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From stories to songs

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

The Poetic Storyteller: Oba William King – Part of The Great Read
Sunday, February 25, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate Black History Month with stories, songs and drums from storyteller Oba William King. This lively presentation will delight your whole family. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, February 27, 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.

S’mores Book Club – Martin’s Big Words and Civil Rights Stories
Wednesday, February 28, 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. This month you will have a chance to make a video review of the book you read. Register.

The Great Read Finale – (Off site)
Joliet Public Library – 3395 Black Rd, Joliet, IL 60431
Wednesday, February 28, 6-8 p.m.
All ages
Vocal artist, songwriter and educator Maggie Brown will perform songs inspired by the Civil Rights movement and Dr. King’s impact and legacy. Refreshments and giveaways, while supplies last. Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, March 1, 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, March 1, 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.

St. Dominic Early Childhood Open House – (Off site)
St. Dominic Catholic School – 420 E. Briarcliff Road
Thursday, March 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
Visit the Bookmobile during St. Dominic School’s Early Childhood Open House, get a library card, check out and return library materials.

Arts and Fables – In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Friday, March 2, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, March 2, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Join us for a story, and then make a craft about it! Drop in.

Imagineers Club – Cinderella Around the World
Saturday, March 3, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Play games, use new technologies and explore science in this fun and educational program. We’ll focus on a different book series each month. Register.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes! 
Saturday, March 3, 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! All participants will earn a “Pete the Cat” headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Don’t forget that storytime in Romanian will take place next Sunday, March 4!

Save the date! Sunday, February 25

The Poetic Storyteller: Oba William King – Part of The Great Read
Sunday, February 25, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate Black History Month with stories, songs and drums from storyteller Oba William King. This lively presentation will delight your whole family. Drop in.

 

 

Enjoy The Great Read and other great programs!

Great Reads 2018

Weekly storytimes continue!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, January 30, 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.

S’mores Book Club – “Who Was…?” Series and Other Biographies
Wednesday, January 31, 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. Register.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
New venue Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, February 1, 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.

Thursday, February 1, 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.
White Oak Library – 201 Normantown Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446
Thursday, February 1, 6-8 p.m.

All ages
Professional storyteller Linda Gorham will share the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s youthful experiences with segregation that gave him the impetus to march, write and speak out. Drop in.

Arts and Fables – “Elmer the Elephant”
Friday, February 2, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, February 2, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Join us for a story, and then make a craft about it! Drop in.
Imagineers Club – Kids’ Spa Day
Saturday, February 3, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2–5

Play games, use new technologies and explore science in this fun and educational program based each month on an exciting book series. Register.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, February 3, 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.

Special storytimes and more

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Weekly storytimes continue!

Tween Special – Day of the Dead Craft
Monday, October 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Try making traditional crafts for Día de los Muertos like migajon (bread dough) skulls and papel picado. Register.

Teeny Tiny Halloween – (Drop in)
Tuesday, October 31, 10-11 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Want to enjoy the fun of Halloween without the scares? Join Mary Jane Haley for seasonal stories, rhyme and creative dramatics. Come in costume for added fun.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site/Drop in)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Wednesday, November 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Age group: Children
Spark your imagination with stories, songs, fun and a take-home craft. After storytime, stick around to explore the museum and learn more about our village.

NaNoWriMo for Young Writers
Wednesday, November 1, 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.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, November 2, 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 – (Drop in)
Thursday, November 2, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information.

Arts and Fables – (Drop in)
Friday, November 3, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
OR
Friday, November 3, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Join us for a story, and then make a craft about it!

Stories and Signs: ASL Storytime – (Drop in)
Saturday, November 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Try your “hand” at signing! Learn basic American Sign Language signs such as the alphabet, numbers and colors followed by stories and activities presented with an ASL interpreter.

Saturday Special: Imagineers Club
Da Vinci Inspired STEAM Activities
Saturday, November 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Play games, use new technologies and/or explore science in this fun and educational program. Register.

Fall Fun around Bolingbrook

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Halloween Happenings at Fountaindale Library
Explore Goosebumps and other scary books with S’mores Book Club, drop in for a day of Halloween Happenings for children on October 28, make traditional crafts for Day of the Dead, or bring your preschoolers to a Teeny Tiny Halloween. You can see the full listing of programs for every age on the Halloween Happenings page.

Here are some other events going on nearby (please follow the links for details):

Ongoing:

Johansen Farms
Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Amazing Corn Maze, and other attractions.

Storytimes at Barnes and Noble

Special dates:

October 21 Pioneer PTO Family Fun Fall Festival – Trunk or Treat

October 21-22 and 27-31 Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event

October 27 Parkie’s Pumpkin Patch

October 28 Pet Costume Show at The Promenade Bolingbrook

October 29 Trick-or-Treat at IKEA

October 31 Boardman Cemetery Halloween Open House

October 31 Bolingbrook Trick-or-Treat Hours

October 31 Candypalooza at Living Water Church

November 4 Pumpkin Pitch at Lewis University in Romeoville
Shred Documents & Catapult Jack-O-Lanterns

Winners of the Audies

The winners of the Audies were announced last night.  Here’s an update on some of the audiobooks I mentioned in my last post, plus a few additional titles young listeners may enjoy:

Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales won both Audiobook of the Year and the award for Multi-voiced Performance.

Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken won the award for Children’s Title for Ages up to 8.

Operation Yes won the award for Children’s Title for ages 8-12.  (The audiobook is not available in our library system yet, but we do have copies of the book.)

Peace, Locomotion won the award in the Teen category.

Odd and the Frost Giants won the award in the category Narration by Author.

Tell Me a Story 3: Women of Wonder was the winner in the category Original Work.  It is a collection of stories of amazing females from all around the world, with several talented actresses as the storytellers.

-Miss Sarah