Libraries are the best place to visit with kids and engage them in educational activities, stimulate their imagination, and simply spend their time entertained with something other than screens.
The Dallas area offers many awesome options for kid-friendly libraries and places for a storytime that children will love! Take a look at our top picks:
Where: 305 Century Parkway, Allen, Texas 75013, USA
Hours: Monday – Thursday– 10 AM- 9 PM | Friday – Saturday – 10 AM- 6 PM | Sunday – 1 – 5 PM
The Allen Public Library offers many activities for kids!
You will find many Children’s programs with many different topics and activities, and also events such as Storytimes, Baby and Me storytime for pre-walkers, Fun Ones and Twos for toddlers 1-2 years old, Together Time for kids 3-5 years old, All By Myself storytime for 4 and 5 years old, Pajama Time for ages 3 and older, and many other amazing activities for children to have a nice time!
Where: 1515 Young St, Dallas, TX, USA
The mother of libraries in Dallas has 30 service locations throughout the City of Dallas as well as a broad variety of materials available online and in-person at any of the locations.
We also have our favorite branches from the DPL so keep reading this list to find out some very cool options!
Where: 100 S Center St, Arlington, TX, USA
Hours: Sunday Closed | Monday- Saturday 10 AM- 5 PM
At Arlington’s George W. Hawkes Downtown Library children can enjoy special areas just for themselves such as the amazing Discover Wall, computer with games, and great activities that they will love such as Baby and Me for ages birth-12 months, Toddler Time for walkers to age 3, Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5, Special Needs Story Time, Family Story Time, and so much more!
Where: 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM
This is a special option for families who are into history and politics!
At The George W. Bush, Presidential Library families will explore eight years of American history, the American Presidency, and important issues of public policy.
Where: 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10 AM- 6 PM
This library is an EXCLUSIVE library for children!
As part of the Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks is located inside NorthPark Mall and offers storytimes, singalongs, and many other events for kids. The library features toys, computers, educational games, and many books!
Where: 10045 Audelia Rd, Dallas, TX
Hours: Tuesday- Thursday 10 AM- 6 PM | Friday 11 AM- 7 PM | Saturday 10 AM- 6 PM
Kids will find many many activities they will love at Audelia Road Branch Library!
From storytimes for toddlers and kids to a chess club for kids, early literacy and family play times, craft times, and many fun and unique events, this library is a must-visit in Dallas!
Where: 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 AM-9 PM | Friday, 10 AM-6 PM | Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM | Sunday, 2 PM -6 PM
Grapevine Public Library is extremely kid-friendly: it offers storytimes, baby programs, music hours, resources for kids of all ages, a separate area for teens, and many programs for kids with special needs.
Where: 9480 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM -6 PM | Wednesday 11 AM- 7 PM
Bachman Lake is another great branch of the DPL and it offers many programs for children, such as storytime, baby basics, Afterschool Supersnacks, steam activities, and more educational and fun activities for the little ones.
If you’re looking to actually purchase a book for your little one at home, take a look at our top picks for Children’s Bookstores in the Dallas area!