Tag Archives: Early Childhood

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ Star Wars Style


Enjoy music from the movies with dancing and fun activities!

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, May 19
9:30-10:15 a.m.
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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, May 20, 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.

Fun for all ages, all languages


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

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.

Rovin’ Robots and More


30-ish Second Video Book Review Contest
April 9-15, All day
Tell us about your favorite book or any book you’ve read with a 30-ish second video book review for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card! Need help with your video? Stop by Studio 300 for assistance! Check our online calendar for how to enter and more details.

Food for Fines as part of National Library Week
April 9-15
Do you owe any money for fines on your library card? Bring a donation of food to the Check-Out desk  and we will remove $2 in fines (up to $20) per account for each unexpired, non-perishable food item you donate. All food will be donated to the DuPage Township Food Pantry.
You can also return overdue or lost books the week of April 9-15 without paying fines. Returned materials must be in good condition.
Please note: Collection agency fees, billed items that are not returned and billed equipment from Studio 300 and lost eReaders do not qualify.

There will be no weekly Storytimes this week, but Minecraft Club will meet on Tuesday and Thursday.

Our special Spring Break Week Rovin’ Robots programs include video gaming, chances to try out our new robots, drawing classes, a stuffed animal sleepover, making art bots, Preschool Activity Time, and a Make-it Take-it craft program. See the Spring Break Week Rovin’ Robots page for details and to register for programs.

National Bookmobile Day
Wednesday, April 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Visit the Bookmobile in front of the library to celebrate National Bookmobile Day. We’ll have giveaways, crafts, drop-in storytimes—including a puppet story—and gift card drawings!

McStory Time
Thursday, April 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6
Join us for a free story and a treat at McDonald’s. Please call 630.685.4230 with questions or for assistance with registration.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes
Saturday, April 15: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Grades K-1
Come in and read a book to us to earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Please remember that the library will be closed April 16 for Easter. See you on Monday!

It’s a STEAM-y week

light painting
We have lots of activities to give your brain a workout!  Our weekly storytimes continue, along with Crazy 8s and Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday.  We also have:

Robot Arm
Monday, March 6, 2- 3 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Use coding to program a robotic arm. Register now.

Chess Club
Wednesday, March 8, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4-8
Are you a chess enthusiast? Whether your are just beginning or are a seasoned chess player, join us, meet people and play chess! Drop in.

Light Painting
Thursday, March 9, 4:14-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Use light to “paint” a picture that resembles a hand-drawn sketch. Register now.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, March 10, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Meet friends, play with our toys, and have fun during activity time! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime
Saturday, March 11, 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.

Maker Faire
Saturday, March 11, 1-4 p.m.
All ages
Explore our DIY maker scene! See demonstrations of exciting new technologies, meet other makers, learn about career opportunities in the maker field and much more! Drop in.

Spend Winter Break with us!

Welcome back!  The library will be open its usual hours starting December 26.  We won’t have weekly storytimes or Minecraft Club this week, but we have plenty of other special events for you:


Winter Reading Club Special Storytime at Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Tuesday, December 27, 11-11:30 a.m.
All ages, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult
Fountaindale will be visiting Hidden Oaks Nature Center to host a special nature storytime. If you are participating in our Winter Reading Club: Discover Winter Wonders, attending this program will count for the “Explore” portion of the reading log. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached. This storytime will take place at the Hidden Oaks Nature Center located at 419 Trout Farm Rd. Bolingbrook, IL 60440.

Winter Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, December 27, 3-4 p.m.
Winter Stuffed Animal Snack Time
Wednesday, December 28, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 4-7 with stuffed toy and caregiver
Children ages 4–7, bring your stuffed toy and a caregiver to the
library for a special program! Leave your stuffie overnight and see
what mischief it gets into with all its new stuffed friends!
Return the following morning and enjoy a snack while you see
pictures of the nighttime antics!
Register now!
Registering for the Sleepover automatically registers you
for the Snack Time.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Celebration
Thursday, December 29, 2-3 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Register now and join us for games, snacks and all-around fun celebrating this funny favorite series!

Please keep in mind that the library will be closed from December 30-January 1.  We will reopen for our usual hours on Monday, January 2.  Happy New Year!

Drop in for some fun!


Monday, December 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5 (Kindergarteners must be accompanied by an adult)
Visit the Creativity Park to try out the library’s newest technologies. Drop in.

No Minecraft Club this week; Minecraft Club will return January 10.

Preschool Activity Time
Wednesday, December 21, 10-11:30 p.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Meet your friends and have lots of fun in our carpeted meeting room with many games to play! Drop in.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, December 21, 4:45-5:15 p.m.
We’ll have many exercises to stimulate your creativity for stories and poems! Drop in.

Are you missing storytime at the library?  This week Outreach will be offering Storytime at Chick-fil-A from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 22. Drop in.


Please keep in mind that the library will be closed December 23-25.  Have a happy holiday!

So much to do at your library

photo 8Minecraft is back this Tuesday and Thursday!  Our weekly storytimes continue.  And there’s more!

Starting Sunday, November 27, you can drop off gently used toys at the library for the upcoming Toy Exchange on Sunday, December 4.

Sound Tech
Tuesday, November 29, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4-6, participants must have Fountaindale library card
Experiment with technology to make music in Studio 300! Register now.

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, November 30, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after school snack? If so, sign up for our first Smores Book Club! We will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. This month’s topics are mystery and adventure. Register now!

Monarch Reading Club
Thursday, December 1-February 15
Grades K-3
Pick up a reading log at the Monarch Award display in the Secret Garden and check out some of the books. Readers can vote for their favorites and even earn a free paperback book. There will be more Monarch activities in 2017.

Bits & Bytes Coding Club
Thursday, December 1, 3:30-5 p.m.
Fountaindale cardholders and residents in grades 4-12

Join our new coding club! Learn programming while working on cool projects. Drop in until the program limit of 16 participants is reached.

Arts & Fables
Friday, December 2, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Hear a story, then make a craft about it! What a great way to spend some time at the library in the morning! Drop in until the room is full.

Mini Movin’ & Groovin’
Saturday, December 3, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months – 5 years with an adult

Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in until the room is full.

Boo! Ha! Ha!
Saturday, December 4, 1:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Spooky, Fun, 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.