Winter Storytimes begin on January 5. Check the calendar for all storytime dates.

Descriptions

Bouncing Babies for babies up to 15 monthswith a caregiver. Boost your baby’s brain power with simple board books, engaging props, fun rhymes, and singing and socializing. OPPL card required at Main Library.

Walking Wonders for 1s and 2swith a caregiver. Created especially for curious wanderers, we bring stories to life by sharing delightful books, friendly puppets, music, and movement games. OPPL card required at Main Library.

Terrific Tales for 2s and 3swith a caregiver. Your budding reader will practice listening and early literacy skills with exciting stories and interactive fun. OPPL card required at Main Library.

Shake Rattle and Read for all ages, with a caregiver. A brand new program that will have you and your little ones moving, singing and learning! All ages. OPPL card not required. Meets in the Veterans Room (2nd floor). 

Preschool Pals for children 3 to 5 years. Through longer picture books and concept games, children build important pre-reading skills in this fun and enriching session. This class builds skills and supports school success. OPPL card required at Main Library.

Sensory Storytime for children 3+ with special needs and a caregiver. Designed for kids who may have a hard time sitting still or focusing in big groups. This class features stories, songs, and movement activities to enhance cognitive and social development. Siblings welcome. OPPL card not required.

Playgroups for various ages, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child. OPPL card not required.

Pops & Tots for children 2 to 6 yearswith their special guy. Designed for dads to have an opportunity to read, play, sing, and share fun storytime experiences with your kids in a relaxing environment. Moms are also welcome. OPPL card not required. 

Today's Storytimes

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 9:30am
First Floor - Storytime Room
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:30am
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Schedule

Main Library

* indicates no OPPL library card required

Mondays

  • 10:00 AM, Preschool Pals
  • 10:30 AM, Preschool Playgroup*

Tuesdays

  • 10:00 AM, Terrific Tales for 2s and 3s
  • 11:00 AM, Shake, Rattle and Read*
  • 11:30 AM, Toddler Playgroup*
  • 4:00 PM, Sensory Storytime*
  • 4:30 PM, Sensory Playgroup*

No Shake, Rattle and Read on 2/24

Wednesdays

  • 10:00 AM, Walking Wonders
  • 11:00 AM, Terrific Tales for 2s and 3s
  • 11:30 AM, Toddler Playgroup*

Thursdays

  • 10:00 AM, Bouncing Babies 
  • 10:30 AM, Baby Playgroup*

Saturdays

  • 10:00 AM, Pops & Tots*
  • 11:00 AM, Bouncing Babies*

Maze Branch

* indicates no OPPL library card required

Mondays

  • 10:30 AM, Bouncing Babies*
  • 11:00 AM, Baby Playgroup*

No Maze storytime or playgroup on 1/19

Wednesdays

  • 10:30 AM, Preschool Pals*
  • 11:00 AM, Preschool Playgroup*

Thursdays

  • 10:30 AM, Walking Wonders*
  • 11:00 AM, Toddler Playgroup*
 

Dole Branch

* indicates no OPPL library card required

Tuesdays

  • 10:30 AM, Walking Wonders*
  • 11:00 AM, Toddler Playgroup*

No Dole storytime or playgroup on 2/24.

Wednesdays

  • 10:30 AM, Bouncing Babies*
  • 11:00 AM, Baby Playgroup*

Fridays

  • 10:30AM, Preschool Pals*
  • 11:00 AM, Preschool Playgroup*

Guidelines

  • An Oak Park Public Library card is required to attend some of our storytimes. 
  • Non-resident guests are welcome to attend sessions which have been marked with an *.
  • Storytimes are drop-in, but room capacity is limited.
  • Latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Please arrive early and pick up your nametag at the service desk before storytime.
  • Please keep conversations and distractions to a minimum.
  • Snacks, toys, and phones should be put away.
  • Have fun, sing along, and check out some books to take back home!

More Kid and Family Fun

For more kid and family fun, see our online calendar for events at all library locations for kids, tweens, teens and families