Storytimes
 
 
Register for Storytimes from Home!
You are now able to register for storytimes from your home computer in addition to in-person or by phone. On the left hand menu, click on the Calendar of Events tab. Find the first day of the program you wish to register for and click on the title of the program. Fill out the required lines on the registration form. If you need assistance registering online or would like to register by phone, contact Youth Services at 708.215.3210.
 
Storytime introduces children to early literacy skills as well as the library through a half hour of stories, songs and a simple craft. Parents also have the opportunity to learn new stories and songs with their children and meet other parents. We offer Bouncing Babies! for children ages 6 to 23 months and a full schedule of Storytimes for children ages 2 to 5 years old.
Parents and caregivers can now choose which storytime is appropriate for their 3 year old. The storytimes planned for Ages 2 and 3 have shorter stories and more songs and fingerplays. If your child is ready for longer stories then they are ready to move on to the storytimes offered to 3-5 year olds.

 

Registration for Back to School Storytimes begins Monday, November 3.


         

Fall Storytimes
November 11 through December 18. (There will be no storytimes the week of Thanksgiving.)
Registration is required.
Storytime introduces children to early literacy skills as well as the library through a half hour of stories and songs.  Parents also have the opportunity to learn new stories and songs with their children and meet other parents.
Parents and caregivers can now choose which storytime is appropriate for their 3 year old. The Toddler Storytimes planned for ages 2 and 3 have shorter stories and more songs and fingerplays. If your child is ready for longer stories then they are ready to move on to Preschool Storytimes offered to 3-5 year olds.

Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3)
Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am or
Wednesdays 10:00-10:30am or
Thursdays 10:00-10:30am

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00am or
Wednesdays, 1:30-2:00pm or
Thursdays, 10:30-11:00am

Bouncing Babies!
For children ages 6 to 23 months and their caregivers. Registration is not required.
Wednesdays, November 12 through December 17, 9:30-10:00am or 10:30-11:00am
Drop-in for this interactive program that includes short stories, fingerplays, music, lap games, and bubbles. For bouncing babies and their caregivers only, no siblings allowed.   D

Preschool Art Studio
Fridays, November 14 through December 19, 10:00am-12:00pm (There will be no studio on November 28.)
Stop by with your preschooler between 10:00-12:00 on Friday mornings for self-guided arts and craft time. Supplies will be available for that week’s art project. D