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See what the tweens made!

January-April Weekly Storytimes

blowing bubbles in storytimeOur new season of weekly storytimes runs from January 16-April 27 (no storytimes April 10-14).

All Together Storytime
Mondays
9:30-10 a.m.
10:15-10:45 a.m.
11-11:30 a.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

Diez deditos
Mondays
7-7:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesdays
9:45-10:15 a.m.
10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0-18 months with an adult. Drop in.

Family Storytime
Tuesdays
7-7:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays
9:30-10 a.m.
10:15-10:45 a.m.
11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 18-36 months with an adult. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursdays
6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0-18 months with an adult. Drop in.

Karaoke Party

Musician kid singing with microphone
Do you love to sing? We hope you will join us for our first ever karaoke party! We will have a family-friendly set of songs to choose from. Sing a solo or bring a family member or friend onstage for a duet! There will be lots of fun games, dancing, a photo booth and light refreshments.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
2–3 p.m.
Meeting Room A
All ages preschoolers with an adult. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.
For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 630-685-4181.

In Your Own Backyard: An Adventure for Homeschoolers

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We are getting ready for our next homeschool program which will be held on Friday, October 28 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Kindergarten-5th Grade (Meeting Room A):
Come prepared to learn about the fur trade and to float down the Illinois River from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. We will be building Fort Dearborn, churning butter and grinding corn. We will have a “touch museum” with several artifacts dating all the way back to the year 1603! We will also make and take our own pouches to remember our time together.

Tweens (Studio 300):
We are excited to have our homeschooled tweens return to Studio 300! This month, watch your LEGO creations come to life with LEGO robotics. We will also debut our latest programmable robotic arm! As the tween program has a limited number of available spots, please remember to e-mail rkantorek@fountaindale.lib.il.us to let us know you are interested in attending.
Educators & Tots (Storytime Room):
As always, educators will have their own space to connect and share thoughts about homeschooling. This month, we will take a tour and explore the 3rd floor homeschool section resources. When we return, the little ones will enjoy a storytime and puppet show about hibernating animals!

We hope you will be able to join us!

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!

Halloween Happenings (and more)

We have some great Halloween Happenings coming up at the library, and there’s even more going on for children around the neighborhood!  Here’s a list of all the spooky fun we were able to find:

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Johansen Farms Children’s Zoo & Pumpkin Farm Illinois
Visit the link for information on activities, times, and prices.

Friday, October 21
Family Halloween Fun Night and Parkie’s Pumpkin Patch at the BRAC.
The Bolingbrook Park District is offering activities for children and parents.  Our bookmobile staff will be telling stories!  Follow the links above for details, including cost and registration information.

Monday, October 24
Tweens can sign up for Spooky Tech in Studio 300 to experiment with LED lights and black light and make a glowing mummy hand to take home.  Free.

October 24-31
Bass Pro Shops is offering photos and free activities at their Bolingbrook store.  See their Great Pumpkin Celebration page for details.

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Saturday, October 29
Dave Rudolf’s Halloween Spooktacular
11 a.m. at Fountaindale Public Library
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. All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Seating is first come, first served.  Free.

Monday, October 31
Visit the Village of Bolingbrook website for Bolingbrook Trick or Treat hours and a list of safety tips for families.

Saturday, November 5
Pumpkin Pitch 2016 at Lewis University in Romeoville
Composting your old jack o’lantern is way more fun when a catapult is involved!  Grown-ups can also bring old personal papers to be shredded.  Visit the Will County Green website for event details such as times, limits on what you can bring, and contact information for the organizers of the event.

Tween Spooky Tech

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There is one week left to sign up for our Spooky Tech program for tweens in grades 4-6!  We will be looking at ways you can use light to make your costume or your haunted house more interesting.  Try making a video under black light, learn about incorporating small lights into accessories, and make a glowing mummy hand to take home.

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