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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Baby Rhyme Storytime 9:30 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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 [...]
Storytime for 3-6 year olds 9:30 am
Storytime for 3-6 year olds @ Lake Forest Library
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
A storytime geared for children ages 3-6 Come once or come every week. You can never hear too many stories, after all!    
Small Serendipity 10:00 am
Small Serendipity @ River Trails Nature Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join River Trail Nature Center for a nature story and craft or other activity. Ages 3-6 w/adult. COST: FREE  
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
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 [...]
Wednesday Storytime 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Deerfield
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for stories and activities for kids ages 4 and up.
Baby Rhyme Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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.
K-3 Story Time @ Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
K-3 Story Time @ Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children\'s Museum
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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 [...]
Preschool Storytime (TR) 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
May 2 @ 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
May 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.  
Stories in the Sand 10:00 am
Stories in the Sand @ Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult/Child, Ages 6 mo-6 yrs Enjoy story time with a naturalist, take a short sensory hike and create a natural craft to take home. Fee is for one adult and one child, $3/additional child. No [...]
Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
May 2 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Description:  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)
Bilingual Family Storytime 10:30 am
Bilingual Family Storytime @ Zion-Benton Public LIbrary
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
-The entire family is welcome to join your preschooler for this Spanish storytime! Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. -Toda la familia están bienvenidos a venir con su niño/a [...]
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
May 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.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
May 2 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Description:  Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! 1:00 pm
Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! @ Ela Area Public Library
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mama! Papa! te gustaría que tus hijos se diviertan y al mismo tiempo desarrollen su imaginación? Ven e introducelos al maravilloso mundo de las fábulas, narraciones y lecturas de cuentos infantiles, acompáñanos a vivir esta [...]
Preschool Storytime (TR) 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
May 2 @ 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 [...]
Spring Storytime Live! 1:30 pm
Spring Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
May 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. 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 foster pre-reading skills, [...]
Family Drop-in Storytime 4:00 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Lake Forest Library
May 2 @ 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 [...]
Family Story Times at Cook Park 6:30 pm
Family Story Times at Cook Park @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
May 2 @ 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 [...]
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Inchworms 11:00 am
Inchworms @ Glencoe Public Library
May 3 @ 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 Time 10:00 am
Family Time @ Deerfield Public Library
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 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 [...]
Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
May 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 [...]
Saturday Storytime 11:00 am
Saturday Storytime @ Ela Area Publc Library
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Enjoy stories, songs & crafts every Saturday morning. This program is for accompanied children of all ages.