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A week full of special events for children

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This is our final week of weekly storytimes!

Tons of Trucks – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center (BRAC) – 200 Lindsey Lane
Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Kick off the Bolingbrook Park District’s Week of the Young Child with Tons of Trucks! Explore the Bookmobile, Library Express Van and many different vehicles of all types and sizes. Drop in.

Tween DIY: Make Spirograph Designs
Monday, April 23, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Use Raspberry Pi to create intricate designs. Register.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, April 24, 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.

Pajama Party Singalong with Miss Carole – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Tuesday, April 24, 6-7 p.m.
For children
Join us for a pajama singalong with Miss Carole during the “Week of the Young Child.” Visit our table to say hello and get a library card. Drop in.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
For tweens to adults
Join our relaxing and creative flute and percussion circle. Don’t play the flute? We can teach you, or you can play a percussion instrument. Need a flute? Purchase one for $35 in class. Drop in.

S’mores Book Club – “Wonder” & Other Friendship Stories
Wednesday, April 25, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Do you devour a book like a great after-school snack? If so, join us for a tasty treat, and let’s talk about books! Each month we’ll talk about a different topic. Register.

Family STEAM Night at Annerino – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Wednesday, April 25, 4:30-6 p.m.
For children
Join us at Annerino Community Center for “Week of the Young Child” STEAM Night. Stop by to see what STEAM and maker technologies the library has to offer, and sign up for a library card. Drop in.

Independence Elementary School STEM Night – (Off site)
Independence Elementary School – 230 Orchard Drive
Wednesday, April 25, 6-8 p.m.
For children and tweens
Visit Fountaindale Outreach Services staff during Independence Elementary School’s STEM night. See what STEM activities and resources the library has to offer and sign up for a library card.

Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project – 2018 Winner Announcement
Thursday, April 26, 1-3:30 p.m.
All ages
Meet the finalists and learn who will become the 2018 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author. In its fifth year, this exciting, library-driven initiative brings emerging authors and libraries together. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, April 26, 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, April 27, 10:30-noon
Friday, April 27, 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 – Custom Fidget Spinner
Friday, April 27, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we conclude our Maker explorations by crafting custom fidget spinners. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 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.

Multicultural Crafts – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us to make great crafts to take home and keep! Drop in.

Super Stolie Guacamole – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages
Celebrate Día de los Niños with Super Stolie! This bilingual performance includes traditional and original songs, a family dance party and a guacamole-making demonstration. Drop in.

Ciencia para Niños – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy stations with various hands-on experiments and participate in one-minute challenges! Drop in.

Time for the big finale!

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DuPage Township Family Fun Fest – (DuPage Township – 241 Canterbury Lane)
Sunday, July 30, noon-4 p.m.
Visit the Bookmobile at DuPage Township Family Fun 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 1:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social & Movie Night
Monday, July 31, 5-8 p.m.
All ages.
Join us for free ice cream, live music, games, a meet and greet with Moana, live hula dancing and much more! At dusk, sit back and watch Disney’s “Moana” on a giant inflatable screen. Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, August 1, 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.

Summer Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Snack Time
Sleepover: Wednesday, August 2, 3-4 p.m.
Snack Time: Thursday, August 3, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 4–7
Bring your stuffed animal for a sleepover! After you say goodbye, your stuffie will go on an overnight adventure in the library! All will be revealed when you return the next morning.
Registration opens on Wednesday, July 12.

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road)
Thursday, August 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Event type: Storytimes Reading/Writing/Publishing Bookmobile/Outreach
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.
Registration opens on Thursday, July 20

Arts and Fables
Friday, August 4, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Join us for a story, and then make a craft about it! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, August 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.
Pete is an orphan raised by a dragon in the woods. An enchanting live-action remake of the 1977 classic. Runtime is 102 minutes. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ Star Wars Style

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Enjoy music from the movies with dancing and fun activities!

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

Music and More for Families

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Noche de la Familia
Monday, May 8, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Enjoy hands-on nature activities with the Bolingbrook Park District at this bilingual event. Drop in.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 9, 10:30-11:15 p.m.
Ages 0-18 months with an adult
Bring your babies to this storytime to enjoy singing, nursery rhymes, stories and fun with puppets! Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 9, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. See the calendar for full details.

Jump and Jam with Todd Downing
Wednesday, May 10, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Wild dancing! Lively music! Fun for all! Come for some of the wittiest and most entertaining tunes ever heard East of the Mississippi. Drop in.

Chess Club
Wednesday, May 10, 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.

McStory Time
Thursday, May 11, 9:30-10:30
Ages 2-6
Storytime at east side McDonald’s. Registration is required. Please call 630.685.4230 with questions or for assistance with registration.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 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. See the calendar for full details.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 11, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0-18 months with an adult
Bring your babies to this storytime to enjoy singing, nursery rhymes, stories and fun with puppets! Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, May 12, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Meet friends, play games and have fun during activity time! Drop in.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, May 13, 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.

Build it!
Saturday, May 13, 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.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes
Saturday, May 13, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K-1
Come in and read a book to us to earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Fun for all ages, all languages

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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

iMake
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.

I <3 the Library

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We’re kicking off February with some special Harry Potter-themed versions of our favorite programs!  Storytimes continue this week as well as Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday.

Bits & Bytes Coding Club
Wednesday, February 1, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Grades 4 – 12. This club is intended for Fountaindale cardholders and residents. Drop in until the program limit of 16 participants is reached.
Join our new coding club! Learn programming while working on cool projects.

Wednesday, February 1, through February 15
Have you read at least 5 of the nominees for the Monarch Award? Cast your ballot at the Children’s Services Desk and register for the pizza party on Friday, February 24. If your school is voting for the Monarch Award, you can still participate to pick the library winner.

Let’s Create: Hogwarts Handmades 

Wednesday, February 1, 4:15 p.m.
Grades K-5, Drop In
Make crafts like pygmy puffs and wands!

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime
Thursday, February 2, 9:30 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Registration is required.
Story time at east side Panera, 714 East Boughton Road, Bolingbrook.

Arts & Fables
Friday, February 3
9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult; Drop in to room capacity
Listen to a story and then make a caterpillar out of hearts.

Boo! Ha! Ha!
Saturday, February 4, 1:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5, Registration required
Celebrate the magical world of Harry Potter with potions, spells and games for all Hogwarts students.

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007The new season of storytimes starts this week! Minecraft Club continues on Tuesday and Thursday.

Monarch Read-in
Monday, January 16, 2-3 p.m.
Grades K-3, Kindergarteners with an adult
Get comfy on our bean bags and hear some of the Monarch 2017 nominees. For children in grades K-3, this would be a great opportunity to bring your reading logs from our Monarch Reading Club! Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

Bits & Bytes Coding Club
Wednesday, January 18, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 4-12
Join our new coding club! Learn programming while working on cool projects. This club is intended for Fountaindale cardholders. Drop in until the program limit of 16 participants is reached.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, January 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2-5
We’ll have many exercises to stimulate your creativity for stories and poems! Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime
Thursday, January 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Story time at east side Panera, 714 East Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Registration is required.

Preschool Activity Time Special: Frozen
Friday, January 20, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
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Friday, January 20, 10:45-11:30 a.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! This month will be a Frozen theme. Registration required.

TechnoKids
Friday, January 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1-3
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics. Registration required.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, January 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Grades K-5, Kindergarteners with an adult. Families welcome.
Come explore our S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) stations highlighting hands-on activities for the family to work together on. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.