Baby Booktime

For newborns to walkers

Introduce your baby to the sounds and rhythms of language with stories, music, and rhymes. Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses and build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Each class will end with a ½ hour of play featuring age-appropriate toys and time for socialization.

Second and fourth Friday of the month
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Registration required. Highland Park Public Library cardholders only.  Register in person at the Youth Services Desk or by phone at 847-681-7030. 

2019 Sessions
Winter:  January 11 - March 22.  Registration began November 26
Spring:  April 12 - June 28.  Registration begins March 4

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First Steps

For walking toddlers to 2 1/2 year-olds

Enjoy an interactive storytime with picture books, songs, fingerplays, puppets, and parachute play. Nurture your toddler’s love of books and encourage him or her to learn numbers, colors, sounds, and new words. Class will end with a half hour of play and time to meet other parents, caregivers, and toddlers.

First and third Tuesday OR first and third Friday of each month.
9:15 - 10:00 a.m. OR 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Registration required. Highland Park Public Library cardholders only.  Register in person at the Youth Services Desk or by phone at 847-681-7030. 

2019 Sessions
Winter:  January 4 - March 19.  Registration began November 26.
Spring:  April 2 - June 21.  Registration begins March 4.

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Tales for Tots

For ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver

Give your preschooler a head start with this program packed with great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music and rhymes. Share this storytime together, and build language and listening skills.

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Mondays or Thursdays

Registration required. Highland Park Public Library cardholders only.  Register in person at the Youth Services Desk or by phone at 847-681-7030. 

2019 Sessions
Winter: 
January 7 - February 21.  Registration began November 26
Spring:  March 25 - May 9.  Registration begins March 4

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Storytime Live

For ages 3 1/2 to 6

Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners for a special storytime! They will enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music and activities that foster pre-reading skills, broaden social skills and encourage a love of books.

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Mondays or 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Thursdays

Free! Drop in class. No registration necessary!

2019 Sessions
Winter:
  January 7 - February 21
Spring:  March 25 - May 9

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