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Join us for winter fun

The Snowy Day

Weekly storytimes continue!

Family Fun: Wintry Mix 
Sunday, January 21, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for snowy fun, activities and crafts. Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, January 23, 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.

Wednesday, January 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.
Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Thursday, January 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian. Drop in.

Thursday, January 25, 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, January 26, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, January 26, 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 – Robotics
Friday, January 26, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens

Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we explore robotics. Register.

Winterfest: Flurries ‘N Fun
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Saturday, January 27. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Join us at the Bolingbrook Park District’s Winterfest celebration! Visit the Bookmobile, decorate cookies, sing karaoke, and then head outside to explore a variety of fun winter activities. Drop in.

Rovin’ Robots and More


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

In Your Own Backyard: An Adventure for Homeschoolers

coding robots

We are getting ready for our next homeschool program which will be held on Friday, October 28 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Kindergarten-5th Grade (Meeting Room A):
Come prepared to learn about the fur trade and to float down the Illinois River from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. We will be building Fort Dearborn, churning butter and grinding corn. We will have a “touch museum” with several artifacts dating all the way back to the year 1603! We will also make and take our own pouches to remember our time together.

Tweens (Studio 300):
We are excited to have our homeschooled tweens return to Studio 300! This month, watch your LEGO creations come to life with LEGO robotics. We will also debut our latest programmable robotic arm! As the tween program has a limited number of available spots, please remember to e-mail rkantorek@fountaindale.lib.il.us to let us know you are interested in attending.
Educators & Tots (Storytime Room):
As always, educators will have their own space to connect and share thoughts about homeschooling. This month, we will take a tour and explore the 3rd floor homeschool section resources. When we return, the little ones will enjoy a storytime and puppet show about hibernating animals!

We hope you will be able to join us!

Sign up for tween programs

There is still room in next week’s tween programs at the library.

coding robots
Students in grades 4 through 6 can sign up for LEGO Robotics in Studio 300 on Tuesday, May 12, at 4:15.

chess club
Students in grades 4 through 8 can sign up for Chess Club on Wednesday, May 13, at 4:15.

Magic School Bus Week

Looking for some fun during Spring Break?  Come to the library for our Magic School Bus Week for activities exploring science fun and other STEM concepts.

The Magic School Bus and the Science Fair Expedition
To kick off the week we will be hosting a Magic School Bus Celebration.  Drop in on Monday, April 6th for this Frizztastic event.  Dress like your favorite character, come try out our science tables set up with experiments, so a fun craft, and play Magic School Bus Trivia!  This program is for children in grades K-5; kindergartners must be with an adult.  The event will be from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in our Meeting Room A.

On Tuesday, April 7th we will be introducing a new program called iMake.  This is your chance to come try out the library’s newest technologies which include:

This program will be in the Creativity Park from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and is for children in grades K-5; kindergartners must be with an adult.

Put on your pajamas Tuesday evening and come to our Bedtime Math Pajama Party at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  We’ll enjoy snacks, wacky math problems, and a math toy called pentominoes you can take home.  This is a registered program and is for children ages 6-9.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
What kind of mischief will your stuffed animal get into at the Stuffed Animal Sleepover?  Children ages 4-7 will leave their stuffie, on Wednesday, April 8th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., to spend the night at the library.  The children will pick up their toy friend the next day at a Snack Time on Thursday, April 9th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and enjoy a presentation of pictures showing all the fun their animals had during the night! This is a registered event.

Dave and his reptiles
Don’t miss Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles!  Come see an entertaining, up-close animal show!  Audience members may even pet the fascinating creatures.  Learn what reptiles make good pets and what ones do not. Drop in until the limit of 90 is reached on Thursday, April 9, at 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.  This program is for all ages, but preschoolers must be with an adult.

Other fun programs during the week include:

Tween Photo Class
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
For children in grades 4-6.  Register (must have a Fountaindale library card).

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, April 10, 2015
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
For children ages 2-6 with an adult.  Drop in.

Scavenger Hunt
Friday, April 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
For all ages; preschoolers with an adult.  Drop in.

If you have any questions about our Magic School Bus Week please call the Children’s Services Department at 630-685-4181.