See a Juggler! Be a Juggler! Show and Workshop

Jason Kollum

Tuesday, July 28
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Bring the family to see juggler, Jason Kollum in a fun, engaging, 100% interactive variety show! In the show, the kids become the Super Hero as they perform amazing feats on their own. The children get to become the real stars because in this program, it’s more than just a show where kids sit and watch. Every child learns balancing skills with peacock feathers and beginning juggling skills with slow-moving scarves! All kids can do it, it doesn’t matter what age!

Offsite at the Annerino Community Center Gymnasium, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

Americans (and others) with disabilities

July 26 marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The legislation went into effect two years later, and required that public facilities be made accessible to people with disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Americans with Disabilities Act by Susan Dudley Gold
Describes the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, including how people with disabilities and their supporters fought over the decades to win civil rights and how the piece of legislation became a law. – (Baker & Taylor)

A good resource for finding books that feature characters with disabilities is the page for the Schneider Family Book Award.  The website lists the winners of the awards, which “honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.”  There is also a link to a list of more recommended books.

Welcome, Clifford!

children sitting with Clifford

Clifford is coming! Clifford is coming! Join us for an EXTRA SPECIAL Storytime on Saturday, July 25th from 11:00-11:30 AM in Meeting Room A. Clifford the Big Red Dog, from the books by Norman Bridwell will make a brief visit to story time and be available for pictures. Bring your camera and don’t be late! You don’t want to miss this very special guest. Clifford’s appearance is courtesy of Barnes & Noble at the Bolingbrook Promenade. We will also be featuring Clifford Coloring pages in the Creativity Park from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and a special ‘Clifford’ themed craft from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in Children’s Services. Come and Join us for all the fun!

You can also check out the photos from our recent storytime with Arthur on the library’s Flickr page:

Summer Stuffed Animal Sleepover


Calling all adventurous 4-7 year olds: we hope that you, your caregivers and your stuffed animal friends will join us as we embark on a fantastic journey! Your courageous stuffed friends will spend the night in the library and come to the aid of magical creatures! The fun begins on Thursday August 6th from 3-4pm– the kids will enjoy stories, a craft and an obstacle course. The fun doesn’t stop there- come back on Friday at 10am to have a yummy snack and hear all about your stuffed animal friends’ adventures!

Learn to Hula

Mini Movin' and Groovin' Presents...

Learn to Hula

Friday, July  24th
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
10:30 -11:15 a.m.

For ages 8 months to 5 years with an adult

Featuring songs from:

Rockin' the Uke
Rockin’ the Uke by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

  • Rockin’ the Uke
  • Syncopated Washboard Rhythm Song

Drew's Famous Hula Party
Drew’s Famous Hula Party by Various Artists

  • Tiny Bubbles
  • Aloha Oe
  • Lovely Hula Hands
  • Let’s Just Hula
  • The Hukilau Song

Hawaiian Playground
Hawaiian Playground by Various Artists

  • Holoholo Ka’a

Hula dancers
Drop in; No registration necessary

Robin’s Dog Stars

Robin's Dog Stars

Tuesday, July 21
1:30 PM to 2:10 PM
2:30 PM to 3:10 PM

Robin and Cedar the Border Collie will perform amazing dog tricks like jumping through hoops and playing music. Fun for all ages!
Location: Meeting Room A

Seating will be first come, first served for a maximum of 90 audience members. Open to all ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

Fashion Kitty Celebration

Fashion Kitty has Super abilities:

  • A brain that can match hundreds of outfits in a second
  • Ears that hear the distress call of someone in need of fashion help
  • X-rays eyes that can see through buildings or anything else that’s in the way
  • A touch of her tail makes everything seem all right
  • Supersonic feet that make Fashion Kitty really bounce

Fashion Kitty

Do you want to know more about Fashion Kitty? Come at our program

Wednesday, July 22,

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Grades 1-5

Super Kitties will unleash their creativity and design their Super Kitty capes. They will learn how to make a magic ring using the 3D printer from Studio 300.

Register at the desk!