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Youth Services Program Registration Information

Space is limited and a maximum capacity number has been set for each program.
Some programs require that participants be within a certain age range.
Age requirements will be enforced to ensure a pleasant experience for all.
Age requirements will be stated in the brochure or on the website.
Thank you for your understanding.

Please stop by the Youth Services desk or call 708-458-2880 x106 with any questions. 
Brochures and Calendars are available at the desk.


Busy Bee Bags (Ages 3 to 7 years): A New bag for more ages! These creative crafts will be flexible to different developmental skills. 

Take home CBK (CREATIVE BIG KID)-bag (Ages 8- 12 years): This take home activity craft is for our older elementary kids who like to discover new ways to be   creative! STEAM driven activities. Most materials will be provided.

Take home Jr. High Activity bags (7th & 8th grade):  Beat being bored at home—pick up a Jr. High activity bag! Different projects each week that are sure to keep you busy!

Each take home activity program is structured to fit the developmental skills
of different ages. 
One Activity bag- per child, per week

Starting September 11th—Please call (708) 458-2880 ext. 106 to request a take home activity. We encourage phone call requests to guarantee a reserved bag, however, we will accept Drop in requests ONLY if supplies are available.

Deadline for phone call requests/drop in requests will be every Thursday by 6pm. You may request the next weeks activity bag starting on the following Monday.

When leaving a voicemail to request an activity bag, please specify which activity bag, and leave your child(ren)’s 1st name, last name initial, age, and return phone number.

Once the activity bag is ready, a staff member will contact you.


Monday, September 11th at 4pm—Fall STEM Challenge: Put your engineering skills to the test. Challenge yourself against others by building with various materials. Challenges will be a Pumpkin stack, building with straws, and creating button pumpkins to take home. AGES 5 to 7 years (K-2nd grade) - MAX 15

Fridays, September 15th through October 20th at 11am—Book, Boogie and Play! The best of both worlds for our toddlers! Bring your toddler to this program for a story, boogie to music with instruments, and finish the remaining time playing together! AGES 18 months to 3 years (before pre-school) - MAX 15

Monday, September 18th at 4pm—Apple Science: Fall is the time to pick apples, and what better way to celebrate the harvest than Apple science! We will be making apple volcanos and then some applesauce oobleck that you will get to take home with you!  AGES 5 to 12 years—MAX 20

Wednesday, September 20th at 4pm—All about Fall Pre K Story time: It’s Fall ya’ll and we’re celebrating the new season with stories, songs and a fall craft. AGES 3 to 5 years—MAX 15

Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30pm—Harry Potter Slime: Are you a Harry Potter Fan? Come join us as we make Harry Potter Slime based on the Houses at Hogwarts! All Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, Gryffindors, and Slytherins are welcomed! AGES 9 to 12 years (4th to 6th grade) - MAX 15

Thursday, September 28th at 6:30pm—Celebrate Fall Craft: Join Ms. Weronika and make a creative craft to enjoy this Fall season. AGES 5 to 12 years—MAX 20

Wednesday, October 4th at 4pm—Dino Dig: Do you like dinosaurs? Come to the library to learn about some fossil facts and dig up a fossil and see what dinosaur you find!  AGES 5 to 7 years (K-2nd grade) - MAX 12

Monday, October 9th at 4pm—Batty Science: We’re getting ready for our Bat show and learning more about these furry flying mammals! We will make paper bats fly using static electricity and then we will play a game to learn about echolocation! AGES 5 to 7 years (K-2nd grade) - MAX 15


Thursday, October 19th at 6:30pm—The Incredible Bats Show:  Join us as we learn amazing facts and get up close to BATS, along with other creepy misunderstood creatures. We’ll also get to meet Rico the Sloth!
ALL AGES—No registration required

Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30pm—Halloween Craft: The Spooky season is upon us, come make a Spooktakular craft at the library! AGES 5 to 12 years—MAX 20

Thursday, October 26th at 4pm—Paint O’ Pumpkin and Scooby Doo Movie: Come join us as we watch Scooby- Doo Ghoul school and paint mini pumpkins. AGES 9 to 12 years (4th to 6th grade) —MAX 15

Friday, October 27th at 11am—Not so spooky Costume Story time: Come dressed in your costume to celebrate Halloween together at the library in a not so spooky way! We’ll read some stories, sing and dance to some fun songs, and create an easy Halloween themed craft. We’ll finish up with a parade around the library for some treats! Pre-Registration starts October 23rd until capacity reached. AGES 2 to 5 years ONLY -MAX 15


Getting Started:

1. Download the FREE Beanstack app to your mobile device and search for Bridgeview Library OR on your PC, Go to the Library’s Beanstack URL:
2. The homepage will show you the available reading programs at the library. Choose the one that is right for you—Toddler/Pre K/K,  Elementary, Teen, or Adult. *Tip* Multiple readers can be added to the same account, even if they are registered for different challenges.
3. Decide who will be the “Account Creator” - meaning that person’s sign-in information will be used to access all accounts registered. *Example* If a parent wishes to sign a child up for a reading program, they may make the child the “Account Creator” and register themselves for the Adult program as a “Reader” OR the parent may sign up for the Adult program as the “Account Creator” and add children as “Readers”. Both the “Account Creator” and “Reader” will use the same sign-in information.
4. Account Creator: Select the green “Register” button. Your first name, last name, year of birth (necessary due to age restrictions for programs), and a password are required for registration.
5. Once the Account Creator selects the “Next” button, Beanstack will ask if you would like to register another adult (select ‘yes’ or ‘no’) and then whether you would like to register another child (select ‘yes’ or ‘no’). 
6. A green band at the bottom of the screen will alert you that you are successfully registered.
Now you’re ready start exploring Beanstack!


You may view previous Book and Boogie videos on our
Bridgeview Library YouTube page!

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