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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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Aug 1 @ 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. [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Aug 1 @ 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 [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Aug 2 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Aug 2 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
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
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LEGO Club 1:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Nippersink Library
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 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 [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Aug 6 @ 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 [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Aug 7 @ 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, [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Aug 8 @ 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. [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Aug 8 @ 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 [...]
LEGO Club 6:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Aug 8 @ 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
Aug 9 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
Aug 9 @ 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 [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads 1:00 pm
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 11 @ 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
Aug 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 [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Teen Switch Gaming 2:00 pm
Teen Switch Gaming @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 Try out our new Nintendo Switches! We will bring the games and snacks, drop by to play some games. Grades 6-12.
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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Aug 14 @ 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, [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Aug 15 @ 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 [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Aug 16 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
Aug 16 @ 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 [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Aug 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 [...]
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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Aug 21 @ 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, [...]
Game ON! 3:00 pm
Game ON! @ Fox Lake District Library
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Looking for something to do after school on Wednesdays? Come to the library to play board games and video games! May’s edition of Game ON! will be a special Playstation VR day!
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Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Aug 22 @ 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 [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Aug 23 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
Aug 23 @ 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 [...]
Lego Club 3:30 pm
Lego Club @ Barrington Area Public Library
Aug 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
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KO Family Game Time 2:00 pm
KO Family Game Time @ Fox Lake District Library
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bring in the whole family for some quality gaming experiences on Switch and PS4! Pizza and snacks provided.
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Aug 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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Teen Gaming Drop-In 7:00 pm
Teen Gaming Drop-In @ Cary Area Public Library
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grades 6-12. Bring a friend and play Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and other Wii U or Xbox One games on the big screen. Snacks provided. No registration required
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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Aug 28 @ 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, [...]
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Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Aug 29 @ 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 [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Aug 30 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
Aug 30 @ 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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