Due to concerns about COVID-19/coronavirus, Open Books is prioritizing the health of our program participants, staff, and volunteers by canceling all Storytime events until further notice. Please tune in to our Facebook Storytime page for virtual Storytime on Thursdays and Saturdays!

Storytime Page


Twice each week, we host the most magical storytime in town! Join us for storytelling, read-aloud books, singing (with live guitar accompaniment!), crafts, special guests, and more.

Storytime is free and open to all, especially pre-readers aged 0–3 and their families, caretakers, and friends.

Storytime minibadge
Open Books West Loop
651 W. Lake
Chicago, IL 60661
10 am-11 am

Storytime is now focused on age specific programming:

Lapsit (0-2)10:00 - 10:20AM

  • Bubble Time
  • Readings
  • Songs/Rhymes

Preschool (3-5)10:30 - 10:50am

  • Readings
  • Songs/Rhymes/Movements
  • Arts & Crafts