Story Time

Join us for in-library and online Story Times

Sign up for Story Times using the registration links below, or view all in-library or online Story Times and register for them on the ORL's Events Calendar.

Story times at the Library

Check in with your nearest library branch to see what they may be offering for Story Times, and to view registration details.  

Online Story Times

Join in for these online programs no matter where you live! Register online to get the Microsoft Teams link information. Please include your email!  Need help getting started with Teams? Download our Teams Help Sheet [PDF] or, view our help tutorial


Virtual Pyjama Story Time

Register Online | Weekly on Tuesdays | 6:30 to 7:15 PM PT

Snuggle up for Pyjama Story Time! Featuring longer books, songs and rhymes. Don’t forget your Stuffie! Recommended for children 3 to 6 years but all are welcome!

Online Author Visits

Online Author/Illustrator Visit with Patrick Baggatta and Emily Mullock

Register online | Thursday, October 19 | 9:00 to 9:45 AM PDT

For 5- to 8-year-olds. Art, Storytelling, and the Amazing Ways They Fit Together. This presentation highlights the way Emily (Artist) and Patrick (Writer) combine their skills to create books, animation, and games for children. They share glimpses of their own earliest work, early inspirations, and some of their favorite characters, worlds, and stories they've created together. By the end, they hope every kid will feel ready to use art and storytelling to wow the world with their creations.  School classes, homeschoolers and individuals are all welcome to register. Presented by Youth Services.

Online Author Visit with Jean Pendziwol

Register online | Tuesday, October 24 | 9:00 to 9:45 AM PDT

For 5- to 8-years old. Meet the author Jean E. Pendziwol. She will share her brand new picture book, Skating Wild on an Inland Sea, about skating on the wild ice of Lake Superior.  School classes, homeschoolers and individuals are all welcome to register. Presented by Youth Services


Enjoy Story Time anytime, watch our Oral Stories videos


Check out the Oral Stories Playlist on the ORL's YouTube Channel.

Story Time celebrates the joys of language and story through the use of music, puppets, picture books, storytelling, and more!

Story Time programs...

  • Are fun! 
  • Build social skills
  • Stimulate the imagination
  • Strengthen parent-child bonding
  • Strengthen language, listening and visual skills