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Youth Services Program Registration Information

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.


Star Projector Project on Monday, January 29th at 4pm: Are you curious about the stars above? Be an astronomer at Bridgeview Library and create a star projector. Then you’ll build a paper rocket while learning some cool facts about our universe. AGES 8 to 12 years (3rd to 6th grade) MAX 15

Book ‘N Build Snowman STEM Challenge on Wednesday, January 31st at 4pm: We will start by reading the book Snowmen at Night to inspire us to create a sled for our own Snowmen. AGES 5 to 7 years (K-2nd grade) MAX 15

Book, Boogie and Play on Fridays at 11am: (Starts February 2nd) The best of both worlds for our toddlers! We will read a story, boogie to music with instruments, and finish the remaining time playing together! AGES 18 months to 3 years (before Pre-school) MAX 15

Drop in Free-play Play-doh on Saturday, February 3rd from 2pm to 4pm: Stop in during program time to play with play-doh and a variety of utensils to help you create whatever comes to mind! AGES 5 to 12 years (K to 6th grade)

Preschool Story time on Monday, February 5th and March 4th at 11am: Our pre-school story time will have stories, finger plays and a simple craft. A great opportunity for your child to develop social and early literacy skills. AGES 3 to 5 years (before Kindergarten) MAX 15

Saran Wrap challenge on Wednesday, February 7th at 4pm: You may win big or you may win all depends on the roll of the dice! AGES 8 to 12 years (3rd to 6th grade) MAX 15

Valentine’s Day Craft on Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm: Create a valentine’s day craft to give to someone special.  AGES 5 to 12 years (K to 6th grade) MAX 20

Winter Bingo on Saturday, February 17th at 3pm: We’ll play three rounds of Bingo. Winners get a prize and everyone gets a FREE book for playing! AGES 5 to 12 years (K to 6th grade) MAX 20

Winter Science on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30pm: We’ll be doing  multiple science experiments with different elements you’ll encounter during the season of Winter! AGES 5-7 (K-2nd grade) MAX 15

Kids VS Staff Trivia on Wednesday, February 21st at 4pm: Are you smarter than a member of the Youth services staff? Be a part of this battle of the wits! AGES 8 to 12 years (3rd to 6th grade) MAX 12

Kid’s Vote Movie & Hot chocolate bar on Saturday, February 24th at 3pm: Vote for a movie of your choice. Voting will begin Monday, January 29th—winning movie announced February 20th. AGES 5 to 12 years (K to 6th grade) MAX 20

Drop in Closet clean out craft on Thursday, February 29th at 5pm to 7 pm:  We’re celebrating LEAP DAY by cleaning out our craft closet! Stop in during program time to make your own unique creation! AGES 5 to 12 years (K to 6th grade)

Face your fears on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30pm: If fear is not a factor, then join us as we do challenges to see who is the most fearless of us all!  AGES 8 to 12 years (3rd to 6th grade) MAX 12

Book ‘N Build  Awesome Dawson STEM Challenge on Wednesday, March 6th at 4pm: We’ll meet Dawson, who creates new things from stuff people throw away. He believes everything can be used again! Our challenge will be creating something new from things people may see as garbage. AGES 5 to 7 years (K-2nd grade) MAX 15


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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