Storytime in the Commons will return to the Public Media Commons in 2019 with new and diverse PBS KIDS characters and kid-friendly themes that focus on learning and character building.
Meet and take photos with your favorite PBS KIDS® characters. Stories will be read and shared on the big outdoor screen. There will be crafts, games, and other fun activities for the whole family.
Storytime in the Commons are held on Saturdays from 9:30–11:00 a.m. in the Public Media Commons, between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio., 3653 Olive Street, St. Louis.
The events are free, but registration is required. Tickets will be available one month before each event.
PBS KIDS characters are based on availability and subject to change. Stories start at 10:00 a.m.
Space Oddity featuring Ready Jet Go! and Odd Squad
Featuring storyteller Antonio Sacre, as part of the St. Louis Storytelling Festival (organized through the University of Missouri Extension Community Arts Program)
Supported by Stride Rite.
Saturday, May 4, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Creative Genius featuring Man in the Yellow Hat and Curious George
Saturday, June 1, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Water Waves and Fitness featuring Splash and Bubbles
Saturday, July 6, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
World Explorer, featuring Let’s Go Luna! and Dinosaur Train (with stories in English, Spanish, and Bosnian)
Saturday, August 3, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Be My Neighbor Day featuring Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat
Supported by The Fred Rogers Company.
Saturday, September 28, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Free, tickets available one month before event.
Additional support provided by The Fred Rogers Company.
Storytime in the Commons is presented by St. Louis Children's Hospital and MOST, Missouri’s 529 Savings Plan, in partnership with Nine Network's Ready to Learn initiative, St. Louis Public Library and St. Louis Public Radio.