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.

Chinese Dragon Boat Festival Bilingual Storytime and Book Drive


Saturday, May 30, 4 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

庆祝中国端午节  双语故事时间 & 捐赠中文图书

Bring the whole family to celebrate the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival! Donate your gently used kids' and adults' Chinese Language books to the Evanston Public Library. At this event, listen to stories in English and Mandarin and make a Dragon Boat Festival craft. Come celebrate the beginning of summer and the library's Summer Reading Program, Read to the Rhythm!






Jugando con la Ciencia - Science & Art Fair

                                            Saturday, May 30, 12-3:00pm

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Join Science in Society and Jugando con la Ciencia for a Science & Art Fair in the Community Meeting Room on May 30 from 12-3pm.
Northwestern University scientists will offer hands-on science-themed art stations where kids can create their own art projects to take home. There will be two stations: astronomy and plant biology. In addition, the winners of Jugando con la Ciencia’s annual art contest will be announced, and winning images from Science in Society’s annual scientific images contest will be on display.
Join us for a fun afternoon of science and art!


Family Nights! Noches de Familia!


Preschool Dance Party,  Wednesday, June 3, 6:30 pm; Community Meeting Room, Main Library Fiesta de baile pre-escolar, Mìercoles, 3 de junio a las 6:30 pm

Bring your family to dance their sillies out! Old favorites (the hokey pokey) and new dances; all ages welcome. Invite a su familia a bailar. Todas las edades son bienvenidas.


Family Lego Night, Wednesday, June 10, 7 pm; Community Meeting Room, Main Library Noche de Lego, Mìercoles, 10 de junio a las 7 pm

Bring your family to make a LEGO musical instrument or anything else that has rhythm! For grades K - 5 only. Traiga su familia a construir instrumentos musicales o cualquier objeto con ritmo usando los famosos bloques de Lego. Apropriado para estudiantes entre K - 5.


Family Jammie Time, Thursday, June 18, 7 pm, Main Children's Room, Main Library Noches de Pijama, Jueves, 18 de junio a las 7 pm

Children ages 2 - 9 wear their jammies for a fun mix of stories and songs! Niños entre las edades 2 y 9 pueden venir en sus pijamas para leer y cantar canciones en nuestra hora de cuentos.


Mother-Daughter Craft Night,Tuesday, June 23, 7 pm; Children's First Floor Conference Room, Main LIbrary Noches de Arte para Madres e Hijas, Martes,23 de junio a las 7 pm

Bring your daughter to make a beautiful craft together! Each child signed up should be accompanied by an adult.

Grades 2nd - 6th; Registration is required for this event. Traiga su hija(s) para crear obras de arte juntas. Cada niña inscrita en el programa debe de estar acompañada por un adulto. Es necesario registrarse para este evento. Apropriado para las edades entre 2 y 6.


The Young and the Restless, Monday, June 29,  6:30 pm, Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library

Para los Jovenes y los Inquietos; Lunes, 29 de junio a las 6:30 pm

An evening version of our popular drop in storytime & sing-a-long for infants, 1 and 2 year olds. Siblings, parents and grandparents welcome. Ages 0 - 2. Hora de cuento para bebes, uno y dos años de edad. Padres, hermanos y hermanas, y abuelos son bienvenidos.


Saturday Stories at North Branch

titleSaturdays, May 16, June 27, and July 11, 11-11:30 am, North Branch  

Enjoy family time filled with stories, songs and more at North Branch library. 

Ages 2 to 6.

Drop-in, no registration required.



Jammie Time

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


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