Storytime in the Commons Opens May 5 with Cat in the Hat, a Focus on the Environment, and a Professional Storyteller

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St. Louis, MO — April 25, 2018 — Storytime in the Commons, a partnership between Nine Network, St. Louis Public Library and St. Louis Public Radio, returns in 2018 with more PBS KIDS® characters and themes that focus on learning, caring and compassion.

In addition to reading stories and family activities that focus on the joy of learning, Delta Dental of Missouri’s Tooth Fairy and Tooth Wizard℠, a mini recycling facility from Republic Services, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital Healthy Kids Corner will be part of each Storytime in the Commons.

The events are free, but registration is required at Tickets are available one month before each event.


PBS KIDS characters are part of Nine PBS KIDS programming that airs 24/7.

Storytime in the Commons is held on select 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.

May 5 – Care for Our Environment

Featuring Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 & Thing 2, and professional storyteller Alton Chung (as part the St. Louis Storytelling Festival). Tickets available at

June 2 – Get into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Featuring Peg + Cat & Sid the Science Kid

July 7 – Respect Others

Featuring Arthur & Clifford the Big Red Dog

August 4 – Embrace Cultural Diversity

Featuring WordGirl & Super Why!

September 29 – Be My Neighbor Day

Featuring Daniel Tiger & Katerina Kittycat

Storytime in the Commons is presented by Delta Dental of Missouri, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Republic Services.

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine Network offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life. Nine’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine PBS KIDS), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, the Public Media Commons, social media, and multiple websites accessible at Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our vision of a strong and healthy community working together through public media and our mission of igniting the spirit of possibility.

For More Information Contact:

Matt Huelskamp
Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
(314) 512-9117