Full children's program calendar and registration availability

1000 Books before Kindergarten

This is an ongoing program.
Registration is required.
Be on the lookout for our new exciting program 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. This new reading program encourages all Bloomingdale families and caregivers with young children before they enter Kindergarten. Studies have shown that families that start reading aloud to their children from birth strengthen language and vocabulary skills. Ask at the Youth Services’ Desk for more information. Or you can sign up right here.


Storybook Trail – Move! By Steve Jenkins


Back for Spring! Take a walk or ride your bike along the Storybook Trail at Circle Park and enjoy the outdoors while reading. This family-friendly trail is co-sponsored by the Bloomingdale Public Library and the Bloomingdale Park District.
Circle Park is located at 163 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL

Doodle Bugs (Ages 2-3 with caregiver)

Monday, April 24
11-11:30 a.m.

Registration is required.

This is a special art class just for toddlers and parents. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking and creating, while developing fine motor skills.



Money Smart Week for Kids (Grades K- 2)

Monday, April 24
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

The Bloomingdale Bank and Trust will teach children to be Money Smart. Participants will receive a gift to take home.



Music and Movement (Ages 3-Gr. K)

Tuesday, April 25
1:00-1:30 p.m.

Registration is required

Come for a fun filled half hour of musical exploration through song, dance, movement activities, and instrument play. Caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program.


Mind Math (Grades 1-3)

Wednesday, April 26
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

The program uses the abacus as a tool to train kids to do calculations mentally without the use of calculators or paper and pen. This program is hosted by ALOHA Math of Bloomingdale.


Lego Madness (Grades K-6, Drop-in)

Monday, May 1
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Come challenge yourself and learn new techniques with the monthly theme, or stretch your imagination with free building.


Potty Party (Ages 1-4, with a caregiver)

Tuesday, May 2
10:30-11:00 p.m.

Registration is required

Come for a fun filled half hour of musical exploration through song, dance, movement activities, and instrument play. Caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program.


Craft Extravaganza (All Ages, Drop-in)

Tuesday, May 2
3:00-5:00 p.m.

Registration is not required.

Join us and let your creative side loose. We will have a variety of craft kits available for you. Drop in anytime during the program. Children 4 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (All Ages, Drop-in)

Thursday, May 4
11:00-11:45 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Join us the first Thursday of the month for a themed storytime at Stratford Square Mall (meet by the Jolly Express Train) and receive a treat for being a good listener! All ages welcome; caregivers must remain with their children.


Craft Time (All Ages, Drop-in)

Thursday, May 4
3:00-8:00 p.m.

Registration is not Required.
Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft. We'll supply all the materials needed.


Storytime, Milk and Cookies at Panera (All Ages, Drop-in)

Mondays, May 8
9:30-10:15 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Location: Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road. Enjoy a special themed storytime with music and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera!



I’m a Big Brother or Sister (Ages 1-5, with a caregiver)

Tuesday, May 9
10:30-11:00 p.m.

Registration is required

Calling all big brothers and sisters, congratulations on your promotion! Join us for some stories and songs about the new arrival in your home.


Tuesdays with Toys (Drop in, Ages 3 months - 5 years with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, May 16 and May 23
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Tuesdays with Toys is an informal program giving parents with small children the opportunity to meet and talk with other parents, while children play with toys and games. Toys and games are most appropriate for children ages 3 months to 5 years.


Early Learning Kickstart (Ages 3-5)

Wednesday, May 17
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Registration is required.

This program is designed to build an academic foundation and foster curiosity and a love of learning. Children will begin to connect words, learn letter sounds and work with pencil skills to prepare for writing numbers and letters. This program is presented by Bloomingdale Kumon Center.



How Does Your Garden Grow? (Grades 1- 5)

Wesdnesday, May 17
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Help kickstart our summer garden at our Spring Planting Event! Join us to plant vegetables in our graden and use the leftover seeds to take home a garden of your own.