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.

Special Needs LEGO event!

altSaturday, November 12, 11am - 12p, Community Meeting Room, Main Library; Register NOW.

Come join us to meet up and play with LEGOs! This event is open to all families with children who have special needs and/or would benefit from an environment that is friendly to all abilities. Parents can join in or relax and talk with other parents navigating a similar path.

Registration required; space is limited to 30 kids. Register online, by calling 847-448-8610, or come into the library.


Gender Expansive & Transgender Lego Meet up!


November 12 9:30am Community Meeting Room, Main Library. Register NOW!

Come join us to meet up and play with LEGOs! This event is open to gender expansive and transgender youth ages 5 - 12 accompanied by an adult or guardian. Parents can join in the LEGO fun or relax and talk in the company of other parents navigating a similar path.

Register NOW: call 847-448-8610 or come to the Children's Desk.

Gender expansive is defined as a range of gender expressions and identities including expanding beyond traditional gender identities or stereotypes.  Gender expansive reinforces the notion that gender is not binary but a continuum and that many people express their gender in multiple ways.



Register for November Storytimes


Register NOW for November registered storytimes, start October 31! Register online, in person or via phone: 847-448-8610

Time for Two's -gentle storytime just for two year olds - Fridays at 10:30am (also at North Branch on Tuesdays)

All by Myself - for 3's, 4's & 5's ready for a storytime on their own - Two sessions: Mondays at 11am and Thursdays at 1:30pm

Family Storytime and Craft Bring the whole family; craft appropriate for 3 and up - Mondays at 6:30 pm. Great for Working Parents! (also at North Branch at 6:30pm)

Tail Waggin' Tutors. Kids K - 5 practice their reading with therapy dogs - Tuesdays at 6:30pm or 7 pm MUST Register via Phone: 847-448-8610. (Also at North Branch, but earlier in the day -- also call to register for that: 847-866-0330)


Purple Crayon Players Storytime! 10/28


Friday, October 28, 4 pm, Children's Room, Main Library  (and 11/11 and 12/2)

Bring the kids to this terrific HALLOWEEN-themed 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!



Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration!


Sunday, October 30, 2- 3:30 pm, Children's Room, Main Library

Bring the whole family for a storytime and craft celebrating the Day of the Dead in the Evanston Public Library Children's Room!

2 - 2:30 pm Storytelling with Manuel Aleman and Abuelo Isidro

2:30 - 3:30 pm Drop in Crafts in the Art Garden

Los niños son bienvenidos!


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