Children - Programs

Program guidelines for Fall Session I 2018
2018 Fall I Session 
Important Information on Fall 2018 Program Participation Requirements
There will be No Pre-Registration for Fall 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 6:00pm, the sign up sheet will be placed on the Youth Services reference desk for Bridgeiew Patrons to sign up. At 6:45pm - 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 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. 

Leaf through a good book!!!
Fall I Programs 2018 
September 10th through October 6th

Monday 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

Tuesday at 11am—Dramatic Play: 
Toddler and 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

Tuesday 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

Wednesday 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
Wednesday at 4pm—K-2 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
Wednesday at 6:30pm— Family Knit!  Would you like to learn how to knit?  Do you already have some knitting skills and would like a fun friendly group to practice with?  We have some supplies available and they are offered as first come first served.  If you have your own needles and yarn please bring them along. Finish your own project or learn how to create new stitches. All Ages Family Program

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
Saturdays at 11am Cantos & Cuentos: NEW! Every other Saturday join Ms. Gloria for a new story and fun songs to learn special awareness and build cognitive skills.  DATES: September 15th, 29th,  & October 13th Ages K-2nd Grade  MAX 15
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



​Saturday, September 15th at 4pm - Hispanic Heritage Month: Your family is invited to this interactive celebration of Hispanic culture. Discover the sounds through live music, enjoy a favorite food and make traditional folk art representative of the culture. This event will be held in the lower level of the library. All ages welcomed.

Saturday, September 29th at 4pm - Ice Cream Social
Meet at the library for some delicious ice cream and good conversation. This is for the whole family, so stop in to top your ice cream with some of your favorite trimmings and enjoy conversation with other library friends. Register at the Youth Services desk by September 21st to reserve your spot!!!