Interactive Storytimes

Standard Interactive Storytimes

Standard interactive storytimes include one character and a costumed storyteller/Royal Historian. The package is 40 minutes long, with approximately 20 minutes of storytime and a 20 minute photo op/meet-and-greet. In addition to reading, storytime includes props and costumes, audience participation, and other interactive elements. Public storytime events receive a media kit with photos and other promotional materials upon booking.

Favorite characters for this package include:

  • Storybook Princess
  • Apple Princess
  • Mermaid Princess
  • Tower Princess
  • Buccaneer Boy

Contact us for details on other available characters for standard storytimes.

Standard Interactive Storytime Packages: $225

Deluxe Interactive Storytimes

Deluxe interactive storytime packages include two or three characters, a costumed storyteller/Royal Historian, and a photo backdrop. The package is an hour long, with approximately a half hour of storytime and half hour photo op/meet-and-greet. In addition to reading, storytime includes props and costumes, audience participation, and other interactive elements. Public storytime events receive a media kit with photos and other promotional materials upon booking.

Deluxe Interactive Storytime Packages: $375
Additional characters (such as magical snowman or extra princess): $100 each

Snow Sisters Deluxe Storytime

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

Lost Slipper Deluxe Storytime

The Midnight Ball Princess and her Stepsisters recruit audience members to help retell classic and…not-so-classic stories from their kingdom.

Escape from the Tower Deluxe Storytime

Tower Princess and Thief Prince revisit their daring adventures with help from the audience.


Featured Program: Pirate Band Musical Storytime

This Deluxe Interactive Storytime features members of the musical Pirate Band, playing their instruments and teaching their favorite sea-faring songs to create an extra-special storytime for adventurers of all ages.

Neverland Deluxe Storytime

Fly into a classic adventure with the Boy-Who-Won’t-Grow-Up and his pixie friend.

Coming Fall 2018 Wonderland Deluxe Storytime

Journey through Wonderland with Tea Party Miss and meet its quirky inhabitants, including the Mad Hat Maker and Queen of Cards.

You-Pick-Two Deluxe Royal Storytime

Choose two princesses* to join you for an interactive Royal Storytime! Favorite choices include Apple Princess, Storybook Princess, and Mermaid Princess.

*Subject to availability

Featured Program: Fantasy Quest Search for the Sword

This fantasy genre-inspired Deluxe Interactive Storytime has audience members join the hero on a daring quest to to find the magical sword and save the kingdom, encountering quirky characters along the way.

This program will be available beginning Fall 2018.


Pirate Band Musical Storytime

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


Coming Fall 2018 Fantasy Quest: Search for the Sword Deluxe Storytime

Join a heroic quest with resourceful heroes, elegant elves, and quirky spellcasters in this interactive storytime adventure.

Galactic Legends Deluxe Storytime

Join Galactic Legends as they recount out-of-this-world adventures with help from the audience.

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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

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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.

We serve the greater Twin Cities metro area, including: Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Cottage Grove, Delano, Eagan, Edina, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Inner Grove Heights, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Newport, Oakdale, Richfield, Rosemount, Roseville, St Louis Park, St Paul, Waconia, Woodbury, Hudson, and surrounding areas.