Storytimes

Introducing: Storytimes in the Park! And you can still connect with your favorite librarians via live Zoom storytimes and virtual learning and fun videos for kids!

Genevieve with squirrel puppet
Miss Genevieve and her squirrel puppet during a live virtual storytime via Zoom.

Storytimes in the Park

We’re partnering with the Park District of Oak Park to bring the library to your neighborhood this summer! Share books, songs, and play with a fun storytime in our parks, weather permitting. Bring your own blanket!

  • When: Wednesdays, June 16-August 18, 10-10:30 am
  • Best for: Families with kids 0-5 (capacity is limited to 12 families, with masks)
  • Where:
    • June 16: Scoville Park, 800 Lake St.
    • June 23: Maple Park, 1105 S. Maple Ave.
    • June 30: Euclid Square Park, 705 W. Fillmore
    • July 7: Lindberg Park, 1151 N. Marion St.
    • July 14: Taylor Park, 400 W. Division St.
    • July 21: Maple Park, 1105 S. Maple Ave.
    • July 28: Scoville Park, 800 Lake St.
    • August 4: Taylor Park, 400 W. Division St.
    • August 11: Euclid Square Park, 705 W. Fillmore
    • August 18: Lindberg Park, 1151 N. Marion St.
  • What to know about health and safety:
    • Wear a mask covering both your nose and mouth to participate in an outdoor storytime, interact with library staff, or visit the Book Bike. Stay home if you are feeling sick. 
    • Follow safe physical distancing guidelines: at least 6 feet is best. Please use ground markers or other distancing visuals that may be used by library staff to help keep participants safely distanced while participating in an outdoor storytime or visiting the Book Bike. 
    • Use hand sanitizer before and after touching anything on the Book Bike or provided by the library at an outdoor event. Hand sanitizer may be provided by the library, but please feel free to bring your own in case we run low!
    • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult to participate.
    • Due to Covid safety measures, we do not have the space to accommodate group visits for daycares, preschools, or camps for these events. Please contact communityengagement@dev.oppl.org to schedule private outdoor storytimes for your classes.

Live virtual storytime

Shake, Rattle & Read

Join your favorite librarians live via Zoom for books, songs, movement, and lots of fun!

  • When: Saturdays, June 26-August 21, 10-10:30 am
  • Best for: Kids up to age 5
  • Where: Live on Zoom! Register now »

Drag Storytime

Get ready for an hour of virtual fun with our guest star Haba Nero! We will celebrate together with books, music, and a Pride flag ribbon banner craft. Even though Pride month is over, we are uplifting LGBTQ+ stories year-round.

  • When: Friday, July 9, 3-4 pm
  • Best for: Ages 3+
  • Where: Live on Zoom! Register now »

Need a craft kit? Once you register for this event, stop by the Children’s Services Area at the Main Library and ask a staff member. The first 15 participants to register will receive a craft kit.

Supported Storytime: Fun in the Sun

Join us on Zoom for a little Fun in the Sun with these adaptive stories and songs! This storytime is designed for children with unique developmental needs.


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