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.

The Big Read Kick-off Featuring: Danzas Ceremoniales de Mexico


Saturday, September 19, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Join us for our kick-off celebration introducing Evanston to The Big Read! We are hosting Danzas Ceremoniales de Mexico. Vibrant and active, the dancers' movements represent and honor elements in nature, totem animals, deities and sacred actions. Both ritualistic and spiritualistic, program highlights include authentic attire and indigenous music instrumentation, traditional songs and stories. This show also explores how we are all connected with this culture through food, language, people, places, and words we all use. After the performance,  100 copies of "Into the Beautiful North" will be given away first come first serve to  program attendees. Please register.  

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


August Family Nights!


Tuesday 8/4 7 pm  Family Night: Yoga with Jancy Jerome! Cat, cow, and down dog too! Come learn to greet the morning together in an easy and beautiful sun salutation. Grades K - 6 with a parent. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Registration required.

Monday 8/10 7 pm Family Night: Lego Night. Build your dream school together -- or the last "tree house"  of summer. Grades K -5. Drop In; no registration needed.

Thursday 8/13 6:30 pm  Family Night:  Drive in Movie Night with Stuffed Animals! Build your favorite stuffed animal a cool car, then drive over together to our movie room for some short films. Preschool and up. Registration Required.

More August Family Nights...



titleThursdays for 3rd - 5th graders: July 23 African Masks, August 6 Catapults

Register your kids now for these great hands-on Maker programs. Let's invite our kids "to be makers of things, not just consumers of things." (Barack Obama)

All events at the Main Library; all programs require individual advance registration.


Drop-In Preschool Storytime at Main

altWednesdays at 10:30 am, Children's Room, Main Library

For children ages 3-5 years old and parent or caregiver.

Drop-in; no registration required

Note:  there will be no storytime on December 23 and December 30. 


The Young and the Restless Storytime


Every Thursday at  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 meet in the Community Meeting Room, the big room off the library's lobby -- to accommodate more fun! Find us every Thursday for songs, rhymes and then free play. Drop In -- no registration is required.


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