Storytimes

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Our regular weekly storytimes are taking a break for the month of May as we prepare for our summer reading program. They will resume the week of June 6th with day-of-tickets available, distributed first come, first served, to AH cardholders only. Online registration will no longer be required. 

View some of our recorded storytimes listed below, or the library's YouTube. Got a question for Kids' World staff? Please email us at Kids@ahml.info, or call the library at 847-392-0100. You can place holds for drive-up, bookmobile pick up or in-library pick up.  E-resources are always available and you can request your very own list of items with our Book Me form!

 

Summer Storytimes

We're busy getting ready for our popular summer reading program which incudes our storytime line-up! Most will be the same but you'll notice Kids' Time is only offered on Mondays, 9:30 and 10:30. Want to connect with us on Tuesdays? Visit us at Pioneer Park and together we'll enjoy stories, songs, and SUN! 

Wednesday Fun Nights is new also, offered 2 times in June and July. Perfect way to end Hump Day together as a family!

And Toddler Time continues with our popular Thursday times at 9:30 and 10:30 and NEW DAY AND TIME is now FRIDAYS, 9:30 and 10:30! Please visit our online program calendar for up to date information. 

Day-of-tickets will be distributed, first come-first served, to AH cardholders only for storytimes starting June 2022. Online registration is no longer required.  

Baby Time

Baby Time

Infants–18 months with adult

Bond with your baby with songs, rhymes, and a simple read-aloud! Enjoy the recordings below, anytime that's convenient for you.

Day-of-tickets will be distributed, first come-first served, to AH cardholders only for storytimes starting June 2022. Online registration is no longer required.  

Sign Language for Babies: Change and Clothes

Sign Language for Babies: All Done and Potty

Sign Language for Babies: Go and Play

Sign Language for Babies: Bed and Bath

Baby Time, Miss Rebecca, Where is Baby's Belly Button? 

Baby Time LIVE with Miss Maria Thank You Bees

Baby Time LIVE with Miss Rebecca More, More, More Said the Baby

Baby Time LIVE with Miss Rebecca, Baby's Firsts

Baby Time with Miss Rebecca, You Are New

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Toddler Time

19–35 months with adult

These exciting storytime videos are just right for your tot. Enjoy the recordings below with stories, songs, and fingerplays all selected to engage your active toddler!

Starting June 2022, we will also offer TT on Fridays as well as the regular Thursdays. 

Day-of-tickets will be distributed, first come-first served, to AH cardholders only for storytimes starting June 2022. Online registration is no longer required.  

 

Toddler Time with Miss Sara, Wiggle!

Toddler Time with Miss Rebecca, A Kiss Means I Love You

Toddler Time with Miss Sara, Whose Baby Am I?

Toddler Time with Miss Kerry, Red House, Tree House

 

cartoon of kids riding on flying book

Family Time

What's the perfect way to start your weekend together? Saturday morning Family Time at the library, 10 a.m.! Come enjoy stories, songs, rhymes together and you'll find yourself humming a happy tune the rest of the week!

Day-of-tickets will be distributed, first come-first served, to AH cardholders only for storytimes starting June 2022. Online registration is no longer required.  

Family Time with Miss Jan, Colors

Family Time with Miss Amy, Some Bunny Loves You!

Happy Birthday Family Storytime LIVE with Miss Rebecca 

Family Time with Miss Susan, Not Yet Zebra

Family Time with Miss Emily, The Cars and Trucks Book

 

Drawing of Snow White with elves

Kids' Time

We share longer stories in Kids' Time for our 3-6 year old friends and learn a new American Sign Language sign every week. Kids' Time will be scheduled on Mondays at 9:30 and 10:30, no longer on Tuesdays, so everyone can enjoy the summer and sun!

Day-of-tickets will be distributed, first come-first served, to AH cardholders only for storytimes starting June 2022. Online registration is no longer required.  

 

Next Kids' Time
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Day-of tickets
Cartoon of boy and girl having milk and cookies

Other Story Times

We love to offer a variety of storytimes for you to enjoy. Please visit our Program Calendar page to see what's available. Is there a special topic or theme you think young children would love? Let us know!

Day-of-tickets will be distributed, first come-first served, to AH cardholders only for storytimes starting June 2022, unless otherwise noted. Online registration is no longer required.  

English Learners Family Time, Miss Becky, Eat Pete!

Storytime from SPACE!

Bilingual Read Aloud: Five Little Monkeys/Cinco Monitos in Spanish by St. Viator HS Students

Bilingual Read-Aloud: The Three Little Pigs in Mandarin Chinese by St. Viator HS Students

Dino Stories and Dance Party with Miss Rebecca 

illustration of babies and books

Read Alongs

CloudLibrary now includes a great collection of "read-along" books, similar to collections in TumbleBooks, BookFlix, StoryCove and hoopla? Just search for "Read-along" in the CloudLibrary catalog and find a new favorite to share at home!