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Bouncy Babies begins

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iMake 
Monday, May 6. 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5; Kindergartners 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 7, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 7, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime to sing your favorite nursery rhymes, read stories and play with puppets. Drop in.

Minecraft Club: Open Play 
Tuesday, May 7, 3-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information if you have them. We have a limited number of guest accounts that you can use. Drop in.

April Showers Bring May Flowers – Garden 
Wednesday, May 8, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy stories, songs and crafts all about gardening in this spring preschool special. Drop in.

Board Game Blast! 
Wednesday, May 8, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Make new friends and try out a board game that is new to you! Drop in.

Bouncy Babies 
Thursday, May 9, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime to sing your favorite nursery rhymes, read stories and play with puppets. Drop in.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Friday, May 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
AGE GROUP: CHILDREN
Spark your imagination with stories, songs, fun and a take-home craft. After storytime, stick around to explore the museum and learn more about our village. Storytime includes free museum admission. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips: Year in Review
Friday, May 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon 
Friday, May 10, 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.

Sensory Storytime 
Saturday, May 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.

Build It! 
Saturday, May 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.

Hop to the library

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This is our final week for Spring weekly storytimes!

Please note, you can bring in Food for Fines this week (April 7-13) and return billed items. Please visit the National Library Week page for details.

Friends Spring Book Sale
Sunday, April 7, 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 on Sunday! Proceeds from the sale directly support Fountaindale programs and materials. Drop in.

Ora Copiilor – Romanian Storytime
Sunday, April 7, 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. (Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian.) Drop in.

Minecraft Open Play on Tuesdays in April and May beginning on April 9–May 14, 3 to 5 p.m. each day. This will take place in the 2nd floor computer lab.

Number Ninjas
Tuesday, April 9, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Boost critical and creative thinking skills, collaborate with friends and discover how to have fun with math by participating in activities, games and projects. Register.

National Bookmobile Day Open House
Wednesday, April 10, 3-5 p.m.
All ages
Celebrate National Bookmobile Day! Visit the Bookmobile and Library Express Van to win prizes, make crafts, dance to music and much more! Drop in.

Board Game Blast!
Wednesday, April 10, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Make new friends and try out a board game that is new to you! Drop in.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Friday, April 12, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
AGE GROUP: CHILDREN
Spark your imagination with stories, songs, fun and a take-home craft. After storytime, stick around to explore the museum and learn more about our village. Storytime includes free museum admission. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips: Haiti
Fountaindale Public Library – Meeting Room A
Friday, April 12, 10:30-noon
Friday, April 12, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K–5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering geography, stories, music & crafts using hands-on props and instruments. Drop in.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, April 13, 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 13, 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.

From dogs to robots

Denise Allen and TankWeekly storytimes continue!

Meet Tank, the Therapy Dog
Monday, March 4, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult

Join Denise Allen and her dog Tank for a story and learn all about pet adoption, dog owner responsibilities and dog safety. Drop in.

Minecraft Club: Open Play 
Tuesday, March 5, 3-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information if you have them. We have a limited number of guest accounts that you can use. Drop in.

Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, March 5, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–2
Make new friends and have fun with math through hands-on activities, games and projects involving early math concepts. Register.

Let’s Create – Very Hungry Caterpillar 
Wednesday, March 6, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore art and create your own masterpiece each month. Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, March 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read a story and play with puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior. Register.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Friday, March 8, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
AGE GROUP: CHILDREN
Spark your imagination with stories, songs, fun and a take-home craft. After storytime, stick around to explore the museum and learn more about our village. Storytime includes free museum admission. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips: Chile
Friday, March 8, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday March 8, 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.

Sensory Storytime 
Saturday, March 9, 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.

Maker Faire 
Saturday, March 9, 1-4 p.m.
All ages
Get your STEAM on and explore what it means to be a maker with a variety of hands-on activities for the entire family. Programs include robotics, fabrication, coding, building challenges and more! Drop in.

Don’t forget to join us next week for

Ora Copiilor – Romanian Storytime 
Sunday, March 10, 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. (Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian.) Drop in.

Mini Math Monsters and Number Ninjas are back!

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Our weekly storytimes continue!

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, February 5, 3-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information if you have them. We have a limited number of guest accounts that you can use. Drop in.

Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, February 5, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–2
Make new friends and have fun with math through hands-on activities, games and projects involving early math concepts. Register.

Let’s Create: Wizard of Oz – Part of the Great Read
Wednesday, February 6, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore art and create your own masterpiece. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, February 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to each event date.

Please note, the library will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 8.

TechnoKids – High Seas Coding Adventure
Friday, February 8, 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.

Winterfest (Off site)
Annerino Community Center, 201 Recreation Drive
Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Please see the description at the Bolingbrook Park District website.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, February 9, 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, February 9, 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.

Don’t forget to join us next week for:

Wizard of Oz Party – Part of the Great Read
Sunday, February 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with and adult
Celebrate “The Wizard of Oz” with crafts, games and fun! Drop in.

You can also sign up for Number Ninjas on February 12.

Library Winter Wonderland

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Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, January 8, 3-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information if you have them. We have a limited number of guest accounts that you can use. Drop in.

Let’s Create – Winter Wonderland
Wednesday, January 9, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore art and create your own masterpiece each month. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips: New Zealand
Friday, January 11, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, January 11, 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.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, January 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, January 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.

Be sure to join us next week for

American Girl and Barbie Celebration
Sunday, January 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate everything American Girl and Barbie and meet the newest additions to our collection. Drop in.

Weekly storytimes will also start again next week!

Crafts and Family Fun

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Holiday Memories Family Photo Day
Sunday, December 2, 2-4:30 p.m.
All Ages
Drop in to Studio 300 and we’ll take a portrait you’ll treasure this holiday season. You’ll receive a digital copy to add to holiday cards and share with family and friends. Bring props for added fun! Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, December 4, 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.

Hour of Code™
Tuesday, December 4, 6-7 p.m.
Grades 4–10
Have fun while learning coding basics in this one-hour introduction to computer science. Register.

Let’s Create – Evergreen Trees
Wednesday, December 5, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore art and create your own masterpiece each month. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, December 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to each event date. Register.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, December 6, 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 – Snowy Owls
Friday, December 7, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, December 7, 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.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, December 8, 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, December 8, 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.

Journeycare Family Careshop
Sunday, December 9, 2-3:30 p.m.
All ages
Bring holiday cheer to hospice and palliative care patients by creating a special craft project together as a family (while supplies last). Drop in.

Math, Museum, Mermaid

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Weekly storytimes continue.

Friends Fall Book Sale
Sunday, October 7, 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 on Sunday! Proceeds from the sale directly support Fountaindale programs and materials. Drop in.

iMake
Monday, October 8, 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.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, October 9, 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.

NEW! Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, October 9, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–2
Make new friends and have fun with math through hands-on activities, games and projects involving early math concepts. Register.

Board Game Blast
Wednesday, October 10, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Make new friends and try out a board game that is new to you! Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, October 11, 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.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Friday, October 12, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Age group: Children
Spark your imagination with stories, songs, fun and a take-home craft. After storytime, stick around to explore the museum and learn more about our village. Storytime includes free museum admission. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, October 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, October 12, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K–5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering geography, stories, music and crafts. This month we’ll explore Denmark. Drop in.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, October 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy a special storytime and 15-minute multi-sensory playtime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.

Build It!
Saturday, October 13, 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.