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Cuentos from My Heart: Storytelling for the Whole Familia

September 26th, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month, kids and families!

Celebrated storyteller Jasmin Cardenas will spin stories from personal tales of growing up bi-cultural and bilingual to ancient legends, myths, folktales from North, Central and South America.

She will incorporate music, movement, and elements of dance & visual images for this unique program! All ages/families.

Please register here, by phone at 708.795.8000 or in person at the Youth Services desk.

Rising Readers Storytime

October 2nd, 2017, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
For 5 and up.

Storytimes introduce children to the joy of books and develop their early literacy skills with fun, interactive experiences. Sessions run 45-60 minutes and may include stories, rhymes, songs, playtime, word play, or a simple craft.

Baby Bookworms Storytime

October 4th, 2017, 10:30am to 11:15am
0 - 19 months. Storytimes introduce children to the joy of books and develop their early literacy skills with fun, interactive experiences. Sessions run 45 - 60 minutes and may include stories, rhymes, songs, playtime, word play, or a simple craft.

Totally Untidy Toddlers

October 7th, 2017, 10:30am to 11:30am
For 7 months - 3 years. Our popular baby/toddler program is back! Squish and smush your way to the benefits of messy play with us! Edible goo, rainbow spaghetti, and lots of other sensory experiences will be available. Come dressed for mess! A parent or caregiver must stay with the child for the program. Registration is required.

Baby Bookworms Storytime

October 11th, 2017, 10:30am to 11:15am
0 - 19 months. Storytimes introduce children to the joy of books and develop their early literacy skills with fun, interactive experiences. Sessions run 45 - 60 minutes and may include stories, rhymes, songs, playtime, word play, or a simple craft.

Rising Readers Storytime

October 16th, 2017, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
For 5 and up.

Storytimes introduce children to the joy of books and develop their early literacy skills with fun, interactive experiences. Sessions run 45-60 minutes and may include stories, rhymes, songs, playtime, word play, or a simple craft.

Baby Bookworms Storytime

October 18th, 2017, 10:30am to 11:15am
0 - 19 months. Storytimes introduce children to the joy of books and develop their early literacy skills with fun, interactive experiences. Sessions run 45 - 60 minutes and may include stories, rhymes, songs, playtime, word play, or a simple craft.

Read For the Record: Quackers

October 19th, 2017 (All day)
The first 50 families will get a free copy of "Quackers", by Liz Wong!
On October 19th, 2017, people across the country will unite to read the children’s book Quackers, a quirky story about a cat who thinks he is a duck, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Come pick up your copy at the Youth Services desk on Oct. 19th! While supplies last.