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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Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
a special program for little naturalists. Children ages 2-6 w/adult. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am. COST: FREE
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Storytime for 3-5 years old with a caregiver at 10am Enjoy stories, rhymes, a craft and more at this morning story time! For children with a caregiver.
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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
May 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 [...]
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 10:00 am
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregiver.
Perspective Play (registration required) 11:00 am
Perspective Play (registration required) @ Algonquin Library
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ages 3-7 years with parent/caregiver Move groove communicate and interact. Lead by Preston Brown from Behavioral Perspective this program is designed for children with autism and others who may benefit from these interactions. All abilities [...]
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Connections Storytime 10:00 am
Connections Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Designed for the inclusion of children with developmental delays. All abilities are welcome.  For ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
May 6 @ 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 [...]
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Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
For ages 31/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the info center.
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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 [...]
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Storytime for 3-5 years old with a caregiver at 10am Enjoy stories, rhymes, a craft and more at this morning story time! For children with a caregiver.
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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
May 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 [...]
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
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Take-Home Craft Fridays
Take-Home Craft Fridays @ Huntley Area Public Library
May 10 all-day
Stop by the Children’s Room and pick up a take-home craft. Geared for ages 4-7 While supplies last.
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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Connections Storytime 10:00 am
Connections Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Designed for the inclusion of children with developmental delays. All abilities are welcome.  For ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
May 13 @ 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 [...]
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Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
For ages 31/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the info center.
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
May 14 @ 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
May 14 @ 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
May 14 @ 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 [...]
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
a special program for little naturalists. Children ages 2-6 w/adult. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am. COST: FREE
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Storytime for 3-5 years old with a caregiver at 10am Enjoy stories, rhymes, a craft and more at this morning story time! For children with a caregiver.
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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
May 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 [...]
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
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Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult 9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Preschoolers love creating fun projects, especially with the help of the special adult that brings them. Come create a piece of artwork and make a memory with your child.
Storytime Dance Party 10:00 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library,
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Dance, wiggle, and shake at this groovin’ storytime. Be ready to rock and don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! Meeting Room.    
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
May 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 [...]
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Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
For ages 31/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the info center.
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
May 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 [...]
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
May 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 [...]
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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
May 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 [...]
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
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Potty Power 10:00 am
Potty Power @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Are you potty training, thinking or potty training, or has your child just learned? Join us for fun games and stories to reinforce your teaching. Ages 1-4 with a parent or guardian
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
May 28 @ 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
May 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 [...]
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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
May 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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