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New tablets to try

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Have you tried checking out a Playaway Launchpad tablet? They come pre-loaded with apps, and you don’t need wi-fi to play! When the Launchpads were new several patrons asked about apps in Spanish, but at first there wasn’t much available. Now there are 5 new tablets in the collection with all content available in Spanish (the language can be adjusted in settings for the individual apps):

For preschool to kindergarten: Learning Station! (Spanish)

For kids in kindergarten to second grade:

For kids in grades 3 to 5: Wide world of thoughts! (Spanish)

The previously available Launchpads with content in Spanish were:

Sí! Yes! Sí! Spanish
I’m ready! (This tablet includes the app Learn Spanish with Zoe)
I’m here. I’m there! (This tablet includes the app Monki Hide & Seek 2 (Spanish))

Winter Break Kickoff

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This is the last week of weekly storytimes until next year!

Journeycare Family Careshop
Sunday, December 9, 2-3:30 p.m.
All ages
Bring holiday cheer to hospice and palliative care patients by creating a special craft project together as a family (while supplies last). Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, December 11, 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.

Digital Date Night in Studio 300 – Daddy-Daughter
Tuesday, December 11, 6:30-8 p.m.
For fathers and daughters ages 8 and up
Enjoy an evening making digital media projects! Staff will guide you through several collaborative activities, including making a musical ringtone. Register.

Board Game Blast!
Wednesday, December 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Panera Special Holiday Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, December 13, 3-5 p.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy holiday themed activities as we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to each event date. Register.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, December 13, 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, December 14, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, December 14, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ to music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Friday, December 14, 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. Storytime includes free museum admission. Drop in.

Winter Break Kickoff: “Mary Poppins” Day 
Saturday, December 15
Come and celebrate Mary Poppins! Drop in; no registration required.
9 a.m.–5 p.m.: Scavenger Hunt
10:30–11:30 a.m.: Mary Poppins Party
1:30 p.m.: Family Movie: Mary Poppins
3–4 p.m.: Decorate Your Own Umbrella (while supplies last)
All events are for all ages, preschoolers with an adult

Don’t forget to join us next week for

Roots – Elijah McCoy and Mae Jemison
Sunday, December 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Join Judith and Ernie Davis for books, activities and snacks as we explore the lives of African American heroes. This month we’ll cover Elijah McCoy and Mae Jemison. Drop in.

Dinosaurs Make a Movie

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Weekly storytimes continue!

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian 
Sunday, November 18, 3-4 p.m.
Age group: Children
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play 
Tuesday, November 20, 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.

NEW! Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, November 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–2
Make new friends and have fun with math through hands-on activities, games and projects involving early math concepts. Register.

Make-It Take-It – (Part of DiNovember)
Wednesday, November 21, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us in Children’s Services to make a great craft to take home! Drop in.

Computer and Stop-Motion Animation Bootcamp
Wednesday, November 21, 1-4 p.m.
Tweens through Adults
Learn to make basic animated videos in this three-hour, hands-on workshop. There will be opportunities for traditional stop-motion techniques and software-based animated videos, too. Tweens welcome. Register.

The library closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and is closed November 22 for Thanksgiving. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 23.

Preschool Activity Time 
Friday, November 23, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute and more. While the children have fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

Dino Forest – (Part of DiNovember)
Saturday, November 24, 10 a.m.-noon
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Take a trip back in time when dinosaurs ruled the earth in our Dino Forest. Stay to watch a movie at 1:30 p.m. Drop in.

Family Movie (Part of DiNovember)
Saturday, November 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. This month we’re watching the 80s classic about young dinosaur friends. Runtime: 69 minutes. Drop in.

Tweens get creative

Weekly storytimes continue.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, October 16, 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.

NEW! Number Ninjas
Tuesday, October 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Boost critical and creative thinking skills, collaborate with friends and discover how to have fun with math by participating in activities, games and projects. Register.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, October 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Get together with fellow writers for activities and fun designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing. Drop in.

