Ultimate Guide to Story Times in Indianapolis

Story time in Indianapolis isn’t just for the little ones! Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and even parents can enjoy. Find the perfect place for your child to enjoy a good story or even brush up on some reading fundamentals here in Indianapolis!

Here is the Ultimate Guide to Story Times in Indianapolis:



Hamilton County Libraries
  • Noblesville Library, One Library Plaza, Noblesville, IN 46060, Phone: 317-773-1384
  • Fishers Library, Five Municipal Drive, Fishers, IN 46038, Phone: 317-579-0300
Indianapolis Public Libraries
  • Beech Grove Branch, 1102 Main Street, Beech Grove, 46107, Phone: 275-4560
  • College Avenue Branch, 4180 N. College Avenue, 46205, Phone: 317-275-4310
  • Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street, Indianapolis, 46204, Phone: 317-275-4100
  • Decatur Brach, 5301 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, 46221, Phone: 317-275-4330
  • Glendale Branch, 6101 N. Keystone Avenue, Indianapolis, 46220 Phone: 275-4110
  • Eagle Branch,  3325 Lowry Road, Indianapolis, 46222, Phone: 317-275-4340
  • East 38th Street Branch, 5420 E. 38th Street Indianapolis, 46218, Phone: 317-275-4350
  • Flanner House Branch, 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street, Indianapolis, 46208, Phone: 317-275-4370
  • Fountain Square Branch, 1066 Virginia Avenue Indianapolis,46203, Phone: 317-275-4390
  • Franklin Road Branch, 5550 S. Franklin Road, Indianapolis, 46239, Phone: 317-275-4380
  • Garfield Park Branch, 2502 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, 46203, Phone: 317-275-4490
  • Haughville Branch, 2121 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, 46222, Phone: 317-275-4420
  • Irvington Branch, 5625 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, 46219, Phone: 317-275-4450
  • Lawrence Branch, 7898 N. Hague Road, Indianapolis, 46256, Phone: 317-275-4460
  • Nora Branch, 8625 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis, 46240, Phone: 317-275-4470
  • Pike Branch, 6525 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, 46268, Phone: 317-275-4480
  • Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227, Phone: 317-275-4510
  • Spades Park Branch, 1801 Nowland Ave, Indianapolis, 46201, Phone: 317275-4520
  • Warren Branch, 9701 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis, 46229, Phone: 317-275-4550
  • Wayne Branch, 198 S. Girls School Rd., Indianapolis, 46231, Phone: 317-275-4530
  • West Indianapolis Branch, 1216 S. Kappes Street, Indianapolis, 46221, Phone: 317-275-4540
Johnson County Public Libraries
  • Clark Pleasant Branch, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland 46148, Phone: 317-535-6206
  • Trafalgar Branch, 424 S. Tower Street, Trafalgar 46181, Phone: 878-9560
Greenwood Public Library

Be Sure to sign up before you go to this location! Spaces fill up quickly!

  • 310 S. Meridian, Greenwood, 46143, Phone: 317-881-1953


Barnes & Nobles

With various locations all over Indianapolis that offer weekly story times (Usually every Thursday at 10 AM). Each week a new and classic children’s book will be read usually followed by a simple activity! Join their kid’s club and receive special perks and discounts! Click above to find a store near you!

Kid’s Ink Children’s

Located at 5619 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208; 317-254-0830

This bookstore located at 56th and Illinois Street is your Indianapolis local based bookstore go-to! They host story HOUR for ages 2-5 throughout the year! While you there be sure to check out all the children’s books, puzzles, and creative-play toys!

Other great places for story time and more!

The Urban Chalkboard!

Located at 452 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032; 317-815-5711

Our learning studios and play café concept is a first of its kind for the Indy area. We take clinically tested child-development techniques and apply them to the real world in a comfortable and captivating environment. With two wicked-smart docs, one savvy nurse & an educated staff of local experts and accomplished students are here to make sure that #theUC becomes one of your favorite family hangouts!It is a place where your kids feel welcome, and you’re welcome to be you.

Offering story time among other fun learning activities, The Urban Chalkboard is the perfect place for your little one enhance their reading skills through a variety of books and activities suitable for your child’s age. And parents, there is a café for you to enjoy some coffee while looking through book selections for yourself!

Paws & Think

Located at 320 N. Meridian Street #285, Indianapolis, 46204; 317-520-2729

Paws & Think offers the  R.E.A.D program that is the perfect opportunity for your child to achieve that little extra boost of confidence they may need when beginning to read aloud. Bring your child to read with a registered Paws & Think pet therapy team at our Paws to Read Program, where therapy dogs help children improve reading and communication skills. R.E.A.D. members are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team, going to schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children. With the dog, handlers are able to shift performance pressure off the child.  Open to the public, click above to find a time to try this out!

Indy Reads Books

Located at 911 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202; 317.384.1496

The bookstore is located in a historic building at 911 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis, across from the restaurant Black Market, in a rapidly developing section of the Mass Ave neighborhood and along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. CLICK HERE to view their event calendar for upcoming story times and performance pieces.



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