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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Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
STEAM Stations/Summer Library Club Kick-Off 1:00 pm
STEAM Stations/Summer Library Club Kick-Off @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Build a spacecraft, try on astronaut gloves, learn about the constellations and do other out-of-this world activities from Rockford’s outstanding Discovery Center Museum. All ages. Drop in. For more information on the all-ages Summer Library [...]
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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jun 5 @ 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, [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 5 @ 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 [...]
Super Awesome Yo-yo Day with Mark Hayward 1:00 pm
Super Awesome Yo-yo Day with Mark Hayward @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
All ages w/caregiver Yo-yos, tops, juggling equipment, a mousetrap – even a wombat trap!. Mark Hayward entertains with tricks and humor for the whole family! Meeting Room.
After School Program 2:30 pm
After School Program @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jun 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Supervised activities, gaming, snacks and mentoring for kids ages 8-18. Participants are expected to demonstrate the six community character traits. Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility, Safety, Integrity, Kindness   Participants are also expected to follow the library code [...]
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prideSOCIAL 5:30 pm
prideSOCIAL @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Looking for a place to hang out with other LGBTQ+ Teens? Join us on the first Thursday of every month for prideSOCIAL events and drop-in nights! Teens in grades 7-9 are encouraged to come between [...]
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StoryWalk® at the Library 10:30 am
StoryWalk® at the Library @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Celebrate our new StoryWalk®, created from the book Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid, and installed along the Library’s trail to Citizen’s Park. We will lead small groups every 15 minutes. Before [...]
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Under Five Family Time 10:30 am
Under Five Family Time @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Recover from the hustle and bustle of the busy week and join us rhymes, songs, dancing, books as well as a themed craft perfect for the pre-K crowd. Siblings are always welcome. Ages 0–5 with [...]
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Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Invent like Edison, create like Kandinsky, and use your noodle like Newton.  Tinker Tuesday offers fun activities for kids and adults working together in ourmakerspace-The Sandbox.  You will have the chance to explore, experiment and [...]
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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jun 12 @ 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, [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 12 @ 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 [...]
After School Program 2:30 pm
After School Program @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jun 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Supervised activities, gaming, snacks and mentoring for kids ages 8-18. Participants are expected to demonstrate the six community character traits. Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility, Safety, Integrity, Kindness   Participants are also expected to follow the library code [...]
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LEGO CLUB 6:00 pm
LEGO CLUB @ Fox Lake District Library
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to builders of all ages! Enjoy a chance to free build with friends or take on Miss Courtney’s special Master Builder challenges in the Children’s Activity Center! Register for an email reminder so you don’t [...]
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Lil’ Block Party 9:30 am
Lil’ Block Party @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 0-4 years with an adult. Free. Drop in. Soak up the sun near the Library Garden or cool off inside the Library Annex in the company of other tots and caregivers. Activities include sensory [...]
Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Library,
Jun 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 1-8 We have the supplies, you have the ideas – let’s make art! Program Room. Drop in.
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Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Invent like Edison, create like Kandinsky, and use your noodle like Newton.  Tinker Tuesday offers fun activities for kids and adults working together in ourmakerspace-The Sandbox.  You will have the chance to explore, experiment and [...]
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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jun 19 @ 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, [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 19 @ 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 [...]
After School Program 2:30 pm
After School Program @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jun 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Supervised activities, gaming, snacks and mentoring for kids ages 8-18. Participants are expected to demonstrate the six community character traits. Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility, Safety, Integrity, Kindness   Participants are also expected to follow the library code [...]
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Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 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 [...]
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Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Invent like Edison, create like Kandinsky, and use your noodle like Newton.  Tinker Tuesday offers fun activities for kids and adults working together in ourmakerspace-The Sandbox.  You will have the chance to explore, experiment and [...]
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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jun 26 @ 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, [...]
Family Concert: Macaroni Soup! 10:30 am
Family Concert: Macaroni Soup! @ Barrington Area Library,
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole and Clarence is sneakily educational ACTIVE MUSIC that gets brains and bodies firing on all pistons! Fun for the whole family!
After School Program 2:30 pm
After School Program @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jun 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Supervised activities, gaming, snacks and mentoring for kids ages 8-18. Participants are expected to demonstrate the six community character traits. Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility, Safety, Integrity, Kindness   Participants are also expected to follow the library code [...]
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