Open Books Storytime


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Dear Storytime Families,

Due to the uncertainty of our current situation, we regret to inform you that we have suspended our weekly Storytime events at both the West Loop and Pilsen locations indefinitely. 

We remain committed to providing access to books and quality literacy experiences for children and families of Chicago, and we hope to be able to resume in-person programming such as Storytime again in the future. 

In the meantime, our West Loop bookstore is currently open with enhanced safety protocols in accordance with the regulations put forth by the City of Chicago, and books are available for purchase online as well. Our Pilsen store is currently still closed, but we hope to be able to reopen soon. 

Additionally, you may wish to check out our Open Books YouTube channel for some great read-a-louds from Ms. Valeria and other Open Books friends, or check out all of our virtual literacy resources for fun activities this summer.

Thank you all for your patience and support during this time, and we hope to be able to read with you in person again soon. 


The Open Books Team

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