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. 

WINTER 2019
Saturday Programs

 
Polish Storytime at 12pm Noon: Ms. Weronika will be having story time 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: 2/9& 2/23 only MAX 20

 


Saturday Special Events
 
Saturday, February  9th at 2pm—Lego Club: Come and use the Library’s Lego  Collection!  Build your own creation or grab a partner to create whatever you decide together! —Children under 5 must sit with an adult.

Saturday, February 23rd at 2pm: Wimpy Kid Birthday party & Movie: We’re celebrating Jeff Kinney’s birthday, who is the author of the popular book series Diary of a wimpy kid. Come join the fun with a small birthday celebration with treats and then we’ll watch the Diary of a wimpy kid movie! AGES 5yrs and older MAX 20
 
 
 
 

WINTER 2019
Children's Weekly Programs

MONDAY
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 peersDates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 & 2/25 Ages 3 to 5 yrs. Max 10  kids

Presidents Day Drop in Clay Craft at 2pm: Drop in at the Library on your day off from school to have fun creating your own unique clay creation!
Date: February 18th only—all ages MAX 20
 

TUESDAY
Pre-K Storytime at 11am: We are going to highlight two great children's book authors - Kevin Henkes and Mem Fox! We will read books from the authors and there will be felt board rhymes and crafts. Dates: 2/5 & 2/19 only— Ages 3 to 5 yrs. Max 10

Valentine Day Pre K Party at 11am: We’ll share love and kindness with one another and have some fun celebrating this special holiday! We’ll read some books, play some games and make a special craft for your favorite sweetheart! DATE: 2/12 ONLY—Ages 3 to 5 years MAX 10

Kid’s Craft - 6:30pm: Come and make some awesome crafts at your library. Dates: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26—Ages 5 and younger need to sit with an adult.  Max 20

WEDNESDAY
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: 2/13 & 2/27 only—AGES: 18 mos -2 1/2 yrs. Max 20

Science Clubs: Let's get messy! Grab a friend and join us at the library for awesome experiments that will make your head spin. Pre K date: 2/6 at 11am—K-2nd grade date: 2/13 at 4pm— 3-6 grade date 2/27 at 4pm MAX 15
 
After school Bingo at 4pm: Looking for something fun to do? Bring your friends and join us for a game of Bingo. DATES: 2/6 & 2/20 only—Under5 with an adult. Max 10
 


Children's Bonus Programs
 
Books N Boogie -11am: Great program for toddlers to boogie away that energy! Join Ms. Amy  for a story, singing, dancing and playing musical instruments.  DATES: Friday 2/8 & Tuesday 2/26 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 DATES: Friday 2/15 & Wednesday 2/20 only—Ages 2-5yrs MAX 20

Lego Club at 6:30pm: Come and use the Library’s Lego Collection!  Build your own creation or grab a partner to create whatever you decide together! DATE: Thursday 2/21 only—Children under 5 must sit with an adult.
  

 
 
 
 

Spring 2019 Children's Programs



 
TODDLER PROGRAMS
(AGES 18 months to 2.5years/3years)

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.  
DATES: Friday 3/1 & Tuesday 3/19 only
Ages 18months to 3 yrs.  Max 20

 
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: 3/6 & Friday 3/29 only
AGES: 18 mos -2 1/2 yrs. Max 20


Also see Dramatic Play in PRE-K below
 
PRE-K PROGRAMS
(AGES 3 to 5 years)

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: 3/11 & 3/25
Ages 3 to 5 yrs.  Max 10 

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. 
DATES: Friday 3/15 & Wednesday 3/20 only
Ages 2-5yrs MAX 20

 
ALL AGES PROGRAMS
(up to 12 years old, under 5 must sit with an Adult)

Kid’s Craft - 6:30pm—Come and make some awesome crafts at your library.
Dates: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19
Ages 5 and younger need to sit with an adult.  Max 20

After school Bingo at 4pm
— Looking for something fun to do? Bring your friends and enjoy a game of Bingo.
DATES: 3/6 , 3/13, 3/20 only
Under5 with an adult. Max 10
 
 
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: 3/9& 3/23 only.
Children under 5 must be with an adult MAX 20

 
Saturday Special Events
 
Saturday, March 2nd at 3pm—Dr. Seuss Party: You could not, would not, should not want to miss a party like this! Join us at the library to celebrate Dr. Seuss's 88th birthday! In honor of one of the greatest children's storytellers, we will be creating party crafts and playing party games! Don't miss out!
ALL AGES—Children under 5 must sit with an adult
 MAX 20

 
Saturday, March 16th at 3pm—St. Patrick’s Day Party:  Put on some green and help us give a little luck to the Irish! Join us for an afternoon of St. Patrick's Day fun with a treasure hunt, St. Patrick's Day craft, and games! 
ALL AGES—Children under 5 must sit with an adult 
MAX 12

 
 
 

 
 


 

 

 

 


 








MARCH 25th to MARCH 30th


Monday, March 25th at 1pm—Pre K Craft  
Ages 3 to 5 years—MAX 10

Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30pm—MOVIE: Ralph saves the internet
Children under 5 must sit with an adult

Wednesday, March 27th at 2pm—BINGO
Under 5 with Adult MAX 10

Thursday, March 28th at 2pm—Lego Build
Children under 5 must sit with an adult

Friday, March 29th at 11am—Toddler Playdate
  18 months to 3 years MAX 20

Saturday, March 30th at 2pm—Spring Craft:  Edible Bird House
Children under 5 must sit with an adult —MAX 20