Chicago Public Library Uptown Branch

For Babies

Book Babies, an eight-week series for babies who are not yet walking and their caregivers, begins Mon., Sept. 30.  This is a special time for parents or caregivers to focus on and bond with their babies while building the very earliest foundation for literacy. You will have a chance to socialize with other participants at the end of each session. If you would like to join other young families for a comfortable session with lots of language and tips for introducing books, rhymes and songs into your baby’s routine, please contact Children’s Librarian Laura Jenkins and let her know your baby’s name and age, your phone number, and whether you’d like to be in the morning (11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) class.  Classes are held on Mondays through November 18.

For Toddlers

Toddler Story Time is a thirty-minute program full of fun with stories, rhymes, and songs to help your child develop early literacy skills. You will get tips on incorporating talking, singing, reading, writing and playing into your day as a way to grow a young reader. Toddler Story Time is for children 18 to 36 months and their caregivers and meets on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with time afterward for free play with blocks, puppets and puzzles. Younger children are welcome, also. No registration is required. Please email Children’s Librarian Laura Jenkins or call 312-744-8400 if you have any questions.

For School Age Children

Like to read? Like to talk? Like to eat snacks? The Kids’ Book Club is for you. Kids ages 8 to 11 should pick up a copy of Big Nate in a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce at the Circulation Desk. Read it and come talk about it with other kids on Sat., Sept. 14 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. No registration is required.


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