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More books like Wonder

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If you’re waiting for a copy of Wonder (or want to know what to read next), click on the picture above for a list of suggested read-alikes.

We have some mighty good programs for you

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All Together Storytime 
Monday, November 6, 9:30-10 a.m.
Monday, November 6, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Monday, November 6, 11-11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled half hour of stories and songs. This storytime is aimed at 2–6 year-olds, but siblings are welcome. Particularly good for families and groups with multi-age children. Drop in.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers) 
Monday, November 6, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. Drop in.
Diez Deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Ingles. Sin Registro Previo.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, November 7, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, November 7, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, November 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.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, November 7, 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. Registration is now closed.

Silent Movie New Music – Charlie Chaplin in “Tillies’ Punctured Romance”
Tuesday, November 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
All ages
Enjoy popular silent films accompanied by all-new original music scores by Renee Baker of Wabi House Media and the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. Register.

Family Storytime 
Tuesday, November 7, 7-7:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Gather the family together for a storytime filled with fun, stories, songs and laughter! Drop in.

Toddler Storytime 
Wednesday, November 8, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 8, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, November 8, 11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months
Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

Chess Club 
Wednesday, November 8, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Are you a chess enthusiast? Face your friends across the table and engage in challenging matches! Drop in.

Get Ready to Ragnarok!
Thursday, November 9, 2-3 p.m.
Ages 8–12
Fans of Marvel’s “Thor” and Rick Riordan’s “Magnus Chase” can prepare for the end of the world by exploring Norse mythology through a series of exciting challenges. Register.

Minecraft Club 
Thursday, November 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.

Teacher Book Sale – Friends Pop-Up Book Sale
Thursday, November 9, 5-7:30 p.m.
All ages
Shop gently used children’s books at great prices. Perfect for your classroom or homeschool curriculum! Hosted by Friends of Fountaindale.

Lapsit Storytime 
Thursday, November 9, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn. Drop in.

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

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

Saturday Special: Build It! 
Saturday, November 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.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, November 11, 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 to earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Your favorites: Pokemon and LEGOs

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Weekly storytimes continue!

Friends of Fountaindale Fall Book Sale
Sunday, October 8, noon-3 p.m.
All ages
Shop hundreds of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, movies, audiobooks and more! Proceeds from the sale directly support library programs and materials. Drop in.

Story Stroll in the Park – “Fall is Not Easy” by Marty Kelley (Off site/Drop in)
Bulldog Park (behind Fountaindale Library) – 351 Blair Lane
Monday, October 9, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
All ages
Stroll down the trail while reading Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelley on signs posted along the path. At each station, enjoy activities such as puppet plays, flannel stories, songs and more.

Pokémon Party!
Monday, October 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Gotta catch ‘em all! Celebrate all things Pokémon, enjoy games and make crafts on your way to becoming the greatest Pokémon trainer. Register.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, October 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.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, October 10, 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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, October 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, October 13, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
OR
Friday, October 13, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ and groovin’ to music, rhythms, songs and more! Drop in.

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

Saturday Special: Build It!
Saturday, October 14, 2 p.m.-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.

We also have a special family program coming up on Sunday:

Fiesta de la Familia
Sunday, October 15, 2-3 p.m.
Enjoy musical activities for the whole family in this bilingual program. Drop in.

Get ready for school!

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Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, August 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.

Registration opens on Wednesday, August 9 for S’mores Book Club on Wednesday, August 30. We will be “Captain Underpants” & other superhero books.

iMake
Thursday, August 10, 10 11:30 a.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.

DuPage Township Tools for School – (DuPage Township – 241 Canterbury Lane)
Thursday, August 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Bookmobile will be at DuPage Township’s Tools for School. While there, you can check out library materials and register your student for their most valuable tool: a library card! Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, August 11, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult.
The library meeting room becomes a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute, and more. While children have fun, they actually practice social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

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

Saturday Special: Build It!
Saturday, August 12, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2–5 for DUPLO®; grades K–5 for LEGO®.
Use DUPLO® and LEGO® blocks to build fantastic structures or whatever you want! Drop in.

Writing, Rollin’ and Chalk Art

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All Together Storytime
Monday, July 3
9:30-10 a.m.

