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.

Performance Art: Rabbit!


Monday, July 28, 2014, 6:30pm; Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library  

Come listen to rabbit folktales, act out Who's In Rabbit's House? together and make a craft! For rising kindergarteners through rising 3rd graders only; we will be working with craft materials so dress accordingly. Registration required.


DIY for Kids: Artbots

altTuesday, July 29, 2-3pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch, Grades 3-5

Monday, August 4, 2-3pm, Main Library, Grades K-2 and parents/guardians

Create your very own robot that draws at this hands on event. Learn how you take an electric toothbrush and a pool noodle to make a robot all your own! Please register. ** For the K-2 program parents/guardians must register and attend with their children.Register for the Chicago Ave Main Street Branch grades 3-5 program or the Childrens Room program at the Main Library for K-2. 


All By Myself

title Mondays, July 7 - 28,  11:15 am or 1:30 pm


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.

Registration is required and begins on June 2.
Please register online in person or call 847-448-8610.


Tail Waggin' Tutors at Main

titleJuly 8-29, 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 June 2.  Please call 847-448-8610 to register.




Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, 9:30 am, Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for babies birth through 12 months and their caregivers. Registration is required and begins on June 2. Please register online, in person, or call (847) 448-8610.


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