Category Archives: Library programs

Fun for all ages, all languages

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We have lots of special events for preschool-aged children this week as part of the Week of the Young Child, but there are fun things for older kids, too! This is the last week for our weekly Spring Storytimes. Minecraft Club will take place on Tuesday and Thursday.  We will conclude the week with special activities and performances for El día de los niños/El día de los libros.  Join us!

Tons of Trucks
Sunday, April 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bring the family to kick off the “Week of the Young Child” with us at the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center (BRAC)! We will provide storytimes and have a vendor table inside with giveaways. Stop by the bookmobile to check out books, DVDs and more.

Family Chess
Sunday, April 23, 2-3:30 p.m.
All ages

Pit your chess skills against those of other players in open play. Drop in

iMake
Monday, April 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5; Kindergarteners must be accompanied by an adult
Visit Creativity Park in the Children’s Services Department to try out our newest technologies. Drop in.

Miss Carole PJ Night Singalong
Tuesday, April 25, 6-7:00 p.m.

Warm up your vocal cords, and join us for a pajama singalong at the Annerino Center during the “Week of the Young Child.” Be sure to visit our table and get a library card.

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, April 26, 4:15-5 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after-school snack? If so, join us for our S’mores Book Club where we will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. Register now.

STEAM Night at Annerino
Wednesday, April 26, 4:30-6 p.m.
Join us at Annerino Community Center for “Week of the Young Child’s” STEAM Night. Stop by to see what STEAM and maker technologies the library has to offer, and sign up for a library card.

Chick-fil-A Storytime
Thursday, April 27, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6
Join us for a free story at Chick-fil-A on Weber Rd. and meet the Chick-fil-A cow! No registration required. Call 630.685.4230 for questions or more information.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, April 28
10:30 a.m.-noon OR 1:30-3 p.m.
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering the geography, stories, music and crafts of the United States of America in this hands-on program for K–5 homeschool teachers and their students.

El Día de los Niños Celebration: Groovin’ Around the World
Saturday, April 29: 10:30am – 5:00pm
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate diversity in languages and cultures with stories, crafts, music and dancing. See the full list of activities and special performances for more information.

Writing and Coding and Movin’ and Groovin’

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Weekly storytimes are back! Minecraft Club will also meet on Tuesday and Thursday.  We also have these special events planned for you:

Bits & Bytes Coding Club
Wednesday, April 19, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 4-12
Join our new coding club, and learn programming while working on cool projects! Register now.

This program has been cancelled due to a death in the family.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, April 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime
Thursday, April 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read a story and play with puppets, music and movement. Please call 630.685.4230 with questions or for assistance with registration.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, April 21
9:30-10:15 a.m. OR 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months to 5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ to music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

TechnoKids
Friday, April 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1-3

Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics. Register now.

Family Movie
Saturday, April 22, 1:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family to watch a movie. Runtime 105 minutes.

Keep in mind, next week’s Week of the Young Child celebrations will kick off with Tons of Trucks on Sunday, April 23. Stop and say hi!

Rovin’ Robots and More

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30-ish Second Video Book Review Contest
April 9-15, All day
Tweens-Adults
Tell us about your favorite book or any book you’ve read with a 30-ish second video book review for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card! Need help with your video? Stop by Studio 300 for assistance! Check our online calendar for how to enter and more details.

Food for Fines as part of National Library Week
April 9-15
Do you owe any money for fines on your library card? Bring a donation of food to the Check-Out desk  and we will remove $2 in fines (up to $20) per account for each unexpired, non-perishable food item you donate. All food will be donated to the DuPage Township Food Pantry.
You can also return overdue or lost books the week of April 9-15 without paying fines. Returned materials must be in good condition.
Please note: Collection agency fees, billed items that are not returned and billed equipment from Studio 300 and lost eReaders do not qualify.

There will be no weekly Storytimes this week, but Minecraft Club will meet on Tuesday and Thursday.

Our special Spring Break Week Rovin’ Robots programs include video gaming, chances to try out our new robots, drawing classes, a stuffed animal sleepover, making art bots, Preschool Activity Time, and a Make-it Take-it craft program. See the Spring Break Week Rovin’ Robots page for details and to register for programs.

