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Children's Art Show

Kids, show off your best painting, drawing, collage, or photo. Bring an original piece of artwork to the Youth Desk from February 12 through 28. Art will be exhibited in the Auditorium throughout March.

Submission Guidelines

The show is open to children in preschool through 8th grade. One piece of art per participant, please.

Work must be no larger than 24"x36". It must be mounted on poster board, mat board, or any sturdy material through which holes for hanging can be punched, or framed with a hook or hanger on the back. We cannot accommodate free-standing art.

Artists' Reception

A reception for artists and their families will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2:00-3:30, in the Auditorium.

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Children's Bookmark Contest

This March, design a bookmark for the Wilmette Public Library!

Starting March 1, pick up an entry form at the Youth Services Desk, or download it here and print it out. Entries must be completed on this form. Designs must be turned in by March 31.

The contest is open to kids in grades K-8. Winners will be chosen in three categories: grades K–1, grades 2–4, and grades 5–8.

Artwork should relate to books, reading, or libraries. All art must be original and becomes the property of the Wilmette Public Library.

Winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed at the Library starting April 9, in celebration of National Library Week. All entries will be displayed in the Youth Services Department.

The Children's Bookmark Contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.

Download a contest entry form.


Our weekly storytimes feature age-appropriate stories, songs, and movement. This is a great opportunity for young children to hear good stories, learn, and have fun.

Storytimes last between 25 and 30 minutes. Advance registration is not necessary. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring Session: April 2–May 18

Babytime (Ages 0-24 months): Thursdays at 9:15. Followed by a 30-minute playtime.

Rhymetime (Ages 18 months and up): Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 and up): Tuesdays at 9:30 and 4:00, and Thursdays at 10:30.

Family Storytime (All ages): Mondays at 10:30.

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