Story Times for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers in Greater Binghamton

We've compiled a list of free programs offered by local libraries and community organizations!

By Kate Fletcher, Macaroni KID Binghamton Publisher January 15, 2024

Story time is a fun and educational activity for young children. It is a great way to introduce kids to books, develop their listening skills, and foster a love of reading. Many local libraries and community organizations offer story times on a regular basis.

While you can always find these on our calendar, we have compiled a list here of free story times offered within a 40 minute drive from Binghamton, categorized by the days and times they are generally offered. Each location might take breaks or make schedule changes throughout the year or cancel due to staff illnesses, so you'll want to check for updates before making plans. Last updated: January 15, 2024. Contact information for each location can be found below. 

10am - Broome County Public Library Lapsit Story Time (age 0-3)
10am - Tappan-Spaulding Memorial Library Story Time (ages 2-4)
11am - Lee Barta Community Center Baby Book Buddies (ages 0-3)
10am - Moore Memorial Library Story Time (ages 3-5)
10am - Montrose Story Hour (ages 3.5-7) *Registration required
10am - Hallstead-Great Bend Preschool Story Time
10am - Your Home Public Library Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5)
10:30am - Susquehanna Baby & Toddler Story Time (ages 0-3)
10am & 11am - George F. Johnson Memorial Library Toddler Story Time (ages 2-3) *Registration required
10:15am - Candor Free Library Story Hour (ages 0-5)
10:30am - Apalachin Library Story Time (all ages)
3:30pm - Broome County Public Library Preschool Story Time (ages 4-6)
9am - Deposit Free Library Toddler Time (ages 2-4)
10am & 11am - George F. Johnson Memorial Library Mother Goose Story Time (ages 0-2) *Registration required
10:15am - Coburn Free Library Early Literacy Story Time (all ages)
10:30am - Fenton Free Library Story Time (all ages)
10:30am - Berkshire Free Library Story Time
10:30am - Windsor Public Library Story Time *second Wednesday of the month
10:30am - Bainbridge Free Library Story Time *twice a month
11am - Vestal Barnes & Noble (all ages)
11am - Johnson City PAL Center Story Time
10am - Broome County Public Library Lapsit Story Time (ages 0-3)
10am - Vestal Public Library Tiny Tot Story Time or Playtime (ages 0-3)
10am - George F. Johnson Memorial Library Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) *Registration required
10:30am & 11:15am - Waverly Free Library Toddler Time & Story Time
10:30am - Apalachin Library Story Time (all ages)
11am - Broome County Public Library Preschool Story Time (ages 4-6)

Below you can find contact information for libraries and community organizations within 40 minutes of Binghamton, NY that provide books or story time programs for young children.

Afton Free Library
105A Main St, Afton, NY 13730
📞 Call (607) 639-1212 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Apalachin Library
719 Main St, Apalachin, NY 13732
📞 Call (607) 625-3333 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Bainbridge Free Library
13 N Main St, Bainbridge, NY 13733
📞 Call (607) 967-5305 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Barnes & Noble
2443 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850
📞 Call (607) 770-9505 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Berkshire Free Library
12519 NY-38, Berkshire, NY 13736
📞 Call (607) 657-4418 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Broome County Public Library
185 Court St, Binghamton, NY 13901
📞 Call (607) 778-6400 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Candor Free Library
2 Bank St, Candor, NY 13743
📞 Call (607) 659-7258 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Coburn Free Library
275 Main St, Owego, NY 13827
📞 Call (607) 687-3520 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Deposit Free Library
159 Front St, Deposit, NY 13754
📞 Call (607) 467-2577 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Fenton Free Library
1062 Chenango St, Binghamton, NY 13901
📞 Call (607) 724-8649 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

George F. Johnson Memorial Library
1001 Park St, Endicott, NY 13760
📞 Call (607) 757-5350 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

George P. & Susan Platt Cady Library
42 E River Rd, Nichols, NY 13812
📞 Call (607) 699-3835 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Hallstead-Great Bend Library
135 Franklin Ave, Hallstead, PA 18822
📞 Call (570) 879-2227 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Lee Barta Community Center
108 Liberty St, Binghamton, NY 13901
📞 Call (607) 238-1005 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Lisle Free Library
8998 Main St, Lisle, NY 13797
📞 Call (607) 692-3115 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Mary L. Wilcox Memorial Library 
2630 Main St, Whitney Point, NY 13862
📞 Call 607) 692-3159 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook
Would you like to volunteer to help bring back story time at Mary L. Wilcox Memorial Library? Call the library if interested.

Moore Memorial Library
59 Genesee St, Greene, NY 13778
📞 Call (607) 656-9349 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Montrose Library
458 High School Rd, Montrose, PA 18801
📞 Call (570) 278-1881 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Nineveh Public Library
3029 NY-7, Nineveh, NY 13813
📞 Call (607) 693-1858 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

PAL Center at Mother's & Babies
346 Grand Ave, Johnson City, NY 13790
📞 Call (607) 771-6334 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Susquehanna Library
83 Erie Blvd, Susquehanna, PA 18847
📞 Call (570) 853-4106 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Tappan-Spaulding Memorial Library
6 Rock St, Newark Valley, NY 13811
📞 Call (607) 642-9960 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Vestal Public Library
320 Vestal Pkwy East, Vestal, NY 13850
📞 Call (607) 754-4243 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Waverly Free Library
18 Elizabeth St, Waverly, NY 14892
📞 Call (607) 565-9341 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Windsor Public Library
107 Main St, Windsor, NY13865
📞 Call (607) 655-1685  👉 Check Facebook

Your Home Public Library
107 Main St, Johnson City, NY 13790
📞 Call (607) 797-4816 🌐 Visit website 👉 Check Facebook

Is Something Missing? Do you know of a youth reading program we should include on this list? Let us know!

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