Children - Programs

Program guidelines for Fall Session 1 Programs 2017
2017 Fall Session 1
Important Information on Fall 2017 Program Participation Requirements
There will be No Pre-Registration for Summer 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 15 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 15 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
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. 

New Extended Hours for
Bridgeview Public Library!

Starting SEPTEMBER 1st:
Monday through Thursday- 10am to 8pm
Friday and Saturday - 10am to 6pm

Please review our NEW Program brouchures and
New Calendars with extended hours.
Thank you!!!

Fall Session 1 Weekly Programs
Leaf through a good book!

Youth Services
Weekly Programs
September 11th to October 21st

Mondays at 11am—Dramatic Play: NEW for Toddler/Pre-School families. Whip something up in the kitchen, build on a construction site, go to a doctors visit. Imaginary play helps children build social emotional skills needed for healthy growth and development.  Ages 2-5yrs MAX 20

Mondays  at 1pm—Pre K Craft: Come join Ms. Paula for age appropriate crafts that engage and strengthen fine motor as well as social skills. Ages 3-5  MAX 10

Mondays at 6:30pm—Mad Scientist: Grab a friend and join us at the library for extreme experiments that will make your head spin. Take a closer look into the many different fields of science.   Ages 3rd –6th Grade MAX 15

Tuesdays at 1pm—Pre K Storytime:  Elephant Appreciation Day is September 22 and we are going to explore these magnificent animals! Each week we’ll hear a story with an Elephant character and then do a STEAM activity. Ages 3-5yrs MAX 15

Tuesdays at 4pm—K2 Science: Hands on learning at it’s best!  Basic Science concepts are taught using age-appropriate interactive activities and experiments. Ages 5-8yrs—MAX 10

Tuesdays at 6:30pm—Kid’s Craft: Always a favorite at the Library! Come by yourself or as a family to do a creative craft! Under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult. MAX 20

Wednesdays at 11am—Toddler Playdate: Great way to foster positive social skills and learning through play! Story, songs and lots of interactive time for play. Ages 18mos. to 2.5 years.   MAX 20

Wednesdays at 4pm—Bingo Storytime Club: After school fun you’ll want to join in.  First a fun story and then a game of Bingo!  Bring a friend or meet new friends at the library. Ages 5-7 years MAX 10

Wednesdays at 6:30pm—Roblox Club: NEW! Love Roblox? Join the Roblox Club where we will be doing themed activities, learning about the game with our friends, and more! Ages 2nd - 6th Grade -MAX15

Thursdays at 1pm—Pre K Science: NEW! Curiosity comes easy to preschoolers!   This program will allow children to discover basic science information while participating in hands on projects and activities.  Ages 3-5yrs MAX 10

Thursdays at 6:30pm—Lego Club:  Always a favorite activity at the Library! Come and use the Library’s collection of Legos and let your imagination go free! Build your own creation or buddy up with a partner to create whatever you decide together! Under 5 sits with an adult.

Fridays at 11am—Books N Boogie: Toddlers have lots of energy & love to dance! Join Ms. Amy as we sing and dance together while playing musical instruments. Ages 18months—3 years MAX 20

Fridays at 4pm—Weekend Kick Off Activities: NEW! After School Fun!!
9/15 Movie & snack, 9/22 DIY Build, 9/29 Create with Dough, 10/6 Spiro Graph, 10/13 Book Bingo, 10/20 DIY Build. Under 5 sits with an adult.

Saturdays at 10:30am—Toddler Songs & Stories: NEW! Each week a new story and fun songs to learn special awareness and build cognitive skills.  Ages 18 months-3years MAX 20

Saturdays at 12pm noon—Polish Storytime:  Join Ms. Weronika each week to hear stories and songs in Polish. A new craft each week. AGES Pre K - 2nd Grade MAX 20

Saturdays at 1pm  - Arabic Storytime: Ms. Paula reads stories in Arabic and children learn basic Arabic writing skills. Ages K-6th grade MAX  15


Family Saturday Events
Saturday, September 9th at 2pm Grandparent’s Day Ice Cream Social: Calling all grandparents and those who are just like a grandparent. Come with your favorite kids to the Youth Service’s Ice Cream Social. Ice Cream, toppings, and good conversation will be served!

Saturday, September 16th at 4pm—Pirate Party: Ahoy Matey! Arrrgh ya ready for a party? Visit the Bridgeview Library in your best pirate gear for a pirate-filled party! We will be enjoying pirate themed games, crafts, and other fun activities. Costumes are welcome!

Saturday, September 23rd at 4pm—Mermaid Party: Do you dream of life under the sea? Join us for a magical mermaid party filled with majestic crafts, games, and activities. Bring your fins!

Saturday, September 30th at 4pm Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Your family is invited to this interactive celebration of Hispanic culture.  Discover the sounds through live music, enjoy  simple  hot chocolate and bread  (Chocolate y Conchas) and make traditional folk art representative of the culture.

Saturday, October 7th at 4pm—Scooby Doo Movie Marathon: Scooby Dooby Doo is here for you! Get ready for Halloween with a marathon of classic Scooby movies. Snacks will be served!

Saturday, October 14th at 4pm—Polish Heritage Celebration: Your family is invited to this interactive celebration of Polish culture. Discover the sounds through live music, enjoy a Polish favorite  food and make traditional folk art representative of the culture.

Saturday, October 21st  at 4pm -Halloween Food Craft: Boo! It’s almost Halloween! Bring your family and friends for a fun and yummy food craft.  Ages 5-12 years  Max 24



Halloween Week October 23rd to October 31st
Come and have a Boo-tastic time at
Bridgeview Library for Halloween!

Monday, October 23rd at 1pm—Pre K Halloween Craft: Make a cute age appropriate decorative craft for Halloween!  Ages 3-5yrs MAX 10

Tuesday, October 24th at 1pm:Pre K Halloween Party & Parade: Lots of fun at this Halloween party! We’ll play games, dance to music, and hear a Halloween story. Come dressed in your costume for the parade!  Ages 3-5yrs MAX 20

Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30pm—Halloween Craft: Paint a Pumpkin your whole family will love.  One pumpkin per child. Ages 5 and older some adult supervision is requested.  MAX 30

Wednesday, October 25th at 4pm—Halloween Bingo: Play Bingo and win books and prizes.  Ages 5-12 years MAX 20

Thursday, October 26th at 6:30pm - Halloween Family Music with Wendy&DB: Wendy & DB, a dynamic duo from Chicago, will engage children and adults with fun musical entertainment.  All ages welcome.

Friday, October 27th at 11am—Halloween Dance Party:  It’s Books and Boogie Halloween Style. Ages 18 months– 3years MAX 20

Saturday, October 28th at 4pm—The Great Pumpkin movie: The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus  hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin; while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party.

Tuesday, October 31st - 3pm to 7p
Trick or Treat at the Library!  

Put the Library on your list as a place to come and trick or treat!
Each service desk at the Library will have special treats…or maybe a trick!

All ages are welcomed!