Storytimes

Oak Park’s children’s librarians host in-person storytimes on seasonal schedules. The library also offers an extensive range of learning videos.

A lively storytime in the library with toddlers standing and moving throughout the room

Weekly storytimes through March 25

Register online by clicking on the name of the storytime.

MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

  • 10 am: Baby Lapsit (nonwalkers ages 0-1), Main Library Storytime Room
  • 4 pm: Supported Storytime (children with disabilities ages 3+, siblings welcome), Main Library Storytime Room

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

SATURDAYS

SUNDAY (FEBRUARY 18 ONLY)

  • February 18 only, 2-2:30 pm: Supported Storytime (children with disabilities ages 3+, siblings welcome), Main Library Storytime Room

Storytime descriptions

Which storytimes are best for you and your little ones? See descriptions—including recommended ages (with caregiver support)—below!

  • Baby Lapsit (nonwalkers ages 0-1): Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills, designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and babies who are not yet walking.
  • Cozy PJ Storytime (ages 0-6): Wear your favorite pajamas and bring your favorite cuddly stuffie for some stories and songs, virtually via Zoom.
  • Shake, Rattle & Read (ages 0-5): Get ready to sing, dance, and listen to great stories!
  • Supported Storytime (children with disabilities ages 3+; siblings welcome): Enjoy fun picture books, songs, and fine and gross motor movement activities, structured with visual schedules. Sensory supports available.
  • Terrific Tales (ages 2-3): Longer books and imaginative games are paired with more complex stories and rhymes to reinforce at home.
  • Young & Restless (ages 0-2): Enjoy short books paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills.

Special storytimes

Cuenta Cuentos con Kathy/Spanish Storytime With Kathy (niños de edades 3 a 6 años/ages 3-6)
Saturday, February 18, 11:30 am-12:15 pm, Main Library Lobby Community Space
. Una hora de cuentos en español con Kathy en cual se conserva las costumbres latinas con tradiciones, canciones, palabras, vestimenta adaptada a los niños pequeños. Vengan a disfrutar de historias divertidas y educativas—incluyendo la lectura de un libro, música, baile, y actividad artística. Este programa es diseñado para.

Join us for a Spanish Storytime event facilitated by Kathy, featuring stories, songs, and dance. The event will aid in language development, cognitive growth, and foster a love for reading and learning.

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