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.


2023 Fall Session 1
September 11th to October 27th

Click on the Beanstack icon to access our website!

Getting Started:
1. Download the FREE Beanstack app to your mobile device and search for Bridgeview Library OR on your PC, Go to the Library’s Beanstack URL:
2. The homepage will show you the available reading programs at the library. Choose the one that is right for you—Toddler/Pre K/K,  Elementary, Teen, or Adult. *Tip* Multiple readers can be added to the same account, even if they are registered for different challenges.
3. Decide who will be the “Account Creator” - meaning that person’s sign-in information will be used to access all accounts registered. *Example* If a parent wishes to sign a child up for a reading program, they may make the child the “Account Creator” and register themselves for the Adult program as a “Reader” OR the parent may sign up for the Adult program as the “Account Creator” and add children as “Readers”. Both the “Account Creator” and “Reader” will use the same sign-in information.
4. Account Creator: Select the green “Register” button. Your first name, last name, year of birth (necessary due to age restrictions for programs), and a password are required for registration.
5. Once the Account Creator selects the “Next” button, Beanstack will ask if you would like to register another adult (select ‘yes’ or ‘no’) and then whether you would like to register another child (select ‘yes’ or ‘no’). 
6. A green band at the bottom of the screen will alert you that you are successfully registered.
Now you’re ready start exploring Beanstack!

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

Unattended Children

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.

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Scholastic Teachables offers access to ready-to-go lesson plans and
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