Parent & Child DIY: Glove Monsters
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Ages 8 and up with an adult
Parents and children, team up to create an adorable monster out of winter gloves! One parent and one child per spot please. Register.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, October 18: 9:30am – 10:30am
Ages 2–6
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to each event date.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, October 18, 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.

Photoshop Green Screen Techniques
Thursday, October 18, 7-8 p.m.
Tweens through Adults
Replace backgrounds and craft convincing composites in Studio 300. Wear a costume for added fun. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, October 19, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, October 19, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ to music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, October 20, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ to music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

Family Movie
Saturday, October 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. This month we’re watching a spooky movie starring family favorite Jack Black. Runtime: 103 minutes. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, October 20, 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 “Pete the Cat” prizes. Drop in.

Don’t forget, we’ll have storytime in Romanian on Sunday:

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, October 21, 3-4 p.m.
Age group: Children
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Drop in.

Bubbles and Bears

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Weekly storytimes continue!

Craft Exchange 
Sunday, July 8, 2-4 p.m.
All ages
Stop by the Craft Exchange on Sunday, July 8 to pick out some free craft supplies from the items other people have donated. Donations accepted Sunday, July 1–Saturday, July 7. Drop in.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Monday, July 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
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. Storytime includes free museum admission. Drop in.

Rovin’ Robots 
Monday, July 9, 2-3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 10, 2-3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, 2-3 p.m.
Grades 4–5
Discover all the amazing things robots can do. Program them to move, make music and much more! You must attend all three sessions. Register.

Ready, Set, Tech! Studio 300 Tween Summer Bootcamp – Make a Music Video
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Group Collaboration Room D
Tuesday, July 10, 9:30-noon
Thursday, July 12, 9:30-noon
Grades 4–6
Film a music video from start to finish in this hands-on workshop. You must attend both sessions. We will meet in Children’s Creativity Park each day and end in Studio 300. Register.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, July 10, 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.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, July 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join our Outreach staff and Bookmobile for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods Park this summer! Studio 300 will host special activities on three dates: June 13, July 11 & 18. Drop in.

Board Game Blast! 
Wednesday, July 11, 2-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–5
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Ben’s Bubble Show – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Thursday, July 12, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages
Discover the wonder and amazement of soap bubble sculptures, including smoke bubbles, spinning belt bubbles and geometric bubbles. All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Wipfler Park – 549 Rockhurst Road
Friday, July 13: 10:00am – 1:00pm
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time – Teddy Bear Playtime 
Friday, July 13, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a special teddy bear playtime. Drop in.

Sounds of Music – “Mary Poppins” 
Friday, July 13, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
We will act out “Mary Poppins” and then make a craft that compliments our musical adventure. Drop in.

Sensory Storytime 
Saturday, July 14, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a special storytime and 15-minute multi-sensory playtime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.

Build It! 
Saturday, July 14, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2–5 with an adult for DUPLO. Grades K–5, K with an adult for LEGO.
Use DUPLO and LEGO blocks to build fantastic structures or whatever you want! Drop in.

Family Pet Photo Day – (Off site)
Bulldog Park – 351 Blair Lane
Sunday, July 15, 2-4 p.m.
All ages
Bring your pooches, felines and other cherished family members for a free photo. Get a digital file to make copies and share online. Outdoor event, weather permitting. Pets not allowed in the library. Drop in.

Music and S’more

 

Weekly storytimes, Writer’s Workshop and Tween Coding Camp continue!

Bolingbrook Village Picnic – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Village Hall/Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Sunday, June 24, noon-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at the annual Bolingbrook Village Picnic. Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Join us for a special MOPs show at 2:30 p.m. Drop in.

Justin Roberts Family Concert – (Off site)
Central Park Pavilion – 201 Recreation Drive
Tuesday, June 26, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for a high-energy family concert featuring three-time Grammy nominee Justin Roberts! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 26, 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.

Jeanie B Family Concert – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m.-noon
Age group: Tweens Children
Keep on rockin’ at this concert jam-packed with dancing sing-a-longs and interactive music. Drop in.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join our Outreach staff and Bookmobile for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods Park this summer! Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Photo/Video Studio A
Wednesday, June 27, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Clothespin Puppets Picture Book Show
Thursday, June 28, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
See your favorite books come to life during a fast-paced mix of stories, puppets and audience participation. Get here by 1 p.m. to meet the puppets & puppeteers. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Friday, June 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in.

