Children - Programs

Program guidelines for Spring Session Programs 2017
Spring 2017 - Changes have been updated in RED
Important Information on Spring 2017 Program Participation Requirements
There will be No Pre-Registration for Spring 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 10 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 20 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
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. 
Spring Programs 2017

Books put a SPRING in your step!
Come join the fun during the Library's Spring programs! 
Starts March 27th through May 6th

Mondays  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

Tuesdays at 4pm—Pre K Storytime:  Spring is here! Preschool Storytime is celebrating the arrival of Spring by reading books and doing activities centered around Earth day! Our activities will adhere to STEAM (science, technology, engineer, art and math). Ages 3-5yrs MAX 15
Tuesdays 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 yrs with an adult. MAX 20.

Wednesdays at 11am—Toddler Playdate: Great way to foster  positive social skills and learning through play! Story, songs and lots of time for play.  AGES 18mos. to 2.5years.  MAX 20
Wednesdays at 4pm—K-2 club: Its always a fun time at K-2Club!  After school  activities and crafts for kindergarten through  second grade.  Bring a friend or make new friends at the library.   AGES 6-8 MAX 10

Thursdays at 4pm—Superhero Club: Calling all Superheroes! Join us for fun games, super cool activities, and prizes. Once the program is completed you will be an official Superhero! AGES 2nd to 6th grade MAX 15
Thursdays at 6:15pm—Video Game Club: This new club is an awesome place to come play your favorite video games with your friends. We’ll have Injustice and other co-op capable games for 2—4 players at a time There will also be board games and snacks. AGES 3rd to 6th grade only MAX 15

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 12pm noon—Polish Storytime:   Join Ms. Weronika each week to hear  stories and songs in Polish and do a great craft! AGES K-6th 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



Spring Special events
There's always something to do with the family at
Bridgeview Public Library!

Saturday, March 11th at 3pm –St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Join us for an interesting look at Irish culture through games and activities.  Everyone is Irish on St. Patty’s Day, come help us celebrate.  MAX 15
Saturday, March 18th at 3pm -Rainbow Extravaganza: Come and celebrate the colors of the rainbow through fun games and activities! Come dressed in your favorite rainbow color! Best for preschoolers and Kindergarten. MAX 24

Saturday, March 25th at 3pm—Amy Lowe’s “Spring to the beat”: Environmental awareness, neighborhood diversity and the ability of everyone to make his or her own music are just a few of the themes covered in this lively entertaining program. The audience is encouraged to clap their hands, stomp their feet and sing along to the Springtime beat. ALL AGES SHOW—NO LIMIT
Saturday, April 8th at 3pm—Spring Fling: Bring your camera! Come and join us as we celebrate Spring! We will do a craft, play  some games including an EGG hunt,. We will also have a visit from the Easter Bunny! Under 5 with an adult MAX 20 kids.

Saturday, April 22th at 3pm—Earth Day Project:  Let’s come together to learn how we can take better care of our planet and do some fun activities! Under 5 with adult—Limit 20

Saturday, April 29th at 3pm—Movie “Trolls”: When their village is invaded by the grumpy Bergens, two mismatched friends must work together in perfect harmony to save the day.

Saturday, May 6th at 3pm—Mother’s Day Tea: We’re celebrating our moms with a special time together, celebrate with sweet treats and fun activities. Grandma’s and other Special People are welcomed too! Under 5 with an adult—Limit 20