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Stuffed Animal Sleepover and All That Jazz

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Let’s Create: Summer Artist – Dog Days of Summer
Monday, August 6, 1:30-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–6
Join us to make a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This month we’ll draw dogs with watercolor pencils. Drop in.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, August 7, 3-4 p.m.
Ages 4–7 with adult
After the children say “Goodbye,” their toys go on wild escapades overnight. All is revealed when they are reunited the next morning at snack time. You must attend both sessions. Register.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, August 7, 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.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Photo/Video Studio A
Tuesday, August 7, 5-8 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Wednesday, August 8, 10-10:45 a.m.
Ages 4–7 with adult
After the children say “Goodbye,” their toys go on wild escapades overnight. All is revealed when they are reunited the next morning at snack time. You must attend both sessions. Register.

DuPage Township Tools for School – (Off site)
The Levy – 251 Canterbury Lane
Thursday, August 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
All ages
The Bookmobile will be at DuPage Township’s annual Tools for School program. While you’re there, check out library materials and register your student for their most valuable tool—a library card! Drop in.

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

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, August 11, 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.

Summer Jazz Concert – Pharlis James Trio
Saturday, August 11, 2-3 p.m.
All ages
The Pharlis James Trio will perform memorable melodies from The Great American Songbook of Jazz with selections by artists Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Nat “King” Cole, and more. Register.

Build It!
Saturday, August 11, 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.

Movies, Minecraft, Make-it Take-it

Ice Cream Social-little girl

DuPage Township Family Fun Fest – (Off site)
The Levy – 251 Canterbury Lane
Sunday, July 29, noon – 4 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at DuPage Township Family Fun Fest! Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Drop in.

Ice Cream Social & Movie Night
Fountaindale Public Library – Parking Lot
Monday, July 30, 5-8 p.m.
All ages
Join us for free ice cream, live music, food, games, a live performance by Mariachi Matters and much more! At dusk, sit back and watch Disney’s “Coco” on a giant inflatable screen. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Ice Cream Social
Monday, July 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, July 31, 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.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, August 2, 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.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Photo/Video Studio A
Thursday, August 2, 4-8 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Babysitting Class
Saturday, August 4, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages 11–17
Learn the roles and responsibilities of a babysitter as well as basic first aid and CPR techniques in this three-hour course. Please bring a baby doll (no stuffed animals). Register.

Make-It Take-It
Saturday, August 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us in Children’s Services to make a great craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

We’re halfway through the Summer Adventure!

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Weekly storytimes continue! Donations are accepted from Sunday, July 1 through Saturday, July 7 for the Craft Exchange on July 8.

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, July 01, 3-4 p.m.
Age group: Children
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Drop in.

Story Stroll in the Park – “Rattletrap Car” by Phyllis Root (Off site)
Bulldog Park – 351 Blair Lane
Monday, July 2, 10-11 a.m.
Read a story while you stroll! Enjoy activities and read pages from a picture book at each station along the path. Program will be moved inside the library in case of inclement weather. Please note: Come in your beachwear; you may get wet! Drop in.

Let’s Create: Summer Artist – Fireworks 
Monday, July 2, 1:30-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–6
Join us to make a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This month we’ll make splatter and dot paintings. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab 
Fountaindale Public Library – Meeting Room B
Monday, July 2, 4-8 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, July 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.

Register starting July 3 for Tween Summer Bootcamp – Code to Music on July 25.

The library will be closed for the Fourth of July.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, July 5, 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.

Registration opens July 6 for S’mores Book Club on July 27.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Remington Lakes Sports Complex – 811 W. Remington Blvd.
Friday, July 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in.

Make-It Take-It 
Saturday, July 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us in Children’s Services to make a great craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

Craft Exchange 
Sunday, July 8, 2-4 p.m.
All ages
Stop by the Craft Exchange on Sunday, July 8 to pick out some free craft supplies from the items other people have donated. Donations accepted Sunday, July 1–Saturday, July 7. Drop in.

Music and S’more

 

Weekly storytimes, Writer’s Workshop and Tween Coding Camp continue!

Bolingbrook Village Picnic – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Village Hall/Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Sunday, June 24, noon-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at the annual Bolingbrook Village Picnic. Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Join us for a special MOPs show at 2:30 p.m. Drop in.

Justin Roberts Family Concert – (Off site)
Central Park Pavilion – 201 Recreation Drive
Tuesday, June 26, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for a high-energy family concert featuring three-time Grammy nominee Justin Roberts! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 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.

Jeanie B Family Concert – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m.-noon
Age group: Tweens Children
Keep on rockin’ at this concert jam-packed with dancing sing-a-longs and interactive music. Drop in.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join our Outreach staff and Bookmobile for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods Park this summer! Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Photo/Video Studio A
Wednesday, June 27, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Clothespin Puppets Picture Book Show
Thursday, June 28, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
See your favorite books come to life during a fast-paced mix of stories, puppets and audience participation. Get here by 1 p.m. to meet the puppets & puppeteers. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Friday, June 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in.

S’mores Book Club – “I Survived” Series
Friday, June 29, 2-3 p.m.
Grades 3–5
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! This month we’re talking about the “I Survived” series. Register.

