Kids' Events

See the Children's Programs Calendar for a complete listing of events.

A minimum of 8 children is required for storytimes and programs to be held. Children must be residents of Evanston or attend school in District 65.  Book Babies and Time for Twos is limited to 12 children with a parent or caregiver. Time for Twos is meant to be a special time for a parent and child, so no older or younger siblings. Registration required unless otherwise noted.

National UMIGO Day!

altSaturday, September 27, 2:00 pm, Children's Room, Main Library

Join the library in celebrating National UMIGO Day! UMIGO stands for "You Make It Go" and we will do just that as we build towers, play UMI-Ball, and work together to create Wingspan, a community art project. This program is best for families with children in grades K-3.


Family Storytime and Craft: Colors!


Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:30 pm, Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library

Bring the your family to a story time and craft program focusing on colors: Purple 9/8, Yellow 9/15, Green 9/22 and Blue 9/29. Crafts suitable for 3 and up; storytime appropriate for 3 - 9 year olds, but siblings old and young always welcome. Working Parent Friendly!

Registration required.


Jammie Time

Jamme TimeThursdays, August 21, September  18, October 16, November 20, December 18, 7 pm, Children's Room, Main Library

On the third Thursday of every month, children 2 to 9 wear their pajamas to the library and enjoy a fun mix of stories and songs!  A great time for the whole family!  Drop-in; no registration required.


All By Myself

title Mondays, September 8 - 29,  11:15 am or 1:30 pm


Mondays, November 3 - 24, 11:15am or 1:30pm 

A special storytime for children who are ready to attend a story program without parents and younger siblings. We’ll share stories, songs and crafts for these “big kids in training.”  For children ages 3-5 years old. Please register your child for only one storytime session.

Registration is required and begins on August 25.
Please register online in person or call 847-448-8610.


Tail Waggin' Tutors at Main

titleSeptember 9-30, Children's Room, Main Library 

4 week Session

Tuesdays from 6:30-7 pm or 7-7:30 pm

Practice your reading - read to a dog! The Tail Waggin’ Tutors program provides a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere in which kids can practice and improve their reading skills. Tail Waggin' Tutors are wonderful listeners and provide a great opportunity for kids to build confidence reading as well as learn how to interact with these wonderful therapy dogs. Kids read to their dogs for 20 minutes and then have 10 minutes of cuddle time.
Sign up for one 4-week session from 6:30 -7 pm or 7-7:30 pm; space is limited to 6 participants per 30 minute period.  


Please note: We request that families with multiple children share a dog and a slot.  Registration is required and starts August 25.  Please call 847-448-8610 to register.


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