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Located in Chatham, Illinois
Chatham Area Public Library
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm



Storytime fosters early literacy skills, develops a lifelong love of reading and prepares little ones for school. It incorporates elements of reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing as well as age appropriate activities. 

No registration required so drop on in!

  • Baby and Toddler Time - Birth-3 years old with caregivers
  • Family Evening - 3 years old and up with caregivers
  • Preschool - 3, 4, and 5 year olds with caregivers

graphic of children sitting in front of an adult on an open book

    Note to Parents and Caregivers

    Storytime isn't just for kids! It's an opportunity for parents to learn how to teach early literacy skills. Please join and participate with your child, even if they're shy.

    Children learn by example, and you're their best role model. We don't expect silent attention; if your child becomes disruptive, feel free to step out together and return when they've calmed down. Let's make learning together a fun experience!

    Tuesdays at 9:45 and 10:45 am

    Join Ms. Julie for this storytime that focuses on developing your baby's pre-literacy skills. She'll help introduce a love for books with song, movement and rhyme. You'll get to enjoy a variety of age-appropriate books, songs, and finger plays.

    Thursdays at 6:30 pm

    Can't make storytimes during the day? Come have fun with your family at our Thursday Family Evening Storytime with Miss Amy. We will read entertaining, themed books together and enjoy an simple craft.

    Fridays at 10:15 am

    Join Miss Catherine each week for three to four books and a make at home craft that is just right for preschoolers!

    8 photos of children's storytimes

    Sensory Storytime book by Kase Project