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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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.
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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 [...]
Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jul 13 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
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.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jul 14 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jul 15 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jul 16 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jul 17 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Clay Cracking – Ages 10-14 1:00 pm
Clay Cracking – Ages 10-14 @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Eastgate Branch
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Take and Make + Virtual Demo Have you seen the viral YouTube and Tik Tok videos of clay cracking? Join us to try it for yourself! We have a limited number of supplies, so please [...]
Ancient China Escape Room *registration required* 3:00 pm
Ancient China Escape Room *registration required* @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Eastgate Branch
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Going into Grades 4-8 Dig Deeper by testing your knowledge of Ancient China with this escape room.
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Dads and Donuts Storytime 10:00 am
Dads and Donuts Storytime @ Algonquin Library
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Hey kids! Bring your dads, grandpas, uncles or any other special guy in your life to a special storytime with DONUTS! No registration required.
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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.
Primary Art *registration required* 11:00 am
Primary Art *registration required* @ Algonquin Library
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Going into Grades 1-4 Imagine and create fun art projects.
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.
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Drive-in Movie Theater 7:45 pm
Drive-in Movie Theater @ Presidential
Jul 21 @ 7:45 pm – 10:30 pm
Algonquin Recreation & the Algonquin Area Library are excited to host a Drive-In Movie on Tuesday, July 21st. Grab the family, get out of your house and join us from the comfort of your car [...]
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