Set a Storytime

UBAM | 6 comments

Who loves storytime?! I do!

Storytime is a fantastic way to build your business in a fun way! I’ve learned first-hand how storytime can create a big impact in my community. I read 1-2 times per month. Kids and parents love it! The store that I read at loves that I bring parents into their store on a regular basis. I’ve met hostesses, found team members and made some great sales during storytime. Consider storytime as an investment to build relationships in your community. They will pay off over time! Plus, what’s better than watching children fall in love with our amazing books? It will remind you why you do this!

Here is a checklist of questions to consider before scheduling your first storytime:

  • How often will you run a storytime? (weekly, monthly, just one time)
  • Where will you run a storytime? (at your house, a mom meetup group, coffee shop, indoor playground)
  • What will I say when I reach out to a potential venue and ask to offer a storytime?
  • What can you offer the business for hosting a storytime?
  • What can you offer to the families for attending your storytime?
  • Will I offer books to sell at storytime?
  • What books will you read?
  • How will I promote storytime to make sure families show up?

Watch my short video on setting a storytime. Leave a comment below and tell me how storytime is going for you!


  1. Camille

    Becky you are the best! Thanks for all the good information and ideas! This was really helpful.

    • Becky

      So glad it is helpful! 🙂 Good luck with your upcoming storytime, my friend!

  2. Kimberly

    Love this idea and you definitely have my wheels turning! Do you find the coloring sheets in the back office?! What book do you read again-with Dinosaurs? I couldn’t quite catch the name. Thanks Becky!!

    • Becky

      The coloring sheets are on the Usborne Publishing site or the Kane Miller site. 🙂 I like to read Dirty Dinosaur or Hungry Dinosaur. It’s a super fun read-aloud!

  3. Heather Roethlisberger

    Thank you so much for sharing this great information. It got my wheels turning. We have 2 coffee shops in town. One is a fairly descent size and I think it could host a storytime, I will need to go check out the other. I don’t think I will be able to do this until I get done with my 12 weeks just because of lack of books.

    • Becky

      You could always get it going now, Heather! Then, once it is more established, you could bring along more books. It’s up to you!


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