Early Childhood Programs

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Storytimes last between 25 and 30 minutes. Participants enjoy songs and activities in addition to stories. This is a great opportunity for young children to hear good stories, learn, and have fun.

Please note: Advance registration is not necessary. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Winter Session: January 11—March 18

Babytime (Ages 0-24 months): Thursdays at 9:15. Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime.

Rhymetime (Ages 18 months and up): Wednesdays at 9:15, Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30. Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 and up): Mondays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 9:30 and 4:00, Wednesdays at 10:30, Thursdays at 10:30. Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.

More Early Childhood Events

  • Weekend Rhymetime
    When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Bring your toddler on over for a special weekend edition of our story program geared to little movers and shakers, including songs, movement games and fast-paced books. Ages 1-3 with an adult. Siblings welcome.
  • Spring Break Science: Flubber (Ages 3-6)
    When: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It stretches. It bounces. It oozes. Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? No, it's flubber! Come mix up a batch and explore the properties of this intriguing substance. Ages 3-6 with an adult. Sign-up starts March 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 14 for nonresidents.
  • Preschool Dance Party
    When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Shake your sillies out with bubbles, scarves, and more. It'll be a blast! Ages 1-5 with an adult.
  • Toddler Art
    When: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Why should big kids have all the fun during spring break? Bring in your toddler to make some age-appropriate crafts to take home. You can leave the mess here! Ages 1-3 with an adult. Siblings welcome. Sign-up starts March 11 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 18 for nonresidents.
  • Toddler Art
    When: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Why should big kids have all the fun during spring break? Bring in your toddler to make some age-appropriate crafts to take home. You can leave the mess here! Ages 1-3 with an adult. Siblings welcome. Sign-up starts March 11 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 18 for nonresidents.
  • Pajama Storytime
    When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 3+.
  • Dads and Donuts Storytime
    When: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Calling all dads, uncles, grandpas, and other all-around great guys! Stop on by for a special treat -- stories and donuts just for you and your favorite preschooler. Ages 2-5 with an adult.
  • Dia de los Ninos Spanish Language Bilingual Storytime
    When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Share stories and songs in Spanish and English.

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