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Nature Storytimes with The Morton Arboretum

Arboretum educators present nature storytimes at area libraries.

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Do you work at a public library or other institution that serves families with young children? Our early childhood educators are glad to bring a nature storytime program to your audience! 

The program is provided at no cost to communities in Bolingbrook, Darien, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Lombard, Villa Park, Warrenville, Westmont, Wheaton, and Woodridge. 

Help support the development of young children’s reading, listening, and speaking skills while nurturing their connection to nature! Picture book selections highlight seasonal changes in nature and feature a range of family lifestyles and cultures. The storytimes are 30-minutes long and conclude with a process art activity that extends the ideas in the books. Program participants also receive priority registration for early childhood programs at the Arboretum.

While the program is free, availability is dependent on Arboretum staffing. Contact us well ahead of your desired program time for the best availability. Email childrensgarden@mortonarb.org for more information.

2023 Nature Storytime Dates and Locations

  • January 5, Thomas Ford Memorial Library, Western Springs, IL
  • January 10, Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien, IL
  • January 11, Villa Park Public Library
  • January 17, Fountaindale Public Library, Bolingbrook, IL
  • January 25,  Addison Public Library
  • January 27, Glen Ellyn Public Library
  • February 16, Indian Prairie Library, Darien, IL
  • February 21, White Oak Library, Romeoville, IL
  • February 22, Villa Park Public Library
  • February 24, Glen Ellyn Public Library
  • March 8, Addison Public Library
  • March 14, Fountaindale Public Library, Bolingbrook, IL
  • March 18, Warrenville Public Library
  • April 15, Warrenville Public Library
  • May 20, Warrenville Public Library