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/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required!
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 [...]
Stay and Play 10:30 am
Stay and Play @ Glencoe Public Library
Apr 1 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
Make It Monday 4:00 pm
Make It Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This program is geared toward kids in grades 3-6.  Split into hour sessions at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Every week has different themed craft. Call library for more information   1/7: Winter can be [...]
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Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required!
Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Youth Program Room 3-5 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in; registration recommended for email reminders. Stories, rhymes and songs for preschoolers with a quick hands-on activity!
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 2 @ 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 [...]
STEAM Stations 5:30 pm
STEAM Stations @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Grade K and up. Drop-in program incorporating STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Limited supply, items are available on a first come first serve basis.
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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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 3 @ 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, [...]
Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Youth Program Room 1-2 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in; registration recommended for email reminders. Get ready to jump, dance, wiggle and stomp as we share stories, music and movement for toddlers on the go!
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 3 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
After School Program 2:30 pm
After School Program @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 3 @ 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 [...]
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Barrington Area Library,
Apr 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
Tween Gaming 3:30 pm
Tween Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Apr 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Tweens (in grades 3-5) are invited to have fun with video and board games during this weekly drop-in program.
Money Smart: ICash 4:30 pm
Money Smart: ICash @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 3 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In view of Money Smart Week March 30 through April 6, 2019, this evening is designed for ages Pre-K-3rd graders and their caregivers to learn basic financial concepts of earning, saving, and using money in interactive [...]
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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
Apr 4 @ 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 [...]
YS Throwback Thursday 3:30 pm
YS Throwback Thursday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
April 4 – The 90’s Grab your scrunchy and stirrup leggings and come to Youth Services for a day of 90s throwbacks.  Peep what it was like to be a child of the 90s. April [...]
Teen Crafts 4:30 pm
Teen Crafts @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 4 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
April: Make your own squishy creation using foam and puffy paint. All materials will be supplied. May 2&16: 3d Printing Zodiac Signs May 23&30: Stress Pets Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens (Grades 9-12), [...]
prideSOCIAL 5:30 pm
prideSOCIAL @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Apr 4 @ 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 [...]
Family Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 4 @ 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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Family Dance Party 10:00 am
Family Dance Party @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get ready to dance, shake, shimmy, groove! Make sure you’re ready to move-it, move-it for this music-filled party for you and your little ones. No registration required!
Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Apr 5 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Apr 6 @ 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.
Under Five Family Time 10:30 am
Under Five Family Time @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Apr 6 @ 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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Waukegan Public Library’s Movie Series 1:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library’s Movie Series @ Waukegan Public Library
Apr 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Come join the Waukegan Public Library for a family movie! March 24: Up March 31: Shrek April 7: Peter Rabbit April 14: Zootopia  
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Baby Bounce 9:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Birth-11 month-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in; registration recommended for email reminders
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required!
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Apr 8 @ 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 [...]
Toddler Storytime 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime @ Indian Trails Library District
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.