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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Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
May 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
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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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Teen Tastic 6:30 pm
Teen Tastic @ GiGi's Playhouse
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Focuses on building social skills with friends without Down syndrome by participating in team-based activities in a casual and fun setting.  Skill development includes understanding compromise, turn-taking and problem-solving abilities. Recommended for ages 13 -17 [...]
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Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day @ Cary Area Public Library
May 4 all-day
Stop by to get a comic for Free Comic Book Day! Choose from comics like Amazing Spider-Man, My Hero Academia, Star Wars, Minecraft, Lumberjanes, Pokemon, Avengers, Descendants, and more. Comics are supplied by Modern Age [...]
Star Wars Day 11:00 am
Star Wars Day @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Strong this day, the force will be. With crafts to do, games to play and special visitors to meet; there’s something for everyone! So dress-up if you can, and together we will defend the galaxy! [...]
Teen Crafternoon 2:00 pm
Teen Crafternoon @ Huntley Area Public Library
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MARCH: Learn about melt & pour soap-making! Learn about the melt and pour soap-making method and create a soap to bring home. Materials will be provided. We’ll start at 2 p.m., and cleanup will begin at [...]
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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 [...]
Spring Into Action Movie Series 6:30 pm
Spring Into Action Movie Series @ Woodstock Public Library
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for an action movie or television episode.
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Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
May 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Teen Switch Gaming 3:00 pm
Teen Switch Gaming @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 Try out our new Nintendo Switches! We will bring the games and snacks, drop by to play some games. Grades 6-12.
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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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 [...]
Button! Button! Button Maker! 3:30 pm
Button! Button! Button Maker! @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
May 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Need some flair to brighten up your backpacks? Come make some buttons of your favorite things! Earns $25 Book Bucks.   Teens/Tweens
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LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads 1:00 pm
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads @ McHenry Public Library District
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hang out with your rainbow fam at our monthly LGBTQ+ casual book club and support group. Sip some tea or coffee and tell us what you’ve been reading or watching, and whatever else might be [...]
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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 [...]
Teen Gaming Drop-In 7:00 pm
Teen Gaming Drop-In @ Cary Area Public Library
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grades 6-12. Bring a friend and play Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and other Wii U or Xbox One games on the big screen. Snacks provided. No registration required
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Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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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 [...]
DIY Candle Art 3:30 pm
DIY Candle Art @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
May 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Transfer your own art designs onto a plain white pillar candle! Earns $150 Book Bucks.   Teens/Tweens
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