Storytimes and Programs

Storytimes | Programs


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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. Summer Storytimes begin the week of June 17 and end July 26. There is no storytime on July 4.

Summer storytimes requiring registration are open to Bloomingdale Library card-holders only. Registration will open May 28.




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

Mondays, June 17 - July 22
7:00-7:30 p.m.

Registration is required.


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

Tuesdays, June 18 - July 23
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, June 19 - July 24
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

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


Romper Rhymes* (3-15 months with caregiver, Drop-In Limited)

Thursdays, June 20- July 25
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

Registration is no trequired.


Budding Readers* (16-23 months with caregiver, Drop-In Limited)

Thursdays, June 20- July 25
11:00 - 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

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Registration for July program is open to Bloomingdale Library cardholders only.


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.


Bloomingdale Chess Club (Drop-In) Grades 3 and up

Wednesdays, June 5 – July 31
2:00–4:00 p.m.

Registration is not required.

Participants will have the opportunity to play many games over the course of the summer and time will be given for questions and instruction. Kids aged 8 to 18 are welcome.


HOMESCHOOL ART SERIES: Theatre Trio *R* Grades K-6

Wednesday, July 17
1:00- 2:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Come set the stage for fun with portable theatre kits and three kinds of sets!


Lion King Sing & Play Along Movie (Drop-In) Families

Thursday, July 18
2:00- 3:45 p.m.

Registration is not required.

Join us to sing about being king, living worry-free, and doing the hula to save your friends. Props and snacks provided.


Dance Party *R* Grades K-2

Friday, July 19
2:00-2:30 p.m.

Registration is required.

You are officially invited to this dance party where you will have fun doing dance moves you already know, like the floss, and learn new some new dance moves!


The Great Scott Magic Show (Drop-In) All Ages

Monday, July 22
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Registration is not required.

The Great Scott Green will captivate the audience as he brings a mix of laughter, magic and fun sure to keep the whole family entertained. The Great Scott is Chicago's favorite magician and has been featured on ABC, WGN and FOX!


Sound Effects Studio (Drop-In) Grades 3-6

Tuesday, July 23
2:00- 3:00 p.m.
Registration is not required.

How do you make sounds when you don’t have a library of digital sound effects? Watch some of the experts at work, then explore our weird collection of noisy things to create your own effects and try to stump your friends!


Magic Tricks are for Kids *R* Grades K-6

Thursday, July 25
2:00- 3:00 p.m.
Registration is required.

Magic tricks aren’t so mysterious when you know how. Learn a magic trick and perform it at the end for your family.


DROP-IN MOVIES

Wonder Park Wednesday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Ugly Dolls Tuesday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m.
Registration is not required.

Summer’s not over yet! Drop in and watch the newest DVD releases here at the library. Get comfortable, have some popcorn and enjoy the matinee. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


Lunch Box Pals *R* Ages 4-6

Fridays, August 2 and August 16
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Enjoy lunch time at the library. Pack a lunch and enjoy the lunch hour with friends, we’ll enjoy crafts, games and stories.


Circle Park Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)

Thursday, August 8
1:30-2:00 p.m.

Registration is not required.

Join us for outdoor summer storytimes in Circle Park. Meet us at the picnic shelter! Weather pending.


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

Saturdays, August 10 and September 14
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)

Monday, August 12 and September 9
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


Storytime at McDonald’s (Drop-In, All Ages)

Tuesday, August 13
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Location: Mcdonald’s, 72 Stratford Drive, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on a treat from McDonald’s.


Circus Clown Day *R* Grade K-6

Thursday, August 15
4:15-5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Come clown around at the library! You can dress up, and paint your face then play games have fun as you test your clowning skills.


LEARN with LEGOs for Preschoolers *R* Ages 3-5

Tuesday, August 20
11:00-11:45 a.m.

Registration is required.

Build with LEGOs and build your child’s school readiness too! Come to the library for stories, learning and fun. Each month we will have a different theme and learning objective like numbers, colors, or letters.


Back-To-Homeschool Open House (Drop-In, All Ages)

Wednesday, August 21
1:00- 3:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Come grab a snack, meet other families, and learn what the Library can do to support and supplement your homeschool experience!


Baby let’s make Music (Drop-In)9 months – 2 years

Thursday, August 22
10:00-10:30 p.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.


Doodlebugs *R* 2-3 years old with caregiver

Monday, August 26
11:00-11:30 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.


Pajama Storytime (Drop-In) Families

Wednesday, August 28
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Registration is not required.

Come dressed in your pajamas for a storytime to get you all ready for bed!


Elephants are Awesome!*R* Gr K-2

September, August 29
4:15-5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Elephants are the largest land animal and one of the smartest. Come to our special program to learn more about these awesome animals through stories, videos, games and crafts.


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