"Building friendships, a love for literacy & community connections!"

Artwork by Hailey Boice

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One of my biggest missions with storytime is creating community. It is my goal to give families and caregivers a chance to be with others, share literacy and dance, in a safe environment. 

Check out the section below to see where I will be and when!

Bring your shakers, scarves and musical instruments and let's have some fun!

Check here for updates to weekly storytime, inclimate weather and other news!

For inclimate weather and school cancellations, I follow Portland Public Schools.

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Featured Storytime Book

By Emily Coxhead

"Cheerful Sloth shares the ways he feels better when he’s mad or sad or scared, in this joyful and imaginative book of feelings. This bright, stylish, uplifting book, full of vibrant, colorful illustrations and practical ideas, comes from the founder of The Happy News subscription-based newspaper."


New Titles Are Here!

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The Literacy Lady PDX Story

Hi Literacy Lovers, I am Sarah, Literacy Lady PDX! I am thrilled to be able to connect with so many communities in the Portland Metro area. Sharing literacy has been my passion for as long as I can remember!


As a child, I loved reading (and I still do). Some of my favorites were the Ramona Quimby books, Anne of Green Gables and the back of the cereal box at breakfast.


One of the biggest goals for my storytimes and classes is to bring people together and help children and their caregivers get back to socializing in a safe way. Watching your children grow makes my heart sing during each storytime and class. I work hard to collaborate with local businesses and to get as many books into the hands of children and families as possible. 

If you see me at event, come say hello! I will most likely have a sticker and high-five to give!







Contact me for birthday parties, classes and storytimes with the kiddos in your life. Meeting and connecting is my passion, it makes sharing literacy so much fun!

Masks are required at all storytimes and classes for children 3 and up! If you aren't feeling well, we ask that you stay home and feel better, so we can get back to reading together soon!

Literacy Lady PDX


Upcoming Events

  • Storytime + Music + Movement at Stay Little
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 06
    Stay Little PDX
    Jul 06, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Stay Little PDX, 8445 SW Godwin Ct, Portland, OR 97223, USA
    "Building friendships, a love for literacy & community connections!"
  • Storytime at Shop Merci Milo
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 10
    Jul 10, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Portland, 2438 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97214, USA
    Join us for a fun storytime with Literacy Lady PDX at the ever adorable, Shop Merci Milo!

Weekly Storytime

Movement, Music & Literacy...Oh, and BUBBLES

Masks are required at all storytime locations. There is a suggested $5 donation, however, no one will ever be turned away for the inability to donate. 

Literacy Lady PDX is super Covid-19 conscious and is current on all recommended vaccinations. 

Let's read!



The Craft Factory

Storytime + Craft Creating 

Event Time

9 AM -12 PM (storytime at 10 AM)


Wednesday (No Storytime 7/6 or 7/13)

Caregiver Social Hour/Storytime

Garden Home Location

Hosted by Stay Little 

Event Time

10:30 -11:30 AM

(Weather Permitting)




Hammer + Jacks

Event Times

10:00  & 11:00 AM




Shop Merci Milo

Event Time

Special Events

Stay Little & Literacy Lady PDX Art & Literacy Experience
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Books + Ceramic Keepsakes go home each day!


Outdoors in Garden Home Neighborhood

$75/class or $200 for the full week (each week)

July 11: Comic Book Day 1

July 13: Comic Book Day 2

July 14: Comic Book Day 3

Storytime + Play

7/7 & 7/21 (1 PM)

Art Classes

Summer class registration is now closed! 

Fall Class Sign Up Now Open!

Classes will be either Tuesday or Thursday with two times slots of

10 AM & 11 AM

Class size is limited. There will be six children and one caregiver per class. 

The price for this class is $120 for all eight classes

Classes start the week of Sept 12th

Literacy Lady PDX Birthday Storytime


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Party Consultation

Reach out and we can create your perfect party package! Consultations are complimentary and usually last 15-30 minutes.

Fill out the form below and let's connect! 

Happy Storytime Reviews

"Building friendships, a love for literacy & community connections!"

I am so grateful to work with amazing parents, caregivers and the children in their lives. What an awesome and rewarding opportunity. 

Thank you for trusting me to share bright, happy books and boogie to fun tunes with your kiddos!


-Jasmin S-

"We attended Sarah’s story time at Hammer + Jacks, my 2.5 year old absolutely loved it! The story time was a perfect mix of movement, music, and stories. One of the things I noticed while there, was what a wide range in ages the children were, and how equally engaged they ALL were in story time- not an easy feat to appeal to so many ages and skill levels- props to Sarah! We will definitely be attending regularly, and have our fingers crossed that she will be doing birthday parties soon. ❤️"


-Shelby O-

"Literacy Lady PDX is so wonderful! My little one and I love her story times that she does around Portland and I love that she gives some of the caregivers a safe environment to socialize with our babes as well. She is fun, patient, organized, and kind! I love to take my guy to events that she hosts and runs because not only does she make literacy fun, but she makes every child feel welcome and special! We recently started her Literacy and Art class for 12-24 month olds and it’s a blast! Highly recommend getting your toddler to an event or class of hers soon!"


-Hailey B-

"Literacy Lady PDX is a business I love to support. Sarah’s events are a mix of stories and love of literacy, as well as vital mom/kid social time and friendship. We are grateful for the Usborne Books & More books she has introduced to us, finding so much information, education, and some of our most favorite stories. Attending Sarah’s events and buying her books and other products ensures that her vision and passion for supporting her community and children in need continues and thrives. I love that!"

Host A Book Party

Host a super fun interactive online book party!

Invite the wonderful people in your life to shop for books and learn more about literacy and it's impact on the children in their lives. You earn free and half price books when you host a qualifying party. 

I am also starting to do in-home parties. This would happen in your home. You invite your friends and family and I bring books and fun!

Book your online or in-home party here!

Additional Offerings!

Join My Super Awesome Team!


Did you know that you can be part of an amazing literacy mission? There are so many ways you can work to help get books into the hands of children and families. 

  • Run parties with hostesses and help them build their home libraries in a virtual setting. 

  • Work with organizations by offering fundraising options. 

  • Become certified to work with schools and libraries.

  • Run book fairs in your community. ​

  • Show the children in your life the importance of book ownership by building your own library with all the perks of being a literacy advocate!


Extra details: No minimum sales, 25% commision on all books sold, earn free books by always keeping your own party open, show the children in your life the value of a mission that you love and book ownership. Join a community of awesome people who love literacy.

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