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.

  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, May 03, 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 April 19 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 26 for nonresidents.
  • Pajama Storytime
    When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 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 and up.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Miss Jamie's Farm
    When: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come on a musical adventure that will have you stomping your boots! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Kids' Library Council: Cardboard Challenge
    When: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    You dream it, you build it! Create your own large and small cardboard structures. Also, help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-8. Sign-up starts April 24 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, May 1 for nonresidents.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Miss Jamie's Farm
    When: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come on a musical adventure that will have you stomping your boots! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Miss Jamie's Farm
    When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come on a musical adventure that will have you stomping your boots! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Double-Digit Club, by Marion Dane Bauer. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts April 19 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 26 for nonresidents.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Miss Jamie's Farm
    When: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come on a musical adventure that will have you stomping your boots! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Miss Jamie's Farm
    When: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come on a musical adventure that will have you stomping your boots! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, May 14, 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.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Music & Movement with Pam Herstein
    When: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Spring StoryWalk
    When: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read the new spring story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the spring.
  • Spring StoryWalk
    When: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read the new spring story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the spring.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Music & Movement with Pam Herstein
    When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Homework Machine, by Dan Gutman. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts April 25 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, May 2 for nonresidents.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Music & Movement with Pam Herstein
    When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Music & Movement with Pam Herstein
    When: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grade 2 with an adult. Registration starts April 27 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, May 4 for nonresidents.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Music & Movement with Pam Herstein
    When: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Bike to the Library Day
    When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Library Lawn

    Bike on over to the Library to decorate your bike for the season and learn more about biking in Wilmette. Wear your helmet and get a free water bottle! In case of rain, we will meet in the Youth Program Room. For all ages.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: The Storybook Mom
    When: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It's "Sit Down Stand Up" fun! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Maker Monday: Summer Supplies
    When: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Get ready for the warm months by screen-printing aprons for summer barbecues, making beach bags, creating outdoor seat cushions, and more. All supplies provided. All ages. To register, call 847-256-6945 or 847-256-6930, or go online to the Library events calendar.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: The Storybook Mom
    When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It's "Sit Down Stand Up" fun! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: The Storybook Mom
    When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It's "Sit Down Stand Up" fun! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: The Storybook Mom
    When: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It's "Sit Down Stand Up" fun! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: The Storybook Mom
    When: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It's "Sit Down Stand Up" fun! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Urban Yoga Chicago’s Sacred Playground
    When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Stories, movement, and mindfulness. Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Urban Yoga Chicago’s Sacred Playground
    When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Stories, movement, and mindfulness. Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Urban Yoga Chicago’s Sacred Playground
    When: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Stories, movement, and mindfulness. Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Urban Yoga Chicago’s Sacred Playground
    When: Friday, June 02, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Stories, movement, and mindfulness. Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Community Play Day
    When: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Come early to meet friends old and new for unstructured play time. We'll join you at 11:00 for stories and songs. In partnership with the "Let’s Play!" initiative of The Alliance for Early Childhood.
  • Intergenerational Storytime
    When: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Off-site

    We're bringing Storytime on the road! Meet us at Mather Place of Wilmette (2801 Old Glenview Road) to brighten up the residents' morning with stories, songs, and fun. All ages.
  • Writing by Design
    When: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Create stories, poems, and comics for the Youth Literary Magazine. Kids must attend at least two meetings. Grades 4-6. Registration starts May 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 5 for nonresidents.
  • Storytelling by Design: Classic Rhymes
    When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Help some of your favorite stories come alive by acting them out! Together, we will read a fairy tale, folktale, or other popular story. Then we will act the story out, using dialogue, movement and props. Grades K-3. Registration starts May 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 6 for nonresidents.
  • Storybook Art: Eric Carle
    When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Share stories and create art using the techniques of a featured illustrator. This week, explore tissue paper collage in the style of Eric Carle. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration starts May 31 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 7 for nonresidents.
  • Summer Movie
    When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    A koala stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater. Rated PG.
  • Summer Reading Kick-Off Party: Justin Roberts
    When: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Library Lawn

    Start Summer Reading right with Grammy nominee and six-time Parents' Choice Gold Award winner Justin Roberts! Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner beginning at 6:00. There will be face painting and free ice cream from Homer's on the lawn from 6:00-6:45. The performance starts at 7:00. In case of rain or extreme heat, the show will take place in the Library Auditorium.
  • Wobblebots
    When: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make your own Wobblebot that can wiggle, dance, and jump! Grades 2-5 with an adult. Registration starts June 2 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 9 for nonresidents.
  • Maker Sunday: Tie Dye Extravaganza
    When: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Library Lawn

    Tie dye t-shirts and more! We'll supply the t-shirts and other materials, you bring the ideas. In case of bad weather, we will tie dye indoors. All ages. To register, call 847-256-6945 or 847-256-6930, or go online to the Library events calendar.
  • Stories in Maple Park
    When: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Maple Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytimes will take place at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.
  • Writing by Design
    When: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Create stories, poems, and comics for the Youth Literary Magazine. Kids must attend at least two meetings. Grades 4-6. Registration starts May 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 5 for nonresidents.
  • Kids' Library Council
    When: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Can't stop singing along to Moana? Come make plans for our interactive showing of Moana, which will be held on Thursday, July 27. Also, help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-8. Sign-up starts June 5 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 12 for nonresidents.
  • Storytelling by Design: Three Billy Goats Gruff
    When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Help some of your favorite stories come alive by acting them out! Together, we will read a fairy tale, folktale, or other popular story. Then we will act the story out, using dialogue, movement and props. Grades K-3. Registration starts June 6 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 13 for nonresidents.
  • Storybook Art: Lauren Thompson
    When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Share stories and create art using the techniques of a featured illustrator. This week, explore printmaking in the style of Lauren Thompson. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration starts June 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 14 for nonresidents.
  • Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles
    When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us for this up-close, live, hands-on experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles (Sensory-Friendly)
    When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Kids with special needs and their families are invited to this sensory-friendly, up-close, live, hands-on experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Registration starts June 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 14 for nonresidents.
  • Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles
    When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us for this up-close, live, hands-on experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Scratch Jr.
    When: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 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 designed for younger kids. We'll make games and animations. Participants must be able to read. Grades 2-4. Registration starts June 8 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 15 for nonresidents.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Humphrey’s Playful Puppy Problem, by Betty Birney. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grade 2 with an adult. Registration starts June 1 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 8 for nonresidents.
  • Family PlayLab: Cardboard Build
    When: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come build and play in a huge cardboard creation. Building ends at 10:45, but the creation will remain in the Youth Program Room until 3:00 for play and exploration. All ages.

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