Youth Services

Youth Services Program Registration Information

For information regarding Youth Services, please call 708-458-2880 x 106.
Please check out the calendar link here or pick up a brochure and calendar at the Youth Services desk. 

Space is limited and a maximum capacity number has been set for each program. 
Some programs require that participants be within a certain age range.
Age requirements will be enforced to ensure a pleasant experience for all.
Age requirements will be stated in the brochure or on the website.
Thank you for your understanding.

Summer Reading 2024

June 17th to July 27th

Read - Renew - Repeat iREAD Summer reading


Visit the Beanstack page for Summer Reading registration.
Visit the Childrens Program page for Summer Programs and Special Events.

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Comics Plus


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Log in with your Bridgeview Library Card OR Download the Library Pass app

Search for Bridgeview Public Library and enter your Bridgeview Library card.

With COMICSPLUS, you have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from a variety of library-friendly publishers.

Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet or phone - NO HOLDS or wait lists required.

Scholastic Teachables

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Looking for ways to support your student's learning?

Try Scholastic Teachables... now available with your library card!Scholastic Teachables offers access to ready-to-go lesson plans and activities for any school subject, making it the perfect tool for teachers, busy parents, and homeschooling families.

Unattended Children Policy

Proposed 9-13-21 Adopted 12-13-21

The Bridgeview Public Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for patrons of all ages. Youth services staff members are committed to helping children with activities related to the library, but staff members do not supervise children and will not serve as caregivers, teachers, or disciplinarians.

Parents are responsible for the behavior and well-being of their children at all times.
Children nine (9) years of age and younger must be accompanied and directly supervised at all times by a parent or other responsible caregiver. Caregivers must be at least 16 years of age and able to attend to the child’s safety and ensure appropriate behavior. If a child nine (9) years of age and younger is found unattended, a staff member will attempt to find the caregiver in the building. If the caregiver cannot be located, police  will be called. Library staff will stay with the child until police arrive.
Children ages 10-13 years of age may use the library unattended for a total of 3 hours per day providing they are able to maintain acceptable behavior and act respectfully to other patrons and staff. After 3 hours, children must be picked up from the library.
Children 14 years of age and older may use the library without time restriction and without supervision providing they are able to act with respect, maturity, and adhere to the library rules and policies.
All patrons, including children, are subject to library rules and policies concerning behavior, conduct and demeanor. Repeated violation of rules or policies may result in parents needing to be with a child even if the child is 10 years of age or older. All children must have contact information for a parent or caregiver in case of emergency, library closure, or rule violations.
In the event that any child 13 years of age or younger is still on the library premises after the library closes to the public, the police will be called to pick up the child. Attempts will be made during that time to reach parents if possible. In NO instance will staff take a child home.