Category Archives: Library programs

Get creative at the library!

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Tween DIY: Make Your Own Kite
Monday, May 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make a kite from a kit. How high will yours fly? Register.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 22, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 22, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, May 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
Tweens through adults
Join our relaxing and creative flute and percussion circle. Don’t play the flute? We can teach you, or you can play a percussion instrument. Need a flute? Purchase one for $35 in class. Drop in.

S’mores Book Club – “Dog Man” & Other Graphic Novels
Wednesday, May 23, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Do you devour a book like a great after-school snack? If so, join us for a tasty treat, and let’s talk about books! Each month we’ll talk about a different topic. Register.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 24, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 24, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, May 25, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute and more. While the children have fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

TechnoKids – Digital Reader’s Theater
Friday, May 25, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics in this hour-long workshop. Register.

Family Movie
Saturday, May 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Watch a family of superheroes in their first incredible adventure. Runtime: 115 minutes. Drop in.

Bouncy Babies and Fractured Fairytales

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iMake
Monday, May 14, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5, K with an adult
From robots to building sets, Cubelets to weaving, try out a variety of different technologies every month. Drop in.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 15, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 15, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Fractured Fairytales Storytime & Craft
Wednesday, May 16, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, May 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Listen to some of your favorite fairy tales told with an unusual spin, and then make a matching craft. Drop in.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, May 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, May 17: 9:30am – 10:30am
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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 17, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 17, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, May 18, 10:30-noon
Friday, May 18, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K–5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering geography, stories, music and crafts using hands-on props and instruments. Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Year in Review Activities
Friday, May 18, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics to complement your homeschool curriculum. In the final meeting of the school year we’ll revisit several past activities! Register.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, May 19, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Zapraszamy wszystkie dzieci od 2–6 lat, ale każdy jest mile widziany. Na czytanie bajeczek, spiewanie piosenek i uczenie się nowych wierszyków po Polsku wraz z Panią Martą. Drop in.

Make-It Take-It – Ramadan
Saturday, May 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For children of all ages
Join us to make a special Ramadan craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

Music and Fun for All Ages

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Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Sunday, May 6, 3-4 p.m.
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita.
Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian. Drop in.

Noche de la Familia – Cha Cha Cha con Música
Monday, May 7, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Join us for music and bilingual songs for the whole family. Drop in.
Acompáñenos a una noche de música y canciones bilingües para toda la familia.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 8, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 8, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 8, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, May 8, 7-8:30 p.m.
Tweens through adults
Join our relaxing and creative flute and percussion circle. Don’t play the flute? We can teach you, or you can play a percussion instrument. Need a flute? Purchase one for $35 in class. Drop in.

Miss Jamie’s Farm
Wednesday, May 9, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children accompanied by an adult
Join Miss Jamie with her puppet friends, Sweet Jen the hen and Prissy the pig, on a magical barnyard adventure in a sing-along, dance-along musical tour of the farm. Drop in.

Chess Club
Wednesday, May 9, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Whether you’re just beginning or are a seasoned chess player, join us, meet people and play chess! Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 10, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 10, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

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

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, May 12, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a special storytime and 15-minute multi-sensory playtime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.

Build It!
Saturday, May 12, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2–5 with an adult for DUPLO®; Grades K–5, K with an adult for LEGO®
Use DUPLO® and LEGO® blocks to build fantastic structures or whatever you want! Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, May 12, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K–1
Do you like to read in your school shoes? COOL! Come in and read a book to us! All participants will earn a “Pete the Cat” reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration and more

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Weekly storytimes will resume the week of June 11

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 1, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, May 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, May 3, 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. Register.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 3, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Arts and Fables – May Flowers
Friday, May 4, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, May 4, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Join us for a story, and then make a craft about it! Drop in.

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

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Saturday, May 5, 12:30-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Join our Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring crafts, games, light refreshments and a special showing of Disney’s “Coco” at 3:30 p.m. Drop in.

Imagineers Club – Genetics Lab
Saturday, May 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Play games, use new technologies and explore science in this fun and educational program. We’ll focus on a different book series each month. Register.

Don’t forget, on Sunday there will be Family Storytime in Romanian!

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Sunday, May 6, 3-4 p.m.
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita.
Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian. Drop in.

A week full of special events for children

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This is our final week of weekly storytimes!

Tons of Trucks – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center (BRAC) – 200 Lindsey Lane
Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Kick off the Bolingbrook Park District’s Week of the Young Child with Tons of Trucks! Explore the Bookmobile, Library Express Van and many different vehicles of all types and sizes. Drop in.

