Weekly Storytimes

Storytime in the key of 3! Catch Colin, Franny, Ms. April and special guests each week at one of our three weekly storytimes, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings at 10:30am at 57th Street Books! 

Wednesday Storytime with ColinSaturday Storytime with FrannySpanish Storytime with Ms. April
Colin McDonald brings a love of language and background in preschool (teaching) to Wednesday morning storytime. With live guitar, simple action songs and sing-a-longs, and resonant stories of wonder and calm, our weekly Wednesday storytime is full of humor, gentleness, and fun for all, but especially ages 0-6.Award-winning children's-book author Franny Billingsley not only reads books, both new and old, during her Saturday storyhours but invites kids to participate in sing-a-longs and finger plays. She likes books about mutant potatoes who enter beauty contests and sharks who have to go to the dentist--perfect for the zero-to-six crowd (but all are welcome). And if some Saturday you should find that your toes are particularly restive, please know that we end every storyhour by singing them to sleep.Have a blast exploring the Spanish language with Ms. April, our guest from the Chicago Public Library. Get ready to shake maracas and listen to stories in Spanish! Books, songs, and lots of movement make this event fun and engaging for the whole family, Thursday mornings at 10:30am.