If you work away from home, finding a library storytime to fit your schedule can be difficult. Or maybe dad works and would love to have a chance to experience storytime with the kids. These Lake County libraries offer Saturday storytimes that everyone can enjoy.
Just a heads up, Saturday storytimes can be more crowded than during the week and all libraries reserve the right to limit attendance to card holders from their district. If you’re unsure if you will get in, call ahead before heading out.
224 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee | 847-244-5150
Promote a lifelong love of reading with this fun, multi-age storytime. You can just drop-in, no registration is required. Weekly on Saturdays from 10-10:30 a.m.
920 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield | 847-945-3311
Family Time: This drop-in storytime is fun for the whole family! Meets in the Youth program room weekly on Saturdays from 10-10:30 a.m.
505 North Northwest HIghway, Barrington | 847-382-1300
Nursery Rhyme Playtime: This baby storytime (for up to 23 months) promotes early literacy and bonding with toys and books. Weekly on Saturdays from 10-10:30 a.m.
Vernon Area Public Library District
300 Olde Half day Road, Lincolnshire | 847-634-3650
Saturday Stories: Held monthly, this is a drop-in storytime for ages 2-6. Enjoy books, lively songs and interactive stories that are fun for the whole family. Siblings are welcome to attend. Next storytime is Feb. 14 from 10-10:30 a.m.
128 North County Street, Waukegan | 847-623-2041
Preschool Storytime: Held in the Early Learning Center this storytime is drop-in fun for preschoolers with stories, songs and crafts. Weekly on Saturdays from 3:30-4 p.m.
If your local library doesn’t offer a Saturday storytime check out Barnes & Noble. Many of the stores have special Saturday storytimes. These storytimes do tend to be more crowded and less hands on (no crafts) but are equally fun for little ones.
This weekend, many stores have a special Valentine’s storytime: I Love you Just Like This! Storytime, which features Elmo and his friends from Sesame Street showing kids just how many ways there are to say, “I love you.”
Lake County locations:
11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Deerfield, 728 Waukegan Rd. Deerfield
11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Deer Park, Deer Park Town Center, 20600 North Rand Road, Deer Park