Storytelling Lab

Tucked inside our bookshop, the Storytelling Lab hosts programming for kids after school, on weekends, and over the summer. Whether your child is a grapho-maniac always scribbling away or a somewhat reluctant writer, someone who loves to draw or is simply learning to hold a pen, our labs foster a love of words, pictures, and stories that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

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Our Labs: Workshops, Drop-ins and Master Classes


From Art to Yoga to Chess, your kids can explore a rich range of storytelling arts and form a community of artists and writers under the guidance of an expert teaching artist. In each of our classes we will share published stories, and give students a chance to share and present their work. With registration for every lab you will receive one adorable custom Stories notebook to inspire further scribbling.

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Master Classes

Taught by amazing authors and illustrators in the Brooklyn community and beyond, our Stories Master Classes introduce young writers and artists to the world of the professional writer and offer a chance to learn directly from expert practitioners of the art form.

Our Master Classes are usually 1.5-hour sessions held on a weekday evening or weekend, and focus on some element of storytelling of the master author or artist's choosing.

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Drop-in Storytimes

Sundays, 10:30am | All Ages | Free
We host authors and illustrators most Sunday mornings for free readings, signings, and story-related activities. See our upcoming events.

We lead storytimes with our staff for babies through toddlers five days a week! Here's our current schedule:
Mondays: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm
Tuesdays: 10:30am
Wednesdays: 11:30am, 12:30pm
Thursdays: 10:30am, 11:30am
Fridays: 11:30am, 12:30pm

Weekday Storytimes with our staff are $10 per family, with further discounted Read-y passes available for sale in our bookshop or on our web shop:
$70 for 10 Storytimes
$40 for 5 Storytimes

No sign-up or registration is needed for Storytimes.

Additional Programming

Birthday Parties

We host storytelling Birthday Parties, which can be customized to explore the kinds of stories and activities your child loves the most. Parties are generally two hours long and can include story-related games, writing activities, crafts and, of course, pizza and cake or cupcakes!

Birthday parties can accommodate up to 12 children. For more information, e-mail us at

School, Camp and Special Group Visits

Bring your group to Stories! We run 30- or 45-minute Art and Storytelling Workshops for groups of up to 13 children, inspired by books we love. We are happy to work with you in the design of the project, and be guided by your interests or curriculum. We charge a sliding per-student materials/lab fee for visits. To find out more or check on availability, email us at