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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Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 3 all-day
Friday Fun Day and Lego Night are teaming up this Fall. One day a month will be Lego Day – all day. On the other Fridays there will be a fun drop-in craft/activity.
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All-Day Game Day
All-Day Game Day @ Algonquin Library
Jan 20 all-day
Spend your day off from school in the Teen Center playing tabletop games and the Nintendo Switch and eating snacks! Earns 300 Book Bucks.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
No School Day BINGO 1:00 pm
No School Day BINGO @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for a rousing game of B-I-N-G-O. Ages 5-12
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 20 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Jan 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We’ll learn some new songs and sing some favorites. We will learn some new songs each week as well [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Junior Master Gardeners 4:30 pm
Junior Master Gardeners @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Plant and care for our teaching garden with hands-on group activities and experiments, and appreciate the environment! ages 7-13
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 22 @ 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, [...]
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 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.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
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Preschool & Enrichment Fair 10:00 am
Preschool & Enrichment Fair @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Is your child going to preschool soon? Come visit our fair to learn more about the preschools and other preschool enrichment opportunities in our area. All the major schools will be sending representatives to answer [...]
Preschool Fair 10:00 am
Preschool Fair @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Several of the best area preschools will be here to share what they offer your little students.
Read & Play Cafe 11:00 am
Read & Play Cafe @ Algonquin Library
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Drop in and enjoy a book, game and snack at our Read & Play Cafe.
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 27 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
Cuentos en Español 5:30 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
¡Traiga a sus niños a pasar una tarde divertida! Invitamos a las familias que hablan o están aprendiendo español a que se acerquen a la Biblioteca para escuchar el relato de interesantes historias, realizar manualidades [...]
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Jan 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We’ll learn some new songs and sing some favorites. We will learn some new songs each week as well [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
LEGO Group 4:00 pm
LEGO Group @ River East Public LIbrary
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Lego Fun, micro builds, speed builds, blind builds and just plain building!
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 29 @ 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, [...]
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 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.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Tech Open Lab 3:30 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.