Storytimes and Programs

Storytimes | Programs


For full children's program calendar and registration availability click here.


Storytimes

Preschoolers of all ages can join us for a storytime. The Youth Services department provides age-appropriate interactive fun with stories, music, sign language, and more. Each storytime runs for six weeks. Fall Storytimes begin the week of September 9 and end on October 18. There is no storytime on Friday, October 4.

Fall Storytime registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, July 22 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.




Happy Books, Happy Cooks (Ages 3-5) *R*

Mondays, September 9 - October 14
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Registration is required.


Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5, Drop-In Limited)

Tuesdays, September 10 - October 15
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Registration is not required. Limited to the first 20 children to arrive.


Toddler Storytime (2-3 years with caregiver, Drop-In Limited)

Wednesdays, September 11 - October 16
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Registration is not required. Limited to the first 20 children to arrive.


Baby Tales (0-24 months with caregiver, Drop-In)

Thursdays, September 12 - October 17
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. and
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Registration is not required.


Come Together (0-24 months with caregiver, Drop-In)

Thursdays, starting September 12
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Registration is not required.


Family Storytime (All Ages, Drop-In)

Fridays, June 21 - July 26
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Registration is not required.


*Drop-In Limited to 20 Children.

Programs

For full children's program calendar and registration availability click here.


Registration for September programs is open to Bloomingdale Library cardholders.
October and November registration for Bloomingdale Library cardholders will begin September 30.
Non-residents may register one week before each program begins.


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.


Community Helper Storytime: Public Works (Drop-In, Age 1-5 with caregivers)

Monday, September 16
10:30- 11:00 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Join us once a month for a special storytime with our helpers from the community.


Pirate Science (*R* Grades K-2)

Wednesday, September 18
4:15-5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Set sail for some adventure with invisible treasure maps, compasses, and treasure!


Homeschool Art Series: Sculpture Studio (*R* All Ages)

Wednesday, September 19
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Carve, chip, and smooth to create one-of-a-kind sculptures from different materials!


Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Grades K – 2)

Monday, September 23
4:15-5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Each month we will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts through engaging experiments, activities and projects. Please register for each class.


Popsicle Puzzles (Drop-In, Grades 3-6)

Wednesday, September 25
4:15-5:00 p.m.

Registration is not required.

Come make your very own popsicle stick puzzle, then try to stump your friends.


Craft Time (Drop-In, All Ages)

Thursdays, October 3, November 7
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. Please note there will be no Craft Time on August 1 due to the Ice Cream Social.


Community Helper Storytime: Fire Department (Drop-In, Age 1-5 with caregivers)

Monday, October 7
10:30- 11:00 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Join us once a month for a special storytime with our helpers from the community.


Homeschool Movie and Advisory Meet Up: African Cats (All Ages, *R*)

Thursday, October 10
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Join fellow homeschoolers for a nonfiction movie, then a fun craft and activity for kids while the grownups share ideas/needs/suggestions in our first formal homeschool advisory group.


Build a Project with Little Bits (*R* Grade 3-6)

Thursdays, October 10, and November 14
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

The library just received an exciting collection of Little Bits! These toys make building and inventing electronic gadgets for kids fun and easy. Join us as we talk about the basics and build a project. Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.


Sensory Time *R* (Ages 3-8 with caregiver)

Saturdays, October 12, November 9
10:00- 10:45 a.m.

Registration is required.

A time at the library for special needs children filled with stories, songs, games, sensory stations and more. Please email us at bdys@mybpl.org if your child has special needs and interests that we would need to know in order to serve them better.


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

Mondays, October 14, November 11
9:30–10:15 a.m.

Registration is not required.

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


Halloween Make It Take it (Drop In, All Ages)

Monday, October 14
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration is not required.

Stop by on your day off school and make a special craft to celebrate Halloween.


Mysterious M&M’s (*R* Ages K-6)

Wednesday, October 16
4:15-4:45p.m.

Registration is required.

Red, blue, yellow, green! Chocolate, pretzel, mint! So many colors, so many flavors, which will be your favorite? *chocolate and peanuts will be served in this program


Playing with STEM (Drop-In, Ages 3-5)

Tuesday, October 22
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are important learning areas for kids of all ages. Start your child early with our fun play to learn program. Each week we will have different stations for kids to explore.


DIY Monsters (*R* Grades 3-6)

Wednesday, October 23
4:15-5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Spooktacular crafters, join us in the craft room to make your very own Glove Monster! All materials provided.


Baby Let’s Make Music (Drop-In, 9 months – 2 years)

Thursdays, October 24, November 7, November 21 and December 5
10:30-11:00 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Join us for a parade of fun! We will explore the world of sound using an array of musical instruments.


Smile And Do Something Nice Day (*R* Grade K-2)

Thursday, October 24
4:15-5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Sometimes it just takes a smile to make people happy but it we can do more. Come to the library for stories about kids who made a difference and learn how you can too. At the end, we will make a sweet craft to share with a friend!


Halloween Spooktacular (Drop-In, Families, All Ages)

Monday, October 28
10:30 –11:15 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Trick-or-Treat yourself with some Spooktacular stories and Booooooogie on down to some of your favorite Halloween music with this super special batty story time. Stay for an eerie craft, and a special treat! No registration required.


Around the World Storytime (*R* Grades K-2)

Monday, October 28
4:15-5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Join us for a storytime to learn about different cultures with stories, activities and food to sample!


Saturday Stories (Drop-In, Families)

Saturday, November 2
10:30-11:00 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Start your weekend with some stories, music and movement!


For full children's program calendar and registration availability click here.