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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Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 1 @ 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.
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 3 @ 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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No School Day: Games! 1:00 pm
No School Day: Games! @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Play various games with a dice, pencil and paper, and Gummy Bears. Please join MULD for a fun afternoon.
Lego Club 3:30 pm
Lego Club @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 4 @ 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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Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 3:45 pm
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 7 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a child’s problem solving abilities.
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Drop-in STEM (K-5) 3:45 pm
Drop-in STEM (K-5) @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 10 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
 Drop in to explore, tinker, and more. We’ll feature a different STEM topic with hands-on activities each month.
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Nerf Wars 6:00 pm
Nerf Wars @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nerf Wars is a night of battle with friends and family. Bring your best Nerf Gun that takes Elite Darts and we will supply you with safety goggles and Elite Darts. The entire gym is [...]
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Financial Literacy Storytime with the State of Illinois, grades K-5 4:00 pm
Financial Literacy Storytime with the State of Illinois, grades K-5 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The State of Illinois Treasurer’s office will lead a storytime on financial literacy. In this storytime for elementary school children, spending and saving choices open to children will be discussed. No registration required.
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 17 @ 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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Playdough Playtime – Halloween Edition 10:00 am
Playdough Playtime – Halloween Edition @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet new friends, create with playdough, and go home with a homemade pumpkin playdough recipe! Ages 2-5 with caregiver
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Sensory Saturday (RR) 2:00 pm
Sensory Saturday (RR) @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a sensory event designed for children with disabilities, their families, and friends! This month we celebrate everything apples featuring movement, music, stories, and hands-on activities. August: Enjoy the apple picking sensory bin, [...]
Ninja Nights 7:00 pm
Ninja Nights @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This Summer… Ninjas are taking over WLAC! On Ninja Nights the entire gym will be dedicated to Ninja obstacles and various stations to challenge all Ninjas. We will have the Slack Line, the Ninja Line [...]
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Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 22 @ 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.
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Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 25 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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Halloween Family Storytime 10:00 am
Halloween Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Enjoy Halloween stories, songs, and fingerplays! Children come dressed in your costume. We will do a short parade and trick-or-treat around the library after storytime. Ages 5 and under with caregiver
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Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 29 @ 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.
Music and Movement Halloween 11:30 am
Music and Movement Halloween @ Algonquin Library - Eastgate
Oct 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Come dressed in your costume and enjoy a fun half hour of singing and dancing. A small trick-or-treat parade will take place after the program. We will learn some new songs each week as well [...]
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Halloween Family Storytime 10:00 am
Halloween Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Enjoy Halloween stories, songs, and fingerplays! Children come dressed in your costume. We will do a short parade and trick-or-treat around the library after storytime. Ages 5 and under with caregiver
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Halloween Family Storytime 10:00 am
Halloween Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Enjoy Halloween stories, songs, and fingerplays! Children come dressed in your costume. We will do a short parade and trick-or-treat around the library after storytime. Ages 5 and under with caregiver