Children - Programs


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.


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 discover 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!

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

Starting January 30th—Please call (708) 458-2880 ext. 106 to request take home activity. We encourage phone call requests to guarantee a 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 weeks activity bag 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.


Registration begins 30 minutes before each program.

Wednesday, February 1st at 4pm—Lego ETC CLUB: This club is the place to be if you like creating with Legos and other building materials like magnetic blocks, Lincoln logs or Brain flakes. Each month has a challenge, or you can just create whatever your imagination leads you to! Created works will be displayed in Library until the next club date. AGES Kindergarten to 5th grade—15 MAX

Friday, February 3rd & 17th / March 3rd at 11am—Book, Boogie & Play!:Bring your child to this fun, playtime together at the Library! We will start with a story, dance to some music with instruments, and finish our time playing together in a group. Ages 18 months to 3 years MAX 15

Thursday, February 9th between  5 to 7pm—Drop in Winter Craft:  This drop in craft is a fun activity to do while visiting the library! AGES 3 to 12 years only

Saturday, February 11th at 2pm—Valentine Bingo:  Who loves Bingo? We do!!!! Prizes awarded. AGES 5 to 12 years MAX 15

Tuesday, February 14th at 4pm—Valentine Story time: Today is the day we share all the ways we show love to one another! We’ll come together to read stories, dance to some music and do a fun craft to give to a loved one. AGES 3 to 6 years only—MAX 10
Monday, February 20th at 2pm—Pizza Palooza!: Don’t spend your day off of school watching T.V., come to our Pizza Palooza! We’ll have a Pizza tasting, along with a pizza necklace craft. And it wouldn't be a palooza without some trivia too!  AGES 9 to 12 years only MAX 10

Saturday, February 25th at 4pm—Kid’s vote Movie & Popcorn: Kid’s are going to vote for the movie that will be shown on this day. Voting begins January 30th until February 18th—Winning movie will be announced on Monday, February 20th. AGES 5 to 12 years only

Tuesday, February 28th —The Imagine Neighborhood: Social and emotional learning is done with this whimsical podcast. Characters will tackle different emotions in each episode, and then we’ll discuss how we can work through these emotions in a healthy way. Short craft activity to reinforce our lesson. AGES 5 to 8 years with and Adult caregiver *Adult caregiver must attend with the child**Space is limited – Call (708) 458-2880 ext. 106 to reserve your spot. Walk-ins are welcome, if space is available.

Monday, March 6th at 2pm—Create a character workshop: Come together and learn how to draw cute animals step by step. You will also learn how to develop your personal style and how to infuse your drawing with characterization. AGES 9 to 12 years MAX 10

Thursday, March 9th at 6:30pm—Rainbow Craft night: Snow is turning into rain, and that means RAINBOWS are on the way! Come to the Library to create your own rainbow craft.  AGES 5 to 12 years MAX 15

Saturday, March 11th from 11am to 3pm—Drop in Playdoh:  We’ll have playdoh mats and different tools available for your creations.  AGES 3 to 12 years





February 28th at 6pm
The Imagine Neighborhood's
Super Podcast Listening party Extravaganza!

Space is limited – Call (708) 458-2880 ext. 106 to reserve your spot.
Walk-ins are welcome, if space is available.

· Together we will listen to an audio episode of the Imagine Neighborhood filled with fantastical characters like a vampire vacuum cleaner, a dinosaur princess, wizards, and more.
· Then we’ll do a fun crafting activity 
· Together we’ll talk about big feelings
· Each child in attendance will receive a free fun-filled 65-page Radio Free Activity book to take home
· For Children ages 5 to 8 years (Kindergarten to 2nd grade) along with their Adult caregiver. An adult caregiver must attend with the child.
· Based on the Second step curriculum currently being used in District 109



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!


We had a Pooh-rrific time at our Winnie the Pooh celebration!
Thank you to all who attended - see you next year!

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

Click on the kids below for quick access!