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.

Join us for the Hour of Code!


Monday, December 8, 4:30-5:30 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

Come to a one hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can the learn the basics to be a maker, creator, inventor. If you're in grade 3-5, sign up and get ready for an hour of fun! No experience needed. Registration is required and limited to 16 participants. Register online or call 847-448-8610 to register.


2014 Best Picture Books Presentation

altSaturday, December 13, 10:30 am, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Join Brian Wilson, EPL Children’s Librarían as he shares his picks for Best Picture Books of 2014.  Parents, teachers, child care workers, grandparents and anyone else who values reading aloud to young children at home, in classrooms, child care centers or casual playgroups will enjoy “Mr. Brian’s” lively presentation. It can also help anyone who needs meaningful ideas for holiday gift giving. (NOTE: This event is for adults only!)  No registration required. 


Jammie Time

Jamme TimeThursdays, December 18, January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, 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.


Parent/Child Workshop

altSaturdays, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, Community Meeting Room, Main Library 

Children 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.  Registration begins in early January.


Tail Waggin' Tutors at Main

titleNovember 4, 11, 18 & 25, 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 October 13.  Please call 847-448-8610 to register.


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