Early Childhood Programs

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Storytimes last between 25 and 30 minutes. Participants enjoy songs and activities in addition to stories. This is a great opportunity for young children to hear good stories, learn, and have fun.

Please note: Advance registration is not necessary. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall Session Starts September 11

Babytime (Ages 0-24 months): Thursdays at 9:15. Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime.

Rhymetime (Ages 18 months and up): Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30. Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 and up): Mondays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 9:30 and 4:00, and Thursdays at 10:30. Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.

More Early Childhood Events

  • Totally Untidy Toddlers
    When: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Dress for mess; this sensory playtime will be loads of fun, but it won’t be neat! Ages 1-3 with an adult. Siblings welcome.
  • Calling All Kindergartners!
    When: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make the Library your first stop in your exciting journey to elementary school! Kids will have a storytime and craft while adults get a special tour of Library resources for kindergarteners. This is the perfect time to register for a library card if you don't already have one. For kindergartners with an adult. Registration starts August 26 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 2 for nonresidents.
  • Fall StoryWalk
    When: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read the new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall. Rain date: September 13.
  • Fall StoryWalk
    When: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read the new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall. Rain date: September 13.
  • Pajama Storytime
    When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 3 and up.
  • Bilingual Storytime
    When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join us for stories, songs, and fun in Spanish and English! All ages.
  • Bilingual Storytime
    When: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join us for stories, songs, and fun in Spanish and English! All ages.
  • Halloween Storytime
    When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories and songs that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. Ages 3 and up.
  • Halloween Storytime
    When: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories and songs that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. Ages 3 and up.

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