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Space is limited in our very popular storytime programs, and each one is designed to be developmentally appropriate for that age group.

Day-of tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids' World Desk before storytime begins. Unless otherwise noted, storytimes are for Arlington Heights cardholders only. No storytimes during the month of December, weekly storytimes will resume on January 6, 2020. Please visit the calendar for up-to-date information and schedules. 

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Baby Play Time

Infants-18 months with adult

Explore a variety of toys and climbing cushions, and enjoy the company of other babies and their caregivers in a relaxed setting. Siblings are welcome. 

Mondays, 11-11:30 a.m.

Baby Time

Baby Time

Infants–18 months with adult

Bond with your baby with 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and a simple read-aloud, followed by play. We'll share fun and easy ways to build pre-literacy skills at home. Siblings are welcome.

Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.

Saturday program is open to all. Other days are for Arlington Heights cardholders only.


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Toddler Time

19–35 months with adult

This energetic 20-minute storytime is just right for your tot. Together, we'll enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and large motor movement all selected to engage your active toddler. Siblings are welcome. 

Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.


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Kids' Time

Ages 3–5 with adult

This 30-minute fun-filled, interactive storytime helps children develop early literacy skills with picture books, flannel board stories, and music. Siblings are welcome. 

Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.


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My Time

Ages 3–6 (Adult not required)

We've specially designed this 30-minute storytime for preschool children and kindergartners. We make learning fun as we focus on a variety of school readiness skills each week. Adult not required to attend program, but must remain in the Kids’ World area throughout the program time.

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.

Open to all.


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Family Time

Infants–6 years with adult

It's time for family fun with stories, songs and a creative project to work on  together.

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

Open to all. 


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All ages with adult

Explore hands-on activities with your young child, mingle with other grown-ups and learn about the benefits of play during this 90-minute program.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:15 a.m.

Open to all.

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Other Special Storytimes

The library offers other special storytimes for different age groups, including English Learners Family Storytime.

See full storytime calendar


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