Parent and Child DIY – Paint on Pine
Saturday, June 30, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 5–11 with an adult
Marilyn Burt will show you how to sand, stain and stencil your very own music-themed wood sign. To register, please visit the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181.

Registration opens June 30 for the Babysitting Class on July 21.

Don’t forget, we have storytime in Romanian coming up on Sunday! Donations are accepted from Sunday, July 1 through Saturday, July 7 for the Craft Exchange on July 8.

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, July 01, 3-4 p.m.
Age group: Children
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Drop in.

As the Die Cuts: June Edition

Attention teachers and youth leaders, The Children’s Services Department of Fountaindale Library has an Ellison Die Cut machine available for your use. All you have to do is provide the paper and the manpower. We can show you how to use the machine if you are unsure or a first-time user.

As June begins and the warmer weather is finally here, we are featuring a picnic theme! We have this month’s featured dies watermelon slicehotdog, a dragonfly & a tree available in the Maker Lab in Studio 300.  The Maker Lab is open Tuesdays from 4-8pm. Of course at any time, you can request any of our dies through our educator Ellison request form for use at the Children’s Services Department. Please allow 36 hours for your request to be ready.

Spoons, Science and Summer

Weekly storytimes, Writer’s Workshop and Tween Coding Camp continue!

Registration for Rovin’ Robots starts June 18. Registration for the Tween “Make a Music Video” Bootcamp begins June 19.

Story Stroll in the Park – “At the Edge of the Woods” by C. Cotten (Off site)
James S. Boan Woods – 410 N. Schmidt Road
Monday, June 18, 10-11 a.m.
Age group: Children
Read a story while you stroll! Enjoy activities and read pages from a picture book at each station along the path. Program will be moved inside the library in case of inclement weather. Please note: there will be a moderate hike and the path is not stroller friendly. Drop in.

Let’s Create: Summer Artist – Painting to the Beat
Monday, June 18, 1:30-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–6
Join us to make a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This month we’ll make abstract art inspired by music. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Library Entrance

Tuesday, June 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Spoon Man – Catch the Rhythm of Reading!
Tuesday, June 19, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Catch the rhythm of reading as Spoon Man Jim Cruise presents an interactive music experience with ordinary household tablespoons, comedy and more! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 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.

Child Car Seat Safety Check
Fountaindale Public Library Parking Lot (near drive-thru)
Wednesday, June 20, 9 a.m.-noon
The Bolingbrook Fire Department’s certified child passenger safety technicians will examine safety seats for proper installation, recalls and expiration dates. Drop in.

Ready, Set, Tech! Studio 300 Tween Summer Bootcamp – Beat Making
Wednesday, June 20, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Grades 4–6
Improve your beat making and DJ skills with Serato software, Maschine Studio and GarageBand in this hands-on workshop. We will meet in Children’s Creativity Park and end in Studio 300. Register.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, June 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join our Outreach staff and Bookmobile for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods Park this summer! Studio 300 will host special activities on three dates: June 13, July 11 & 18. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Photo/Video Studio A
Wednesday, June 20, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Board Room
Thursday, June 21, 2-6 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

ScienceTellers Wild West – The Mystery of the Golden Piano (Off site)
Annerino Community Center Gym – 201 Recreation Drive
Thursday, June 21, 2-2:45 p.m.
Age group: Tweens, Children
Explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion and more throughout this action-packed western adventure story. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Sunset Park – 1500 Waterside Drive
Friday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 1:00pm
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in.

Sounds of Music – “The Lion King”
Friday, June 22, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
During the “Sounds of Music” we will be acting out the Disney Musical, “The Lion King,” as if we were on stage and ending with a craft that compliments our musical adventure. Drop in.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, June 23, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Age group: Children
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.

Don’t forget about this event on Sunday!

Bolingbrook Village Picnic – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Village Hall/Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Sunday, June 24, noon-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at the annual Bolingbrook Village Picnic. Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Join us for a special MOPs show at 2:30 p.m. Drop in.

Summer Adventure starts June 1

read 2 the beat

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 29, 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.

Starting May 30, you can sign up for Beat Making Bootcamp for tweens. Go to the Teen & Tween Bootcamps page to see more camps for coding, filmmaking and music. You can also sign up for Writers’ Workshop.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 31, 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.

Summer Adventure: Read to the Beat
June 1-July 31
All ages
Use your Fountaindale Public Library Card to register online, at the library or on the Bookmobile. Earn points and get prizes!

Cavalcade of Planes at Clow Airport – (Off site)
Clow Airport – 241 Clow International Parkway
Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at Clow Airport’s annual air show, Cavalcade of Planes. Check out books, movies and more. Get a new library card, renew your account or return your borrowed materials. Drop in.

Make-It Take-It
Saturday, June 2, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us in Children’s Services to make a great craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

Don’t miss these two events coming up on Sunday!

Cavalcade of Planes at Clow Airport – (Off site)
Clow Airport – 241 Clow International Parkway
Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at Clow Airport’s annual air show, Cavalcade of Planes. Check out books, movies and more. Get a new library card, renew your account or return your borrowed materials. Drop in.

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, June 3, 3-4 p.m.
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Drop in.