Tag Archives: preschoolers

Bringing your favorite books to life

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Celebration
Sunday, November 19, 2-3 p.m.
Zoo-Wee-Mama! Celebrate 10 years of Diary of a Wimpy Kid with games, crafts and a snack with your family. This event will be of greatest interest to children who are familiar with the series. Drop in.

All Together Storytime
Monday, November 20, 9:30-10 a.m.
Monday, November 20, 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Monday, November 20, 11-11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled half hour of stories and songs. This storytime is aimed at 2–6 year-olds, but siblings are welcome. Particularly good for families and groups with multi-age children. Drop in.

iMake
Monday, November 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5, kindergartners with an adult
Try out a variety of different technologies every month including robots, building sets, Cubelets and weaving. Drop in.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Monday, November 20, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. Drop in.
Diez Deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Ingles. Sin Registro Previo.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, November 21, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, November 21, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, November 21, 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.

Family Storytime
Tuesday, November 21, 7-7:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Gather the family together for a storytime filled with fun, stories, songs and laughter! Drop in.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, November 22, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 22, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, November 22, 11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months
Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

Computer and Stop-Motion Animation Bootcamp
Wednesday, November 22, 1-4 p.m.
Age group: Tweens Teens Adults
Learn to make basic animated videos in this three-hour, hands-on workshop. There will be opportunities for traditional stop-motion techniques and software-based animated videos, too. Register.

Please note that the library will close early on Wednesday (at 5 p.m.). The library will be closed Friday for Thanksgiving and will re-open for regular hours at 9 a.m. Friday.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, November 24, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
The library meeting room becomes a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute and more. While your preschooler has fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

TechnoKids Mini Series – Now You’re Talking!
Friday, November 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
This three-part workshop series about radio waves and sound will culminate in the creation of a podcast by the children who participate. Registration is now closed.

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, November 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Pranksters George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he is an enthusiastic and dimwitted superhero. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, November 25, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K–1
Do you like to read in your school shoes? Cool! Come in and read a book to us to earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

1 Tech, 2 Tech, Old Tech, New Tech

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Fiesta de la Familia
Sunday, October 15, 2-3 p.m.
Enjoy musical activities for the whole family in this bilingual program. Drop in.

iMake
Monday, October 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5, kindergartners with an adult
Try out a variety of different technologies every month including robots, building sets, Cubelets and weaving. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, October 17, 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.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, October 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Have fun with mischief-making activities like Bouncy Dice Explosions and Toilet Paper Olympics in our after-school math club.

Silent Movie New Music – Charlie Chaplin in “The Kid”
Tuesday, October 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
All ages
Enjoy popular silent films accompanied by all-new original music scores by Renee Baker of Wabi House Media and the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. Register.

NaNoWriMo for Young Writers
Wednesday, October 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Is there a novel in your head just waiting to be written? Here’s your chance to write it! Attend these five mandatory, one-hour sessions for tips, inspiration and time to write.

Chess Club
Wednesday, October 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Are you a chess enthusiast? Face your friends across the table and engage in challenging matches! Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, October 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, October 19, 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.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, October 20, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
The library meeting room becomes a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute and more. While your preschooler has fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

TechnoKids Mini Series – Now You’re Talking!
Friday, October 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
This three-part workshop series about radio waves and sound will culminate in the creation of a podcast by the children who participate. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, October 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ and groovin’ to music, rhythms, songs and more! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, October 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Tim discovers his new suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby brother is actually a spy on a secret mission. Runtime: 97 minutes.

Music and Discovery

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Weekly storytimes resume this week (please see the previous article for details)!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, September 12, 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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, September 14, 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.

Native American Flute Class
Thursday, September 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
Ages 10 and up
Learn the basics of playing the Native American flute in this four-week class. You’ll learn basic scales, how to create melodies and how to play in a group. Flutes are available to purchase for $35.
Registration opens on Thursday, August 24 2017 at 9 a.m.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, September 15
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’ and groovin’ to music, rhythms, songs and more! Drop in.

TechnoKids – Computer Animation
Friday, September 15, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics.
Registration opened on Friday, August 25.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, September 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ and groovin’ to music, rhythms, songs and more! Drop in.

Library Discovery Day
Saturday, September 16, 1-4 p.m.
All ages
Do you think libraries are just for books? THINK AGAIN! Stop by to get a glimpse of all the amazing things your library has to offer. Don’t miss the Bookmobile, cookie decorating and a scavenger hunt! Drop in.

Afterschool or preschool, we have you covered!

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The library will be closed Monday for Labor Day, but we will have lots for you to do starting Tuesday:

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, September 5, 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.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, September 6, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, September 7, 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.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, September 8, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
The library meeting room becomes a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute and more. While your preschooler has fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime
Saturday, September 9, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a special storytime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Includes a 15 minute multi-sensory playtime. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Build It!
Saturday, September 9, 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.

Weekly storytimes resume next week!

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.