S’mores Book Club – “I Survived” Series
Friday, June 29, 2-3 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Do you devour a book like a great after-school snack? If so, join us for a tasty treat, and let’s talk about books! This month we’re talking about the “I Survived” series. Register.

Parent and Child DIY – Paint on Pine
Saturday, June 30, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 5–11 with an adult
Marilyn Burt will show you how to sand, stain and stencil your very own music-themed wood sign. To register, please visit the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181.

Registration opens June 30 for the Babysitting Class on July 21.

Don’t forget, we have storytime in Romanian coming up on Sunday! Donations are accepted from Sunday, July 1 through Saturday, July 7 for the Craft Exchange on July 8.

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, July 01, 3-4 p.m.
Age group: Children
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Drop in.

Spoons, Science and Summer

Weekly storytimes, Writer’s Workshop and Tween Coding Camp continue!

Registration for Rovin’ Robots starts June 18. Registration for the Tween “Make a Music Video” Bootcamp begins June 19.

Story Stroll in the Park – “At the Edge of the Woods” by C. Cotten (Off site)
James S. Boan Woods – 410 N. Schmidt Road
Monday, June 18, 10-11 a.m.
Age group: Children
Read a story while you stroll! Enjoy activities and read pages from a picture book at each station along the path. Program will be moved inside the library in case of inclement weather. Please note: there will be a moderate hike and the path is not stroller friendly. Drop in.

Let’s Create: Summer Artist – Painting to the Beat
Monday, June 18, 1:30-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–6
Join us to make a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This month we’ll make abstract art inspired by music. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Library Entrance

Tuesday, June 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Spoon Man – Catch the Rhythm of Reading!
Tuesday, June 19, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Catch the rhythm of reading as Spoon Man Jim Cruise presents an interactive music experience with ordinary household tablespoons, comedy and more! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 19, 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.

Child Car Seat Safety Check
Fountaindale Public Library Parking Lot (near drive-thru)
Wednesday, June 20, 9 a.m.-noon
The Bolingbrook Fire Department’s certified child passenger safety technicians will examine safety seats for proper installation, recalls and expiration dates. Drop in.

Ready, Set, Tech! Studio 300 Tween Summer Bootcamp – Beat Making
Wednesday, June 20, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Grades 4–6
Improve your beat making and DJ skills with Serato software, Maschine Studio and GarageBand in this hands-on workshop. We will meet in Children’s Creativity Park and end in Studio 300. Register.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, June 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join our Outreach staff and Bookmobile for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods Park this summer! Studio 300 will host special activities on three dates: June 13, July 11 & 18. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Photo/Video Studio A
Wednesday, June 20, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Board Room
Thursday, June 21, 2-6 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

ScienceTellers Wild West – The Mystery of the Golden Piano (Off site)
Annerino Community Center Gym – 201 Recreation Drive
Thursday, June 21, 2-2:45 p.m.
Age group: Tweens, Children
Explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion and more throughout this action-packed western adventure story. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Sunset Park – 1500 Waterside Drive
Friday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 1:00pm
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in.

Sounds of Music – “The Lion King”
Friday, June 22, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
During the “Sounds of Music” we will be acting out the Disney Musical, “The Lion King,” as if we were on stage and ending with a craft that compliments our musical adventure. Drop in.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, June 23, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Age group: Children
Zapraszamy wszystkie dzieci od 2–6 lat, ale każdy jest mile widziany. Na czytanie bajeczek, spiewanie piosenek i uczenie się nowych wierszyków po Polsku wraz z Panią Martą. Drop in.

Don’t forget about this event on Sunday!

Bolingbrook Village Picnic – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Village Hall/Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Sunday, June 24, noon-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at the annual Bolingbrook Village Picnic. Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Join us for a special MOPs show at 2:30 p.m. Drop in.