Get ready, get set, go to the library! Saturday, February 6th is the 5th annual Take Your Child To The Library Day! This international initiative, brought to you by the Connecticut Library Consortium, invites families to visit their local library and emphasizes the importance of the library in the life of a child. It also helps advocate for library services and programs for children and their families. When the weather is especially wintry, head to the library for some indoor, family fun!
Some libraries have amazing children’s departments with lots for kids to do even when there isn’t a program or even scheduled. We love Barrington, Wauconda, Vernon Area and Waukegan Libraries for their interactive children’s areas. Here you’ll find a list of the many library events taking place on Take Your Child To The Library Saturday, February 6th!
All events are Saturday February 6 – click the links for addresses and more details:
- Deerfield Public Library – Family Time 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Come to the Youth Program Room for a drop-in storytime the whole family will enjoy! Children and their parent or caregiver are welcome.
- Cook Memorial Public Library District – Aspen Drive Library –Family Play and Learn Center, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (repeats every Saturday) Drop-in fun for the entire family. The Family Play and Learn Center features a rotating selection of engaging toys, activities and games for children of all ages, with a special focus on developing early literacy skills. Stop by for an hour, or stay for the whole morning! Aspen Drive Library; Meeting Room A and B.
- Warren Newport Public Library –Family Drop-In Storytime, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Promote a lifelong love of books with this interactive storytime for ages two to pre-kindergarten accompanied by an adult. Registration not required.
- Fremont Public Library – Family Drop-In Craft, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For all ages: Let your inner artist out to play at our craft tables! No registration required. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver 13 or older.
- Lake Villa District Library – Family Drop-In Storytime, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. A half hour of books, songs, and story activities for children between the ages of two and kindergarten. Registration is not required.
- Ela Public Library – Saturday Storytime with Carol, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs & crafts with Carol every Saturday morning. For all ages with an adult. No registration required.
- Highwood Public Library – Story/Craft Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Hear a story and make a craft!
- Wauconda Area Library – Celebrating the Bard All Day! It’s all about Shakespeare on this festive day of celebration – fun for all ages!
- Glencoe Public Library – Nursery Rhyme Olympics, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Can you jump over a candlestick or knock Humpty Dumpty off his wall? Test your nursery rhyme knowledge and skills at this fun carnival-style program that will be fun for all ages. All ages with parent or caregiver.
Remember, be sure to visit the library year-round! Take Your Child To The Library Day can be any day! Want to share your favorite library? Tell us in the comments!
Please remember to click the links for full details and call ahead to confirm each event. Little Lake County is not responsible for change or sold out events.