Children - Programs

Program guidelines for Winter Session Programs 2018
2018 Winter Session 
Important Information on Winter 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 Winter 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. 
Winter Weekly Programs

Don't be left out in the cold!
Come join the weekly fun at
Bridgeview Public Library!

Mondays  at 4:30pm—Pre K Craft: NEW TIME! 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 11am—Dramatic Play: NEW DAY!! You can whip something up in the kitchen, build on a construction site, or go to a doctors visit. Imaginary play helps children build social emotional skills needed for healthy growth and development.  Ages 2-5yrs MAX 20
Tuesdays at 4:30pm—Retro Video game club: NEW!! Do you got game? Would you like to learn about the roots of video gaming? Come on over to get a fresh look at the old school! (Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Atari 3600, Sega Genesis and possibly more.)  Ages 8 to 14yrs 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!
AGES 5—12 yrs. (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 4:30pm—Bingo Storytime Club: NEW TIME! 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  7yrs and up MAX 10
Wednesdays at 6:30pm—Knitting club: NEW!! Let’s get together and be creative using hands, some yarn and needles. Try something new for 2018 and knit your first scarf and maybe something more. Ages 10yrs and older  MAX 10

Thursdays at 6:30pm—Pre K Bedtime Stories:  NEW! Looking for something fun to do to get ready for Bedtime? Join Ms. Amy as we read bedtime stories, sing some songs and do a sleepy time activity together! Wear your favorite P.J’s and bring your stuff animal! AGES 3 to 5 yrs.MAX 10

Fridays at 11am—Jamming with Julian: NEW!! Join us for a musical experience for toddlers and littles alike! Mr. Julian will be playing live   music guaranteed to make you move! Ages 18 months to three years.Max: 20

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. All Ages (5-12 yrs.) MAX  15
Saturdays at 4pm—Mad Scientists (DATES: 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, & 3/17only) : Grab a friend and join us at the library for amazing experiments that will make your head spin. Ages 1st –6th Grade MAX 15


Family Events at
Bridgeview Public Library!


Saturday, January 27th at 4pm—Kidz Magic Show with Andrew:"Kidzmagic" is filled with opportunities for students to become the "stars" of the show and participate in comedy magic routines and general good natured craziness.  All ages welcome!

Saturday, February 10th at 4pm—DJ Valentine’s Dance Party: It’s that time of year that love is in the air! We’re going to have lots of fun dancing and playing games along to a D.J. music All ages welcome!

Saturday, March 10th at 4pm—St. Patrick's Day party: We're not talking any blarney—St. Patrick’s Day is fun for all! Join us as we celebrate this Irish holiday with fun activities and games. Ages 5 to 12 yrs. MAX 20

Saturday, March 24th at 4pm—Noah’s Ark Teddy Bear Workshop: This is a fun activity you won’t wan to miss! Come and create your own special teddy bear! Ages 3 to 7 years only MAX 20

Special Family Event
Friday, March 30th 4pm: Cowboy Randy Erwin Show: Cowboy Randy  Erwin, is a yodeler of American western swing music. By learning tricky rope tricks (like lassoing stuff, dude), the Texas native developed an entertaining character who ropes and yodels some sweet old-fashioned tunes from the Wild West. Lest you think this is a passing fancy or hometown hobby, please note that Cowboy Randy is the yodeling voice in the Disney movie Home on the Range! Fun for all!!! All Ages Welcome!