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Story Time & Family Walk

Children's Story Time Looking for a fun, free and easy-to-coordinate activity? Join us in our cozy children's book nook for lively readings of nature-themed stories. Afterward, families can enjoy a special docent-led family Garden walk that brings the stories to life. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Children's Story Time Story Time is suitable for children aged 4-8. The Library has an excellent collection of children's books on plants, animals, natural history, and nature-related myths and stories.

When: First and third Sunday of every month at 10:30; family garden walk departs the Library at 11:00

Where: Helen Crocker Russell Library, San Francisco Botanical Garden (located by the Garden's main entrance gate)

Entrance to the Library and Story Time is always free for all visitors. Entrance to the Garden is free for all Garden Members and SF residents with proof of residency. See the visiting information page for full admission details.

The Summer 2016 issue of Pacific Horticulture magazine features an excellent article about our Story Time program written by volunteer storyteller extraordinaire Veronica Voss-Macomber; read it online here!


2016 Story Time Schedule & Recommended Reading

Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries

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An international organization whose purpose is to initiate and improve communications among persons and institutions concerned with the development, maintenance and use of libraries of botanical and horticultural literature.
SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $8 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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