In accordance with recommendations from public health officials to cancel non-essential gatherings, Storytimes have been canceled until further notice.

Find out about virtual Storytimes via Zoom video chats on our Upcoming Events page.

Kids World offers story-based programs for all ages. For age specific storytimes, your child must be in the correct age range to attend. All storytimes are in English unless otherwise noted. All storytimes are Drop-in unless otherwise noted.

While there are multiple options for some age groups, to allow everyone to have a chance to participate, adults are encouraged to bring their children to one same-age storytime per week. However, adults are welcome to bring their child to an age specific storytime and Family Storytime within the same week.

The Spring Storytime schedule will be in effect from March 2nd – April 24th.

10:30 AM: Baby Storytime (6-17 months)

9:30 am: Toddler Storytime (18-35 months)
10:30 am: Junior Storytime (3-5 years)

10:00 am: Toddler Storytime (18-35 months)
11:00 am: Family Storytime (all ages)

6:00 pm: Big Kids Storytime (Grades K-2)

10:00 am: Junior Storytime (3-5 years)

Family Storytimes
Saturdays, March 21 & April 18, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Polish Family Storytime
Tuesdays, March 10 & April 14, 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Stoytime Guidelines

  • Priority is given to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights, however, when there is room we are happy to welcome non-residents.
  • Children ages three and up can participate in storytime by themselves. We require caregivers to be on hand if your child needs assistance.
  • Children attending need to turn the appropriate age during the current storytime session. Siblings in other age groups are welcome in Baby, Toddler, and Junior sessions.
  • If your child grows restless or upset, please give them a break from the storytime room to calm down.
  • Help us keep distractions to a minimum by leaving toys at home and going to the bathroom or having a snack before storytime starts.
  • You are a great example for your child. Participate to the best of your ability to encourage them to do so as well.
  • Listening is a learned skill. We ask adults and children to wait until play time to chat, call, or text with others.
  • If your child is sick, please stay home to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Have fun!

The Tick Tock Song

“The Tick Tock Song” is done in the beginning of every Baby, Toddler, and Junior storytime. During storytime, Mr. Duckie  jumps up from behind our storytime clock on the “Cuckoos.” It remains a favorite among parents and kids.

The song can be easily adapted for home use. Mr. Duckie (or even a clock) is not needed to have fun jumping and calling out “Cuckoo.” However, your child can follow along with the video.

Tick Tock Lyrics

Tick Tock, Tick Tock
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick Tock, Tick Tock
Now I’m chiming one o’clock

During storytime, we repeat song for two and three o’clock. The number of times “Cuckoo” is said relates to what time it is. For example, for two o’clock, “Cuckoo” is said twice.

Tick Tock Directions

For Babies: Adult sits or stands, holding a baby face out. As adult sings the song, rock child back and forth. Adult lifts or bounces the child up on the “Cuckoo.”

For Older Kids: Child stands and rocks back and forth as the song is sung. Child jumps on the “Cuckoo.”