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Storytime at the Arch
July 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Storytime @ the Gateway Arch

Join us for a rootin’ tootin’ special storytime at the Gateway Arch. Storytellers from St. Louis Public Library will wow kids with puppets, live music, and stories for this cowboy themed storytime. Come early or stick around after to make and take home your free craft. Brush off your boots and soap up your saddle for storytime at the Gateway Arch on Wednesday July 17th. There are two storytimes, 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM, with crafts available between 10:00 and 11:00 AM.


This event is FREE and open to the public, but group registration is required by calling 314-338-7780.


Check out some of these cowboy stories at St. Louis Public Library:

Bruins, David. The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear.

Dannenberg, Julie. Cowboy Slim.

Fleming, Denise. Buster Goes To Cowboy Camp.

Frank, John. The Toughest Cowboy: Or How The West Was Tamed.

Heap, Sue. Cowboy Baby.

Hoefler, Kate. Real Cowboys.

Lenski, Lois. Cowboy Small.

Lowell, Susan. Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella.

McAllister, Angela. The Clever Cowboy.

Muller, Hildeard. The Cowboy.

Reynolds, Aaron. Pirates vs Cowboys.

Thomas, Jan. Let’s Sing A Lullaby With The Brave Cowboy.

Tucker, Kathy. Do Cowboys Ride Bikes?

Squires, Janet. The Gingerbread Cowboy.

Stein, David Ezra. Cowboy Ned & Andy.


Storytime @ the Gateway Arch is a partnership of St. Louis Public Library, Gateway National Arch Park, Jefferson National Parks Association and Bi-State Development.


Gateway Arch Visitor Center