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Storytimes

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 1/2 hour of play featuring age-appropriate toys and time for socilization

Second and fourth Friday of each 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. 

2020 Sessions

Winter:  January 3 - March 20. Registration begins December 2
Spring:  April 10 - June 26.  Registration begins March 2.


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. 

2020 Sessions

Winter:  January 3 - March 20. Registration begins December 2
Spring:  April 3 - June 19.  Registration begins March 2.


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. 

2020 Sessions

Winter:  January 6 - February 20. Registration begins December 2
Spring:  March 23 - May 7.  Registration begins March 2.


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!

2020 Sessions

Winter:  January 6 - February 20
Spring:  March 23 - May 7. 

Upcoming Storytimes
Tue, Jun 02, 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Facebook Live Event

Wed, Jun 03, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Zoom Event

Fri, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Facebook Live Event

Tue, Jun 09, 7:30pm - 7:45pm
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Fri, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Tue, Jun 16, 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Facebook Live Event

Wed, Jun 17, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Zoom Event

Fri, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Facebook Live Event

Tue, Jun 23, 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Facebook Live Event

Fri, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Facebook Live Event

Tue, Jun 30, 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Facebook Live Event

Wed, Jul 01, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Zoom Event

Tue, Jul 07, 9:15am - 10:00am
Brenner Room

Tue, Jul 07, 10:15am - 11:00am
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Fri, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Wed, Jul 15, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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Fri, Jul 17, 9:15am - 10:00am
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Fri, Jul 17, 10:15am - 11:00am
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Tue, Jul 21, 9:15am - 10:00am
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Tue, Jul 21, 10:15am - 11:00am
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Fri, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Wed, Jul 29, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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Fri, Jul 31, 9:15am - 10:00am
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Fri, Jul 31, 10:15am - 11:00am
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Tue, Aug 04, 9:15am - 10:00am
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Tue, Aug 04, 10:15am - 11:00am
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Fri, Aug 07, 9:15am - 10:00am
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Fri, Aug 07, 10:15am - 11:00am
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Fri, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Tue, Aug 18, 9:15am - 10:00am
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Tue, Aug 18, 10:15am - 11:00am
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Fri, Aug 21, 9:15am - 10:00am
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Fri, Aug 21, 10:15am - 11:00am
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Fri, Aug 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
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