Looking for the perfect opportunity to inspire reading and creativity with your child? Look no further than our diverse selection of storytimes. Whether you have a newborn, fifth grader or a child somewhere in between, we have a storytime that they’re sure to love!
Even though we cannot be together in person, we can still be together virtually. Join us online, either through Zoom or the library’s YouTube channel for Storytime! Each storytime will include a combination of stories, music or a craft. Visit our events calendar for dates, times and registration information.
DIY Storytime Kits
Pressed for time? Do you wish you could run in and find a bunch of stories for your little one that were pre-selected and ready to be checked out? Try a DIY Storytime Kit! Our kits include three books, a music CD and a little gift to help you do storytime at home (finger puppets, bubbles, felt shapes, etc.). We may even add unique items from our collection like DVDs based on picture books, read-along stories or short and simple audiobooks.
To check out a kit, select one or more bundles from the cart at the front of Children’s Services and bring them to the desk.
Virtual Storytime Kits
Want to have the perfect storytime at home? Check out our Virtual Storytime Kits! Our Children’s Services staff has picked out themed books, music, crafts and activities to explore to help make every day a fun learning day with your child. These special kits are suitable for children of all ages.
Looking for music to to get your little ones moving? Check out our selection of children’s music on Freegal and hoopla.
Weekly Virtual Storytimes
Ora Copiilor/Romanian Storytimes: Va așteptam cu drag
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian.
Diez Deditos/10 Little Fingers: Para todas las edades/ All ages
Diez Deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. / Acompáñenos para una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Inglés.
Live Zoom Storytime (Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.): All ages
Do you miss Storytime at Fountaindale Library? We miss you, too! Enjoy this special Zoom Storytime.
Family Storytime: All ages
Gather the family together for a storytime filled with fun, stories, songs and laughter!
All Together Storytime: All ages
Enjoy a fun-filled half hour of stories and songs. This storytime is particularly good for families and groups with multi-age children.
Baby Rhyme Time: Aimed at newborn to 18 months
Join us on YouTube every Friday to enjoy a special rhyme time for your little one.
Sensory Storytime: Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a special storytime and 15-minute multi-sensory playtime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. If your child has difficulty sitting through other storytimes, this monthly program may be just right.
Our community storytimes have been suspended until further notice, but we’ll be back as soon as it’s safe to do so.
Panera Bread Milk & Cookie Storytime: Ages 2–6 with an adult Panera Bread, 855. E. Boughton Road
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read a story and play with puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to each event date.
Storytime at the Museum: All ages; preschoolers with an adult Bolingbrook Historical Museum, 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Spark your child’s imagination with stories, songs, fun and a take-home craft. After storytime, stick around to explore the museum and learn more about our village. Storytime includes free museum admission.
IKEA Storytime: All ages; preschoolers with an adult IKEA, 750 E. Boughton Road
Join us for our newest storytime at IKEA! Enjoy juice and cookies while we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Storytimes take place on the 2nd floor near the restaurant.
Story Strolls: All ages
Throughout the summer, our Outreach Services staff presents storytimes at various local parks where pages from a featured picture book are posted along an outdoor path. Families read the story and enjoy music and other fun activities while they stroll.