The University of Arizona BookStores

On the first Saturday of every month, UA BookStores hosts Storytime Character Hour at our SUMC location (with some exceptions). Storytime is an engaging event for children ages two- to five-years-old. It's full of reading, activities, and crafts— complete with the chance for kids to meet and take pictures with their favorite storybook characters! Our most popular events feature kid-favorite characters such as Daniel Tiger, Curious George, and Llama Llama. Best of all, the event is absolutely FREE and open to the public.

2017 Character Schedule & Locations

UA BookStores, Student Union Memorial Center

Date Storybook Character  Order Books
June 3rd, 2017 Lyle Crocodile view books »
July 1st, 2017 University of Arizona Police Department  
August 5th, 2017 Cookie Mouse view books »
September 2nd, 2017 Ladybug Girl view books »
October 7th, 2017 Pete the Cat view books »
November 4th, 2017 Madeline view books »
December 2nd, 2017 Elephant & Piggie view books »
Start times for all dates: 10:30am & 2:00pm  
Location Information: view here »

The A-Store at Main Gate

Date Storybook Character  
August 6th Cookie Mouse view books »
September 3rd Ladybug Girl view books »
October 8th Pete The Cat view books »
November 5th Madeline view books »
December 3rd Elephant & Piggie view books »
Start time for all dates: 11:30am
Location Information: view here »

Where can I park?

UA BookStores, Student Union Memorial Center: Parking in the Second Street Garage (on Mountain Avenue just south of Speedway Boulevard) is usually available on the weekend for $2 per hour. Visitor parking in Highland Avenue, Main Gate, Park Avenue, Cherry Avenue and Tyndall Avenue garages is free on weekends and holidays pending special event parking restrictions. Alternative free parking on the weekends is generally available behind the Speech and Hearing Sciences Building on East Second and Palm Drive, lot #3039. Also, metered street parking on campus is usually free on the weekends. Signage on the meters will display the times of enforcement. Please be sure to read and abide by posted signs when parking on campus.

The A-Store at Main Gate: Parking is FREE in the Tyndall Garage and the Main Gate Garage (at 2nd Street & Euclid) all day on Saturdays and Sundays (Football weekends excepted). Also, city street parking meters are FREE all day on Saturdays and Sundays around Main Gate Square.

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