Tween DIY: Make Spirograph Designs
Monday, April 23, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Use Raspberry Pi to create intricate designs. Register.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, April 24, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Pajama Party Singalong with Miss Carole – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Tuesday, April 24, 6-7 p.m.
For children
Join us for a pajama singalong with Miss Carole during the “Week of the Young Child.” Visit our table to say hello and get a library card. Drop in.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
For tweens to adults
Join our relaxing and creative flute and percussion circle. Don’t play the flute? We can teach you, or you can play a percussion instrument. Need a flute? Purchase one for $35 in class. Drop in.

S’mores Book Club – “Wonder” & Other Friendship Stories
Wednesday, April 25, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Do you devour a book like a great after-school snack? If so, join us for a tasty treat, and let’s talk about books! Each month we’ll talk about a different topic. Register.

Family STEAM Night at Annerino – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Wednesday, April 25, 4:30-6 p.m.
For children
Join us at Annerino Community Center for “Week of the Young Child” STEAM Night. Stop by to see what STEAM and maker technologies the library has to offer, and sign up for a library card. Drop in.

Independence Elementary School STEM Night – (Off site)
Independence Elementary School – 230 Orchard Drive
Wednesday, April 25, 6-8 p.m.
For children and tweens
Visit Fountaindale Outreach Services staff during Independence Elementary School’s STEM night. See what STEM activities and resources the library has to offer and sign up for a library card.

Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project – 2018 Winner Announcement
Thursday, April 26, 1-3:30 p.m.
All ages
Meet the finalists and learn who will become the 2018 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author. In its fifth year, this exciting, library-driven initiative brings emerging authors and libraries together. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, April 26, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, April 27, 10:30-noon
Friday, April 27, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K–5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering geography, stories, music and crafts using hands-on props and instruments. Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Custom Fidget Spinner
Friday, April 27, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we conclude our Maker explorations by crafting custom fidget spinners. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ to music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

Multicultural Crafts – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us to make great crafts to take home and keep! Drop in.

Super Stolie Guacamole – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages
Celebrate Día de los Niños with Super Stolie! This bilingual performance includes traditional and original songs, a family dance party and a guacamole-making demonstration. Drop in.

Ciencia para Niños – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy stations with various hands-on experiments and participate in one-minute challenges! Drop in.

Do something creative at the library!

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Weekly storytimes resume this week!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, April 17, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, April 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, April 19, 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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, April 19, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

TechnoKids – Techno Artist
Friday, April 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics in this hour-long workshop. Register.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish (Drop in)
Saturday, April 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Zapraszamy wszystkie dzieci od 2–6 lat, ale każdy jest mile widziany. Na czytanie bajeczek, spiewanie piosenek i uczenie się nowych wierszyków po Polsku wraz z Panią Martą.

Make-It Take-It – Earth Day
Saturday, April 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For children
Join us to make a special Earth Day craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

Don’t forget to visit the bookmobile at Tons of Trucks on Sunday, April 22!

Spring Break Week: BFFs (Book Friends Forever)

WB-18-Spring-Break-Week-HeaderThere are no weekly storytimes this week because we have so much else going on! Weekly storytimes will return next week.

Friends Spring Book Sale
Sunday, April 8, noon-3 p.m.
All ages
Shop hundreds of gently used books, CDs, movies, audiobooks and more. Don’t miss our bag sale all day today! Drop in.

Bilingual Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Pijamada de Peluches
Monday, April 9, 3-4 p.m.
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Tuesday, April 10, 10-10:45 a.m.
Ages 4–7 with stuffed toy and adult
After the children say “Goodbye,” their toys go on wild escapades in the library. All is revealed when they are reunited the next morning at snack time.

Family Movie
Tuesday, April 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
A cartoon heist movie featuring Gru and his long-lost brother. Runtime: 96 minutes. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, April 10, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Elephant & Piggie Party
Tuesday, April 10, 7-8 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate everyone’s favorite friends Elephant & Piggie! Drop in.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, April 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Tweens through adults
Join our relaxing and creative flute and percussion circle. Don’t play the flute? We can teach you, or you can play a percussion instrument. Need a flute? Purchase one for $35 in class. Drop in.

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

Board Game Blast
Wednesday, April 11, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Pokémon Party!
Thursday, April 12, 1-3 p.m.
Grades K–5
Gotta catch ‘em all! Celebrate all things Pokémon, play games and make crafts on your way to becoming the greatest Pokémon trainers. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, April 12, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, April 13, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute and more. While the children have fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

iMake
Friday, April 13, 2-3 p.m.
Grades K–5, K with an adult
From robots to building sets, Cubelets to weaving, try out a variety of different technologies every month. Drop in.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, April 14, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a special storytime and 15-minute multi-sensory playtime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.

Build It!
Saturday, April 14, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2–5 with an adult for DUPLO®; Grades K–5, K with an adult for LEGO®
Use DUPLO® and LEGO® blocks to build fantastic structures or whatever you want! Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, April 14, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K–1
Do you like to read in your school shoes? COOL! Come in and read a book to us! All participants will earn a “Pete the Cat” headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.