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Getaway to the library

Are you waiting for your copy of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book?

Then you’ll want to come to our

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Celebration
Sunday, November 19, 2-3 p.m.
Age group: Tweens, Children
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.

And be sure to register for

S’mores Book Club – “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and Other Diary Books
Wednesday, November 29, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Do you devour a book like 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.

Ramadan Reading


Due to a generous donation from a patron, our library received a Ramadan READy Kit with books and decorations! Stop by to see the decorations in the display case near the juvenile World Languages collection. The kit also included books, which are being processed and added to the collection.

It’s Ramadan, Curious George by Hena Khan, illustrated by Mary O’Keefe Young

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Khan

Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story by Hena Khan

Ilyas & Duck and the Fantastic Festival of Eid-Al-Fitr by Omar Khawaja

The Shapes of Eid According to Me by Samia Khan; illustrated by Maria Ahmed

Check out our Ramadan and Eid display in the holiday section for more books, or ask us for help finding books about religion, holidays and celebrations.

Ramadan paper lanternsThe kit also included materials for making Happy Ramadan paper lanterns. This will be one of the crafts available at our Make-it Take-it craft program on Saturday. Drop in any time between 1:30 to 3:30 to make a craft while supplies last. We will also have materials for making a paper mosaic peace picture or an origami crane.

Read, Vote and Eat Pizza!

Monarch Award logo
It’s time to vote for your favorite Monarch Award Book from February 1–15.

If you’ve read or listened to at least five of the nominees, you can cast your ballot at the Children’s Services Desk.

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

Any Fountaindale cardholders that voted for their favorite book may register for the party.  Be there when we reveal the library winner! Register by February 15 (call 630.685.4181 or come to the Children’s Services Desk to vote and register).

Spies and S’mores and Homeschoolers, oh my!

img_1389Weekly Storytimes and the Crazy 8s Club continue.  Here’s what else is going on this week:

Spy Tech
Monday, 9/26/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
Exercise your spy skills while learning about spy technology.
Storytime Room
Participants must have Fountaindale Public Library Card to register.
For children in grades 4 through 6 only.

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, 9/28/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after school snack? If so, sign up for our first Smores Book Club! We will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. This month you can read any “I Survived” series book by Lauren Tarshis and come tell us if it’s your first or just your favorite.
Storytime Room
For children in grades 3-5.

In Your Own Backyard
Friday, 9/30/2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
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.
Meeting Rooms A & B
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students. Drop in until the room limit is reached.

Roald Dahl Movie
Friday, 9/30/2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM
Meeting Room A
All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

Events for big and little kids

050Whew!  Now that the movie’s over, what’s next?  Here’s everything (other than the weekly storytimes) going on for the rest of the week:

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesdays 9/20/2016-11/8/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
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.
Storytime Room
Please call 630-685-4181 to register.
For children in grades 3-5. Must be able to attend all 8 sessions.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, 9/21/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
We’ll have many exercises to stimulate your creativity for stories and poems!
Meeting Room A
For children in grades 2 – 5. Drop in.

Chick-fil-A Storytime
Thursday, 9/22/2016
Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 10:30 AM
NEW storytime at west side Chick-fil-A, 245 N Weber Rd, Bolingbrook. NO registration required (drop-in)!

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Preschool Activity Time
Friday, 9/23/2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Meet your friends and have lots of fun in Meeting Room A with many games to play!  We will be having some ‘Jake and the Neverland Pirates’ themed activities: Captain Hook bean bag toss, Neverland buckets, Walk the plank, a photo booth, Cannon ball toss,  the parachute finale and more! A very special preschool activity time.  For children ages 2 – 6 with an adult (come early, drop in to the capacity of the room, approximately 40 children).

Roald Dahl Movie
Friday, 9/23/2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM
Meeting Room A
All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

On Saturday, join us for our Roald Dahl Turns 100 Celebration from 10:00-5:00.  The library is also hosting the Bolingbrook Fire Department for a Child Car Seat Safety Check from 9:00-1:00 in the library parking lot.  The Safety Check is free, and you do not need to live in Bolingbrook or in the library district.

Roald Dahl specials


Have you ever tried to drink a chocolate river?  You can at our Interactive Family Movie on Sunday, September 18.  When you enter,  you will receive a goody bag with treats to enjoy during the movie.

Saturday, September 24 is our big Roald Dahl Turns 100 Celebration.  You can stop in any time from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for special activities:

You can also bring (or buy) a lunch and enjoy a movie at 12:30 that day!

No registration required; all Roald Dahl programs are drop in to the limit of the room.

For Children and Tweens

DSCN0060Storytimes have started, and Minecraft Club is continuing its Tuesday and Thursday schedule for the school year.  What else is going on this week for kids at the library?

Chess Club
Wednesday, 9/14/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
Friends face each other across the table and engage in challenging matches!
Grades 4 – 8, limit 12. Drop in at the World Park in the back of the Children’s Services Department.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, 9/16/2016
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun!  We will moving up and down and all around because we’re ready for FALL!  Badump-bump!
For children 8 months to 5 years, with an adult. Drop in until Meeting Room A is full.

Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics.  This month, kids will build a working speaker while learning about vibration, electronic signals, and electromagnetic radiation.
Please call 630-685-4181 to register.
For children entering grades 1-3. Registration begins three weeks in advance.

STEAM Family Workshop
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Come explore our S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) stations in the Creativity Park highlighting hands-on activities for the family to work together on.
For children in grades K-5; Kindergartners with an adult. Families welcome. Drop in until the limit of the space is reached.