Kids' Events

Weekly Storytimes

Our weekly storytime schedule can be found on our Early Childhood page. You may also view our calendar.

Registration & Tickets

Some events require advance registration, as noted in the program decription. Unless otherwise noted, Wilmette and Kenilworth residents may register starting two weeks in advance; nonresidents may register 7 days later. To sign up, please stop by the Youth Desk or call us at (847) 256-6945.

Some performances require free tickets. Ticket availability is noted in the program description.

Upcoming Events

  • Maker Monday: Mosaics
    When: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Use materials from Perler beads to Post-it Notes to create your own mosaics. You’ll make and decorate practical items such as coasters and picture frames. All ages. To register, call 847-256-6945 or 847-256-6930, or go online to the Library events calendar.
  • Boys and Books (Gr. 3-4)
    When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about CatStronauts: Mission Moon, by Drew Brockington. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts September 5 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 12 for nonresidents.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club (Gr. 3-4)
    When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Year of the Book, by Andrea Cheng. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts September 6 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 13 for nonresidents.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Mrs. Noodlekugel, by Daniel Pinkwater. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grade 2 with an adult. Registration starts September 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 14 for nonresidents.
  • Bilingual Storytime
    When: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join us for stories, songs, and fun in Spanish and English! All ages.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Want to play chess with other kids who love the game? Drop by for informal, fun competition supervised by parent volunteers. Bring chess sets and pieces, if possible. All levels of players are welcome, but prior knowledge of the pieces and how they move is helpful. Space is limited to the first 24 players to arrive.
  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
    When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Department

    Sign up for a 15-minute slot to read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only, grades 1-5. K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore is a Therapy Dogs International Children Reading to Dogs Program. Sign-up starts September 27.
  • STEAM Lab: Cardboard Tube Construction (Gr. K-2)
    When: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join us for cardboard tube construction. Build tall and wide, and any shape you want! Grades K-2. Sign-up starts September 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 5 for nonresidents.
  • Family PlayLab: Monster Mash
    When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Help us build a giant box creature, make monster costume accessories, and play "feed the beast." All ages.
  • Kids' Library Council: Halloween Stickers
    When: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Help us decorate the Library for Halloween! You’ll make creepy stickers using our vinyl cutter and special software. Also, help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-8. Sign-up starts October 2 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 9 for nonresidents.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Your imagination is the limit as you build alone or with a friend at this fun monthly club. Grades K-4. Registration starts October 4 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 11 for nonresidents.
  • Maker Monday: No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating
    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Decorate pumpkins without using a knife! We’ll bedeck pumpkins with glitter, paint, and more. Pumpkins will be provided. All ages. To register, call 847-256-6945 or 847-256-6930, or go online to the Library events calendar.
  • Boys and Books (Gr. 3-4)
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Dying to Meet You, by Kate Klise. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts October 3 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 10 for nonresidents.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club (Gr. 3-4)
    When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth, by E. L. Konigsburg. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts October 4 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 11 for nonresidents.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Miniature World of Marvin & James, by Elise Broach. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grade 2 with an adult. Registration starts October 5 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 12 for nonresidents.
  • Halloween Storytime
    When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories and songs that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. Ages 3 and up.
  • Halloween Storytime
    When: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories and songs that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. Ages 3 and up.

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