Children - Programs

Program guidelines
Important Information on Program Participation Requirements
There will be No Pre-Registration for Programs, instead Registration for Bridgeview residents only will begin 30 minutes before the start of each program and event. Non-residents will be allowed to register 15 minutes before program. 
For example Toddler Playdate at 11am on Wednesday mornings, there are 20 spaces available for this program.  At 10:30am, the sign up sheet will be placed on the Youth Services reference desk for Bridgeiew Patrons to sign up. At 10:45am - if spaces are left, sign up is open to non Bridgeview patrons.
Once all 20 spaces are filled the program is closed.  Program admittance will close 10 minutes after the start of the program.  

* Bridgeview Residents will be allowed 15 minutes to register before Non-residents - *First come - First serve. 
* Please be advised that space is limited and a maximum capacity has been set for each program. Program materials will be prepared to accomodate the maximum amount of participants for each program, there will be no extra space. 
*Programs require that participants be within a certain age range, these guidelines are used to ensure a pleasant experience for all participants.  Age requirements will be enforced, thank you for your understanding. If a program is for all ages it will be stated in the brochure or on the website.
All families enrolled in school districts 109, 117, and 122 are invited to attend programs. Please stop in the library today for Brochures and Calendars at the Children's Desk.
Please make an effort to be On Time for Programs
Sign-up begins 30 minutes before start of program.  PLEASE BE ADVISED if you are more than 10 minutes late for a program or event you may not be able to participate. Please see a Youth Services Associate at the Youth Reference desk for any questions. 


Saturday, April 20th at 12pm—Earth Day Craft:
Let’s celebrate the home we all share—EARTH!
Join us as we create a craft made out of recycled materials! Under 5 needs to sit with an adult—MAX 20



Spring Session 2
April 2019


Pre-K craft at 1pm: Come each week to make a new craft . This program is a great way for kids to learn socialization skills with peers.  Dates: 4/8 & 4/22 only  Ages 3 to 5 yrs.  Max 10 

Toddler Playdate at 11am: The activity room will be open to  families for an open play   session with their children. Each session will be a unique theme to increase children’s curiosity for learning and promote pro-social skills. DATES: 4/2 & 4/16  only—AGES: 18 mths to 2 1/2 yrs Max 20

Books N Boogie at 11am: Great program for toddlers to boogie away that energy! Join Ms. Amy  for a story, singing, dancing and playing musical instruments.  DATE: 4/23 only—Ages 18months to 3 yrs.  Max 20

Dramatic Play at 11am:  Toddler and Pre-School families. Whip something up in the kitchen, build on a construction site, go to a doctors   visit. Imaginary play helps children build social emotional skills needed for healthy growth and development. 
DATE: 4/12  —Ages 2-5yrs MAX 20


Kid’s Craft - 6:30pm: Come and make some awesome crafts at your library. Dates: 4/2 & 4/23 only —Ages 5 and younger need to sit with an adult.  Max 20

Kid’s Movie—6:00pm A Dog’s way home:
As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an   epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. DATE: 4/9—All Ages

LEGO Build—4pm: Come use the Library’s LEGO collection to enhance your engineering skills!   DATE: 4/10—AGES 5 years and older

After school Bingo at 4pm:  Looking for something fun to do? Bring your friends and enjoy a game of Bingo. DATES: 4/3 & 4/17 only—Under5 with an adult. Max 15

Polish Storytime at 12pm Noon:  Ms. Weronika will be having  Storytime for children who enjoy stories, songs, and making crafts in Polish! This class helps children     practice their Polish language skills and learn songs and rhymes from their  culture. DATES: 4/13 & 4/27 . Children under 5 must be with an adult MAX 20

Arabic Class at 2PM : The Library’s popular Arabic class is back! Each class is a story time for all ages.  Come and learn to read and write in Arabic! DATES: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27—Ages 5yrs and older.