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.

April Poetry Month Scavenger Hunt!


April 1 - April 30, Children's Room, Main Library


In Just -

spring    when the world is mud-


Elementary and middle school kids are invited to come to the Main Children's Room for a Poetry Scavenger Hunt to celebrate poetry month:

  • Stop by the the Main Children's Room desk to get a game card.
  • Find 20 of the 33 poems hidden around the room.
  • Copy down the poet's name, poem's title and first line.
  • Win a Gel Pen, color of your choice!

(One prize per child)

Green as a leaf.

Fast as a thief.

My olive eyes are


What is it? Come to the Main Children's Room to find out!


Spring Words! Nursery Rhymes Game at your library


April 1 - April 30, Main Children's Room, North Branch, and Chicago Avenue Main Street Branch

Bring your baby, toddler or preschooler to the library to play our Spring Words Nursery Rhyme Game in April, picking up your very own copies of rhymes as you go. Complete at least 10 of the rhymes posted and parents receive a keychain for holding all the nursery rhyme copies --  kids get a miniature notebook of their own. Take time for some special one-on-one with your little one. You may already know that singing rhymes is the single best way to prepare your child to be ready to learn to read, but this program is for having fun! One prize set per family.


Spring Registered Storytimes

titleRegister for Main Library storytimes starting the week of April 14!

Infant Rhymetime Songs and fingerplays for babies 0-12 months and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 9:30 am 4/14 - 5/5 Register online.

Time for Twos Stories and songs geared just to 2 year olds and their caregivers. Fridays at 10:30 am 4/24 - 5/15 Register online.
Family Storytime and Craft
Bring your family to hear stories, sing songs and do crafts; craft appropriate for 3 and up. Mondays at 6:30 pm 4/13 - 5/4 Register online.

North Branch Storytimes still open:

North Branch Time for Two's Tuesdays at 10:15 am 4/21 - 5/12 Register online

North Branch Family Storytime and Craft  Mondays at 6:30 pm4/13 - 5/4 Register online.


Free Comic Book Day

titleSaturday, May 2, 9am - 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!


The Young and the Restless: New Time & Place!


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 free play together after storytime. Drop In -- no registration is required.


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