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 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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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*
Virtual Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Virtual Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 3-5 years Enjoy a virtual storytime full of fun stories and fingerplays. Go to our youtube channel to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_7MkY7A8Qg&list=PLNhzK24cEeh-57Tn8Yi1_JAbNUnruKvXW Watch this week’s virtual Preschool Storytime. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Library’s [...]
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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Online Family Storytime 10:00 am
Online Family Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 10 @ 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 10: Ocean July 17: Fireflies July 24: Imagination July 31: The Three Bears
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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 [...]
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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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*
Virtual Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Virtual Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 3-5 years Enjoy a virtual storytime full of fun stories and fingerplays. Go to our youtube channel to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_7MkY7A8Qg&list=PLNhzK24cEeh-57Tn8Yi1_JAbNUnruKvXW Watch this week’s virtual Preschool Storytime. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Library’s [...]
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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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Online Family Storytime 10:00 am
Online Family Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 17 @ 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 10: Ocean July 17: Fireflies July 24: Imagination July 31: The Three Bears
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Watch Live: Firefly Family Theatre – A Tiny Spark 10:00 am
Watch Live: Firefly Family Theatre – A Tiny Spark @ Online
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-6  w/ caregiver Join us for an interactive virtual family theater experience with Spark, the tiniest firefly in Firefly Grove. She can’t figure out how to light up, but determined to find her light, [...]
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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.
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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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*
Virtual Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Virtual Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 3-5 years Enjoy a virtual storytime full of fun stories and fingerplays. Go to our youtube channel to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_7MkY7A8Qg&list=PLNhzK24cEeh-57Tn8Yi1_JAbNUnruKvXW Watch this week’s virtual Preschool Storytime. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Library’s [...]
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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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Online Family Storytime 10:00 am
Online Family Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 24 @ 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 10: Ocean July 17: Fireflies July 24: Imagination July 31: The Three Bears
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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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*
Virtual Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Virtual Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library - YouTube
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 3-5 years Enjoy a virtual storytime full of fun stories and fingerplays. Go to our youtube channel to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_7MkY7A8Qg&list=PLNhzK24cEeh-57Tn8Yi1_JAbNUnruKvXW Watch this week’s virtual Preschool Storytime. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Library’s [...]
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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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Online Family Storytime 10:00 am
Online Family Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library YouTube Channel
Jul 31 @ 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 10: Ocean July 17: Fireflies July 24: Imagination July 31: The Three Bears