Tag Archives: creative writing

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.

Bouncy Babies and Fractured Fairytales

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iMake
Monday, May 14, 4:15-5:15 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.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 15, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 15, 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.

Fractured Fairytales Storytime & Craft
Wednesday, May 16, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, May 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Listen to some of your favorite fairy tales told with an unusual spin, and then make a matching craft. Drop in.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, May 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, May 17: 9:30am – 10:30am
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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 17, 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.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 17, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, May 18, 10:30-noon
Friday, May 18, 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.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Year in Review Activities
Friday, May 18, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics to complement your homeschool curriculum. In the final meeting of the school year we’ll revisit several past activities! Register.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, May 19, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
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.

Make-It Take-It – Ramadan
Saturday, May 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For children of all ages
Join us to make a special Ramadan craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

Do something creative at the library!

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Weekly storytimes resume this week!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, April 17, 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.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, April 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, April 19, 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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, April 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.

TechnoKids – Techno Artist
Friday, April 20, 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.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish (Drop in)
Saturday, April 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
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.

Make-It Take-It – Earth Day
Saturday, April 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For children
Join us to make a special Earth Day craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

Don’t forget to visit the bookmobile at Tons of Trucks on Sunday, April 22!

From Homeschool to Preschool

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

iMake
Monday, February 19, 2-3 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.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, February 20, 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, February 21, 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.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, February 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Thursday, February 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
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 Club
Thursday, February 22, 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.

Movie Showing – Part of The Great Read
Thursday, February 22, 6-8:30 p.m.
All ages
A History Channel documentary that takes a look at Martin Luther King, Jr. It goes beyond the myth to discover the man. (This film is not rated; run time: 94 minutes.)
Please note: the study guide available from the History Channel website suggests that the movie is “appropriate for high school students.” Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, February 23, 10:30-noon
or
Friday, February 23, 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 explore Spain. Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Vinyl Design & Cutting
Friday, February 23, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month explore creating and cutting vinyl designs that apply to different surfaces. Register.

Preschool Round-Up
Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
For children and adults
Find the right school for your little one. Meet with over a dozen preschools and daycare centers, get a free vision and hearing screening and enter our prize drawing for parents and teachers. Drop in.

Vision and Hearing Screening
Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ages 3 and up
The Will County Health Department will conduct free vision and hearing screenings as part of our annual Preschool Round-Up. Drop in.

I Have a Dream Craft – Part of The Great Read
Saturday, February 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Make a craft inspired by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drop in.

Don’t forget we have a storyteller coming on Sunday!

The Poetic Storyteller: Oba William King – Part of The Great Read
Sunday, February 25, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate Black History Month with stories, songs and drums from storyteller Oba William King. This lively presentation will delight your whole family. Drop in.

Join us for winter fun

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Weekly storytimes continue!

Family Fun: Wintry Mix 
Sunday, January 21, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for snowy fun, activities and crafts. Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, January 23, 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.

Wednesday, January 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.
Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Thursday, January 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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.

Thursday, January 25, 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, January 26, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, January 26, 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.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Robotics
Friday, January 26, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens

Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we explore robotics. Register.

Winterfest: Flurries ‘N Fun
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Saturday, January 27. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Join us at the Bolingbrook Park District’s Winterfest celebration! Visit the Bookmobile, decorate cookies, sing karaoke, and then head outside to explore a variety of fun winter activities. Drop in.

Puppets, Green Screens, Wimpy Kids!

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All Together Storytime
Monday, November 13, 9:30-10 a.m.
Monday, November 13, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Monday, November 13, 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 13, 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 14, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, November 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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.

Family Storytime
Tuesday, November 14, 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 15, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 15, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, November 15, 11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months
Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

NaNoWriMo for Young Writers
Wednesday, November 15, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Is there a novel in your head just waiting to be written? Here’s your chance to write it! Attend these five mandatory, one-hour sessions for tips, inspiration and time to write.
Registration is now closed.

Family Reading Night – Clothespin Puppets Picture Book Show
Wednesday, November 15, 7-7:45 p.m.
All ages
See your favorite books come to life during a fast-paced mix of stories, puppets and audience participation. Get here early and meet the puppets and puppeteers starting at 6 p.m. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, November 16, 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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, November 16, 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.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday, November 16, 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.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, November 17, 10:30-noon
Friday, November 17, 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 be learning about Italy. Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Photoshop Green Screen Adventures
Friday, November 17, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we explore Photoshop and green screen composites. Led by Studio 300 staff. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, November 18, 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.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, November 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities for the whole family! Kindergarteners must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.

Don’t forget to come next Sunday for our

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Celebration
Sunday, November 19, 2-3 p.m.
Zoo-Wee-Mama! Celebrate 10 years of Diary of a Wimpy Kid with games, crafts and a snack with your family. This event will be of greatest interest to children who are familiar with the series. Drop in.

Special storytimes and more

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Weekly storytimes continue!

Tween Special – Day of the Dead Craft
Monday, October 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Try making traditional crafts for Día de los Muertos like migajon (bread dough) skulls and papel picado. Register.

Teeny Tiny Halloween – (Drop in)
Tuesday, October 31, 10-11 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Want to enjoy the fun of Halloween without the scares? Join Mary Jane Haley for seasonal stories, rhyme and creative dramatics. Come in costume for added fun.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site/Drop in)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Wednesday, November 1, 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.

NaNoWriMo for Young Writers
Wednesday, November 1, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Is there a novel in your head just waiting to be written? Here’s your chance to write it! Attend these five mandatory, one-hour sessions for tips, inspiration and time to write.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, November 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.

Minecraft Club – (Drop in)
Thursday, November 2, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information.

Arts and Fables – (Drop in)
Friday, November 3, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
OR
Friday, November 3, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Join us for a story, and then make a craft about it!

Stories and Signs: ASL Storytime – (Drop in)
Saturday, November 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Try your “hand” at signing! Learn basic American Sign Language signs such as the alphabet, numbers and colors followed by stories and activities presented with an ASL interpreter.

Saturday Special: Imagineers Club
Da Vinci Inspired STEAM Activities
Saturday, November 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Play games, use new technologies and/or explore science in this fun and educational program. Register.