We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event.

Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases, and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!!  Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please click the green +Post Your Event button on the calendar below.

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

{TR} = Ticket Required – this are free events that require a ticket, generally they are handed out just prior to the event.

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Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Stories and More 10:00 am
Stories and More @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Stories and more for 3-5 year old’s with their caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center at 10.  
Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 2 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 2 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Children Weeknight Storytime 6:00 pm
Children Weeknight Storytime @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 pm Ages 3 to 10.
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Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All Ages) A series of stories and songs for children December: New Years Celebrations around the world. January 3: Snow and winter fun January 24: Penguins February 7: Black History Month February 21: Food
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Family Drop-In Storytime 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Family Time 10:00 am
Family Time @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Come to the Youth Program Room for a drop-in storytime the whole family will enjoy!
Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
Jan 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
The Book Stall hosts a free storytime every Saturday at 10:30 AM. 6/23 – Our free Saturday Storytime features special guest star Jacob Grant, author/illustrator of the new picture book, Bear’s Scare! 6/30-Author Ruth Spiro will [...]
Storytime and Activities at Deer Park Town Center 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities at Deer Park Town Center @ Barnes & Noble Deer Park
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Storytime and Activities at Deerfield Square 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities at Deerfield Square @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms @ Barnes & Noble Mellody Farms
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Saturday Afternoon Story Time 2:30 pm
Saturday Afternoon Story Time @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for “Saturday Afternoon Story Time” in our children’s book section. In addition to “Story Time Tuesdays with Sharon” at 10:30 AM, we are adding “Saturday Afternoon StoryTime” during the hours of 2:30-3:30PM! Experts [...]
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Los Bilingüitos Storytime 3:30 pm
Los Bilingüitos Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids ages 4 to 7 will give their imaginations a workout, listening to stories, singing songs and creating craft projects in the art center. Niños de 4 a 7 años trabajarán con sus imaginaciones, escuchando [...]
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Baby Bounce 9:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders.  
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required!
Panera Storytime 9:30 am
Panera Storytime @ Panera Bread
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join us for stories, milk and cookies at Panera Bread in Round Lake Beach on Rollins Road Ages 0-6
Terrific Twos Storytime 9:30 am
Terrific Twos Storytime @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Just for 2 year olds with a caregiver At the age of two years, children start to expand their vocabulary. Enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement that provide lots of opportunities for learning new words!
Together 2s & 3s (TR) 9:30 am
Together 2s & 3s (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities and books centered around a letter of the day help your child develop letter recognition. [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Indian Trails Library District - Temporary Location
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and sign language followed by 15-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Family story time at Aspen Drive 10:00 am
Family story time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child-shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, talk, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN Stories, songs, crafts, and fun! All ages will enjoy this special time reading about something new each week.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Wake up, it’s morning! Start the week off right with rhymes, silly songs, and stories at Monday Morning Stories! The first and third program of each month will include a craft, while the second and [...]
Rock and Read 10:00 am
Rock and Read @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 18 months-3 years with parent or caregiver Join Ms. Susan for Monday stories! Listen to books, move to the beat, and more at this active storytime. Older siblings are welcome.
Baby Bounce 10:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders.  
Together 2s & 3s (TR) 10:30 am
Together 2s & 3s (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities and books centered around a letter of the day help your child develop letter recognition. [...]
Winter Storytime Live! 10:45 am
Winter Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 6 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that [...]
Wonderful Walkers {TR} 10:45 am
Wonderful Walkers {TR} @ Indian Trails Public Library District
Jan 6 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages walkers – 24 months with a caregiver. Stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 10-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Book Babies 11:00 am
Book Babies @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 0-18 months with parent or caregiver Introduce your baby to the library with stories, songs, and active play designed to teach infants and toddlers their first literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome.
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time takes place every Monday at 11 a.m. Walk into the pages of a different book every two weeks with our interactive storytelling led by Museum professionals. Pre-school age stories on Mondays at 11 a.m. are chosen [...]
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Customers from other library districts [...]
Children Weeknight Storytime 6:00 pm
Children Weeknight Storytime @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 pm Ages 3 to 10.
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Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required!
Wiggling Ones 9:30 am
Wiggling Ones @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 12-24 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Giggle, sing, and jam along with your toddler in this music- and movement-centered program. This is an active program; be prepared to move! Tickets are available [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Up to 24 months w/ caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and play time.   Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Two-Year-Old Storytime 10:15 am
Two-Year-Old Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 7 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Toddlers love to move, so we’ve designed a lively storytime just for them! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhythm activities.   For children ages 2 to 2 1/2 years-old. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower [...]
