Children


We had so much fun and laughter at
Mr. Kipley's Magic Circus!




Join us next Saturday, June 23rd at 4pm for Memory Lane Pony rides & petting zoo!!
Summer Reading 2018
A message to Parents & Guardians:
This summer Bridgeview Library encourages you to take advantage of the free resources available for your children. Kids already know they can get books from the Library, but they may not know that they can: check out movies, video games, use the computer, join a science club, crafting club, or maybe even creative writing. All summer they will enjoy incentives for reading just 20 minutes a day, five days a week. Whatever amount of time kids read they will receive a coin to use for our prize machine.  Make the weekly goal of 100 minutes and receive a raffle ticket for grand prizes.

Struggling readers may still be resistant to reading when they're not in school. Summer is a great time to introduce audio books and learning tablets that are a great way to keep minds active and improve reading skills.

With easy-to-reach reading goals and fun weekly incentives at no cost to your family, it’s difficult to think of reasons why you wouldn't sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Along with hands on activities and family events, there is something for everyone at Bridgeview Library.

Julie Soto, Head of Youth Services & Young Adult

 
 


 
Summer Reading Registration begins May 14th
Weekly Reading Log Check in begins June 11th
Weekly Summer Programs begin June 11th
 
GOAL: Prize awarded weekly for reading!
Read 100 minutes per week & receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a GRAND PRIZE!

That’s 6 chances to win if you reach the 100 minutes goal every week of Summer Reading!

Raffle Grand prizes:
  •  $25.00 AMC gift card
  •  4 tickets to Chicago White Sox game
  •  4 tickets to the Museum of Science & Industry
  •  Haunted Trails prize package
  •  1 year Family membership to Brookfield Zoo
 

YOUTH SERVICES
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.
 

 


Summer Weekly Program Sign up Information

Important Information on Summer session 2018 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 Summer 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. 
 
 
 
***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 - There is NO CHARGE! Up to 4 launchpads per Library Card. No automatic renewal, in house only. $1.00 per day late fee. 



VISIT https://vimeo.com/117914322

 





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.


 

Visit https://vimeo.com/findawayworld/playaway-bookpacks
 
KIDS eREADING ROOM
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!


LEARN A LANGUAGE WITH LITTLE PIM
Click on Little Pim to begin. You must have a valid Bridgeview Library card to use this resource.