Children - Programs

Program guidelines
Important Information on Program Participation Requirements
There will be No Pre-Registration for 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 Toddler Playdate at 11am on Wednesday mornings, there are 20 spaces available for this program.  At 10:30am, the sign up sheet will be placed on the Youth Services reference desk for Bridgeiew Patrons to sign up. At 10:45am - if spaces are left, sign up is open to non Bridgeview patrons.
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 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. 

FRIDAY, July 19th from 6pm to 8pm: Join the fun at Bridgeview Library's "IT'S SHOWTIME!" event. We will showcase our Readers theater performers and our PreK/K "Take your show on the road" fingerplays. We will also have music and games provided by FUN FUN FUN DJ!  

Tuesday, August 6th at 6pm: A great night for everyone to come out and meet their neighbors. Fun for all ages! Please stop by the Library table to say hello and receive something special from your library.

Thursday, August 8th at 6:30pm: Come out and bring a friend to make Lego creations at the Library. We provide the Legos, you provide the imagination. No registration required. Best for ages 5 and up, under 5 yrs must attend with an adult. Bring a friend!

Saturday, August 10th at 2pm: Detective Pikachu RATED PG 1 hour 45 min - Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.
Children under 5 yrs must attend with an adult.

Saturday, August 24th at 2pm: Join in the fun of playing Bingo and winning books and prizes. Last Book BIngo of the summer! Bring a friend! For ages 5 years through 6th grade. MAX 15

Saturday, August 31st 2pm - 3pm: Stop in the library to make a card for your special someone. The library will supply card making materials and you will be able to create your one of a kind memorable greeting card for the one you love. Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 8th. All children must be supervised by their parent or caregiver. Supplies are limited, and will be open to participation until supplies are exhausted.