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” 10:30 am
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected [...]
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages with parent or caregiver Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
Wiggling Ones 10:30 am
Wiggling Ones @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 12-24 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Giggle, sing, and jam along with your toddler in this music- and movement-centered program. This is an active program; be prepared to move! Tickets are available [...]
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 7 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Baby Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
0-18 MONTHS | DROP IN Get out of the house with baby! Bring your newborn to 18-month-old to the library for a fun storytime including songs, parachute play, bubbles, and more!
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
Baby and Me 12:00 pm
Baby and Me @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Parent baby storytime
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Family Drop-in Storytime 6:30 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Come be part of the fun at storytime! It’s a half hour of books, songs, fingerplays and storytelling activities. All ages welcome, no registration required!
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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 6-24 months – This is a special library time to share stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. There will also be time after storytime for play and to talk to each other.
Baby Rhyme Storytime 9:30 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Reading starts at birth! Miss Kelsey guides you and your baby through research-based activities and books that promote reading readiness. Best for infants, crawlers, and beginning [...]
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
1-2 years with an adult. Drop in. Get ready to jump, dance, wiggle, and stomp as we share stories, music and movement for toddlers on the go! Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/ caregiver (siblings welcome) Location: Story Room Other Information: Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Patrons from other library districts are admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story [...]
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 10:30 am
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 0–2 with caregiver From birth to 2 years old, babies learn through their senses. Books that promote interaction between you and your little one are the best! Bring your babies and young toddlers for [...]
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
1-2 years with an adult. Drop in. Get ready to jump, dance, wiggle, and stomp as we share stories, music and movement for toddlers on the go! Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for [...]
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join Barnes & Noble Deerfield Square every Wednesday at 10:30am in the Kids’ Department on the Hundred Acre Wood stage for Storytime. Fun for ages 2 through 8.
Baby Rhyme Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
:  Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Reading starts at birth! Miss Kelsey guides you and your baby through research-based activities and books that promote reading readiness. Best for infants, crawlers, and [...]
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime 11:00 am
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Singing, dancing, bubbles, and crafts are all part of this active storytime, designed for walking one and two-year-old children and their caregivers.
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Jan 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend.
Family Storytme Drop-in 6:00 pm
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ALL AGES | DROP IN Stories, singing, crafts and more! The entire family is invited to enjoy these special storytimes. Children younger than age 3 must be accompanied by an adult.  
Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Family Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
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Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN Stories, songs, crafts, and fun! All ages will enjoy this special time reading about something new each week.
Preschool Storytime (TR) 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Children attend this storytime independently to help them get ready for school while the accompanying adult remains in the library. Adults join at 10:30 AM to sing [...]
Stories and More 10:00 am
Stories and More @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Stories and more for 3-5 year old’s with their caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center at 10.  
Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 9 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages with parent or caregiver Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 9 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Singing, dancing, bubbles, and crafts are all part of this active storytime, designed for walking one and two-year-old children and their caregivers.
Preschool Storytime (TR) 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Children ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Promotes pre-reading and listening skills, builds literacy, and nurtures a love of reading in preparation for school success. Children will also gain confidence by attending classes [...]
Winter Storytime Live! 1:30 pm
Winter Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that [...]
Family Drop-in Storytime 4:00 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
We agree with Napoleon Bonaparte when he said, “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” Join us Thursdays and make reading a family affair! All [...]
Children Weeknight Storytime 6:00 pm
Children Weeknight Storytime @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 pm Ages 3 to 10.
Family Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All ages with an adult. Drop in. Dance, sing, play, and read together at this storytime for the whole family! Miss Rachael guides you through bounces for babies, silly songs for big kids, and everything in [...]
Family Story Times at Cook Park 6:30 pm
Family Story Times at Cook Park @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
 Listen to stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes during this story time for families. Children can wear their pajamas so they are ready to be tucked into bed when they get home. For children ages [...]
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Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 9:30 am
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 0–2 with caregiver From birth to 2 years old, babies learn through their senses. Books that promote interaction between you and your little one are the best! Bring your babies and young toddlers for [...]
Bookflix Storytime 10:00 am
Bookflix Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-5 with an adult. Drop in. Enjoy entertaining and educational rhymes, songs, and books animated on-screen using the Bookflix app. Bookflix transforms picture books and non-fiction books into miniature movies on screen!
