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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Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 3:45 pm
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jun 3 @ 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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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 5 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome!
Chalk the Walk 2:00 pm
Chalk the Walk @ McHenry Public Library District
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Decorate the sidewalk outside the library with unique works of art while helping us promote Summer Reading! All ages – children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jun 6 @ 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.
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 3:45 pm
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jun 6 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Do you love crafting? Drop-in our new craft program for older kids, offered the first Thursday of the month. The Library will provide all the supplies you need. Learn new crafting techniques while creating a [...]
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StoryWalk® at the Library 10:30 am
StoryWalk® at the Library @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Celebrate our new StoryWalk®, created from the book Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid, and installed along the Library’s trail to Citizen’s Park. We will lead small groups every 15 minutes. Before [...]
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 12 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome!
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Art on the Fox 10:00 am
Art on the Fox @ Towne Park
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
This annual Fathers Day Weekend show attracts artists and attendees throughout the Midwest for a day of art and enjoyment along the Fox River.
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Art on the Fox 10:00 am
Art on the Fox @ Towne Park
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
This annual Fathers Day Weekend show attracts artists and attendees throughout the Midwest for a day of art and enjoyment along the Fox River.
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DIY Galaxy Gems – Grades 6-12 4:00 pm
DIY Galaxy Gems – Grades 6-12 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 Create Galaxy Gems! We will bring the supplies, you bring the creativity. Grades 6-12.
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 19 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome!
Family Tie Dye 2:30 pm
Family Tie Dye @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
Jun 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Bring a white T-shirt, socks, a pillowcase or whatever you can think to tie dye and we’ll provide the dye and rubber bands. Families are invited to drop-in anytime between 2:30-3:30 pm. Parents will need [...]
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Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jun 20 @ 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.
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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
Jun 21 @ 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.
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Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome!
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Take-Home Craft Fridays
Take-Home Craft Fridays @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jun 28 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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