In addition to our inclusive programs and storytimes, the library offers Sensory Storytime. This storytime, designed for children with sensory processing or special needs, welcomes children of all abilities to participate in a variety of literacy-based activities. We follow a picture schedule, offer fidget toys, adaptive seating, and interactive stories and songs. After a 25-minute storytime, children can participate in sensory play activities, courtesy of an Early Literacy grant from Target. It is best suited for children ages 3–8 with a parent or caregiver.
To prepare for your visit to the library, consider reading our social story, This is My Library. This easy-to-read story highlights features and expectations within the Tinley Park Library. A printable PDF version is available here, and in-house copies are available for use at the Youth Services desk.
The library has 16 patron computers available for use by children on the second level. Our computer policy is available to view online.
The library now offers in-house use of Boardmaker, a picture communication software library to parents and teachers with a valid library card in good standing. Inquire at the Youth Services Desk on how to use this resource or call 708.532.0160 x 2.
Books & Resources
Tumblebooks is an online collection of stories that can be customized to specific reading preferences.
The library has added a collection of adapted picture books to its collection (as demonstrated below). These books, donated by Gannett Healthcare Group in partnership with The Friends of Nathan Foundation and Leap into Literacy, have been placed on the second floor for circulation in our parenting collection.
Available Adapted Books in Our Collection