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 [...]
Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
New Parents & Babies Playgroup 10:00 am
New Parents & Babies Playgroup @ Vernon Area Public Library District,
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Meet other caregivers in this casual playdate that takes place between our Rhythm & Rhyme storytimes for babies. Swap stories and find support while tots play and [...]
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 [...]
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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)
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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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Star Wars Day Storytime 10:30 am
Star Wars Day Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 0-5 with an adult. Free. Ticket required A long time ago, in a library not so far away…. Celebrate Star Wars Day at an out-of-this-world storytime. Come dressed as your favorite Jedi or Sith [...]
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Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby & Me Baby & Me is a networking group for parents and their children up to 12 months, to come and meet others in your position – not just first time parents, but all [...]
Baby Bounce 9:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Birth-11 month-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in; registration recommended for email reminders
Baby Playtime 9:30 am
Baby Playtime @ Ela Area Public Library
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Meet new friends and enjoy some unstructured playtime. Professional doulas Kirsten and Michelle will bring coffee and the answers to your questions about labor and delivery, the postpartum period and the changing needs of your [...]
Panera Storytime 9:30 am
Panera Storytime @ Panera Bread
May 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
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Indian Trails Library District - Temporary Location
May 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.
Baby Bounce 10:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Birth-11 month-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in; registration recommended for email reminders
Stay and Play 10:30 am
Stay and Play @ Glencoe Public Library
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Whether you come for Book Babies or Rock and Read, you’re welcome to socialize, play, and have fun between classes. We’ll have puppets, toys, music, and more for you to explore. Children must be accompanied [...]
Book Babies 11:00 am
Book Babies @ Glencoe Public Library
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.
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Baby Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
May 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!
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Baby Rhyme Storytime 9:30 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
May 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 [...]
Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
New Parents & Babies Playgroup 10:00 am
New Parents & Babies Playgroup @ Vernon Area Public Library District,
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Meet other caregivers in this casual playdate that takes place between our Rhythm & Rhyme storytimes for babies. Swap stories and find support while tots play and [...]
Early Learning Club 10:30 am
Early Learning Club @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
The Early Learning Club (ELC) is an early childhood education workshop for parents and their 3-5 year olds to help prepare them to start Kindergarten. The sessions focus on how to teach colors, shapes, counting, [...]
Baby Rhyme Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
May 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 [...]
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Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
May 9 @ 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)
Family Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Birth – 6 years old. Stories, rhymes, and songs for families to enjoy together. Pajamas optional! Drop in; registration recommended for email reminders.
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Inchworms 11:00 am
Inchworms @ Glencoe Public Library
May 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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Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby & Me Baby & Me is a networking group for parents and their children up to 12 months, to come and meet others in your position – not just first time parents, but all [...]
Baby Bounce 9:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Birth-11 month-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in; registration recommended for email reminders
Baby Playtime 9:30 am
Baby Playtime @ Ela Area Public Library
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Meet new friends and enjoy some unstructured playtime. Professional doulas Kirsten and Michelle will bring coffee and the answers to your questions about labor and delivery, the postpartum period and the changing needs of your [...]
Baby Bounce 10:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Birth-11 month-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in; registration recommended for email reminders
Stay and Play 10:30 am