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.

Winter Words: Reading & Talking (0-3)


January 2 - 31,  Main Library, North Branch, and Chicago Avenue/Main Street Branch locations

Registered for Winter Words? By February 15th, bring your completed form into one of the above listed locations to get your prize book to take home!


Jammie Time


Thursdays, February 18, March 17, April 14, May 19, June 16, 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.


February Weekend Family Films: Aladdin


Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, 2 pm, Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library

Aladdin is an orphan living on the streets of the city of Agrabah, continually outwitting and avoiding local law enforcement. One day he meets a young girl--also hiding from the guards--who is actually Princess Jasmine, seeking to escape from a disagreement with her father the Sultan about her marriage. He gallantly conceals her, and promptly falls in love. Soon, the Grand Vizier Jafar divines that Aladdin represents the key to his plans, and tricks him into the mysterious Cave of Wonders. Aladdin finds an ornate lamp, and, accidentally comes face-to-face with a blue genie--ready and willing to grant him three wishes. 91 minutes, rated G.


The Young and the Restless Storytime


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 our youngest library patrons. We meet in the Community Meeting Room, the big room off the library's lobby.  Drop In -- no registration is required. Find us every Thursday for songs, rhymes and then free play.


Drop-In Preschool Storytime at Main

altWednesdays at 10:30 am, Children's Room, Main Library

For children ages 3-5 years old and parent or caregiver.

Drop-in; no registration required



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