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.

Little Explorers--Dinosaurs


Saturday, August 23 at 11:00 am, Main Library

Ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver

Young explorers and their grown-ups are welcome to join us as we excavate dinosaurs from their eggs, create fossils and more! Register online or call 847-448-8610.


Parent/Child Workshop

Saturdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 6, 10 am, Community Meeting Room, Main Library 

altChildren 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.  Register online, in person, or by calling 847-448-8610.  Registration begins August 25.


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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