Story time at the train station

Published 7:34 pm Saturday, July 21, 2018

Kids gathered in the Peanut Room on Saturday morning at the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum for a story and crafts.

Suffolk Tourism partnered with the Suffolk Public Library for a summertime “Storytime at the Station” series.

“We really want to help other departments in Suffolk. The train station is great to use to promote other things in the city,” said April Watkins, Suffolk Public Library’s early childhood senior librarian.

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Having the story time at the train station gave residents a chance to experience something they might not normally experience, like a library story time or the train station museum.

“It is good to see people that don’t normally come to the library experience our programs. Having it at the museum is mutually beneficial to the library and the train station.”

Having events outside of the library also gives the library staff the chance to get out into the community. For Watkins, this was her first story time, and she got to enjoy spending time with the community outside the library.

Plenty of library regulars were at the story time, because they make sure to attend most library events.

“We come to a lot of the library functions. They have really fun activities and the kids always have fun especially at the museum,” said Bobby Noell.

There is one “Storytime at the Station” left for the summer at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 18, and if the weather permits, the story time will be held on the porch of the train station.

This fun, interactive storytelling program is geared toward children ages 3 to 7. Each month features a different book followed by a themed craft and the opportunity to explore the museum.

Storytime at the Station is free, but space is limited and reservations are encouraged. For information or to make reservations, contact the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum at 514-4135, or