Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Kids Events

On this page, you’ll find upcoming kids’ events scheduled in the next few weeks. For a full listing of all our upcoming events, please visit our online calendar.

  • Weekend Rhyme & Sign
    When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come learn basic sign language to use with your little one! 30 minutes of songs, rhymes and signs. Ages 0-2 with an adult.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 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.
  • Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Houdini Box, by Brian Selznick. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts August 25 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 1 for nonresidents.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Your imagination is the only limit as you build alone or with a friend at this fun monthly club. Grades K-4. Sign-up starts September 2 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 9 for nonresidents.
  • Pajama Storytime
    When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 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.
  • Fall StoryWalk
    When: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read the new fall 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 fall. Rain date: Friday, September 25.
  • Fall StoryWalk
    When: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read the new fall 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 fall. Rain date: Friday, September 25.
  • Kids' Library Council
    When: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Help the KLC make plans for the new school year. Also, get ready for school by decorating your school supplies. Bring your own notebooks, text books, and other items. We'll provide the art supplies. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-8. Sign-up starts September 8 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 14 for nonresidents.
  • Hands-On Science: The Human Body (Gr. 3-5)
    When: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Learn about the human body through fun, hands-on activities. Grades 3-5. Sign-up begins September 10 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 17 for nonresidents.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about My Last Best Friend, by Julie Bowe. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts September 9 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 16 for nonresidents.
  • Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Chocolate Touch, by Patrick Catling . Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts September 15 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 22 for nonresidents.
  • Hands-On Science: The Human Body (Gr. K-2)
    When: Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Learn about the human body through fun, hands-on activities. Grades K-2. Sign-up begins September 24 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; October 1 for nonresidents.
  • Bilingual Spanish Storytime
    When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish. Ages 2-5.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 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.
  • Kids' Library Council
    When: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Share your ideas for WPL's new junior high area. Make your own erasers out of modeling clay, plus decorate pens and pencils. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-8. Sign-up starts September 28 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; October 5 for nonresidents.
  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
    When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 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. Grades 1-5. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only. Sign-up starts September 30.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Your imagination is the only limit as you build alone or with a friend at this fun monthly club. Grades K-4. Sign-up starts October 7 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; October 14 for nonresidents.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts September 30 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 7 for nonresidents.
  • Halloween Storytime
    When: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories, songs, and a craft that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. Ages 3 and up.
  • Halloween Storytime
    When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

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

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