We have some great Halloween Happenings coming up at the library, and there’s even more going on for children around the neighborhood! Here’s a list of all the spooky fun we were able to find:
Johansen Farms Children’s Zoo & Pumpkin Farm Illinois
Visit the link for information on activities, times, and prices.
Friday, October 21
Family Halloween Fun Night and Parkie’s Pumpkin Patch at the BRAC.
The Bolingbrook Park District is offering activities for children and parents. Our bookmobile staff will be telling stories! Follow the links above for details, including cost and registration information.
Monday, October 24
Tweens can sign up for Spooky Tech in Studio 300 to experiment with LED lights and black light and make a glowing mummy hand to take home. Free.
Bass Pro Shops is offering photos and free activities at their Bolingbrook store. See their Great Pumpkin Celebration page for details.
Saturday, October 29
Dave Rudolf’s Halloween Spooktacular
11 a.m. at Fountaindale Public Library
Come in costume and have a “monsterously” good time in a not scary, totally interactive family show with the award-winning performer Dave Rudolf! Watch the kids do the Frankenstein Dance. See the little tykes try to assemble the Skeleton Bones. Be amazed at the Ghoul-Limbo.
Drop in until the room capacity of 90 is reached. All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Seating is first come, first served. Free.
Monday, October 31
Visit the Village of Bolingbrook website for Bolingbrook Trick or Treat hours and a list of safety tips for families.
Saturday, November 5
Pumpkin Pitch 2016 at Lewis University in Romeoville
Composting your old jack o’lantern is way more fun when a catapult is involved! Grown-ups can also bring old personal papers to be shredded. Visit the Will County Green website for event details such as times, limits on what you can bring, and contact information for the organizers of the event.
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Do you like playing with robots? Come at the library Friday, October 21 for a fantastic program all featuring Sphero robots.
Sphero Robots – Rock and Roll
Friday, October 21
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Kids will make them run through a maze, dance, even play sumo and predict the future. Register online or call (630) 685-4181.
There is one week left to sign up for our Spooky Tech program for tweens in grades 4-6! We will be looking at ways you can use light to make your costume or your haunted house more interesting. Try making a video under black light, learn about incorporating small lights into accessories, and make a glowing mummy hand to take home.
Weekly storytimes, Crazy 8s, and Tuesday and Thursday Minecraft Club continue! What else is happening for kids at the library?
Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, October 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
For children in grades 2 – 5.
We’ll have many exercises to stimulate your creativity for stories and poems!
Seating until the limit of the room. Drop in.
Saturday Special: Skippy Jon Jones Drop-in Storytime
Saturday, October 22, 11-11:30 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.
Stories, songs, and fun are the order of the day when we get together in our Storytime Room. This month Skippy Jon Jones will be here! Come meet him in person, hear stories, and have your picture taken with him! Skippy Jon Jones will make a brief appearance during the storytime, courtesy of Barnes & Noble at Bolingbrook Promenade.
Drop in until the limit of the room is reached. Please arrive on time as Skippy Jon Jones will only make a brief appearance. Don’t forget your camera!
Saturday, October 22, 2-3:30 p.m.
Do you know where your grandparents are from? Some families may have family crests. Create your own family crest and enjoy a snack at this special program.
For children ages 5-11 years old. Kindergartners and under, must be accompanied by an adult. We encourage that grandparents join us. Snacks will be provided. Drop in to the limit of the room.
Reading is Groovy (for Kindergartners & 1st Graders- Drop in)
Do you like to read in your school shoes? COOL! Drop in to the Children’s Department and read a book to our high school volunteers! All kindergartners and 1st graders who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Bring a favorite book from home or choose one from our easy reader basket!
Starting this Saturday!!!