Tag Archives: book clubs

Fall Fun around Bolingbrook

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Halloween Happenings at Fountaindale Library
Explore Goosebumps and other scary books with S’mores Book Club, drop in for a day of Halloween Happenings for children on October 28, make traditional crafts for Day of the Dead, or bring your preschoolers to a Teeny Tiny Halloween. You can see the full listing of programs for every age on the Halloween Happenings page.

Here are some other events going on nearby (please follow the links for details):

Ongoing:

Johansen Farms
Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Amazing Corn Maze, and other attractions.

Storytimes at Barnes and Noble

Special dates:

October 21 Pioneer PTO Family Fun Fall Festival – Trunk or Treat

October 21-22 and 27-31 Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event

October 27 Parkie’s Pumpkin Patch

October 29 Trick-or-Treat at IKEA

October 31 Boardman Cemetery Halloween Open House

October 31 Bolingbrook Trick-or-Treat Hours

October 31 Candypalooza at Living Water Church

November 4 Pumpkin Pitch at Lewis University in Romeoville
Shred Documents & Catapult Jack-O-Lanterns

My school is weirder than your school

glowing.pngWeekly storytimes continue!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, September 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.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, September 26, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Have fun with mischief-making activities like Bouncy Dice Explosions and Toilet Paper Olympics in our after-school math club. Must be able to attend all eight sessions (no event on 10/31).
Registration opened on Tuesday, August 29.

All About Bolingbrook: Project Music
Tuesday, September 26, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Learn how to share your original music via our new initiative and online platform.
Registration opened on Tuesday, September 5.

S’mores Book Club – “Wayside School” and Other Books About School
Wednesday, September 27, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Do you devour a book like a great after-school snack? If so, sign up for the S’mores Book Club! We will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month.
Registration opened on Wednesday, September 6.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, September 28, 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, September 29, 10:30-12 noon
or
Friday, September 29, 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. This month we will focus on Iceland. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Storytime and Craft – Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin
Saturday, September 30, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Will Old Man Fookwire be able to keep those clever squirrels from stealing the bird seed from his feeders? Come find out, then make a bird feeder of your own. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, September 30, 1:30-3:15 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
The Smurfs embark on an exciting adventure through the Forbidden Forest! Will they find the lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel? Runtime: 89 minutes. Drop in.

Calling all super readers!

CSD_Kid bookclubS’mores Book Club – “Captain Underpants” & Other Superhero Books
Wednesday, August 30, 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.
Registration opened on Wednesday, August 9.

Arts and Fables
Friday, September 1
9:30-10:15 a.m.
or
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.

Saturday Special: Make-It Take-It 
Saturday, September 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.

Please note that the library will be closed Monday for Labor Day.

Weekly storytimes will resume the week of September 11.

Crafting and s’mores to get you ready for summer

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Family Fun Spring Craft
Sunday, May 21, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Create a craft using paper cut outs from our Ellison Die machine. Drop in.

iMake
Monday, May 22, 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.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 23, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 0-18 months with an adult
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime to sing your favorite nursery rhymes, read stories and play with puppets. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 23, 3:30-5
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. See calendar for full details.

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, May 24, 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.

Chick-fil-A Storytime
Thursday, May 25, 9:30-10:30 A.M.
Ages 2–6
Join us for a free story and meet the Chick-fil-A cow! No registration required. Call 630.685.4230 for questions or more information.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 25, 3:30-5
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. See calendar for full details.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 25, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0-18 months with an adult
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime to sing your favorite nursery rhymes, read stories and play with puppets. Drop in.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, May 26
10:30 a.m.-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. Drop in.

Make-it Take-it
Saturday, May 27, 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!

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.

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.