Library offers new story time in Spanish

Dec. 19, 2016
Orland Park Public Library has a brand new story time for kids!
Buenas Noches Storytime is a drop-in story time presented in English and Spanish for children ages 4 and up.
This is just one of the library’s drop-in story times for families. Story times are created and executed by the library’s knowledgeable staff, trained in early literacy education. Drop-in story times require no registration and are held in the Storytime room.
The library offers Once Upon a Time Storytime for children of all ages starting Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. where children can hear stories, listen to music, and practice finger plays to help build pre-reading skills. Activities in this story time also help build large motor skills.
Building Blocks for Babies is a story time for infants just born to 23 months old. This is a special story time focusing on parents interacting with their babies. It teaches object permanence and strengthens manual dexterity, and it is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. starting on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Thursday nights are Night Owl Storytime nights. These story times start at 6:30 p.m. They go about 30 minutes, and they are offered for children newborn to 47 months old. Any children in this age range are welcome to come in and be little Night Owls starting Thursday, Jan. 5.
For busy parents who maybe work late or don’t have time during the week, there are also Bright Starts Family Storytimes on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Bright Starts Family Storytimes are geared towards children of all ages. The aim of this story time is to bring the whole family together. Children might be asked to do animal noises or listener response by repeating lines. This story time enforces vocabulary, word recognition, patterns and rhyming, fluency, comprehension, and confidence; and librarians love to pick books for this story time with surprise endings.
Buenas Noches Storytime will be held every Friday night January through April at 7 p.m.
The Orland Park Public Library is located at 14921 Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park, IL 60462. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, go to
Title: Buenas Noches Storytime
Date: Friday, January 6
Time: 7 p.m.