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.

North Branch Family Storytime and Craft


Mondays, February 2-March 9 at 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 here 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


Family Storytime and Craft


Monday, February  2, 9. 26. 23, 6:30pm, Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library

Bring the whole family to hear stories and create a fun craft together; craft is appropriate for 3 and up. This evening storytime is working parent-friendly! Siblings welcome if supervised. Registration requested.


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.


All By Myself

title Mondays, February 2 - 23,  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. Please register your child for only one storytime session.

Registration is required and begins on January 12.
Please register online, in person or call 847-448-8610.


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