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 fill out this form:

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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Open Swim 5:00 am
Open Swim @ Fitnation Gurnee
Apr 1 @ 5:00 am – 7:30 am
Looking for an indoor pool? Bring your family to FitNation (1655 Nations Drive, Gurnee). The daily drop in fee is $6.00 per person. Fitness members and children under 3 are free. Times are subject to [...]
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
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 [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 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.  
Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy: Dog Safety Program 10:00 am
Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy: Dog Safety Program @ Kohl Children's Museum
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Dog Safety Program Join Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy to learn safety tips for young children aimed at prevention of dog bites. Thousands of children are bitten each year by dogs, and most of these bites [...]
BIG THINKERS! 10:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
Apr 1 @ 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 Story Time @ Kohl Children’s Museum 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time @ Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children\'s Museum
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time – Preschool 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 [...]
Poetry Picnic Drop in 12:00 pm
Poetry Picnic Drop in @ Cook Memorial Public Library District- Cook Park Location
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a feast of words! There will be delicious nibbles of poetry to taste and try at this delectable event. DROP IN the Children’s Department anytime during hours. Please note: this is a picnic of words, not food.
Raising Readers 2:00 pm
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
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Lights, Action, CRAFT 10:00 am
Lights, Action, CRAFT @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
Apr 2 @ 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.
Storytime 11:00 am
Storytime @ Pottery Barn Kids
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join Pottery Barn Each Week for a story time as we read aloud some of your favorite books.  Become a book club member and receive a special gift after attending five story times.
Sensory Playtime 4:30 pm
Sensory Playtime @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us for a hands-on STEM-filled sensory playtime! Sensory programs are designed for children with special needs. Children of all abilities with their siblings and caregivers are welcome. Please let us know if any accommodations [...]
Family Drop-in Storytime 6:30 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 2 @ 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!
Principals Read at Cook Park Library – Dr. Bongle, Adler Park School 6:45 pm
Principals Read at Cook Park Library – Dr. Bongle, Adler Park School @ Cook Memorial Public Library Distritct - Cook Park Library
Apr 2 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Dr. Bongle, Principal, Adler Park School, will share some of her favorite stories. Refreshments will be served after the reading. Everyone is invited!
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Open Swim 5:00 am
Open Swim @ Fitnation Gurnee
Apr 3 @ 5:00 am – 7:30 am
Looking for an indoor pool? Bring your family to FitNation (1655 Nations Drive, Gurnee). The daily drop in fee is $6.00 per person. Fitness members and children under 3 are free. Times are subject to [...]
Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 3 @ 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!
Drop-in Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in this drop-in storytime for all ages.
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Apr 3 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
BIG THINKERS! 11:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
Apr 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Drop-in Storytime 1:00 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in this drop-in storytime for all ages.
K-3 Story Time @ Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
K-3 Story Time @ Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children\'s Museum
Apr 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Story Time – K-3 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. October 17, October 24, October 31: Froggy Plays Soccer by Jonathan London [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 6:00 pm
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Apr 3 @ 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.  
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Family Open Swim 12:00 pm
Family Open Swim @ FitNation
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Looking for an indoor pool? Bring your family to FitNation (1655 Nations Drive, Gurnee). The daily drop in fee is $6.00 per person. Fitness members and children under 3 are free. Times are subject to [...]
Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 4 @ 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 Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 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 Time at Aspen Drive 10:00 am
Family Time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Family Story Times are designed for fun caregiver-child interaction. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, and talk to [...]
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
Apr 4 @ 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.
Theatre Games 1:30 pm
Theatre Games @ Kohl Children's Museum
Apr 4 @ 1:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Theatre Games It’s time to let your inner actor out with Theatre Games. Through a variety of creative dramatic exercises, we will explore gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, listening and speaking skills, following directions, and [...]
LEGO Mindstorms 3:00 pm
LEGO Mindstorms @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What’s cooler than programming your own robot? Programming your own robot made of Legos! For grades 4-8.
Family Story Times at Cook Park 6:30 pm
Family Story Times at Cook Park @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
 Family Story Times are designed for fun caregiver-child interaction. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, and talk to [...]
Drop-in Storytime 7:00 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in this drop-in storytime for all ages.
Family Drop-in Storytime 7:00 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Warren Newport Public Library
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Storytime for children and their caregivers. This interactive storytime has the same theme as registered storytimes. Please