Chicago Public Library Uptown Branch

Book Babies

Book Babies, an eight-week series for babies who are not yet walking and their caregivers, begins Sept. 30.  If you’d 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 – 11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (1:00 – 1:30 p.m.) class.  Classes are held on Mondays through November 18.

Toddler Story Time

Come for a thirty-minute program full of fun with stories, rhymes, and songs to help your child develop early literacy skills.. Toddler Story Time, for children 18 to 36 months and their caregivers, meets on Wednesdays from 10:30 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.  Wear your Halloween costume on October 30, if you like!

Move & Groove Story Time

Join educator/dancer/mom Jen Cleary for an interactive story time using dance and movement. This Move & Groove Story Time has been a hit at other libraries and we’re delighted to host it here. Wear comfortable clothing and get ready for some active fun! For kids 0-5 with a caregiver to dance with. Sat., Oct. 5, from 10:00 until 10:45 a.m. No registration is required.

Explorers’ Club

Once a month, drop in for a STEAM activity for school-age kids. Robots, slime, science experiments, engineering … it’s something new every time! No registration is required for this program for kids ages 6 to 11 on Sat., Oct. 5 from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m.

Kids’ Book Club

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 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling at the Circulation Desk. Read it and come talk about it with other kids on Sat., Oct. 12 from 3:30 until 4:00 p.m. No registration is required.

Please email Children’s Librarians Laura Jenkins or Erin Hart or call 312-744-8400 if you have any questions.

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