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 Reading 2017
Summer Reading Registration begins
Monday, May 15th.
  • Come in and register at the Youth Services reference desk.
  • Read 20 minutes per day - Goal 100 minutes per week.
  • Check in your reading log once a week starting JUNE 12th and receive a prize!
  • Special raffle for those who reach the summer goal (600 or more minutes) early!
Join us for the Summer Reading Kick off Day
Saturday, June 10th.
12pm– Welcome: Located in the Lower Level and Build Your Own Robot.
12:30pm –2:30 pm:  Fun is Natural- Enjoy pony rides ,petting zoo, side walk chalk, popcorn and more.
2:30pm LEGO Movie & Pizza Party– After all your outdoor fun meet in the lower level to view the original LEGO Movie with your family.  Cheese pizza and  a drink will be served fun for the whole family.


Summer Programs begin June 12th.
Visit the CHILDRENS PROGRAMS page for more information on programs!

Why Summer Reading?

Use your Bridgeview Library Card to
access these websites at anytime! 




Summer Weekly Program Sign up Information

Important Information on Summer session 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 Spring 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 - rental is $1.00. Sorry, only one launchpad per household for rental. There is a $1.00 per day late fee.



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.


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!

Click on Little Pim to begin. You must have a valid Bridgeview Library card to use this resource.