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! [...]
Virtual Family Storytime 10:30 am
Virtual Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Families with children ages 0-6 Enjoy a virtual storytime full of fun stories and fingerplays. Watch this week’s Family Storytime.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the Library’s new YouTube channel to catch all our videos!
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Virtual Family Story Time *RR* 10:00 am
Virtual Family Story Time *RR* @ GoToMeeting
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Birth to Pre-K Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills in this interactive, virtual story time. Registered participants will be emailed a link to [...]
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet 5:30 pm
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The storytimes will be posted on the library’s social media sites at 5:30 PM on the day of the program. Spanish storytimes will have a preschool focus.
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Virtual Mini-Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Virtual Mini-Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Ages 0-23 months with caregiver Miss Kimberly will share a virtual mini-baby storytime full of songs and fingerplays. Check out all of our baby storytimes on our Baby Storytime Playlist. Don’t forget to subscribe to our [...]
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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.
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet 5:30 pm
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The storytimes will be posted on the library’s social media sites at 5:30 PM on the day of the program. Spanish storytimes will have a preschool focus.
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Online Toddler Storytime 10:00 am
Online Toddler Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
The storytimes will be posted on the Library’s social media sites at 10 a.m. on the day of the program. July 7: Ocean July 14: Fireflies July 21: Imagination July 28: The Three Bears
Streaming Family Storytime 10:30 am
Streaming Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library Facebook
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us virtually on Facebook Live for stories, music, and more with Miss Rose and Miss Amy! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. https://www.facebook.com/caryarealibrary/ *Program will typically be 15 – 20 minutes*
Watch Live: Pajama Story Time 7:00 pm
Watch Live: Pajama Story Time @ Online
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Event Details Put on your PJs and join us for relaxing stories and songs before bedtime. Disclaimer(s) Virtual Programs Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can [...]
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Virtual Family Storytime 10:30 am
Virtual Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Families with children ages 0-6 Enjoy a virtual storytime full of fun stories and fingerplays. Watch this week’s Family Storytime.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the Library’s new YouTube channel to catch all our videos!
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Virtual Family Story Time *RR* 10:00 am
Virtual Family Story Time *RR* @ GoToMeeting
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Birth to Pre-K Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills in this interactive, virtual story time. Registered participants will be emailed a link to [...]
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet 5:30 pm
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The storytimes will be posted on the library’s social media sites at 5:30 PM on the day of the program. Spanish storytimes will have a preschool focus.
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Virtual Mini-Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Virtual Mini-Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Ages 0-23 months with caregiver Miss Kimberly will share a virtual mini-baby storytime full of songs and fingerplays. Check out all of our baby storytimes on our Baby Storytime Playlist. Don’t forget to subscribe to our [...]
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Nature’s Colors *registration required* 9:30 am
Nature’s Colors *registration required* @ Rush Creek Conservation Area
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Description: Join us for a story about the colors used in nature’s palette. Then, head out on a short hike to find these colors out in nature! NOTE: Registration is required for ALL adults and children [...]
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.
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet 5:30 pm
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The storytimes will be posted on the library’s social media sites at 5:30 PM on the day of the program. Spanish storytimes will have a preschool focus.
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Online Toddler Storytime 10:00 am
Online Toddler Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
The storytimes will be posted on the Library’s social media sites at 10 a.m. on the day of the program. July 7: Ocean July 14: Fireflies July 21: Imagination July 28: The Three Bears
Streaming Family Storytime 10:30 am
Streaming Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library Facebook
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us virtually on Facebook Live for stories, music, and more with Miss Rose and Miss Amy! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. https://www.facebook.com/caryarealibrary/ *Program will typically be 15 – 20 minutes*
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Virtual Family Storytime 10:30 am
Virtual Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Families with children ages 0-6 Enjoy a virtual storytime full of fun stories and fingerplays. Watch this week’s Family Storytime.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the Library’s new YouTube channel to catch all our videos!
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Discovery Days: Fascinating Frogs *registration required* 10:00 am
Discovery Days: Fascinating Frogs *registration required* @ Exner Marsh Conservation Area
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 and up Description:Enjoy an hour and a half of fun educational activities focused on our special theme of the day. A game, craft, snack, and other hands-on experiences help participants explore these interesting [...]
