Children - Programs


Youth Services Program Registration Information

Bridgeview residents may register 30 minutes before the start of each program.
Non-residents may register after this time provided there are open spaces left.

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.

Please stop by the Youth Services desk or call 708-458-2880 x106 with any questions. 
Brochures and Calendars are available at the desk.


NEW for 2020 -Family Gingerbread house contest!

Starting Monday, November 16th, we will start accepting requests for Gingerbread house kits (one per family). Please call (708) 458-2880 ext 106 to request gingerbread house kit. Make your Gingerbread house at home and send us a picture when finished! We will post pictures in the Library for patrons to vote which house is their favorite.

Winning Gingerbread house will receive two free family games and one free book for each child in the family!

Deadline for request is November 28th.
Deadline to send in pictures will be December 12th.
Voting ends December 26th.
Winner announced on December 28th. 

Limited supplies—First come first serve.

Each take home activity program is structured to fit the
developmental needs of different ages.
One Activity bag- per child, per week

1. Please call (708) 458-2880 ext. 106 to request; a Sensory Story time,  Mystery Craft, Creative Big kid, or boogie bag. We encourage phone call requests to guarantee reserved bag, however, we will accept Drop in  requests ONLY if supplies are available.

2. Deadline for phone call requests/drop in requests will be every Thursday by 6pm. You may request the next week activity bags starting on the following  Monday.

3. When calling to request an activity bag, please specify which activity bag, and leave your child(ren)’s 1st name, last name initial,  age, and return phone number.

4. Once the activity bag is ready, a staff member will contact you to schedule a pick up time. Pick up times will vary for different activities.


Take home Sensory Storytime bag (Ages 18months to 3 years): Fun literacy activities for our toddlers! Each Sensory bag will have a board book, simple craft, and a sensory toy/item. Board Books are to be checked out on a valid library card, your child can keep the rest!

Take home boogie bag (Ages 18 months to 3 years): Each week we will post a new Boogie video on the Bridgeview Library website. Boogie bags will have different musical instruments/props to use while dancing along to our favorite songs!

Take home ABC craft bag (Ages 4-6 years): We’re continuing on from our first session, starting with letter G, each week will be a craft for a letter in the alphabet. When picking up the activity bag, you may choose a book to check out on your library card, to accompany the craft.

Take home mystery craft bag (Ages 5—8 years): Do you like surprises? Come and get a MYSTERY CRAFT! All materials provided. 

Take home CBK -Creative BIG KID activity CRAFT bag (Ages 9 to 12 years): This new take home activity craft is for our older elementary kids who like to explore new  ways to be creative! Make DIY floam, use oil  pastels with salt for art, and much more! All materials provided.


Special Jr. High Library Activity!

Do you like eating food and giving thanks? Do you like giving and receiving gifts when you wake up? Do you like finding items when given clues? Come on over to Bridgeview Public Library’s Youth Services Department to participate in this wonderful NEW Holiday Scavenger Hunt. You can receive some amazing prizes! Bring your brothers and sisters and work as a team to find every object in the Holiday Scavenger Hunt! 
AGES: 12 to 14 years (6th to 8th grade)


Book & Boogie with Ms. Amy #4
October 27, 2020


NEW! Book & Boogie #3 with Ms. Amy
October 22, 2020

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Book and Boogie with Ms. Amy #2
October 13, 2020

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Boogie with Ms. Amy #1

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NEW!! Absolute Science Video September 30, 2020

Absolute Science video September 21, 2020

 Absolute Science Video September 14, 2020


Absolute Science Video September 8, 2020

 August 31, 2020
Absolute Science Video

 Absolute Science August 24, 2020

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 August 3rd
Absolute Science Video!
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July 27th, 2020
Absolute Science Video!
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Did you miss Wendy & DB's
LIVE performance?
No worries!
You can still watch their
concert here!
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Absolute Science Presentation!
July 20, 2020
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July 13, 2020 
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July 6th presentation - CLICK ON LINK BELOW