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Serving the Children and Families of Bridgeview

The Youth Services Department strives to offer quality programs to the children and families of Bridgeview.  Literacy based activities and programs are offered for all ages at no charge.  Please check out the calendar link on the library's home page or pick up a brochure and calendar at the Children's Desk.


Weekly Programs

Important Information on Fall 2015 Program Participation Requirements

There will be No Pre-Registration for Fall Programs, instead Sign up for programs will begin half an hour before the start of each program or event.

For example Kids Craft begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday Evenings, there are 20 spaces available for this program.  At 6pm families are asked to come to the children's reference desk to recieve a ticket for admittance to the craft program.  Once all 20 spaces are filled the program is closed.  Program admittance will close 10 minutes after the start of the program.  

*First come - First serve. 

* Please be advised that space is limited and a maximum capacity has been set for each program. Program materials will be prepared to accomodate the maximum amount of participants for each program, there will be no extra space.

*Programs require that participants be within a certain age range, these guidelines are used to ensure a pleasant experience for all participants.  Age requirements will be enforced, thank you for your understanding. If a program is for all ages it will be stated in the brochure or on the website.

All families enrolled in school districts 109, 117, and 122 are invited to attend programs. Please stop in the library today for Fall Brochures and Calendars at the Children's Desk.

Please make an effort to be On Time for Programs

Sign-up begins 30 minutes before start of program.  PLEASE BE ADVISED if you are more than 10 minutes late for a program or event you may not be able to participate. Please see a Youth Services Associate at the Youth Reference desk for any questions. 




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