Storytime at The Underline

An educational experience investing in childhood literacy through the celebration of books and great storytelling.

The Underline and Books & Books are teaming up to bring young readers Storytime at The Underline. This free event will take place the second Wednesday of every month beginning September 8th, from 4 to 5 p.m. This child-centered event celebrates literacy and education. Each month young readers ages 5-8 will gather around and listen to stories that will enrich their vocabulary and empower their imaginations.

“We’re excited to partner with The Underline and help expand children’s love for literacy throughout the community,” says Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books. “We want children to find inspiration in books and storytelling to make them better students in the future.”

Families are invited to join The Underline and Books & Books in the Brickell Backyard Sound Stage sponsored by Florida Power and Light. Future bookworms will be read three stories provided by Books & Books during Storytime. Once storytime is finished, children will have playtime with safe, fun activities they can venture out and explore The Underline Brickell Backyard’s butterfly gardens, spend the afternoon playing soccer or basketball in the Urban Gym or enjoy the vistas of the Miami River in the Oolite Room.

The Underline will transform the land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park, urban trail and public art destination.

80 SW 8th Street Suite 120 Miami, FL 33130

“The Underline’s mission statement included our commitment to lifelong learning. This partnership with Books & Books teaches kids that books and reading are fun. What better way to encourage reading, curiosity and ongoing intellectual stimulation and growth?”, says Meg Daly, Founder of Friends of The Underline.

All guests who wish to attend must register on Eventbrite here. Children should wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

Reading themes for each month and selected books to date are below. Purchase Storytime at The Underline books here at booksandbooks.com.

NATURE

September 8, 2021

PANGOLINA

by Jane Goodall (mineditionUS, $17.99)

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THE TREE IN ME

by Corinna Luyken (Dial Books, $17.99)

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MY FRIEND EARTH

by Patricia MacLachlan (Chronicle Books, $17.99)

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HALLOWEEN/FALL

October 7, 2021

HARDLY HAUNTED

by Jessie Sima (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99)

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ROOM ON THE BROOM

by Julia Donaldson (Puffin Books, $7.99)

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THERE’S A WITCH IN YOUR BOOK

by Tom Fletcher (Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99)

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EMPATHY

November 11, 2021

I AM HUMAN

by Susan Verde (Harry N. Abrams, $14.99)

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THANK YOU, OMU!

by Oge Mora (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99)

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ALL ARE WELCOME

by Alexandra Penfold (Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99)

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Check back for books from these upcoming reading themes:

  • 12/8/21: The Holidays

  • 1/5/22: Teamwork/Collaboration

  • 2/9/22: Perseverance

  • 3/9/22: Nutrition

  • 4/6/22: Springtime

  • 5/11/22: Fairness