LEGO Night


Second Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 12 years old and younger

Join us the second Tuesday of every month for LEGO Night at the Library. Meet other LEGO fans as you compete in our LEGO building challenge! Space is limited to the first 30 children, and builders will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

February 12 | Build What You Love Challenge
March 12 | Leprechaun Challenge
April 9 | Easter Bunny Challenge
May 14 | Pet Challenge
June 11 | Swimming Pool Challenge
July9 | Ocean Challenge

 

 

 

 

Play to Learn


Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
March 7—May 30

AGES: 1 to 5 years old

Children can join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for Play to Learn. Every week we will highlight a different play theme and will focus on a different area of play while improving your child’s physical, language, and social development. After all, play is the work of childhood!  Registration is not required to attend this class.

Growing Readers


Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
September 6—February 28 *1/31 cancelled due to weather*
March 7—August 1
AGES: 3 to 5 years old

Join Ms. Diane to share fun stories, songs, and crafts for children with a longer attention span on the verge of entering school. (We also love homeschoolers!) Space is limited, and kids will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Our weekly youth programs will be on break and NOT meet June 3 – June 7.

 

Youth Programs


The Youth Services Department hosts a variety of programs for kids and their families.

Take a look at some of our offerings below:

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Youth Special Events

Early Childhood Programs – Morning

Early Childhood Programs – Evening

Early Childhood Programs – Other Storytimes

Free Film Programs

School Age Programs

Tween & Teen Programs

Spring Break Programs

Summer Programs

Museum Adventure Pass

 

Visit the Library and check out a museum with the Museum Adventure Pass program! You can use your Bensenville library card to check out a pass to great Chicago area museums! Museums that participate in the program include:

  • Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
  • Bronzeville Children’s Museum
  • Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society)
  • Cantigny Park
  • Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton  College
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
  • Elgin History Museum
  • Elgin Public Museum
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • KidsWork Children’s Museum
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
  • Naper Settlement
  • Oriental Institute Museum
  • Pleasant Home Foundation
  • St. Charles Heritage Museum

Stop by the Library and check out a museum pass today! For more information visit the Museum Adventure Pass website.

Computer Services

 

Wi-Fi
The entire Library is a Wi-Fi hotspot. All are welcome to bring their laptops into the Library, find a comfortable spot, and use the internet at no charge and with no restrictions.

Public Access Computers
The Library provides public access computers for all. Each computer has full and unrestricted internet access (see our internet agreement form) as well as the Microsoft Office Suite. There is no charge to use a public access computer, but we ask that you sign in with the computer monitor on-duty. (NOTE: Patrons under the age of 18 must present their school ID.) All computers print to a color and black and white printer; prints cost $.25 for color and $.10 for black and white. A computer monitor is on duty at all times to help with problems and to explain procedures.

Simple Scan Station
Do you have photos or documents that need to be saved digitally? The Library has a Simple Scan Station available in the computer lab.  This station allows users to scan photos and documents as a PDF or word document to their emails, to a flash drive, or directly to a color or black/white printer. Scanning is free; printing costs will only apply if you send the documents to our printers.

Technology Classes

We are continuing our popular technology classes! Reservations plus a five dollar ($5.00) refundable deposit is required. Must register in person at the reference desk. Call the library at (630) 766-4642 with any questions.

Click here for a printable version of our computer class schedule!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programs & Events


The Adult Services Department hosts a variety of entertaining, educational, and even historical programs!

Take a look at what we are currently offering:

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Special Events

Adult Programs

Conversation Groups

Adult Craft and DIY Programs

Film Programs

Computer Classes

Adult Book Discussion Groups

Craft Resources


Art and Craft Shows Net – Search for an arts/crafts show, festival or fair by dates, city, state, or region in this database.

Crafting with your kids

Crochet Guild of America – Dedicated to the art of crocheting.

Fave Crafts – Free craft projects, home decor ideas and DIY tips, new projects and tips added every day.

Free Patterns – Free online patterns for your projects.

Jo-Ann Project Archive – Library of projects for knitters, quilters, crafters and more.

Michaels, the Arts & Crafts Store – Floral and handcraft project ideas.

Pinterest – Arts and Crafts Inspiration! Organize your project ideas and get fresh inspiration.

Quilt.com – Quilting information for the novice, the expert and all those in between.

WoolWorks – Projects for hand-knitters.

www.allfreecrochet.com

www.allfreeknitting.com

www.allfreejewelrymaking.com

www.allfreesewing.com