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.

September Weekend Family Films: Disneynature Bears

altSaturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7,  2 pm, Children's Room, Main Library

Disneynature Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. Set against an Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face an exciting but risky world.

Running time:  78 minutes

Rated: G


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.


Parent/Child Workshop

Saturdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 6, 10 am, Community Meeting Room, Main Library 

altChildren ages 1 to 3 and their parents/caregivers engage in creative play and have the chance to mix and mingle with each other, and with special guests from various fields. The program ends with a fun circle time.  Register online, in person, or by calling 847-448-8610.  Registration begins August 25.


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.


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