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.

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Storytime: High Five 10:00 am
Storytime: High Five @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Limber up those hands and learn how to high five with finesse. Join us for Storytime and activities, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for [...]
Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Storytime for 3-5 years old with a caregiver at 10am Enjoy stories, rhymes, a craft and more at this morning story time! For children with a caregiver.
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Toddler Time 3:30 pm
Toddler Time @ River East Public Library Lily Lake
May 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Toddler Time is for ages 2 to 4. Each week features a different theme. Games, songs, art, messy art and lots more!
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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
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Milk & Cookies Storytime 10:00 am
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregiver.
Storytime: High Five 11:00 am
Storytime: High Five @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Limber up those hands and learn how to high five with finesse. Join us for Storytime and activities, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for [...]
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Storytime at Panera 10:00 am
Storytime at Panera @ Panera Bread FRG
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
We will read stories, sing and dance. Milk and cookies will follow. Thanks, Panera Bread! All ages welcome.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
For ages 31/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the info center.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wear your pajamas to the Library for our Pajama Jam. We will dance to songs, use scarves, bells and shakers and conclude with a story. No registration required.
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Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Fun For All 10:00 am
Fun For All @ McHenry Public Library District
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Drop in for a half-hour of stories, songs, and movement. This storytime will promote the early stages of reading… and it’s FUN FOR ALL! ALL AGES.
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Storytime for 3-5 years old with a caregiver at 10am Enjoy stories, rhymes, a craft and more at this morning story time! For children with a caregiver.
Storytime at the Pantry Garden 10:30 am
Storytime at the Pantry Garden @ Algonquin - Lake in the Hills Food Pantry
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
This fun outdoor storytime is filled with songs, books, dancing, crafts and other activities. Program is cancelled in case of inclement weather. Call the Youth Desk at 847-458-6060 ext, 135 with any questions about cancellations.
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Toddler Time 3:30 pm
Toddler Time @ River East Public Library Lily Lake
May 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Toddler Time is for ages 2 to 4. Each week features a different theme. Games, songs, art, messy art and lots more!
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
Storytime at Smart Wash 3:00 pm
Storytime at Smart Wash @ Smart Wash
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Listen to stories while you do your laundry! 10% off during storytime. Location: 331 Irving Ave, Woodstock, IL
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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM January 19 through May 18 25-30 minutes in length
Storytime and Activities Featuring In a Minute, Mama Bear 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring In a Minute, Mama Bear @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
When Mama Bear decides to throw the to-do list out the window and spend the day playing and relaxing in the park with baby Bella Bear, they find that sometimes, when things don’t go as [...]
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
For ages 31/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the info center.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Storytime for 3-5 years old with a caregiver at 10am Enjoy stories, rhymes, a craft and more at this morning story time! For children with a caregiver.
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
Storytime Dance Party 10:00 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library,
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Dance, wiggle, and shake at this groovin’ storytime. Be ready to rock and don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! Meeting Room.    
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Storytime and Activities Featuring Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring Oh, the Places You’ll Go! @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
With his trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, Dr. Seuss addresses the ups and downs life presents while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within them all. Join us, and get a [...]
Storytime 1:00 pm
Storytime @ The Green Read
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Enjoy story time with your little ones!  The Selfish Crocodile will be one of the featured books this month, with a coloring page to go along with it!
Kids’ Book Hangout 2:00 pm
Kids’ Book Hangout @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for our Kids’ Book Hangout and discover your next favorite book. Enjoy games, activities, and giveaways, and save 20% on featured books from 2PM-5PM. Plus, receive a coupon for a $1 Blondie Bar. [...]
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
For ages 31/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the info center.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
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Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
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Potty Power 10:00 am
Potty Power @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Are you potty training, thinking or potty training, or has your child just learned? Join us for fun games and stories to reinforce your teaching. Ages 1-4 with a parent or guardian
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Storytime and Activities featuring Aladdin 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities featuring Aladdin @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the release of the live-action movie with this Storytime. Activites to follow. Plus get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4! (Café stores only)
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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
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Spring Cookie Decorating 10:00 am
Spring Cookie Decorating @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
 Enjoy a couple of spring stories and then decorate your own cookie! For ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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