Tag Archives: STEAM

It’s a STEAM-y week

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We have lots of activities to give your brain a workout!  Our weekly storytimes continue, along with Crazy 8s and Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday.  We also have:

Robot Arm
Monday, March 6, 2- 3 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Use coding to program a robotic arm. Register now.

Chess Club
Wednesday, March 8, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4-8
Are you a chess enthusiast? Whether your are just beginning or are a seasoned chess player, join us, meet people and play chess! Drop in.

Light Painting
Thursday, March 9, 4:14-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Use light to “paint” a picture that resembles a hand-drawn sketch. Register now.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, March 10, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Meet friends, play with our toys, and have fun during activity time! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime
Saturday, March 11, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Enjoy a special storytime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.

Maker Faire
Saturday, March 11, 1-4 p.m.
All ages
Explore our DIY maker scene! See demonstrations of exciting new technologies, meet other makers, learn about career opportunities in the maker field and much more! Drop in.

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.

Storytimes and stuff

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.
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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.

This week starts and ends with toys

lego bricksCome to our Toy Exchange today (Sunday, December 4).  If you received vouchers for donating toys last week, you can choose toys from 2-3 p.m.  The room will be open to all from 3-3:30.  All toy choices are first come, first served while supplies last.

Storytimes continue this week.

This Tuesday, Minecraft will not meet so kids can attend the Tween Hour of Code.  Sign up to learn coding basics in this one-hour introductory class.  Children must be in grades 4-6 and have a Fountaindale library card.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, December 7, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5
Drop in to make a craft.

Minecraft Club meets on Thursday only this week.

Please be aware that on Friday the library will open at 1 p.m. due to a staff inservice during the morning.

TechnoKids
Friday, December 9, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1-3
Learn about a science topic with a hands-on project.  Register.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, December 10, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult.
Drop in and enjoy a storytime especially for children with sensory integration issues.

Build It!
Saturday, December 10, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2-5 with an adult for DUPLO
Grades K-5 (kindergarteners with an adult) for LEGO
The library has many DUPLO and LEGO blocks for you to use to build your fantastic structures! Drop in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 and make something.

So much to do at your library

photo 8Minecraft is back this Tuesday and Thursday!  Our weekly storytimes continue.  And there’s more!

Starting Sunday, November 27, you can drop off gently used toys at the library for the upcoming Toy Exchange on Sunday, December 4.

Sound Tech
Tuesday, November 29, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4-6, participants must have Fountaindale library card
Experiment with technology to make music in Studio 300! Register now.

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, November 30, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
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’s topics are mystery and adventure. Register now!

Monarch Reading Club
Thursday, December 1-February 15
Grades K-3
Pick up a reading log at the Monarch Award display in the Secret Garden and check out some of the books. Readers can vote for their favorites and even earn a free paperback book. There will be more Monarch activities in 2017.

Bits & Bytes Coding Club
Thursday, December 1, 3:30-5 p.m.
Fountaindale cardholders and residents in grades 4-12

Join our new coding club! Learn programming while working on cool projects. Drop in until the program limit of 16 participants is reached.

Arts & Fables
Friday, December 2, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
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 until the room is full.

Mini Movin’ & Groovin’
Saturday, December 3, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months – 5 years with an adult

Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in until the room is full.

Boo! Ha! Ha!
Saturday, December 4, 1:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Spooky, Fun, Educational! This is a fun program based on exciting book series where you will play games, use new technologies and/or explore science. Register now.

Learn and have fun!

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iMake
Monday, November 14, 4:15 p.m.
For children grades K-5, Kindergartens with an adult
Visit the Creativity Park to try out the library’s newest technologies. Drop in.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, November 16, 4:15 p.m.
For children in grades 2 – 5
We’ll have many exercises to stimulate your creativity for stories and poems! Drop in until the room is full.

In Your Own Backyard
Friday, November 18, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students
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. Drop in until the room is full.

TechnoKids
Friday, November 18, 4:15 p.m.
For children in grades 1-3

Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics. Register now.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, November 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For children in grades K-5; Kindergartners 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 room is full.

Pete the Cat: I’m reading in my school shoes!
Saturday, November 19, 3-5 p.m.
For children in kindergarten through 1st grade

Are you in Kindergarten or First Grade? Can you read all by yourself? If you’ve answered yes to these questions then you can participate in this Pete the Cat Reading Club for new readers. Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

 

Sign up for Sound Tech!

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Sound Tech
Tuesday, November 29, 4:15 p.m.
Fountaindale cardholders in grades 4-6
Register now to experiment with music-making technology in Studio 300!