Columbus libraries, bookstores offer family-friendly options

If colder temperatures have you looking for more kid-friendly, indoor activities, be sure to check with your favorite bookstore to see if it hosts a story hour. Or consider attending a program at different library; the change of venue will add some excitement to the outing.

It’s easy to find a storytime appropriate for your child using Columbus Metropolitan Library’s website and event listing, The system hosts activities each day geared to children of all ages. Don’t forget other libraries, such as Bexley, Delaware, Upper Arlington, Westerville and Worthington, to name just a few. 

Locally, branches of Barnes & Noble offer a full slate of kid-oriented activities. Cover to Cover, the Clintonville stalwart that recently reopened in Upper Arlington, also hosts storytimes as well as author events. Other bookstores that hold events for children (and sometimes teens) include The Book Loft of German Village, Fundamentals Books, Toys & Games in Delaware and Gramercy Books in Bexley.