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CANCELLED Barnes and Noble Statewide Story Time
March 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020
UPDATE From Barnes & Noble. All local and national events have been cancelled through April 30, 2020.
Each week select Barnes and Noble locations host special events and story times
One of our favorite things to do each month is to check out what is going on at our local Barnes & Noble. There is always a special event or story time for everyone in the family. Moms and Dads can meet an author or join a book club while kids can come out and hear a new story, make a new craft and even see live performances. With so many great activities Barnes & Noble is a great place to beat the heat during the summer months or come in from the cold on a wintery day while still keeping the kids entertained.
About Barnes & Noble’s Events for Kids
- An associate normally reads about two books to the children
- There is normally a theme to the books that are read
- After story time the person gives out papers to color on
- Sometimes there may even be stickers
- On special days there Character Appearances!
Reading to your child is very important! During the ages of 2-5 is the most crucial time period for learning, it’s great to develop an early love of reading!
After the Barnes & Noble Story Time children can enjoy a great option of children’s books. Barnes & Noble also has a rewards program called Kid’s Club. It includes 30% off of the list price of a children’s book when you enroll (some exclusions apply), $5 for every $100 you spend on kids stuff online or in store, and a free cupcake at the cafe on your child’s birthday.
Barnes & Noble’s Events for Kids Schedule
Keep this list handy as we will be updating it monthly. While these events should be happening at all Barnes & Nobles stores unless noted otherwise we do recommend you do check with your local store to confirm.
Storytime and Activities Featuring Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase
Saturday March 14 – 11:00 am
Will it be Pete the Cat’s lucky day or will he learn that luck takes work in this charming book? Find out at Storytime, and stay for delightful activities afterward!
Storytime and Activities Featuring Pig the Tourist
Saturday March 21 – 11:00 am
What’s the best way to behave in a faraway place? Pig the Pug teaches us at Storytime! Join us for fun activities after the reading.
Storytime and Activities Featuring Macca the Alpaca
Saturday March 28 – 11:00 am
Teach the value of kindness with Macca the Alpaca and entertaining activities in this special Storytime at your B&N! Join us for activities after.
Storytime and Activities Featuring Little Joe Chickapig
Saturday April 4 – 11:00 am
Can one young chickapig follow his dreams of being just like his adventurous grandpa? Join us as we read Brian Calhoun’s delightful farm tale, with fun activities afterward!
Storytime and Activities Featuring The Good Egg: The Great Eggscape!
Saturday April 11 – 11:00 am
We’re planning an egg-cellent Storytime! Join us for this book full of cracking-up family fun from the creators of The Good Egg, with activities after the reading!
Storytime and Activities Featuring The Lorax
Saturday April 18 – 11:00 am
Celebrate Earth Day at Storytime with our reading of The Lorax; the classic tale from Dr. Seuss that speaks for the trees! Stay with us for fun activities after the story.
Storytime and Activities Featuring Dear Boy, & Dear Girl
Saturday April 25 – 11:00 am
Storytime is featuring our Picture Book of the Month! We’ll be reading these sweet stories to promote self-confidence along with fun activities for you and your little ones.
A Formula for Fun!
Saturday May 2 – 11:00 am
Calling all young scientists! Help turn the bookstore into a laboratory as we take a page from Dr. Kate Biberdorf’s Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments!
Barnes and Noble New Jersey Locations that offer events for kids
- Brick – Brick Plaza
- Clifton – Clifton Commons
- Paramus – 765 Route 17 South
- Hackensack – The Shops at Riverside
- Eatontown – Monmouth Mall
- Clark – 1180 Raritan Road
- Freehold – 3981 US Highway 9
- Holmdel- The Commons at Holmdel
- East Brunswick – Brunswick Square Mall
- Edison – Menlo Park Mall
- Hamilton – The Hamilton Marketplace
- Princeton – Princeton Marketfair
- Springfield – 240 Route 22 West
- Somerville – Somerset Shopping CEnter
- Livingston – 112 Eisenhower Parkway
- Woodland Park – 1156 Route 46 West
- Marlton – 200 West Route 70
- Deptford – The Court at Deptford
- Moorestown – East Gate Square
- Ledgewood – 375 Route 10
- Morris Plains – 1940 Route 10 West