Under the spell of storyteller Rochelle Eagan, becomes a land of enchantment for town children.
Dressed in their pajamas and carrying blankets and loveys— dolls, stuffed animals and favorite toys—the children relax and enjoy listening to Eagan, who steps in for popular storyteller Susan Shirley.
For 20 years, the store has had story time and pajama parties once a month, typically on the third Wednesday after closing time.
"I think it's exciting for the children to see the store after hours," said The Wooden Horse Toy Store owner Sloan Mukai. "After the stories, they can go home and will be ready for bed. I think it's wonderful that parents take time to bring their kids to do this."
The free event is open to all children with a reservation. "We want the children to grow up appreciating books, illustrations, story telling and using their imaginations," Mukai said.
From April 18-23, the store will celebrate "Screen Free Week" by hosting different events each night, Mukai said.