Library Storytimes at Happy Hollow

Lemur pouncing on text that says, 'Spring into Reading'.

Your Library is coming to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo!

For this spring month, the San José Public Library, with the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, is taking our storytimes to a new level. All month long you'll be able to find some of your favorite elements of the library at the park. Visit us for weekly storytimes in Discovery Meadow, join us for a Reading Adventures with Kristi Yamaguchi & Friends, and share a love of stories and nature with your child at five different story stations set up throughout the park.

Library Storytimes

This month, we're celebrating a love of reading, nature, and discovery at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Throughout the entire month of May, librarians from all over your favorite San José Public Library branches will be hosting storytimes at Happy Hollow, and they will be ready to meet and greet afterwards to discuss all of the amazing opportunities you can find at our locations. These special storytimes will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10:30 AM, at the Discovery Meadow Stage.

Reading Adventures

This year, Kristi Yamaguchi and her Always Dream Foundation is returning to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo with her 5th annual literary festival Reading Adventures on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Kristi will be joined by her celebrity friends and authors as they share their favorite children's books throughout the entire day. Explore the park, visit a craft table, and stay for the entertaining sounds of Disney Jr.'s Choo Choo Soul, with Genevieve!

Of course, all the fun of Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is included with admission: rides, puppet shows, our AZA-accredited Zoo, and up-close animal meet-and-greets!

You can find the complete schedule of events on the Happy Hollow Facebook events page.

Festivities start at noon with welcome remarks from Kristi Yamaguchi. Different readers will go on the stage throughout the day, ending with Choo Choo Soul at 3:30 PM, followed by a meet-and-greet.

Story Stations

Happy Hollow is also installing five story stations filled with hundreds of titles donated and individually selected by the San José Public Library. You can take a break and share a book during your journey through the park. These story stations are loaded with favorite children's books for your reading pleasure. 










Nature & Animal Books

Through With the ZooPetting ZooMonkey and MeBuenas Noches, GorillaBruno Munari's ZooTwo at the Zoo: A Counting Book Life-Size ZooBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

How to Find More Animal Books

Look for more books at the library about your favorite Happy Hollow creatures!

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