Storytimes are either virtual or in-person outdoors. Outdoor storytimes are weather-dependent and may be moved to virtual.

Time for Twos (Online)

Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
September 8, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20
Age 2
Two-year-olds will have fun with books, songs, and activities in this storytime designed just for them and their caregivers

Stories in the Wild (In-person)

Thursdays, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
September 9, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21
Ages 0-5
We are taking Storytime outside! Please BYOB (bring your own blanket) and enjoy a live, in-person Storytime.

Tots on the Loose (In-person)

Mondays, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
September 13, October 4, November 1
(Rain Dates: 9/14, 10/5, 11/2)
Ages 0-3
It’s outdoor playtime! Shake your sillies out and make new friends in this toddlerific program featuring stories, art, and fun.


Preschool Storytime (In-person)

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19
Ages 3-5
Yes, it’s outdoors! We’ll listen to stories, sing songs, and have fun while building early literacy skills!


Baby Lapsit (Online)

Fridays, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
September 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22
Ages 0-24 months
It’s never too early to start reading to your baby! Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs.


Nature Storytime (In-person)

Saturday, September 18, 1:00-1:45 p.m.
PreK-Grade 2
Join the Lake County Forest Preserves for a special outdoor storytime in Jewett Park.


Indigenous Storytelling (Online)

Monday, October 11, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Grades K-5
Honor Indigenous People’s Day with stories and an earth-friendly activity. The Chicago area is located on the traditional unceded homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations.


Stories, Songs, and Stretches!® (Online)

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m.,
November 3, 10, 17; December 1
Ages 3-5
Move your body and rest your mind with these special storytimes.


Youth Services has created storytime kits for you to do storytime anytime, anywhere, with your child! Click on a theme to get a list of books, songs, and activities to do with your child to promote early literacy and a love of reading.