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Join us once a month at Reading in Public Bookstore + Cafe for

Musical Storytime

Mark you calendar for the first Sunday of every month at 10:30am for themed songs, movement, instrument play, and a story. Musical Storytime is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

The first Sunday of every month
at Reading in Public Bookstore + Cafe

All ages are welcome and encouraged to join us, especially ages 6 months to 5 years.
Please check our social media for scheduling confirmation and/or cancellation notification.

All the Details

We are proud to house a growing collection of inclusive stories in our studio lobby, curated through monthly children's book recommendations from our friends at Reading in Public as part of Linda's Library initiative.
Team Pied Piper selects one of these featured stories every month to share at Musical Storytime, thoughtfully pairing it with music, movement, and instrument play activities that support and celebrate the story and theme.


Reading in Public Bookstore + Cafe

in historic Valley Junction

315 5th Street, Suite 100
West Des Moines IA

Dates and Time:

The first Sunday of every month at 10:30am

Recommended Ages: All ages are welcome! We love sharing music and books with babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids. Activities and stories may be particularly well-suited for ages 6 months to 5 years but are easily adapted for any age. Being together, enjoying a good book, and making music in community is for everyone and all ages. 


What to Expect:

Each month features an inclusive or diverse character, theme, author, or idea. Visit our social media for a preview of our selected story. We'll sing, move, play, and read in a casual setting where children are free to express and explore at their own pace. We encourage adults to play and participate with us, so please join in with your child. Arrive early or stay after storytime to enjoy Reading in Public's cafe and gorgeous selection of books and gifts.

New to our studio and want to enroll in an ongoing weekly class?

Complete the enrollment form below

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