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:

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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Apr 1 @ 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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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Apr 2 @ 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 [...]
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
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
Apr 2 @ 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 [...]
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Apr 2 @ 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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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for 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, [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Apr 4 @ 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. [...]
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
Apr 4 @ 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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Free Comic Book Day!
Free Comic Book Day! @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Apr 5 all-day
 Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Us! Come to Youth Services or Adult Services to pick up your free comic book today, while supplies last! One per person. Cosplayers welcome!
Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Apr 5 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.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Apr 5 @ 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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LEGO Club 1:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Nippersink Library
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Who can build the highest LEGO Tower or the coolest vehicle? Join us for LEGO Club and build cool projects alone or with a team!
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Apr 8 @ 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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Tasty Tuesday–Week of the Young Child Celebration 9:30 am
Tasty Tuesday–Week of the Young Child Celebration @ McHenry Public Library District
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
We’re celebrating Week of the Young Child here at the library! Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Apr 9 @ 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 [...]
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
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
Apr 9 @ 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 [...]
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Apr 9 @ 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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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 10 @ 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, [...]
Work Together Wednesday–Week of the Young Child Celebration 1:30 pm
Work Together Wednesday–Week of the Young Child Celebration @ McHenry Public Library District
Apr 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
We’re celebrating Week of the Young Child here at the library! Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Apr 11 @ 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. [...]
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
Apr 11 @ 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 Club 6:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to builders of all ages! Enjoy a chance to free build with friends or take on Miss Courtney’s special Master Builder challenges in the Children’s Activity Center!
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Apr 12 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Apr 12 @ 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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Chess/Game Day 1:00 pm
Chess/Game Day @ Nippersink Library
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in 1-4 PM What’s your favorite game Trouble, Scrabble, Candyland, or Monopoly? We’ll have a variety of games for you and your friends and family to play.
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Apr 15 @ 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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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Apr 16 @ 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 [...]
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
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
Apr 16 @ 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 [...]
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Apr 16 @ 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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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 17 @ 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, [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Apr 18 @ 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. [...]
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
Apr 18 @ 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 [...]
Peeps Party! 7:00 pm
Peeps Party! @ Cary Area Public Library
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Peeps Closing Reception Come be a part of our fifth annual Peeps Diorama Contest! Vote for the “Peeples Choice Award” and celebrate with the creators. We will have games, crafts, and snacks during the party. [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Apr 19 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Apr 19 @ 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 10:30 am
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Apr 22 @ 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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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Apr 23 @ 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 [...]
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
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
Apr 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 [...]
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Apr 23 @ 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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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 24 @ 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, [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
Apr 24 @ 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 [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Apr 25 @ 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. [...]
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
Apr 25 @ 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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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Apr 26 @ 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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LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads 1:00 pm
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads @ McHenry Public Library District
Apr 28 @ 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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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Apr 29 @ 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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Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Apr 30 @ 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
Apr 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 [...]
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Apr 30 @ 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