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Storytime in the Commons

Storytime in the Commons

Storytime in the Commons presents PBS KIDS content, characters and family-friendly themes that focus on learning and character building.

Meet and take photos with your favorite PBS KIDS® characters. Stories are read and shared on the big outdoor screen. Other fun activities for the whole family include crafts, games, and more.

The events are free, but registration is required.

PBS KIDS characters are based on availability and subject to change. Stories start at 10:00 a.m.

Select Saturdays
9:30–11:00 am
Public Media Commons
3653 Olive Street, between Nine PBS and St. Louis Public Radio

Storytime in the Commons is presented by Nine PBS and St. Louis Public Library. The September Storytime in the Commons is supported by The Fred Rogers Company and PNC Grow Up Great®. Local partners for 2022 Storytime in the Commons include Bilingual Birdies, DEAF, Inc., Different Dynamics, EyeSeeMe African American Children's Bookstore, Flourish STL, Operation Food Search, The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis Fire Department, Turn the Page St. Louis.


2022 Storytime in the Commons: Helping Kids Celebrate Differences
Saturday, October 22, 9:30-11 am 
Public Media Commons
Presented by Nine PBS and St. Louis Public Library, Storytime in the Commons offers joyful stories read aloud, with the book’s pages projected onto a big video screen. We’ll introduce you to the comic-book-loving kids of Midland City—Tyler, Nevaeh, Jadyn, and Grace—in our new animated series, Drawn In, which celebrates the experiences of Black and brown kids. Kids will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with PBS KIDS’s Luna from Let’s Go Luna and AJ Gadgets from Hero Elementary. Plus: Fun, interactive activities for the entire family.
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