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

Fall:  October 11 - December 13, Registration begins August 19

2020 Sessions

Winter:  January 10 - March 27, Registration begins December 2

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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

Fall: October 1 - December 20. Registration begins August 19

2020 Sessions

Winter:  January 3 - March 20. Registration begins December 2

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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

Fall:  September 16 - October 31.  Registration begins August 19

2020 Sessions

Winter:  January 6 - February 20. Registration begins December 2

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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

Fall:  September 16 - October 31

2020 Sessions

Winter:  January 6 - February 20

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