Kids' Events

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

Some events require advance registration. To sign up, please stop by the Youth Desk or call us at (847) 256-6945.

  • Chinese New Year Celebration
    When: Saturday, February 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join the Highcrest Mandarin students in celebrating the Chinese New Year through skits, crafts, and activities. Ages 4+.
  • RESCHEDULED: Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    NOTE: This meeting was rescheduled from February 2. Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about EllRay Jakes is NOT a Chicken, by Sally Warner. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts January 12 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, January 19 for nonresidents.
  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
    When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Department

    Read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only, call or stop by to sign up for one 15-minute slot for January OR February beginning December 30. Grades 1-5. K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore is a Therapy Dogs International Children Reading to Dogs Program.
  • Hands-On Science: Balloons (Gr. K-2)
    When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Explore physics and chemistry through fun, hands-on activities using balloons. Grades K-2. Sign-up starts January 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 4 for nonresidents.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Drop by for informal, fun competition with other kids who love the game, 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.
  • School's Out Movie
    When: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Riley's emotions try to guide her through a difficult move from Minnesota to San Francisco. Rated PG. All ages.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Words with Wings, by Nikki Grimes. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Sign-up starts January 27 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 3 for nonresidents.
  • Youth Improv
    When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Applaud the youth members of the Wilmette Park District Improv Troupe as they perform original sketch comedy that includes audience participation. Ages 3+.
  • Kids' Library Council
    When: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Design and make your own stickers using our new vinyl cutter! Also, help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-8. Sign-up starts February 8 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 15 for nonresidents.
  • Weekend Rhymetime
    When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Bring your toddler on over for a special weekend edition of our story program geared to little movers and shakers, including songs, movement games and fast-paced books. Ages 1-3 with an adult. Siblings welcome.
  • Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Can You Survive the Titanic? An Interactive Survival Adventure, by Allison Lassieur. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts February 9 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 16 for nonresidents.
  • Read Across America
    When: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Drop by to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with games, activities, and, of course, cupcakes. All ages.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Lost Stone, by Jordan Quinn. Grade 2 with an adult. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Sign-up starts February 11 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 18 for nonresidents.
  • Winter Kids' Concert
    When: Saturday, March 05, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Sing and dance along with Parents' Choice Award winners Wendy Morgan and DB! All ages. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department on the day of the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 8 tickets per family.
  • Elephant and Piggie Party
    When: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Join the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District in celebrating ScreenBreak Week with fun games and activities! All ages. This program will take place at the Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette.
  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
    When: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Department