OR
10:30-11 a.m.
Enjoy a fun–filled half hour of stories and songs. Aimed at 2–6 year–olds, but siblings are welcome. Particularly good for families and groups with multi–age children.  Drop in.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Monday, July 3, 7-7:30 p.m.

Diez Deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. Drop in.

The library will be closed July 4.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, July 5, 9:30-10 a.m.

OR
10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months

Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

Writers’ Workshop
Wednesday, July 5, 1:30-3 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Explore the creative writer in you during this four-week stimulating summer workshop. Must be able to attend all four sessions. Register.

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Thursay, July 6, 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.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursay, July 6, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months

Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, July 7, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult.
The library meeting room becomes a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute, and more. While children have fun, they actually practice social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Park with MOPs – (Indian Boundary Park)
Friday, July 7, 10 a.m. – 12:30pm
Stop by Indian Boundary Park for a fun MOPs show, ride a trackless train and scale the climbing wall. Visit the Bookmobile to check out materials and enjoy hands-on STEAM activities. Drop in.

STEAM Rollin’
Friday, July 7, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.

Join us for an action–packed session of STEAM–based stories, activities, and crafts. Drop in.

Babysitting Class
Saturday, July 8, 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.

Street Art Competition – Presented by the Bolingbrook Arts Council
Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages.

Create a chalk masterpiece on the library’s entryway sidewalk. Photos will be placed on the library’s website for voting. The artist with the most votes in each age group will win a prize! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime
Saturday, July 8, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult.

Enjoy a special storytime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Build It!
Saturday, July 8, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2–5 for DUPLO®; grades K–5 for LEGO®.
Use DUPLO® and LEGO® blocks to build fantastic structures or whatever you want! Drop in.

If you like this, try that

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We’re All Wonders is the newest book by R.J. Palacio that features Auggie, the protagonist of Wonder. Unlike the previous books about Auggie and his classmates, this one is a picture book about the boy and his dog, Daisy.

Fans of R.J. Palacio’s books may also enjoy The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco.
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Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be “Junkyard Wonders.” Patricia Polacco is known for stories (sometimes based on her own life, like this one) that are in a picture book format but appeal to older children.

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Kick off your Summer Adventure!

Cavalcade of Planes at Clow Airport (130 Clow International Parkway)
Sunday, June 4, 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. More information is available at cavalcadeofplanes.com

Story Stroll in the Park (Winston Woods, 200 Winston Drive)
Monday, June 5, 10-11 a.m.
Ideal for ages 8 and under

Read the story (Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash) posted along the path and enjoy activities at each station. Meet at the Bookmobile before the event. Story Strolls count as an hour of reading towards your Summer Adventure! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 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.

Chess Club
Wednesday, June 7, 2-3 p.m.
For kids entering grades 3–8.
Face your friends across the table and engage in challenging matches! Drop in.

Summer Adventure Kickoff at the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex (200 Lindsey Lane)
Close Encounters of the Chemical Kind
Wednesday, June 7, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Enjoy electrifying displays of fire and liquid nitrogen and experiments featuring color changes, a mysterious genie, gooey gak, springy superballs and more! Drop in.

Song Writing Workshop with Amy Lowe
Thursday, June 8, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Write your own song and record it in Studio 300! Please bring a lunch and a flash drive to get a copy of the song you created. Register.

Heartbeat of Japan Presented by Urban Gateways
Thursday, June 8, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Grades 4–12; Adults welcome
Discover the rich history of Japan through the dynamic roaring of Taiko drums and grace of classical dance performances. Register.

Visit Your Local Park with MOPs (Indian Chase Meadows 525 Pheasant Chase Drive)
Friday, June 9, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
MOPS Shows: 10:30-11 a.m.
All ages

Stop by Indian Chase Meadows for a fun MOPs puppet show, ride a trackless train and scale the climbing wall. Visit the Bookmobile to check out materials and enjoy hands-on STEAM activities. Drop in.

Babysitting Class
Saturday, June 10, 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.

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

Saturday Special: Build It!
Saturday, June 10, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2–5 for DUPLO®; grades K–5 for LEGO®
Use DUPLO® and LEGO® blocks to build fantastic structures or whatever you want! Drop in.