• Park Hill Library – Located at 4705 Montview Boulevard, this Denver Public Library offers a weekly story hour for children 6-23 months called Book Babies on Thursdays from 11:15 – 11:45 am.  They also offer Teen Time on Thursdays starting at 2 pm.  They have many other activities that may change on a weekly basis including Tales for Twos (story hour for 2 year olds), Storytime with a craft, Puppet shows, Time Travel, Champion Dogs and Cats… to name a few.   Check on their website for their weekly calendar. 

  • Schlessman Family Library (Lowry) – Located across the street from the Lowry Town Center at 101 Poplar Street, this Denver Public Library offers a weekly story hour for children 3-24 months called Summer Reading – Book Babies on Thursdays from 10:30 – 11 am and repeated from 11:30 – 12.  They also offer many other activities such as PJ Storytime, Comic Book Reviews, and Musical Trips around the World… to name a few. Check on their website for their weekly calendar. 

  • Simon Says Read – Located in the Stapleton 29th Avenue town center at 7349 E. 29th Avenue, this locally owned book store offers a story time on Monday mornings from 10 – 10:30 am.  It is geared mainly for the 1-5 year olds, but is enjoyed by older ages as well.

  • Bluff Lake Fireside Chats – Learn more about some almost free ($1) campfires that teach families about nature!  They are on the second and fourth Thursday each month through September at 6pm. 

  • Café Scientifique – Voted as the Best Place to Get Your Geek On, this free seminar is offered monthly at the Wynkoop Brewing Company and is an informal committee of faculty from CU and all institutions that speak on a variety of subjects from black holes to immunizations.

  • City Park Jazz This activity is on every Sunday night at 6pm from June 1- August 3.  Pack a picnic and make it a fun night for the whole family!

  • Denver City Pools – Did you know that the City of Denver has waived the fees for kids this summer that are 17 and younger at all the Denver Recreation centers and pools?  Not only that, but they offer many additional activities such as aqua aerobics, family fun nights, Dog-a-pool-ooza, and swimming lessons. 

  • Denver Outdoor Summer Movies – Check out schedule of free movies held in neighborhood parks.

  • Denver Recreation Centers and Activities – Click on this link for more information about a wide variety of activities in Denver, including fishing, hiking, summer camps, classes, adult/teen sports leagues, bowling, rock climbing, hip hop dancing, Pilates, yoga, Spanish, boxing, ceramics, gardening, and much more!

  • Denver Zoo  They occasional have free days (next one in October).  Also, every day there is a schedule of activities that go on.

  • Lowry Activities – Check out the calendar of summer events going on in Lowry.
  • Recycling – Unsure what you can and can’t recycle?  Learn more about recycling in Denver.

  • Stapleton Activities – Check out the calendar of summer events going on in Stapleton.  These include summer movie nights, summer concerts, farmers markets, and more!

  • Stapleton Moms – Learn more about joining a great resource for networking, playdates, and many more things for moms that live in the Stapleton area. 

  • MOMS Club Learn more about the Aurora North Chapter of the MOMS Club (Moms offering moms support).  This non-profit organization organizes events for stay at home moms.  Cost is $25/year, but can be waived upon approval.

  • Perk And Play – Need a place to relax with a cup of coffee, and have your children be completely entertained?  Come to Perk And Play, my new favorite coffee house.  There are plenty of toys to keep your kids entertained, while you can enjoy some coffee and crepes.  Located in Stapleton just North of Central Park Boulevard and Montview.

If you know of any great free or low cost family events or resources in the surrounding areas, please let us know so we can include them on our community board!