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.

Family Nights in March!


Come to March Family Nights at the Main Library
No registration necessary;  just come! 


Monday, March 16, 6:30 pm, The Young and the Restless for Ages 0 - 2 (evening version) The Young and the Restless is a delightful sing-a-long for parents and caregivers and their infants, 1's and 2's.

Thursday, March 19, 7 pm, Family Jammie time for Ages 2 - 9 Jammie Time is a bedtime storytime; both kids and parents can come in their PJ's.


Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 pm Chillax at the Library: Yoga Fun Ages 3 and up  Daniela Val is teaching yoga to parents and kids followed by a relaxing craft.


March 26, 7 pm, Family Lego Night for Ages 5 and up

Families are going to construct their dream houses or cars or boats together.




Free Comic Book Day

altSunday, May 2, 2015

9:00am - until we run out

Children's Services 

Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. Special thanks to our generous partner Evanston's own Comix Revolution!

We will be giving away free comics, as long as they last, courtesy of the generosity of our own local comic store, Comix Revolution, 606 Davis Street, Evanston.  Stop in the Children's Room and then go visit and thank Comix Revolution!


North Branch Family Storytime and Craft


Mondays, February 2-March 9, 6:30 pm, North Branch

Come as a family and listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft (appropriate for 3 and up). Wear PJ's if you want! Designed so working parents have a chance to come to storytime with their kids.  We'll be reading about Penguins, Pigs, Birthdays and more! Register online to join the fun, or call 847-866-0330.


Winter Words: Talk and Read with Your Young Child


Studies show that children who are talked to frequently from birth are significantly better prepared for school success. Recognizing the importance of talking and reading to young children, Evanston Public Library will be offering a special program for children from birth through 3 years. Winter Words: Talk and Read with Your Young Child, will run for four weeks during the month of February (I Love to Read Month).

Read More: Winter Words


The Young and the Restless: New Time & Place!


Thursdays beginning January 8, 9:30 am, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Bring your infant, 1 and 2 year old to The Young and the Restless, our popular sing-a-long storytime for the youngest library patrons. We are moving permanently-- to Thursdays and to the Community Meeting Room, the big room off the library's lobby -- to accommodate more fun! Find us every Thursday for songs, rhymes and free play together after storytime. Drop In -- no registration is required.


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