Virtual Family Story Time *RR* 10:00 am
Virtual Family Story Time *RR* @ GoToMeeting
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Birth to Pre-K Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills in this interactive, virtual story time. Registered participants will be emailed a link to [...]
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet 5:30 pm
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The storytimes will be posted on the library’s social media sites at 5:30 PM on the day of the program. Spanish storytimes will have a preschool focus.
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Virtual Mini-Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Virtual Mini-Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Ages 0-23 months with caregiver Miss Kimberly will share a virtual mini-baby storytime full of songs and fingerplays. Check out all of our baby storytimes on our Baby Storytime Playlist. Don’t forget to subscribe to our [...]
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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 Spanish Storytime with Janet 5:30 pm
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The storytimes will be posted on the library’s social media sites at 5:30 PM on the day of the program. Spanish storytimes will have a preschool focus.
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Online Toddler Storytime 10:00 am
Online Toddler Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
The storytimes will be posted on the Library’s social media sites at 10 a.m. on the day of the program. July 7: Ocean July 14: Fireflies July 21: Imagination July 28: The Three Bears
Streaming Family Storytime 10:30 am
Streaming Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library Facebook
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us virtually on Facebook Live for stories, music, and more with Miss Rose and Miss Amy! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. https://www.facebook.com/caryarealibrary/ *Program will typically be 15 – 20 minutes*
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Virtual Family Storytime 10:30 am
Virtual Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Families with children ages 0-6 Enjoy a virtual storytime full of fun stories and fingerplays. Watch this week’s Family Storytime.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the Library’s new YouTube channel to catch all our videos!
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Virtual Family Story Time *RR* 10:00 am
Virtual Family Story Time *RR* @ GoToMeeting
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Birth to Pre-K Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills in this interactive, virtual story time. Registered participants will be emailed a link to [...]
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet 5:30 pm
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The storytimes will be posted on the library’s social media sites at 5:30 PM on the day of the program. Spanish storytimes will have a preschool focus.
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Virtual Mini-Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Virtual Mini-Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Ages 0-23 months with caregiver Miss Kimberly will share a virtual mini-baby storytime full of songs and fingerplays. Check out all of our baby storytimes on our Baby Storytime Playlist. Don’t forget to subscribe to our [...]
Virtual Storytime Dance Party 10:00 am
Virtual Storytime Dance Party @ Online
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Join our dance party from your living room! We’ll crank up the tunes while you move and groove to the beat. Disclaimer(s) Virtual Programs Registered participants will receive an email with a [...]
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Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet 5:30 pm
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The storytimes will be posted on the library’s social media sites at 5:30 PM on the day of the program. Spanish storytimes will have a preschool focus.
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Online Toddler Storytime 10:00 am
Online Toddler Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
The storytimes will be posted on the Library’s social media sites at 10 a.m. on the day of the program. July 7: Ocean July 14: Fireflies July 21: Imagination July 28: The Three Bears
Streaming Family Storytime 10:30 am
Streaming Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library Facebook
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us virtually on Facebook Live for stories, music, and more with Miss Rose and Miss Amy! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. https://www.facebook.com/caryarealibrary/ *Program will typically be 15 – 20 minutes*
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Virtual Family Storytime 10:30 am
Virtual Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Families with children ages 0-6 Enjoy a virtual storytime full of fun stories and fingerplays. Watch this week’s Family Storytime.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the Library’s new YouTube channel to catch all our videos!
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Virtual Family Story Time *RR* 10:00 am
Virtual Family Story Time *RR* @ GoToMeeting
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Birth to Pre-K Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills in this interactive, virtual story time. Registered participants will be emailed a link to [...]
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet 5:30 pm
Virtual Spanish Storytime with Janet @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The storytimes will be posted on the library’s social media sites at 5:30 PM on the day of the program. Spanish storytimes will have a preschool focus.
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Virtual Mini-Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Virtual Mini-Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Ages 0-23 months with caregiver Miss Kimberly will share a virtual mini-baby storytime full of songs and fingerplays. Check out all of our baby storytimes on our Baby Storytime Playlist. Don’t forget to subscribe to our [...]