Children - Programs

Program guidelines for Fall Session 1 Programs 2017
2017 Fall Session 2
Important Information on Fall 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 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. 
Fall Session II

Fall Session II
Weekly Programs
November 6th - December 16th

Mondays at 11am—Dramatic Play:  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

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

Mondays at 6:30pm—Mad Scientist: Grab a friend and join us at the library for amazing experiments that will make your head spin. We will be building, learning about anatomy, and more Ages 3rd –6th Grade MAX 15

Tuesdays at 1pm—Pre K STEM:  NEW DAY & TIME!  Dream big, young engineers! This program will allow children to discover the basics of  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics while participating in hands on projects and activities. Ages 3-5 years  MAX 10

Tuesdays at 4pm—Superhero Club:  NEW! Do you love superheroes? Come join the club where heroes are made! We'll be doing various activities, crafts, and creations all about comics and superheroes! Come join the   adventure! 2nd to 6th grade—MAX 20
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 years must be accompanied by 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 interactive time for new discoveries. Ages 18mos. to 3 years only - MAX 20
Wednesdays at 4pm—Bingo Storytime 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

Wednesdays at 6:30pm—Crazy cards game club: NEW! Bring a friend and learn some cool new card games! Kids will be able to play games, relax and have fun! Ages 3rd to 6th grade—MAX 15

 Thursdays at 4pm—Pre K Storytime:  NEW DAY & TIME! Who's the cat that loves his four groovy buttons and white shoes? It’s Pete the Cat! Join us as we read stories about this cool cat and learn encouraging lessons on how to build a better attitude! Ages 3-5yrs MAX 10

Thursdays at 4:00pm—Creative Writing:  NEW! Need help with a school writing project? Want to brush up on your skills? Just love writing? Come explore the reaches of your creativity at Bridgeview Library's Writing Club! AGES 1st to 8th grade.

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

Fridays at 4pm—Weekend Kick Off Activities:  NEW! After School Fun!!
11/10 Movie & snack—11/17 Board games—12/1 Create with clay— 12/8 DIY build—12/15 Movie “Frozen” & snack. Under 5 sits with an adult.

Saturdays at 12pm —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 15

Saturdays at 1pm  - Arabic Storytime: Ms. Paula reads stories in Arabic and children learn basic Arabic writing skills. Ages K-6th grade MAX  15


Celebrate the Holidays at

Bridgeview Public Library!

Tuesday, December 19th at 6:30pm—Stories, Cookies & Letters to Santa: We’ll hear stories of the season, and enjoy some cookies as we write our last minute letters to Santa! Ages 5 to 10 years—MAX 20

Wednesday, December 20th at 11am—Toddler Holiday Party: A special time for    toddlers and their caregivers! We will play snowmen and jingle bell games, create holiday cards together, and make candy cane hot chocolate gifts to give to someone special. AGES: 18 months to 3 years only—Max 25

Thursday, December 21st at 6:30pm—The night before Christmas with Rockin Santa: Rockin Santa will be a treat for the young and young at heart. He sings and plays your holiday favorites along with a wide variety of parodies. All ages are welcomed! No MAX
Wednesday, December 27th at 2pm—Tom & Jerry Cartoon Marathon: Come and laugh at the hilarious antics of Tom & Jerry! Ages 5 to 12 years.
Thursday, December 28th at 2pm—Lego Build:
Let your imagination soar and create over and over with our Lego collection. Under 5 needs to sit with an adult.

Friday, December 29th at 2pm—New Year’s Craft: Come and make a decoration to have for your New Years celebration. Ages 5 and younger needs to sit with an adult—Max 20

Saturday, December 30th at 11am—Noon Years Eve Party: Come celebrate the New Year with us! All Toddlers and Preschoolers are welcomed to sing, dance and countdown to noon with a balloon drop! Ages 18months to 5 years only please—MAX 20

Wednesday, January 3rd at 2pm  - Prize Machine Bingo: Play Bingo at the Library and the winner gets a prize from the prize machine! Under 5 with an adult.

Thursday, January 4th at 2pm—Video Game Tourney PS4:  Come join the friendly competition of various games for the PS4. Gamers Welcome! Ages 8 years and older.

Friday, January 5th at 2pm—DIY Build: Use the Library’s collection of different building materials (Legos, Lincoln logs, magnetic shapes, and geo sticks). Under 5 with adult.

Saturday, January 6th at 2pm—DIY 2018 Calendar:  Do it yourself 2018 calendar. MAX 20