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Storytime Character Hour on the first Saturday of every month at UA BookStores, SUMC!
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UA BookStores, SUMC hosts the Storytime Character Hour on the first Saturday of every month at UA BookStores, SUMC (with some exceptions), offering educational reading and activities for children ages two to five years old, and a special in-person appearance by some of your favorite storybook characters. This event is absolutely FREE and open to the public.

2014 Character Schedule & Locations

UA BookStores, Student Union Memorial Center

Date Storybook Character  
April 5th Curious George  
May 3rd Pete the Cat  
June7th Cat in the Hat  
July 12th Daniel Tiger  
August 2nd Lilly  
September 6th Very Hungry Caterpillar  
October 4th Skippyjon Jones  
November 1st Martha  
December 6th Olivia  
Start times for all dates: 10:30am & 2:00pm

The A-Store at Park Place Mall

Month Storybook Character  
June 12th Cat in the Hat  
October 9th Skippyjon Jones  
December 11th Olivia  
Start time for all dates: 10:30am

The A-Store at Tucson Mall

Month Storybook Character  
April 9th Curious George (JCPenny Lower Level Court)  
June 11th Cat in the Hat  
September 10th Very Hungry Caterpillar  
October 8th Skippyjon Jones  
Start time for all dates: 11:00am

The A-Store at Main Gate

Month Storybook Character  
May 4th Pete the Cat  
July 13th Daniel Tiger  
September 7th Very Hungry Caterpillar  
November 2nd Martha  
Start time for all dates: 11:30am

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 at no cost. However, on weekends when UA is hosting and athletic event or other high-profile event, the Second Street Garage may charge for parking. Parking fees will always be clearly displayed at the garage entry if they apply. In most cases, the entry gate will be up on Saturdays and Sundays, and garage entry and parking will be free. Alternative free parking on the weekends is available behind the Speech and Hearing Sciences Building on East Second and Palm Drive, lot #3039.

The A-Store at Main Gate: Parking is FREE in The Tyndall Garage & 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.

Children's Events at Tucson Festival of Books

Our programs bring a large amount of value to the children's programming at the annual Tucson Festival of Books every spring, including the Children's Storytime Character Breakfast and Tea Time with an American Girl Author event. Keep an eye out for information about upcoming children's events at the upcoming Festival via email and on PBS for Kids!