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Story Time at the Blanche Ely House Museum

Blanche Ely House Museum
Mar 02 | 11:00 am | FREE
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We are back in-person for Story Time at the Blanche Ely House Museum first Saturdays of the month starting October 2023.

Story Time at BEHM was developed to create an opportunity for even the youngest visitor to build a sense of community, participate in age appropriate learning and creative artmaking-- we read stories, create thematic projects and enjoy a healthy snack together. Story Time at the Blanche Ely House Museum - aims to build a love of reading and storytelling while celebrating cultural heritage and a sense of community.

Upcoming Schedule:

March 2, 2024

Book: Where’s My Watch? by Danielle and Zoe Shelton

When a little mouse decides to go on an adventure in every continent, he loses something very special to him. Travel with him as he explores different continents on his journey to find his watch!

Authors will have book available on-site for sale!

Click here to view an interview with Zoe Shelton.
April 6, 2024

Book: Fat Cat Caterpillar by Ja’Nia Harden

In a world full of Singing Cocoa Butterflies with voices so joyful you would want to shout and dance all about!Join Leona, Eloise, and Andy on a coming-of-age journey along with our stubborn but cute chocolatey friend FAT CAT CATERPILLAR!

May 4, 2024

Book: Diabetes Helpers by Jalanah Deroze and Dr. Phyllisa Smith Deroze

If you're looking for a kid-friendly way to discuss diabetes, this book is for you. Readers follow three characters, Jalanah, Grace, and Antonio, as they show the small ways they help their loved ones.


Author will have book available on-site for sale!

June 1, 2024

Book: Zuki and the Oh So Amazing Band From Outer Space

Journey with Zuki on her discovery and adventure experiencing an HBCU band for the very first time. This experience takes the readers on a fantasy-filled journey of what it feels like, sounds like, and looks like to be immersed into the culture of a Historically Black College/ University band. The reader learns a glimpse about HBCU's and what they represent.

Link to Previous Craft Activities

For January's Dragon Dance story by Joan Holub we created Paper Plate Dragon Twirler, see the link below to create your own.

Story Time at the Blanche Ely House Museum