Friday Fun Times 10:30 am
Friday Fun Times @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for an education and entertaining time at the Library, There’ll be stories, music, and fun!
Storytime Dance Party 10:30 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-6 w/caregiver Dance, wiggle, and shake at this groovin’ storytime. Be ready to rock and don’t forget your dancing shoes! Meeting Room. Drop in
Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 10 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Inchworms 11:00 am
Inchworms @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages Birth – Crawlers with adult Get on the floor for stories, rhymes, songs, and bounces that build early literacy skills in our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome to attend. Little one already walking? [...]
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Family Drop-In Storytime 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Family Time 10:00 am
Family Time @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Come to the Youth Program Room for a drop-in storytime the whole family will enjoy!
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All Ages with Adult  Celebrate the weekend with family stories! Join Glencoe librarians for books, songs, and activities featuring a different seasonal theme each month. All ages are welcome to attend; however, stories and songs [...]
Illustrator Jacqueline Alcántara Shares Culture at The Book Stall Storytime 10:30 am
Illustrator Jacqueline Alcántara Shares Culture at The Book Stall Storytime @ The Book Stall
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come celebrate cultural traditions passed through the generations with a Special Storytime at The Book Stall. Chicago-based illustrator Jacqueline Alcántara joins us on Saturday, January 11th at 10:30 AM for a Storytime and drawing demonstration. [...]
Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
The Book Stall hosts a free storytime every Saturday at 10:30 AM. 6/23 – Our free Saturday Storytime features special guest star Jacob Grant, author/illustrator of the new picture book, Bear’s Scare! 6/30-Author Ruth Spiro will [...]
Cozy Corner Storytime 11:00 am
Cozy Corner Storytime @ Antioch Public Library District
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come get cozy during a storytime followed by a time to choose books to read to your child. Wear your pajamas and bring a snuggly blanket!
Storytime and Activities at Deer Park Town Center 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities at Deer Park Town Center @ Barnes & Noble Deer Park
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Storytime and Activities at Deerfield Square 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities at Deerfield Square @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms @ Barnes & Noble Mellody Farms
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Children’s Storytime 1:30 pm
Children’s Storytime @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
All ages children’s story time.
Escape This Bookstore! Event 2:00 pm
Escape This Bookstore! Event @ Barnes & Noble Mellody Farms
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us as we explore the exciting new Escape This Book! Series. Decide your destiny by solving puzzles and riddles to pass each challenge and get to the next adventure!
Pop-up Book Storytime 2:00 pm
Pop-up Book Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ages 3-6 – Pop in for a pop-up book storytime! We’ll read pop-up and lift-the-flap books together and make a pop-up craft. Space is limited.  First come, first served.
Saturday Afternoon Story Time 2:30 pm
Saturday Afternoon Story Time @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for “Saturday Afternoon Story Time” in our children’s book section. In addition to “Story Time Tuesdays with Sharon” at 10:30 AM, we are adding “Saturday Afternoon StoryTime” during the hours of 2:30-3:30PM! Experts [...]
Train Storytime! 3:00 pm
Train Storytime! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We’ll read train books and then play with wooden toy train sets. Kids (Ages 0-6)
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Los Bilingüitos Storytime 3:30 pm
Los Bilingüitos Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids ages 4 to 7 will give their imaginations a workout, listening to stories, singing songs and creating craft projects in the art center. Niños de 4 a 7 años trabajarán con sus imaginaciones, escuchando [...]
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Baby Bounce 9:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders.  
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required!
Terrific Twos Storytime 9:30 am
Terrific Twos Storytime @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Just for 2 year olds with a caregiver At the age of two years, children start to expand their vocabulary. Enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement that provide lots of opportunities for learning new words!
Together 2s & 3s (TR) 9:30 am
Together 2s & 3s (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities and books centered around a letter of the day help your child develop letter recognition. [...]
Family story time at Aspen Drive 10:00 am
Family story time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child-shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, talk, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN Stories, songs, crafts, and fun! All ages will enjoy this special time reading about something new each week.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Wake up, it’s morning! Start the week off right with rhymes, silly songs, and stories at Monday Morning Stories! The first and third program of each month will include a craft, while the second and [...]
Rock and Read 10:00 am
Rock and Read @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 18 months-3 years with parent or caregiver Join Ms. Susan for Monday stories! Listen to books, move to the beat, and more at this active storytime. Older siblings are welcome.
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Baby Bounce 10:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders.  
