Interactive Storytimes

Interactive Storytimes featuring Favorite Children’s Characters

Character storytimes are great programs for:

  • Libraries
  • Preschools
  • Daycares
  • Bookstores
  • Camps
  • Parks and Rec, Community Ed, ECFE, and more!

These are favorite programs for the preschool/early elementary age group, approximately ages 2-7.

Schedule your Character Storytime!

Standard Interactive Storytimes

Standard Storytime programs are 40 minutes long and include:

  • One character, a costumed storyteller, and an event assistant
  • 20 minutes of storytime and a 20 minute photo op/meet-and-greet, or a second storytime run
  • Freestanding photo backdrop, props and costumes, audience participation, and lots of interactive elements



Available Standard Packages:

  • Mermaid
  • Pirate
  • Spring Bunny
  • Fall Fairy
  • Winter Elves
  • Superhero
  • Storybook Princess
  • Island Princess
  • Familia Princess
  • Apple Princess
  • Lily Pad Princess
  • Warrior Princess
  • Midnight Ball Princess
  • Red Riding Hood (available October 2022)
  • Lumberjack Legends (available November 2022)
  • Tooth Fairy (available January 2023)
  • Cupid Teaches Friendship (available February 2023)
  • Leprechaun (available March 2023)
  • Mother Earth (available April 2023)
  • Goldilocks (available May 2023)

Deluxe Interactive Storytimes

Deluxe Storytime programs are 60 minutes long and include:

  • Two characters, a costumed storyteller, and an event assistant
  • 30 minutes of storytime and a 30 minute photo op/meet-and-greet, or a second storytime run
  • Freestanding photo backdrop, props and costumes, audience participation, and lots of interactive elements

Contact us for information on pricing for Deluxe Storytimes.

Snow Sisters Storytime

The Snow Queen and Snow Princess recount their icy adventures with help from the audience.

You-Pick-Two Superhero Storytime

Join two superheroes of your choice (subject to availability) and literary superhero narrator “Captain Chapter” to save the day through the superpower of reading in this interactive storytime adventure.

You-Pick-Two Royal Storytime

Choose two princesses/princes to join you for storytime and learn all about the bravery, kindness, confidence, and more that it takes to be truly royal.


You-Pick-Two Magical Creatures Storytime

Mermaids, Unicorns, and Fairies, oh my! Choose two favorite fairytale creatures to visit and share their magical tales (and tails), alongside an adventurous “magi-zoologist” narrator!

Neverland Storytime

Fly into a classic Neverland Adventure with Green Pixie and Hook-Handed Pirate!


Pirate Band Musical Storytime

(Available June 2023)

Sing, read, dance, and set sail with the hearty crew of the Pirate Band in this music-filled interactive storytime event.

*electric outlets for keyboard/amp required

Add-Ons for Extra Special Storytimes

Add Extra Meet and Greet Time

Add extra time to be sure everyone gets their special  time and photos with the characters (recommended for audiences over 100 people).

Add More Characters

Thrill audiences and make storytime extra special with more characters than those included!

Add Photo Ops

Add our Wishing Well, pirate treasure chest, glass slipper or other photo props/scenery to make unforgettable photo ops and interactions.

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“The princesses are delightfully entertaining with their authentic costumes and friendly smiles.”

-Marilyn Laulainen, Waconia ECFE

“Occasions with Character offered library visitors a magical performance with lots of audience participation for even the youngest. The actors posed for photographs and stayed in character until the last child left the room.”

-Angela Petrie, Stillwater Public Library

“The Occasions with Character performers were all amazing, and the way that they interact with the children is superb! The interactive storytime was great for promoting literacy and a perfect additional program to draw people to the library.”

-Carol Plocher, Library Services Coordinator, Great River Regional Library-Delano

“The program itself was an elegant touch of fantasy for the whole audience, and the interaction with the audience was priceless.”

-Mary Davis, Youth Services, Hudson Area Public Library

“I can not thank Occasions with Character enough for surprising my daughter on her birthday at lunch! Not every little girl can say that she had her favorite princess/heroine dance with her, read a story with her and sing happy birthday to her. She was in awe the entire time. As her mom it almost brought me to tears seeing how mesmerized she was… She still talks about her. Thank you for making my daughter feel so special and lucky on her birthday. She will remember this for years to come.”

– Rochelle Ladick, parent

“Occasions With Character presented the Midnight Ball Princess (Lost Slipper Storytime) at our Storytime and it was a great hit! The performers remained in character from the moment they entered and the costumes were wonderful. The audience was enchanted and everyone had a great time!”

– Janet Waller, Community Business Development Manager, Barnes & Noble HarMar Mall

©2021 Occasions with Character

Occasions with Character LLC is not affiliated with any entertainment company; our characters are generic and inspired by a variety of fairytales and legends. We only partner with events that understand we do not represent any licensed characters. If you require licensed characters for your event, please contact the copyright holder.

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