National Bookmobile Day
Wednesday, April 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Visit the Bookmobile in front of the library to celebrate National Bookmobile Day. We’ll have giveaways, crafts, drop-in storytimes—including a puppet story—and gift card drawings!

McStory Time
Thursday, April 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6
Join us for a free story and a treat at McDonald’s. Please call 630.685.4230 with questions or for assistance with registration.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes
Saturday, April 15: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Grades K-1
Come in and read a book to us to earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Please remember that the library will be closed April 16 for Easter. See you on Monday!

Have a Creative Week at the Library!

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We have lots of good programs to kick off the month of April!  Storytimes continue, along with Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday.  This is the final week of Crazy 8s. You can also enjoy:

Bits & Bytes Coding Club
Wednesday, April 5, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 4–12

Join our new coding club, and learn programming while working on cool projects! Register now.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, April 5, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5

Get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! This month’s craft is water color and crayon art. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime
Thursday, April 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6
Enjoy free milk and a cookie at Panera Bread while we read a story and play with puppets, music and movement. Please call 630.685.4230 with questions or for assistance with registration.

Arts & Fables
Friday, April 7
9:30-10:15 a.m. OR 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Join us for a storytime, and then move with us to the Creativity Park for a fun craft! This time we will make a paper chick hatching out of a decorated egg. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime
Saturday, April 8, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2-6
Enjoy a special storytime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.

Build It!
Saturday, April 8, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2-5 with an adult for DUPLO®
Grades K-5, K with an adult for LEGO®

Build something with bricks! Stay for a little bit or a long time. Drop in.

Don’t forget that National Library Week starts next week! We won’t have storytimes April 9-15, but we have scheduled lots of special programs. This is also the time for Food for Fines: If you have fines on your library card, you can clear up to $20 by bringing donations to the food drive.  See the current issue of The Fountain for details.

From Fossils to Friends

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Family Fun Dinosaur Encounter

Sunday, March 26, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Be amazed at a 5-foot-long Apatosaurus femur and an entire T-Rex foot! Meet award-winning author Janet Riehecky as she presents her extensive collection of fossils. Drop in.

Our weekly storytimes continue this week, along with Crazy 8s and Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday.

Saturday, three special events will take place:

Friends Spring Book Sale
Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Shop hundreds of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, movies, audiobooks and more! Proceeds from the sale directly support library programs and materials (Friends of the Library can shop the Members-Only Presale on Friday).

Saturday Special: Boo! Ha! Ha!
Saturday, April 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Spooky, fun and educational! This is a fun program based on exciting book series where you will play games, use new technologies and/or explore science. Register now.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, April 1, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K–1

Come in and read a book to us to earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

What a weekend!

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Our weekly storytimes continue, along with Crazy 8s and Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday. We also have:

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, March 22, 4:15-5 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after-school snack? If so, join us for our S’mores Book Club where we will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. This month’s topic is Graphic Novels.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, March 24
10:30-noon
or
1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students.
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering the geography, stories, music and crafts of the United States of America in this hands-on program. This month we will explore the western states. Drop in.

Pete the Cat Day
Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult; Drop in.
Bring your camera and meet Pete the Cat at storytime from 11-11:30 a.m. Make a craft while supplies last from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Enjoy special coloring pages until 4 p.m.
Readers in kindergarten or first grade can participate in Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes from 3-5 p.m.

Willy Wonka Jr Theatre Showcase
Saturday, March 25, 4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult; Drop in.

Enjoy the delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale.
This performance, featuring local children in grades 2 through 8, is presented by Theatre-on-the-Hill at the library.

Looking ahead to next week, don’t miss this special event on Sunday:

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Family Fun Dinosaur Encounter

Sunday, March 26, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Be amazed at a 5-foot-long Apatosaurus femur and an entire T-Rex foot! Meet award-winning author Janet Riehecky as she presents her extensive collection of fossils. Drop in.

iMake, I write, I watch a movie

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Our weekly storytimes continue, along with Crazy 8s and Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday. We also have:

iMake
Monday, March 13, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5; K with an adult
Visit Creativity Park in the Children’s Services Department to try out our newest technologies. Drop in.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, March 15, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2-5

Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, March 17
9:30-10:15 a.m.
or
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months to 5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ to music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

TechnoKids
Friday, March 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1-3
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics. Register now.

Family Movie
Saturday, March 18, 1:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy a movie with the family.  Drop in.

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