Tag Archives: preschoolers

Rovin’ Robots and More

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30-ish Second Video Book Review Contest
April 9-15, All day
Tweens-Adults
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!

Pizza, Preschool, and Pete the Cat

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Storytimes and Minecraft Club (on Tuesday and Thursday) continue this week.

Harry Potter Family STEAM Workshop
Monday, February 20, 2-4 p.m.
Grades K-5, K with an adult
Explore our STEAM stations highlighting hands-on activities for the family to work on together! Drop in.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, February 21, 4:45-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-2
Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids appreciate the math that’s all around them. Have fun with mischief making activities like Bouncy Dice Explosions, and Toilet Paper Olympics. Some of the activities build from week to week so it is important not to miss a class. Must be able to attend all 8 sessions. Register now.

S’mores Book Club: Harry Potter and Other Fantasies
Wednesday, February 22, 4:15-5 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after school snack? If so, sign up for the S’mores Book Club! We will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. Register now.

Chick-fil-A Storytime
Thursday, February 23, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Storytime at west side Chick-fil-A, 245 N Weber Rd, Bolingbrook. Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, February 24, 10-11 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! Drop in.

Monarch Award Pizza Party
Friday, February 24, 2-3 p.m.
Grades K-3

Be there when we reveal the library winner! Must vote for favorite 2017 Monarch Award Nominee in order to register. Voting is only allowed after reading five or more titles. Visit the Children’s Services Desk to vote and register or call 630-685-4181.

Annual Preschool Round-Up and Vision and Hearing Screening
Saturday, February 25, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages
Fountaindale’s 6th Annual Preschool Round-Up is an opportunity to find the preschool that is right for your child. This will be your chance to meet and talk to representatives from more than a dozen preschools and daycare centers in the area to help find the right fit. There will be other community organizations attending as well and drawings for prizes for teachers and parents and activities for the kids! This drop-in event is being held in Meeting Room A. Also, the Will County Health Dept. will be conducting FREE hearing and vision screenings from 11:30am-2:30pm in Meeting Room B as part of Fountaindale’s Preschool Round-Up.

Saturday Special: Drop-in Storytime
Saturday, February 25, 11-11:30 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult

Stories, songs, and fun are the order of the day when we get together for storytime. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

Pete the Cat: I’m reading in my school shoes!
Saturday, February 25, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K-1

Can you read all by yourself? Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

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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.
or
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.

Sign up now!

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Space is still available in these upcoming children’s programs:

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.
or
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.

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, January 25, 4:15-5 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after school snack? If so, sign up for the S’mores Book Club! We will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. This month’s topic is books that were turned into movies. Registration required.

Starting January 14, you can also sign up for our February 2 Saturday Special: Boo! Ha! Ha! This is a fun program based on the Harry Potter book series where you will play games, learn some magic tricks and explore science.

Join us in January!

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Monday, January 2, 2 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Decorate a paper lantern to take home. This program requires registration.

iMake
Tuesday, January 3, 1:30–3 p.m.
Grades K–5
Visit the Creativity Park to try out the library’s newest technologies. Drop in.

Winter Reading Club Special Storytime with Hidden Oaks at Fountaindale
Wednesday, January 4, 11–11:30 a.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Hidden Oaks is coming 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.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, January 4, 2–3 p.m.
Grades K–5
Come make a craft! Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime
Thursday, January 5, 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.

Karaoke Party 
Thursday, January 5, 2–3 p.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
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 and light refreshments. Drop in.

Arts & Fables
Friday, January 6
9:30–10:15 a.m.
10:30–11: 15 a.m.
For children ages 2–6.
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.

Mini Movin’ & Groovin’
Saturday, January 7, 10:30–11:15 a.m.
For children ages 8 months–5 years.
Join our group of friends for a beach party with music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

Family Movie
Saturday, January 7, 1:30 p.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy a feature movie with the family! Bring your fish friend for this popular sequel!

And don’t forget to sign up for our Discover Winter Wonders Reading Challenge and Monarch Reading Clubs to earn free books this winter!

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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iMake
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!