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Saturday Special: Family Movie

Drop in to see a movie on Saturday, January 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room.  We can’t say what the movie is on the blog, but we can tell you on the phone if you call the Children’s Services Desk at (630) 685-4141.  The movie is the recently released sequel to a movie based on the true story of a dolphin with an artificial tail.  The original movie was based on this book:

Winter's TailWinter’s Tail by Julianna Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Craig Hatkoff

Sensory Storytime Saturday

sensory story time
Come to our Sensory Story time on Saturday, January 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  This week we are going to read, sing, and have fun when we learn about cookies!

cookie jar

Ages 2 – 6 with an adult.

This special storytime is especially for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.


Storytime Registration Starts Today!



Storytimes resume the week of January 19th. For babies, preschoolers or the whole family we have a Storytime for everyone. Registration for Lapsit and Toddler Storytimes begins Monday, December 29th. Check our website for details and/or pick up a Storytime brochure at the Children’s desk.

International Games Day


Read, learn, and play during International Games Day @ your library. International Games Day is a world-wide library event celebrating the popularity and educational, recreational, and social value of video and board games.

On Saturday, November 15th, the game is on at Fountaindale Public Library as we host tournaments and activities for tweens and teens in grades 4 – 12.   There will be popcorn, trivia, prizes and fun in the Vortex from 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Here is a schedule of events:

Connect 4 Tournament 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For Gr. 6 – 12
Just Dance Dance Off 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For Gr. 4 – 8
Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. For Gr. 6 – 12
Giant Jenga Tournament 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. For Gr. 6 – 12
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. For Gr. 6 – 12
Minecraft Club: Open Play 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. For Gr. 4 – 12

For more information or to register for a program, visit www.fountaindale.org or call 630-685-4199.

*Minecraft Club: Open Play will take place in the 2nd floor computer lab.  All other activities will take place in the Vortex.

Library Nature Programs for Kids

We are offering two great programs this week for kids who love nature (especially animals!).

wolvesTomorrow (Thursday, July 17) animals from the Big Run Wolf Ranch will be visiting the Central Park Pavilion behind the Annerino Community Center from 2:00-3:30 p.m.


bee pollinatingSaturday, July 19, we will be showing a Disneynature movie all about how birds, bees, butterflies, and bats help pollinate flowers.  The movie starts at 1:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A.  Stay after the movie to plant a seed in a CD case.  It’s a great way to see what happens as a seed grows, giving you a view underground (kind of like an ant farm).

Both programs are free and for all ages and do not require registration.  Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog book jacketCome to the library on Saturday, June 28, to see your favorite big red dog!

Coloring pages will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Storytime is from 11:00-11:30 a.m.  Clifford will appear at storytime, so bring your camera!

Drop in between 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. to make a Clifford Craft.

Clifford appears courtesy of Barnes & Noble at the Bolingbrook Promenade.

No registration is necessary.  All ages are welcome, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.


Writers’ Workshop

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Are you an aspiring young writer? Would you like to become one? Join us for the Young Writer’s Workshop and release your creative side. We will put away our inner editors, explore our creativity and discover the writer in us all.

Children going into grades 3-5 can join us for this series of four workshops Monday July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

“But Miss Chris” you say “it is summer…I don’t want to do anything  like school work…”

Well I know it says Writers’ Workshop but perhaps we really should change the name because it’s a lot more fun than it is work. Cloud watching, mystery writers CSI, writer’s charades and writing and performing a short plays are just a few of the things we’ve “worked” on.

Here’s a fun example of one of our warm up games you can try yourself.

“What if….”

Where do writers come up with such wonderful ideas?  What made them think up the story in the first place?  There are as many different ways of writing and getting ideas for writing as there are writers.  One of my favorites is just to think “What if…”

What if a boy found out on his birthday that he was a wizard?

What if there was a magical land where animals could talk?

What if you woke up one day and found that you were invisible?

All these ideas might have sounded silly when the authors first thought of them but they became some of the most memorable stories of all time.  Take some time and write your own list of “what ifs”. The sillier they are the better.  You’ll be on your way to your own amazing story in no time.

So come join us and see how much fun creative writing is in the Writers’ Workshop.  Bring your list of “what ifs” if you like.

Hope to see you there.

– Miss Chris