a guided reading of several age-appropriate books and a simple craft. Always free, always open to all, never a pre-registration. Truly low-pressure events, we understand that our littlest friends may not be able to sit for 2-3 books, and may need to move around during our readings. And we have learned that there isn’t much that a glue stick, sparkles and stickers can’t fix. If you haven’t joined us yet, please stop by. We are open most Monday holidays as well, except for Memorial Day and Labor Day. Storytimes are geared to children ages 2-4, although younger and older children may also attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Bedtime Storytimes with Catching Joy: Last Friday of the Month, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Bedtime Storytimes are held on the last Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m., in collaboration with the children’s non-profit Catching Joy, an organization that promotes volunteerism beginning with young children and their families.
Our Friday evening storytimes last for about an hour, and always include stories, a simple craft, and some kind of “giving” component, whether it is a collection of items needed by local charities or having the children make cards or decorate gift bags. Children are always welcome to wear their pajamas, and refreshments (usually milk and cookies) is provided. Always free, and all are welcome. No pre-registration necessary.
The Blue Bunny began its collaboration with Catching Joy founder Joy Surprenant in 2008. Since then, The Blue Bunny and Catching Joy have collected hats, mittens and scarves for kids in need; books, pajamas, toiletries, and school supplies for the homeless; made trick-or-treat bags and party favors for kids in residential programs, cards for veterans and the homebound, and helped kids learn about the need to protect the environment, celebrate differences, and help one another. For more information, check out www.catchingjoy.org