Tag Archives: children

New Indie Comics

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Dodo by Felipe Nunes
Six-year-old Laila doesn’t understand why she’s pulled out of school and away from the rest of her friends following her parents’ separation. Now, she spends most of her time observing the park next to her house. When Laila spots a mysterious bird, a dodo named Ralph, the two form an unlikely friendship until Ralph starts to cause trouble and Laila finds the chaos around her growing. While cleaning up Ralph’s messes, Laila begins to understand the complexity of friendship, love, loss, and how to stand on her own.

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Kid Beowulf: The Blood-bound Oath by Alexis E. Fajardo
Inspired by the epic poem Beowulf, Kid Beowulf follows the journey of 12-year-old twin brothers, Beowulf and Grendel, as they travel to distant lands and meet fellow epic heroes therein.

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Scarlet Hood by Mark Evans
Scarlet’s the new girl in town, having just moved to Norway with her parents. But a merciless bully called Greta the Cruel taunts her daily, making every day at school a misery. Then Scarlet’s grandmother gives her a magical hood that carries her back to the age of the Vikings–and a fire-breathing dragon. Kids will love this enchanting story about confronting your fears, discovering your inner powers, and finding strength in kindness.

Spooky fun in Bolingbrook

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We have some special events coming up at the library like the movie this Saturday, Make it Take it next Saturday and Spooky Storytime on Sunday, October 28. We also found these events going on around Bolingbrook starting now:

Johansen Farms

Trunk or Treat at The Learning Experience

Halloween Events at Bass Pro Shops Bolingbrook

Parkie’s Pumpkin Patch

Trick-or-treat at IKEA

This is Halloween at The Promenade Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook Trick or Treat Hours

Candypalooza

New series: Lucy’s Lab

Have you been longing for more early chapter books about a girl who loves science? Try this new series! On Lucy’s first day of second grade, she’s excited to meet her new teacher, Miss Flippo, and find out everything’s she’s going to learn about this year in school. And when Miss Flippo tells the class that they’re going to have their very own science lab, complete with lab coats and goggles, Lucy can’t wait to start exploring.

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Nuts About Science by Michelle Houts
While learning about habitats in second grade, Lucy convinces her school to plant a new tree as a home for squirrels.

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Solids, Liquids, Guess Who’s Got Gas? by Michelle Houts
Lucy learns all about states of matter, and a school field trip and the Fall Harvest Festival gives her the chance to put her new knowledge to good use.

Minecraft, Museum and Music

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Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, September 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.

Board Game Blast
Wednesday, September 12, 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.

Financial Literacy Storytime
Thursday, September 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 3–5 years old with an adult
Join us for a special storytime and activity presented by the Illinois Treasurer’s Office. Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, September 13, 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, September 14, 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, September 14, 10:30-noon
Friday, September 14, 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 France. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, September 15, 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.

Family Movie
Saturday, September 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 109 minutes. Drop in.

Don’t forget about this special event next week!

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, September 16, 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.

Create and Play

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Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, September 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.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, September 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, September 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.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, September 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 – Tractors
Friday, September 7, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, September 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, September 8, 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, September 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.

Don’t forget that you can register for several programs starting this week:

Weekly storytimes will resume next week. The library will be closed Sunday, September 9 for the Pathways Parade.

Find something to read… online

24501857023_f3dd8c86e7_zMaybe a trip to the library doesn’t fit your schedule, maybe you don’t want to lose a library book or maybe you just don’t want to leave the house. Ebooks can be great for those situations! Ms. Wendy just shared a blog article with me about different ways kids can read for free online. I’m going to highlight my favorites here, but the article includes specialty sites for reading comprehension, books in languages other than English and more:

Storyline Online: Popular picture books read aloud by favorite actors

DOGOnews: Kid-friendly news (both articles and videos)

Sports Illustrated Kids: Sports articles from the children’s magazine

“YOUR local public library”: Our digital collection has popular new chapter books, comics and more things that you can only get for free through your library.

Want to find out more about eBooks available from your library? Come to the Digital Bookmobile Blast on Thursday, June 14. A special digital bookmobile from the OverDrive eBook service will be visiting Fountaindale to show you how to make the most out of your eReader and OverDrive’s digital collection. There will prizes and music and more!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a summer reading program!

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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.

Starting June 4, you can sign up for Rovin’ Robots (for children entering grades 1-3) or Tween Filmmaking Camp. For more tween camps, see the Studio 300 Summer Bootcamps page.

Story Stroll in the Park – “Dinosaurumpus” by Tony Mitton (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Monday, June 4, 10 a.m.-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. Drop in.

Summer Meals for Kids & Teens
Weekdays, June 4-August 10, 12:20 p.m.- 1 p.m.
Valley View School District Nutrition Services is providing free meals to all children ages 18 and younger. Meals must be consumed on site. Drop in. For more information, please call 866-348-6479 or visit vvsd.org/food.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 5, 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.

Writers’ Workshop
Wednesday, June 6, 1:30-3 p.m.
For children entering grades 3–6
Sign up for four sessions of this stimulating summer workshop in which we will explore the creative writer in you! Register.

Summer Adventure Kickoff Concert – The Dreamtree Shakers (Off site)
Annerino Community Center Gym – 201 Recreation Drive
Wednesday, June 6, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Bring your family and friends out to enjoy a fun and exciting all-ages pop/rock concert by The DreamTree Shakers! Be sure to sign up for our Summer Adventure: Read to the Beat while you’re here. Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, June 7, 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.

DuPage Township Kidz Fest – (Off site)
DuPage Township Offices – 241 Canterbury Lane
Thursday, June 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at Kidz Fest. Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! There will be a special MOPs show and activities starting at noon. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Meeting Room B
Thursday, June 7, noon-4 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.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
Indian Chase Meadows – 525 Pheasant Chase Drive
Friday, June 8, 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.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, June 8, 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.

Coding Camp: Game Design
Friday, June 8, 11 a.m.-noon
Ages 9–12
Create several types of games using Scratch in this eight-week introductory course to computer science basics. Each class builds on the previous, so please attend all eight sessions. Register.

Starting June 9, you can visit or call the library to sign up for Parent & Child DIY: Paint on Pine.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, June 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.

Piyesta Pinoy (Philippine Fest) – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Saturday, June 9, 1-4 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at Bolingbrook’s Performing Arts Center during Piyesta Pinoy. Check out books, movies and more. Get a new library card, renew your account or return your borrowed materials. Drop in.

Build It!
Saturday, June 9, 2-4 p.m.
Grades K–5, K with an adult for LEGO. Ages 2–5 with an adult for DUPLO. 
Use DUPLO and LEGO blocks to build fantastic structures or whatever you want! Drop in.