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Summer Reading 2016
Join Froggy for a Summer filled with FUN!!!

 Ages 18 months to 12 years are welcome to register for 2016 Summer Reading.

Summer Reading Registration Begins Monday, May 23rd.  Registration will be closed on Saturday, June 18th.
 Begin tracking minutes right away! 
K-6th grade goal 100 minutes/week!

* Reading Log Check In for Prizes, Activities, & Programs all begin the week of  June 13th.

* No pre-registration for programs—daily program sign up is first come first serve. 

*More information located under PROGRAMS tab.
 *Please note each programs age and capacity limits* 


Click on PROGRAMS tab for upcoming programs and events!

Look what's new!
We have two new additions to the
Bridgeview Library Youth Services Department...
 Come in and meet our new Parakeets!



***New Technology available for kids!***
The kids-only learning tablet is here!
Playaway Launchpad is the first-ever secure, pre-loaded learning tablet for libraries and schools that both kids and adults will love.
Launchpad tablets are fun to explore, durable enough for little explorers, and loaded with interactive learning apps and games.
Launchpads are available to check out for 7 days - rental is $1.00. Sorry, only one launchpad per household for rental. There is a $1.00 per day late fee.
Children may also use Launchpads while visiting the Library. Must have a valid Library card in order to use in house.



Playaway® Bookpacks bring together the simplicity of our all-in-one audiobooks and their print versions to deliver a fun and educational read-along experience to children of all ages.
Playaway Books loan period is 3 weeks with option to renew 1 time.


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.


**NEW** Weekly Program Information
UPDATE for Spring 2016 - Changes have been updated in RED
Important Information on Spring 2016 Program Participation Requirements
There will be No Pre-Registration for Spring Programs, instead Registration for Bridgeview residents only will begin 30 minutes before the start of each program and event. Non-residents will be allowed to register 10 minutes before program. 
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.  
* Bridgeview Residents will be allowed 20 minutes to register before Non-residents - *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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Check this out!
Dinosaur encounter visit on June 16th


World Book Kids is the premier online resource developed especially for young users. The site has been optimized for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities. 


World Book Kids features:

* A variety of simple search and browse navigation options

* Thousands of easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia

* Engaging images, illustrations, videos, maps, and animations

* More than 50 challenging games across five subject areas

* A tool for exploring and comparing animals and places

* An Important People feature to help students search and browse through thousands of biographies

* A collection of age-appropriate science projects and activities

* An atlas, interactive maps, and outline maps and flags

* Teacher resources

Just for Kids!

New to Media on Demand, just for KIDS!
This site only includes content with juvenile subjects; other subjects are not discoverable from this site. Juvenile content will also continue to be accessible from the existing Media on Demand site.
  Click the picture above to try it out!

Click on Little Pim to begin. You must have a valid Bridgeview Library card to use this resource.