Together 2s & 3s (TR) 10:30 am
Together 2s & 3s (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities and books centered around a letter of the day help your child develop letter recognition. [...]
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:45 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 13 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Winter Storytime Live! 10:45 am
Winter Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 13 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that [...]
Book Babies 11:00 am
Book Babies @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 0-18 months with parent or caregiver Introduce your baby to the library with stories, songs, and active play designed to teach infants and toddlers their first literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome.
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time takes place every Monday at 11 a.m. Walk into the pages of a different book every two weeks with our interactive storytelling led by Museum professionals. Pre-school age stories on Mondays at 11 a.m. are chosen [...]
Preschool Storytime {TR} 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-5 attending on own. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Customers from other library districts [...]
Children Weeknight Storytime 6:00 pm
Children Weeknight Storytime @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 pm Ages 3 to 10.
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Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required!
Little Learners *TR* 9:30 am
Little Learners *TR*
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Stories, songs, and playtime for accompanied children 24-35 months. This is a ticketed event* *Tickets required. Free tickets are available to Ela cardholders beginning at 9am the day of the program and are first-come, first-served. [...]
Wiggling Ones 9:30 am
Wiggling Ones @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 12-24 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Giggle, sing, and jam along with your toddler in this music- and movement-centered program. This is an active program; be prepared to move! Tickets are available [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Up to 24 months w/ caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and play time.   Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Two-Year-Old Storytime 10:15 am
Two-Year-Old Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 14 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Toddlers love to move, so we’ve designed a lively storytime just for them! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhythm activities.   For children ages 2 to 2 1/2 years-old. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower [...]
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” 10:30 am
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected [...]
Storytime! at ZB Library 10:30 am
Storytime! at ZB Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Attend weekly storytimes to boost your child’s development! Each storytime will include early literacy skills geared at the birth through six age group. Siblings welcome!
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages with parent or caregiver Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
Wiggling Ones 10:30 am
Wiggling Ones @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 12-24 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Giggle, sing, and jam along with your toddler in this music- and movement-centered program. This is an active program; be prepared to move! Tickets are available [...]
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 14 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Baby Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
0-18 MONTHS | DROP IN Get out of the house with baby! Bring your newborn to 18-month-old to the library for a fun storytime including songs, parachute play, bubbles, and more!
Preschool Storytime {TR} 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-5 attending on own. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
Baby and Me 12:00 pm
Baby and Me @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Parent baby storytime
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Polish Storytime 5:00 pm
Polish Storytime @ Ela Area Public Library
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Listen to stories, sing and dance and make a craft while having a good time! This storytime will be primarily in Polish and best for ages 4 and up. Sluchaj bajek spiewaj, tancz, pomaluj, pokoloruj i baw sie dobrze. Program prezentowany w jezyku polskim. Zapraszamy serdecznie dzieci w wieku od 4 lat wzwyz. Wstep wolny (NR)
Family Drop-in Storytime 6:30 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Come be part of the fun at storytime! It’s a half hour of books, songs, fingerplays and storytelling activities. All ages welcome, no registration required!
Tuck-me-in Tales 6:30 pm
Tuck-me-in Tales @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 0-6 with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Dress in pajamas, snuggle with your stuffed animal, and wind down from the day with books, songs, and rhymes. This program is free and open to ages 0-6 years with an [...]
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Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Preschool Storytime 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Ela Area Public Library
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Stories, songs and fun for accompanied children ages 3-5. This is a ticketed program* *Free tickets are available to Ela cardholders beginning 30 minutes before the start of the program and are first-come, first-served. All others will be given tickets beginning [...]
Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
1-2 years with an adult. Drop in. Get ready to jump, dance, wiggle, and stomp as we share stories, music and movement for toddlers on the go! Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/ caregiver (siblings welcome) Location: Story Room Other Information: Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Patrons from other library districts are admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story [...]
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 10:30 am
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 0–2 with caregiver From birth to 2 years old, babies learn through their senses. Books that promote interaction between you and your little one are the best! Bring your babies and young toddlers for [...]
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
1-2 years with an adult. Drop in. Get ready to jump, dance, wiggle, and stomp as we share stories, music and movement for toddlers on the go! Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for [...]
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join Barnes & Noble Deerfield Square every Wednesday at 10:30am in the Kids’ Department on the Hundred Acre Wood stage for Storytime. Fun for ages 2 through 8.
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime 11:00 am
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Singing, dancing, bubbles, and crafts are all part of this active storytime, designed for walking one and two-year-old children and their caregivers.
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Jan 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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