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.

2018 Character Schedule & Locations

UA BookStores, Student Union Memorial Center

Date Storybook Character  Order Books
May 5th, 2018 Rainbow Fish view books »
June 2nd, 2018 University of Arizona Police Department  
July 7th, 2018 Meet Carabelle Blue author Adiba Nelson  
August 4th, 2018 TBD  
September 1st, 2018 Taco Dragon view books »
October 6th, 2018 Wild Thing view books »
November 3rd, 2018 Clifford view books »
December 1st, 2018 TBD  
Start times for all dates: 10:30am & 2:00pm  
Location Information: view here »

The A-Store at Main Gate

Date Storybook Character  
January 7th, 2018 Llama Llama view books »
February 4th, 2018 Curious George view books »
March 4th, 2018 Pete the Cat view books »
April 8th, 2018 Cat in the Hat 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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