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Community Locations
630 Wabash Avenue
Saturday, June 11 at 10:30 am

Ages 0–10: Introduce your children to how other families’ experiences and situations differ from their own lives. In LGBTQIA+ Rights, you and your child will listen to age-appropriate stories and discuss how families are both different and the same as your own. Each storytime will end with helpful tips and additional resources you can use to continue the conversation at home. Each storytime will end with helpful tips and additional resources you can use to continue the conversation at home. 

Mother reading to infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills though listening to, reading and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half hour session of free-play for you and your child to socialize with others.

Infant Looking at Open Book
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, June 27 at 10:00 am

Ages 0–2: Introduce your infant or toddler to new books, experiences, and skills while you strengthen your bond with them at Tiny Tot Time! In this group setting, your child will interact with children their age, learn to listen to others as a librarian reads to them, and strengthen their hands through fingerplays, shakers, and scarves. You will also discover tips for how to build these skills at home. After storytime, you and your child can spend an additional half hour socializing with other parents and their children!

Teddy bear with arm around another teddy bear, comforting gesture, blue sky and green grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, June 25 at 10:30 am

Ages 0–10: Emotions can be difficult—especially if your child doesn’t understand what they can do when someone else feels bad. In E is for Empathy, you and your child will explore the powers of kindness, understanding, and patience when dealing with another person through stories, songs, and group discussion. Each storytime will end with helpful tips and additional resources you can use to continue the conversation at home.

Mother Reading to Toddler
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Friday, June 24 at 10:30 am

Ages 0–5: Whether you’re looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child’s imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Stortyime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

Mother reading to infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills though listening to, reading and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half hour session of free-play for you and your child to socialize with others.

Young girl using paper towel roll as telescope
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, June 21 at 11:00 am

Ages 5-11: Raise the mizzenmast and set sail with the pirates of old. Travel the high seas with Jack and Annie in Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne before you and your child try your hands at building a pirate ship and more at each storytime. You’ll even receive your own copy of Pirates Past Noon so that your family can relive your adventure at home! Please plan to attend to all four programs.

Infant Looking at Open Book
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, June 20 at 10:00 am

Ages 0–2: Introduce your infant or toddler to new books, experiences, and skills while you strengthen your bond with them at Tiny Tot Time! In this group setting, your child will interact with children their age, learn to listen to others as a librarian reads to them, and strengthen their hands through fingerplays, shakers, and scarves. You will also discover tips for how to build these skills at home. After storytime, you and your child can spend an additional half hour socializing with other parents and their children!

Mother Reading to Toddler
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, June 17 at 10:30 am

Ages 0–5: Whether you’re looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child’s imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Stortyime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

Girl Sharing Her Book with a Dog
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Wednesday, June 15 at 5:30 pm

All Ages: Share a book with a furry friend from Love on a Leash. These good-natured therapy dogs are eager to listen to your child practice reading aloud in a stress-free setting, complete with cuddles, belly rubs, and ear scratches!

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