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Story Square

1500 McKinney
Houston , TX , 77002
Phone: 713-446-3787
29° 45' 20.0808" N, 95° 21' 55.116" W
Contact name: 
Fran-Victoria Stephens
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We place families center stage in how we shape the future and galvanize families' catalytic power to convert literacy into freedom. We believe that families are the new light, which is why Story Square's Lit with Families! At Story Square, families illuminate the wonder of literacy together. Our events champion and increase parent-child or adult-loved-one and child educational interactions rooted in literacy with fun family learning! We believe that family engagement makes a world of difference in the education ecosystem and makes the world different for our future! Let's glow together!

This day is sure to dazzle families with children of all ages.

The festival will have all the fun you expect at festivals. So, come and enjoy!

  • Yummy food
  • Giveaways
  • Special booths to charm everyone in the family
  • Face painting
  • Performances from local schools and organizations
  • Balloon art
  • Delicious Desserts

And, extraordinary specific-to-Story-Square edutainment that will showcase the enchantment of learning, reading, and writing for families to uncover together.

  • Free Books
  • Meet-the-Author
  • Boogie Famland
  • Our Lighthearted Reading Hollow
  • Alphabet Magic Booths
  • A Famagination Zone to encourage families to stretch their imaginations together

All the readers in your house - those just learning and those ready to share their love of reading will fall in love with the uniquely designed fun at Story Square!

We cannot wait to see you there in Story Square!

Let's Glow Together!

Please connect with us through any of the following.

Thinking about how you want to participate in the festival's success?

We included the multiplicity of ways you, as an individual, or your organization can get involved in the Texas Family Literacy Festival. You can also email inquiries about any of the festival involvement directly to

Sponsors and Partners

Are you interested in showing support for family literacy and parent-child educational interactions or optimizing the exposure to 1000s of attendees that an organization could gain from partnering with the Texas Family Literacy Festival?

If so, CLICK HERE for the Story Square's Lit with Families 2023 Sponsorship Packet.


Do you have a product or service that Texas Moms, Dads, or children should know about or buy for themselves or loved ones? Do you have something to sell, share, or want to optimize exposure to your company or organization via a vendor's booth?



Are you interested in ensuring that every family enjoys the fun of the festival and leaves with a fun family learning memory in their heart by serving as a festival volunteer?

If so, CLICK HERE to learn more about being a volunteer.


Do you have a children's book you authored that you want to share with Texas Family Literacy Festival?

If so, CLICK HERE to learn how you can share your book with thousands of festival attendees.

Please note: Story Square adores authors. So, there are two ways for authors to get involved in the festival fun.

1. Authors may get involved as festival sponsors, vendors, and apply to read their own books. AND/OR

2. Authors may submit their picture book(s) to be considered for the Alphamagician Book Competition.


Do you belong to or instruct a talented group of young performers, artists, singers, dancers, poets, instrumentalists, or magicians?

If so, CLICK HERE to learn how you can put your group's talent on display.