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.

October Family Nights at the Library


October brings five great evening events in the Children's Department.These working-parent friendly events are intended for young children and the whole family is welcome! Get the library habit started early and come back often. Research shows that early reading successes translate to success in school and beyond.

Thursday, October 16 at 7 pm
Family Jammie Time

Monday, October 20 at 6:30 pm
Young and the Restless: Storytime and Singalong for Infants, 1 and 2 Year-Olds

Thursday, October 23 at 7 pm
Family Lego Night

Monday, October 27 at 6:30 pm
Halloween Storytime and Craft (Registration required for this event. Please call 847-448-8610.)


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, August 21, September  18, October 16, November 20, December 18, 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.


All By Myself

title Mondays, September 8 - 29,  11:15 am or 1:30 pm


Mondays, November 3 - 24, 11:15am or 1:30pm 

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 August 25.
Please register online in person or call 847-448-8610.


Time for Twos

altThursdays, 10:30 am,  Sept. 11 - Oct. 9 (No session on Sept. 25: Rosh Hashanah)

Or Thursday, 10:30 am, Nov. 6 - Dec. 4 (No session on Nov. 27: Thanksgiving)

Storytime featuring songs, picture books, puppets and  rhymes for 24 to 36 months old with parent, grandparent or caregiver.  Register online for first session or register online for the second session or call (847) 448-8610.  Please register for only one session.

Registration begins on August 25.


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