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:

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

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Babies and Beans 10:00 am
Babies and Beans @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Are you a first-time mom of a child under two? Come to the library to enjoy a hot beverage, a snack, and conversation with other new moms. Ask questions, swap parenting tips, and share stories [...]
Connections Storytime 10:00 am
Connections Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 1 @ 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
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Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. No registration required. Attendee must be between the ages of 3 Years and 5.5 Years old.
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Jul 2 @ 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 [...]
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 5 years and under with parent/caregiver
Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
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Milk & Cookies Storytime 10:00 am
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregiver.
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Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. No registration required. Attendee must be between the ages of 3 Years and 5.5 Years old.
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Jul 9 @ 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 [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 5 years and under with parent/caregiver
Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
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Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Stop Motion Animation 3:30 pm
Stop Motion Animation @ Algonquin Library
Jul 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Use iPads, a stop motion app, kid’s toys, and your creativity to make a stop motion movie. Earns 50 Book Bucks.   Teens/Tweens
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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
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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.
Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. No registration required. Attendee must be between the ages of 3 Years and 5.5 Years old.
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Jul 16 @ 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 [...]
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SpongeBob SquarePants 20th Anniversary Celebration
SpongeBob SquarePants 20th Anniversary Celebration @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Eastgate Branch
Jul 17 all-day
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants at the Eastgate Branch with drop-in activities, snacks, prizes, and fun! It’ll be the best day ever!
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.
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 5 years and under with parent/caregiver
Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jul 18 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.
Tie Dye 3:30 pm
Tie Dye @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
Jul 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring a white piece of clothing or fabric (shirt, socks, pillow case, etc.) for tie dying! We will be outside so dress appropriately. Earns 100 Book Bucks.   Teens/Tweens
Families Who Play 6:30 pm
Families Who Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
June: Circus; Families with children preschool aged-through elementary school are invited to join us under the big top for stories, crafts, games and more. July: Fort Night; No, not THAT Fortnite! Who doesn’t love building a [...]
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All-Day Game Day
All-Day Game Day @ Algonquin Library
Jul 19 all-day
Hang out in the Teen Center for a day of gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or learn how to play a new card or board game. Snacks provided! Earns 350 Book Bucks.
Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jul 19 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.
Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
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Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. No registration required. Attendee must be between the ages of 3 Years and 5.5 Years old.
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Jul 23 @ 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 [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 5 years and under with parent/caregiver
Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
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Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Music and Movement 10:00 am
Music and Movement @ Algonquin Library
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Children or all ages are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We will learn some new songs each week, as well as sing some old favorites. Singing [...]
Family Makerspace 3:30 pm
Family Makerspace @ Algonquin Library
Jul 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Stop by the Makerspace to create something awesome! This program is not intended for very young children.
Makerspace 101 3:30 pm
Makerspace 101 @ Algonquin Library
Jul 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Teens are invited to explore the library’s Makerspace and learn what it is all about and choose a few projects to complete! Earns 250 Book Bucks.   Teens/Tweens
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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
Constructive Play 11:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Eastgate Branch
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
You choose what you want to do! Play with blocks, puzzles, toys, and enjoy early literacy games. Snacks will be served.
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Constructive Play 10:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You choose what you want to do! Play with blocks, puzzles, toys, and enjoy early literacy games. Muffins, juice and coffee will be served.
Storytime at the Splash Pad 2:30 pm
Storytime at the Splash Pad @ Sunset Park Splash Pad
Jul 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join the AAPLD Librarians at the Sunset Park Splash Pad for a FREE fun storytime filled afternoon with stories, songs, dancing, and a take home craft. Monday, June 17 @ 2:30pm AND Monday, July 29 [...]
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Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. No registration required. Attendee must be between the ages of 3 Years and 5.5 Years old.
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Jul 30 @ 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 [...]
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End of Summer Reading Party
End of Summer Reading Party @ Algonquin Library
Jul 31 all-day
Celebrate your summer reading accomplishments! Wear your Summer Reading T-shirt and stop by for snacks, games and coloring sheets. Enter our drawing for a bunch of fun prizes! Visit our bounce house in our backyard [...]
Foxtales Storytelling Festival 10:00 am
Foxtales Storytelling Festival @ Algonquin Library
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Storytellers, musicians, and puppeteers from the greater Chicago area will enchant audiences of all ages. Come prepared to laugh, gasp, and have lots of fun. Make sure you bring a picnic basket and enjoy the [...]