Free Kids’ Activities at Barnes & Noble

In addition to their normal Friday story times for preschoolers, Barnes & Noble will be hosting Saturday events for older kids.  Here are the dates and stories they will be reading during June and July.

June 4th; 11:00am

Join us for the Summer Reading Triathlon Opening Ceremony on June 4 at 11:00am. Kids can get their journals for a free book, enjoy fun-filled activities and cast a ballot for their favorite book hero and place to win a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal.

June 11th; 11:00am

In celebration of life’s many milestones, join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Activities to follow.

June 18th; 11:00am

To honor dads, grandpas and caregivers, we will read two charming books, Dad School and Grandpa Loves You! Activities to follow.

June 25th; 11:00am

Just because you’re extremely cute, doesn’t mean you can’t operate a bulldozer! From author-illustrator David Gordon comes a funny, whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who’s boss! Join us for a fun-filled Storytime!

July 2nd; 11:00am

Octicorn is the funny, sweet and disarming character who is a champion for anyone who has ever felt a little bit different. And isn’t that everyone? Join us for Storytime featuring Hello, My Name Is Octicorn. Activities to follow.

July 9th; 11:00am

When a daisy suddenly sprouts from the top of Mayzie McGrew’s head, she is faced with her classmates’ taunts and her parents’ dismay, and a publicity agent’s greed. How Mayzie learns that love is more important than fame and fortune makes an endearing morality tale for our time. Join us for the Storytime that is vintage Seuss! Activities to follow.

July 16th; 11:00am

Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride! After reading this inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you’ll never look at being bored the same way again. Join us for this fun-filled Storytime with activities to follow.

July 23rd; 11:00am

When Martha gets an unusual pet, she’s delighted by all of the fun things they do together. If one moose is this marvelous, then more must be better! Join us as we read about this madcap moose adventure with activities to follow.


  • Where: Barnes & Noble at the The Shoppes at River Crossing
  • Where:  Saturdays in June; 11:00am
  • Cost: Free
  • Event Contact: 478-474-0161
  • Event Website: Barnes & Noble