Tag Archives: Early Childhood

It’s a STEAM-y week

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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:

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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!

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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.

Thankful for games, toys, movies, and reading!

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Our weekly storytimes continue this week, but Minecraft Club will not meet.  The Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and be closed for Thanksgiving through Thursday, November 24. The library will reopen on Friday, November 25 at 9:00 a.m.  Minecraft Club will return next week.

Family Game Party
Sunday, November 20, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.
Have fun with games for the whole family in this bilingual (English and Spanish)! Drop in.
Fiesta de juegos en familia
Domingo, 20 de noviembre, 2-3 p.m.
Todas las edades, niños en edad preescolar con un adulto.
¡Diviértanse con juegos para toda la familia en este programa bilingüe (inglés y español)! No hay ningún registro requerido.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, November 25, 10:00 a.m.
For children 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!

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, November 26, 1:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.
Enjoy a feature movie with the family! Drop in until the room is full.

Pete the Cat: I’m reading in my school shoes!
Saturday, November 26, 3-5 p.m.

Are you in Kindergarten or First Grade? Can you read all by yourself? If you’ve answered yes to these questions then you can participate in this Pete the Cat Reading Club for new readers. Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Library Activities for Children

Please note, there will be no storytimes on October 31!  All other weekly storytimes will continue as usual starting November 1.  Tuesday and Thursday Minecraft Club will meet as usual, as will our math program Crazy 8s.  What else is going on at the library?

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Let’s Create
Wednesday, November 2, 4:15 p.m.
For children in kindergarten through fifth grade
Friends get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

Arts & Fables
Friday, November 4, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
For children 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’ and Groovin’
Saturday, November 5, 10:30 a.m.
For children 8 months to 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.

Saturday Special: Boo! Ha! Ha!
Saturday, November 5, 1:30 p.m.
For children in 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.

Be like Humpty Dumpty and have a great fall!

Weekly storytimes, Crazy 8s, and Tuesday and Thursday Minecraft Club continue! What else is happening for kids at the library?

Tween Spooky Tech
Monday, October 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
For children in grades 4 through 6 only.
Use technology to make your costumes brighter and your “haunted house” spookier!
Participants must register with a Fountaindale Public Library Card.

Our second S’mores Book Club is full!  Register for the one in November starting November 9.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, October 28, 10-11:30 a.m.
For children ages 2 – 6 with an adult.
Meet your friends and have lots of fun in our meeting room with many games to play!  Feel free to celebrate the spooky season this month by wearing a costume.
Drop in!

In Your Own Backyard
Friday, October 28, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students. For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students.
Enrich your homeschool experience by joining us in discovering the geography, stories, music, and crafts of Illinois. This hands-on program will use props and instruments to enhance the experience.
Drop in until the room limit is reached.

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Dave Rudolf’s Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 29, 11 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.
Come in costume and have a “monsterously” good time in a not scary, totally interactive family show with the award-winning performer Dave Rudolf! Watch the kids do the Frankenstein Dance. See the little tykes try to assemble the Skeleton Bones. Be amazed at the Ghoul-Limbo.
Drop in until the room capacity of 90 is reached. Seating is first come, first served.

Pete the Cat: I’m reading in my school shoes!
Saturday, October 29, 3-5 p.m.
Are you in Kindergarten or First Grade? Can you read all by yourself? If you’ve answered yes to these questions then you can participate in this Pete the Cat Reading Club for new readers. Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark!