Children - Programs

Beanstack Summer Reading Registration begins May 31st
Start Reading!
Weekly Check in for badge prizes begins June 13th
GOALS for Beanstack Badges:

Toddler/Preschool/K 10 minutes a day—50 minutes for the week!
1st though 6th grade—20 minutes a day—100 minutes for the week!
Jr. High—any reading material of your choice, 1 review per week!
Hit your weekly goal badge and win a prize!
If you achieve all 6 weekly goal badges (6 reviews for Jr. High) through out the summer program, you’ll earn our Summer Reading completion prize!!
NEW FOR 2022! More Winners!!
Earn a raffle ticket for every goal badge you get on Beanstack. The more you read...the more tickets you will earn. You are able to apply that ticket to a raffle prize of your choice.  Drawing will be held at the end of the reading program. 3 winners for each age group!

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!


Youth Services IN HOUSE Program
Registration Information

There is no pre-registration for IN-HOUSE Programs.
Sign up will begin 30 minutes before the start of each program, until capacity has been reached.
1st come—1st served
Space is limited and a maximum capacity number has been set for each program. The 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’s program description and on the website.
Thank you for your understanding.


Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30pm—SUMMER BOOK BINGO! (Ages 5 to 12 years) Spend an hour at the Library playing everyone’s favorite game—BINGO! Books for prizes! MAX 15 

Thursday, June 16th at 4pm—Solar Bugs (Ages 9 to 12 years ONLY) Learn about solar energy by creating a simple solar circuit in minutes using only conductive tape! Once built these bugs will move around in the sun, and best of all they'll never run out of power! MAX 15 

Wednesday, June 22nd at 11am—PRE K Storytime (Ages 3 to 4 years) Join Ms. Jasmine reading the book “Some dogs do” and create a cute puppet craft! MAX 10 

Friday, June 24th at 4:30pm—TEEN Glow paint party (Ages 13 to 17 years) Bring your imagination to create with Glow paint under the black lights. We’ll also play Glow in the dark JUMBO JENGA AND CONNECT FOUR! Score some swag with a Glow in the dark goody bag too! MAX 12 

Thursday, June 30th at 4pm Colorful Science (Ages 6 to 8 years) Science is always more fun when you add a little color to it! Let’s see how cabbage juice changes to different colors and make a color changing lemon volcano! MAX 15 

Wednesday, July 6th at 11am Kindergarten Storytime (Ages 5 to 6 years) How can you earn a Lion diploma? Learn how by coming to our Kindergarten Storytime! Listen to the book Lion lessons, and make a craft too! MAX 10 

Tuesday, July 19th at 6:30pm—Craft Night (Ages K-4th grade) Come be creative at the library making a fun summer craft! MAX 15

Friday, July 22nd at 4:00pm—MOVIE & popcorn (Ages 5 to 12 years)  Encanto: 
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. MAX 20 kids 



Each take home activity program is structured to fit the developmental needs of different ages. 
One Activity bag- per child, per week
· Starting Monday, June 13th—Please call (708) 458-2880 ext. 106 to request a take home activity bag. 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 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’s 1st name, last name initial, age, and  return phone number. Once the activity bag is ready, a staff member will contact you to schedule a pick up time.

Take home Book Boogie & Craft bag (Ages 18 months to 2 years): Come to the library and get a bag with instruments to use with  the weekly videos posted on our Library’s website. A simple craft will be included to accompany the book Ms. Amy will read aloud. 

Take home Pre K  bag (Ages 3-5 years): Our preschoolers are ready 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 summer boredom—pick up a Jr. High activity bag! Different projects each week that are sure to keep you busy!

Check our website every Monday to see what the activity will be
that week for each Take home activity bag!

 Saturday, June 11th at 2pm—Leonardo’s Music concert (All Ages) :  Bring your dancing shoes and best air guitar's time to go ROCKIN' and READING with LEONARDO. This highly interactive performance has plenty of sing-a-longs, jokes, stories and dance moves to inspire imagination, creativity and a love of reading in audiences of all ages and abilities. NO LIMIT CAPACITY

 Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30pm—Snapology Engineering—Build Go Carts! (Ages 3rd to 6th grade only): Does your learner love to tinker and create new things, or are they the kind of learner who likes to break things apart to see what’s inside? If so, they’re going to love Snapology’s Foundational Engineering: Go Cart program! They will see these moving parts up-close as they follow instructions to build, and even play races with their partners . MAX 15 (Registration begins 30 minutes before program until capacity reached)

 Saturday, July 9th at  1pm—Dave’s Traveling world of Reptiles (All Ages): Come experience an up-close, live, and extremely interactive or "hands on" experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. If you would like the opportunity to see, touch, and learn about reptiles and laugh a lot while doing so, you will love the Traveling World of Reptiles show. NO LIMIT CAPACITY

 Wednesday, July 13th at 2pm—Snapology Castles, Kingdoms and Wizards (Ages k-2nd grade only): Enter the magical world of Snapology! Have fun with dragons, crowns, knights, and swords. Create your own castle using LEGO® bricks and much, much more. Let the magic begin! MAX 15 (Registration begins 30 minutes before program until capacity reached)


Week 3 - Book and Boogie Summer


Book and Boogie
Summer program Week 2 Video


Book and Boogie 
Week 1

Summer 2022

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

Click on the kids below for quick access!