Kids' 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.

Family Storytime and Crafts on Monday Nights


Monday nights, 6:30 pm,  BOTH at Main and North Branch, now through October 3
Crafts geared to 3 - 7 year olds. Working Parent Friendly!  Registration (in person or on the phone 847-448-8610) requested but not required.

Our Drop In (no registration) storytime, Preschool Storytime (3-6) on Wednesdays at 10:30 will continue as usual in September. for preschoolers and their caregivers free during the day.


Purple Crayon Players Storytime!


Friday, September 30, 4 pm, Children's Room, Main Library  (and 10/14, 10/28, 11/11 and 12/2)

Bring the kids to this terrific storytime & craft program run by Northwestern University's Purple Crayon Players for children 3- 8, but everyone is welcome.

End the week with college kids and fun!



Come PLAY at the library in September!

titleSeptember 1-30, Main Children's Room, North & Chicago Ave/Main Street (CAMS) locations

Want to bring more free play into your child's life but don't have time to think up something fun for the both of you? Bring your 1, 2, or 3+ year old to play Mailbox at the Evanston Public Library this September! Play is an essential tool in literacy education and reduces stress in children (and adults!). We supply the envelopes, the "stamp" stickers, the cool little mail bag...  Play Fall Words: Mailbox Play as many times as you like until September 30. 


Drop-In Preschool Storytime at Main


Wednesdays, 10:30 am, Children's Room, Main Library

Great books and engaging songs for children ages 3-5 years old and parent or caregiver every Wednesday morning.  Drop-in; no registration required.  (No Drop-In Preschool Storytime on 12/21 OR 28.) 

Siblings of preschoolers always welcome, but parents and caregivers of infants, 1's and 2's are cordially invited to come to The Young and the Restless on Thursday at 9:30am.


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 the youngest library patrons. Drop In -- no registration is required. Find us every Thursday in the Community Meeting Room for songs, rhymes and free play! (No session on 12/22 and 12/29)


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