COVID-19 Statement

Experts have advised that the best thing for our community during the current Coronavirus pandemic is to reduce crowded gatherings. As we move into Phase 4 we will be adding more events on our calendar that are happening in person. For the time being, we are waiving our “no pre-registration” rule. Due to reduced capacities at facilities, we feel this is the best way to help both parents and the sites. Please check with the hosting venue, and exercise caution when selecting outings. Ultimately it is your decision if you choose to continue to go to public events and spaces.

For the best and most up to date information on the outbreak locally please visit the McHenry County Health Department COVID-19 status page.


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 McHenry 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 McHenry County cannot be held responsible.

Little McHenry 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 click the green +Post Your Event button on the calendar below.

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

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Adventures with Buster Bear *Registration Required*
Adventures with Buster Bear *Registration Required* @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Online
Jul 1 all-day
Ages 2-8 We’ll mail you a Flat Stanley inspired Buster Bear with a list of fun and simple activities for you and Buster to explore together this summer. Complete the activities and earn a prize! [...]
Old MacDonald Sing Along
Old MacDonald Sing Along @ Huntley Area Library YouTube
Jul 1 all-day
Sing along fun with Miss Charise and friends! E I E I O! Sing along fun with Miss Charise and friends! E I E I O! Click here to begin:https://youtu.be/Rdb9WyYkix8
Watch Live K-5: Pokemon Fan Club 2:30 pm
Watch Live K-5: Pokemon Fan Club @ Virtual
Jul 1 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Join a virtual meet-up to talk about all things Pokemon. Disclaimer(s) Virtual Programs Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, [...]
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Make It! Bake It! Yum! 9:00 am
Make It! Bake It! Yum! @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Intro cooking lessons for teens! We experienced technical difficulty, and Week One and Week Two will be posted next week. Join us for a weekly cooking show to learn how to make simple mug recipes [...]
Virtual Babies and Beans * registration required* 10:00 am
Virtual Babies and Beans * registration required* @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Zoom
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
First-time parent to a child under two? Grab a cup of coffee and meet us for some fun virtual conversation. Please register and an event link will be sent to you before the date of [...]
Virtual Music & Movement 11:30 am
Virtual Music & Movement @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 6 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 0-5 with a caregiver Learn new songs and sing old favorites. Enjoy a new Music & Movement video each week! Find your weekly Music & Movement on the Library’s YouTube page.
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jul 10 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department, this is a great way for children and their caregivers to get an early start to the weekend.
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LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads 1:00 pm
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hang out with your rainbow fam at our monthly LGBTQ+ casual book club and support group. Sip some tea or coffee and tell us what you’ve been reading or watching, and whatever else might be [...]
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Kindergarten Readiness Kits: Name Recognition *registration required*
Kindergarten Readiness Kits: Name Recognition *registration required* @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 13 all-day
Ages 3-5 Register to receive activities that will help your child strengthen their kindergarten readiness skills. Register using your child’s first and last name as the kit will be customized for your child. We will [...]
Make It! Bake It! Yum! 9:00 am
Make It! Bake It! Yum! @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Intro cooking lessons for teens! We experienced technical difficulty, and Week One and Week Two will be posted next week. Join us for a weekly cooking show to learn how to make simple mug recipes [...]
Virtual Music & Movement 11:30 am
Virtual Music & Movement @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 13 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 0-5 with a caregiver Learn new songs and sing old favorites. Enjoy a new Music & Movement video each week! Find your weekly Music & Movement on the Library’s YouTube page.
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jul 17 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department, this is a great way for children and their caregivers to get an early start to the weekend.
Clay Cracking – Ages 10-14 1:00 pm
Clay Cracking – Ages 10-14 @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Eastgate Branch
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Take and Make + Virtual Demo Have you seen the viral YouTube and Tik Tok videos of clay cracking? Join us to try it for yourself! We have a limited number of supplies, so please [...]
Ancient China Escape Room *registration required* 3:00 pm
Ancient China Escape Room *registration required* @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Eastgate Branch
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Going into Grades 4-8 Dig Deeper by testing your knowledge of Ancient China with this escape room.
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Kindergarten Readiness Kits: Fine Motor *registration required*
Kindergarten Readiness Kits: Fine Motor *registration required* @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 20 all-day
Ages 3-5 Register to receive a kit of fun activities that will help your little one strengthen their kindergarten readiness skills. We will contact you about picking up your kit after you register.
Make It! Bake It! Yum! 9:00 am
Make It! Bake It! Yum! @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Intro cooking lessons for teens! We experienced technical difficulty, and Week One and Week Two will be posted next week. Join us for a weekly cooking show to learn how to make simple mug recipes [...]
Virtual Music & Movement 11:30 am
Virtual Music & Movement @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 20 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 0-5 with a caregiver Learn new songs and sing old favorites. Enjoy a new Music & Movement video each week! Find your weekly Music & Movement on the Library’s YouTube page.
Virtual – Maker Academy Sea Creature Cupcakes 1:00 pm
Virtual – Maker Academy Sea Creature Cupcakes @ Crystal Lake Public Library YouTube Page
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Have some fun making these sea creature cupcakes and then enjoy eating them! Click here to watch this virtual program at 1 pm on the CLPL YouTube Channel.
Virtual – Night Navigators 3:45 pm
Virtual – Night Navigators @ Crystal Lake Public Library YouTube
Jul 20 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Join us for a 3-part program as we become night navigators. We will learn 6 constellations, 4 starts, a planet, a galaxy and how to navigate the night sky. Recommended grades 1st – 5th. Download the [...]
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Virtual – Night Navigators 3:45 pm
Virtual – Night Navigators @ Crystal Lake Public Library YouTube
Jul 22 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Join us for a 3-part program as we become night navigators. We will learn 6 constellations, 4 starts, a planet, a galaxy and how to navigate the night sky. Recommended grades 1st – 5th. Download the [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jul 24 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department, this is a great way for children and their caregivers to get an early start to the weekend.
Virtual – Night Navigators 3:45 pm
Virtual – Night Navigators @ Crystal Lake Public Library YouTube
Jul 24 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Join us for a 3-part program as we become night navigators. We will learn 6 constellations, 4 starts, a planet, a galaxy and how to navigate the night sky. Recommended grades 1st – 5th. Download the [...]
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Make It! Bake It! Yum! 9:00 am
Make It! Bake It! Yum! @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Intro cooking lessons for teens! We experienced technical difficulty, and Week One and Week Two will be posted next week. Join us for a weekly cooking show to learn how to make simple mug recipes [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jul 31 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department, this is a great way for children and their caregivers to get an early start to the weekend.