    Read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only, call or stop by to sign up for one 15-minute slot for March OR April beginning February 24. Grades 1-5. K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore is a Therapy Dogs International Children Reading to Dogs Program.
  • Engineering Challenge: Cup Stacking (Gr. 3-5)
    When: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Sure, they're good for drinking, but cups are so much more than that! How fast can you stack a pyramid? How tall a structure can you create? Come and find out how much fun the humble cup can be. Grades 3-5. Sign-up starts February 25 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 3 for nonresidents.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Drop by for informal, fun competition with other kids who love the game, 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.
  • Kids' Library Council
    When: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make and eat candy sushi. Plus, help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served. Sign-up starts February 29 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 7 for nonresidents.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Lady Lollipop, by Dick King-Smith. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Sign-up starts February 27 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 2 for nonresidents.
  • St. Patrick's Day Fun
    When: Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Celebrate the holiday with a story and craft. Grades K-2. Sign-up starts March 3 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 10 for nonresidents.
  • Spring Break Science: Flubber (Ages 3-6)
    When: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It stretches. It bounces. It oozes. Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? No, it's flubber! Come mix up a batch and explore the properties of this intriguing substance. Ages 3-6 with an adult. Sign-up starts March 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 14 for nonresidents.
  • Spring Break Science: Flubber (Gr. 1-4)
    When: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It stretches. It bounces. It oozes. Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? No, it's flubber! Come mix up a batch and explore the properties of this intriguing substance. Grades 1-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts March 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 14 for nonresidents.
  • Preschool Dance Party
    When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Shake your sillies out with bubbles, scarves, and more. It'll be a blast! Ages 1-5 with an adult.
  • Light Painting (Gr. 4-5)
    When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Use digital cameras to capture amazing designs made with flashlights in the dark! Grades 4-5. Sign-up starts March 9 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 16 for nonresidents.
  • Light Painting (Gr. 6-8)
    When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Use digital cameras to capture amazing designs made with flashlights in the dark! Grades 6-8. Sign-up starts March 9 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 16 for nonresidents.
  • Rainbow Magic
    When: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Do you love the fairy books by Daisy Meadows? Scare off Jack Frost with some rainbow magic of your own in this art and science program for girls and boys. Grades 1-3. Sign-up starts March 10 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 17 for nonresidents.
  • Toddler Art
    When: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Why should big kids have all the fun during spring break? Bring in your toddler to make some age-appropriate crafts to take home. You can leave the mess here! Ages 1-3 with an adult. Siblings welcome. Sign-up starts March 11 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 18 for nonresidents.
  • Toddler Art
    When: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Why should big kids have all the fun during spring break? Bring in your toddler to make some age-appropriate crafts to take home. You can leave the mess here! Ages 1-3 with an adult. Siblings welcome. Sign-up starts March 11 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 18 for nonresidents.
  • "Cans" Film Festival, Act I
    When: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    A young Chinese woman becomes a warrior in this folklore-inspired tale. Rated G. All participants are invited to bring a canned food donation for the New Trier Township Food Pantry.
  • "Cans" Film Festival, Act II
    When: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Zach discovers the truth behind the popular Goosebumps series. Rated PG. All participants are invited to bring a canned food donation for the New Trier Township Food Pantry.
  • Jungle Book Party
    When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy jungle stories, crafts, and activities to celebrate the book that inspired the new movie. All ages.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 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. Sign-up starts March 16 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 23 for nonresidents.
  • Pajama Storytime
    When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 3+.
  • Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron, by Mary Losure. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts March 15 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 22 for nonresidents.
  • Engineering Challenge: Cup Stacking (Gr. K-2)
    When: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Sure, they're good for drinking, but cups are so much more than that! How fast can you stack a pyramid? How tall a structure can you create? Come and find out how much fun the humble cup can be. Grades K-2. Sign-up starts March 24 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 31 for nonresidents.
  • Dads and Donuts Storytime
    When: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Calling all dads, uncles, grandpas, and other all-around great guys! Stop on by for a special treat -- stories and donuts just for you and your favorite preschooler. Ages 2-5 with an adult.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Drop by for informal, fun competition with other kids who love the game, 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, April 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Department

    Read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only, call or stop by to sign up for one 15-minute slot for March OR April beginning February 24. Grades 1-5. K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore is a Therapy Dogs International Children Reading to Dogs Program.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion. Grade 2 with an adult. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Sign-up starts March 24 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 31 for nonresidents.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Sign-up starts March 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 6 for nonresidents.
  • Scratch Jr.
    When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Take the very first steps towards learning computer programming by trying out this iPad app, a version of the digital media design program Scratch created for younger kids. We'll make games and animations. Grades K-2. Participants must be able to read. Sign-up starts April 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 14 for nonresidents.
  • Earth Day Craft
    When: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make your own stained glass vase out of recycled materials. Grades 3-5. Sign-up starts April 8 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 15 for nonresidents.
  • Kids' Library Council
    When: Monday, April 25, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Create an I Spy Aquarium to decorate the Youth Services Department. Plus, help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served. Sign-up starts April 11 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 18 for nonresidents.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 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. Sign-up starts April 13 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 20 for nonresidents.
  • Dia de los Ninos Spanish Language Bilingual Storytime
    When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Share stories and songs in Spanish and English.

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