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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Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 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 [...]
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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
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Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 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 [...]
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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
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Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 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 [...]
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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
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Little Tots Storytimes 10:00 am
Little Tots Storytimes @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
A short storytime program where babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements followed by playtime. Parent/caregiver must accompany child. Ages 6-19 months.  No older siblings please.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
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Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 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.
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/ caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Preschoolers who learn to love books and stories will enjoy Preschool Storytime! We will share new and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays to support early literacy and experiences with a variety [...]
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 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 [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
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.  
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Family Story and Playtime 1:00 pm
Family Story and Playtime @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
 Join us for a new flexible program that includes an informal playgroup and concurrent storytimes. Children will have the choice to either play with the library’s collection of toys and manipulatives, or take part in [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Cuentos Storytime 6:45 pm
Cuentos Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 22 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Developed for children aged 2-6. Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. No registration required.
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 23 @ 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.
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 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
Jan 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.
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]
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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 24 @ 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 The Green Read 11:00 am
Storytime at The Green Read @ The Green Read
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time at The Green Read book store Come to The Green Read with your little ones to listen to a story and participate in a craft or activity related to the story.  A different [...]
Drop-in Storytime 1:30 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime
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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM 25-30 minutes in length
Saturday Story Time 10:00 am
Saturday Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Play and explore stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time. Dress for a mess! Drop in. Program Room.
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
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Little Tots Storytimes 10:00 am
Little Tots Storytimes @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
A short storytime program where babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements followed by playtime. Parent/caregiver must accompany child. Ages 6-19 months.  No older siblings please.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 27 @ 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
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Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 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.
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Wee Ones Storytime 10:00 am
Wee Ones Storytime @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
8 weeks – 23 months old, with a caregiver Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. January 28 – April 7 Class Limit: 20
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/ caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Preschoolers who learn to love books and stories will enjoy Preschool Storytime! We will share new and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays to support early literacy and experiences with a variety [...]
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 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 [...]
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 28 @ 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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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Tiny Tots 10:00 am
Tiny Tots @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
2 – 3 years old, with a caregiver Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. January 29 – April 8 Class Limit: 20 ***No Class on March 25th***
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
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.  
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Cuentos Storytime 6:45 pm
Cuentos Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 29 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Developed for children aged 2-6. Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. No registration required.
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Ready-To-Read 1:00 pm
Ready-To-Read @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
4 – 5 years old, on their own Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. January 30 – April 9 Class Limit: 15 ***No Class on March 26th***
Drop-in Storytime 1:30 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 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 [...]
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 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.
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]
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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 31 @ 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.