Children - Programs

Fall Session 1 begins September 12, 2022

Each take home activity program is structured to fit the 
developmental skills of different ages. 

One Activity bag- per child, per week

Starting September 12th—Please call (708) 458-2880 ext.106 to request take home activity. We encourage phone call requests to guarantee reserved bag, however, we will accept Drop in requests ONLY if supplies are available.

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.

When leaving a voicemail 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.

Once the activity bag is ready, a staff member will contact you.


Take home Pre K  bag (Ages 3-4years): Pre-school is the time to learn and explore! Each week there will be a literacy activity and craft.

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

Take home CBK –(CREATIVE BIG KID) bag (Ages 9 to 12 years): This take home activity craft is for our older elementary kids who like to explore new ways to be creative! STEAM driven activities. All materials provided.

Take home Jr. High  Activity bags (13 to 14 years):  Beat being bored at home—pick up a Jr. High activity bag!  Different projects each week that are sure to keep you busy!


Registration begins 30 mminutes before each program.
September 14th at 4pm -Pre K Story time: Join Ms. Amy as we learn more about our feathered friends...BIRDS! We’ll read some stories, sing songs and do a simple craft. AGES 3-4 yrs. MAX 10

September 16th, September 30th and October 14th—Book, Boogie and Play at 11am: We’re back together! Bring your toddler to this fun playtime at the Library. We’ll start with a story, dance and sing to some songs using instruments and props. We’ll spend our remaining time playing together. Great opportunity for social development! AGES 18 months to 3 yrs.. MAX 20

September 20th at 6:30pm—Teen Art Night (Bead Art):  Experience art in a whole new way! This art project is inspired by the famous Kandinsky's Squares with  Concentric Circles. Perfect for bedroom decoration or give as a gift! AGES 13 to 17yrs. MAX 10

September 22nd at 6:30pm -TWEEN Bad art night: Not everyone has the skills to be a talented Artist—but everyone can be a bad artist! All that is needed is a   willingness to create and have some fun! This is where bad is good—We’ll vote for the worst piece of art! Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! AGES 10-12 yrs. MAX 15

September 28th  and October 12th at 4pm—Write Now Club: Are you a future Author? We’re coming together to write short fiction stories that are 500 words or less. Participants will learn how to give constructive criticism during this creative writing workshop. AGES 13-14 yrs. MAX 10

October 4th at 4pm –K-2 Slimy Science:  Learn about the different chemical  changes that happens when we make slime—we’ll be making two different types: Volcano fizzy slime and glow in the dark slime. Kids get to take home their creations. AGES 5-7 yrs. MAX 10

October 6th at 6:30pm—Monster Build: Bring engineering skills to life with this fun engineering program making our own monsters with various building materials. AGES 8-10 yrs. MAX 10

October 18th 6:30pm—Batty Craft Night: We’re getting ready for our LIVE Bat show with awesome BAT themed crafts! AGES 5-10yrs. MAX 15


Thursday, October 27th at 6:30pm Incredible Bats show:  Join us as we get up close to BATS, along with other scary misunderstood creatures like skunks, snakes, and tarantulas! ALL Ages show

Friday, October 28th at 11am—Not so spooky Costume Story time: Come dressed in your costume to celebrate Halloween together at the library in a not so spooky way! We’ll read some stories, sing and dance to some fun songs, and create an easy Halloween themed craft. We’ll finish up with a parade around the library for some treats! Pre-registration required -Pre-Registration starts October 24th until capacity reached. AGES 2—5 years only -MAX 15

Saturday, October 30th at 3pm -Scary movie and popcorn - A Quiet Place (PG-13) 1hr 30 min: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. AGES 13-17 yrs. -MAX 20


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!


You may view previous Book and Boogie videos on our
Bridgeview Library YouTube page!

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