Breakfast with the Easter Bunny


Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. | Blackhawk Middle School Cafeteria
AGES: 10 years old and younger

Kids 10 and younger are encouraged to join the Bensenville Community Public Library and Bensenville School District 2 for our second annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Blackhawk Middle School Cafeteria. This event includes a pancake, tater tots, sausage, and egg breakfast, a photo-op with the Easter Bunny, as well as other crafts and activities. Buses will be available for those with limited transportation, bus route information will be available one week prior to event. Registration is not required, but space is limited. All children must be attended by an adult. All adults must be accompanied with a child. For questions or further details, please contact the Library at (630) 766-4642.

 

Program Cancellations


Due to the forecast of dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills this week, the Library will be cancelling the following Youth programs:

Wednesday, January 30

Thursday, January 31

Please note that barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Library will remain open as scheduled. If you have any questions, please call the Library at (630) 766-4642.

If you need to be outside during this time, dress in layers and protect all exposed skin as well as possible (don’t forget hats, scarves, gloves!) – frostbite in these temperatures can occur in 10 minutes or less. Stay warm and be safe! For more information on warming center locations and other cold weather precautions, please visit https://bensenville.il.us/.

 

 

 

Kindergarten Boot Camp


AGES: Must be 4 years old by Sept. 1

Session I: Mondays & Wednesdays | Sept. 5—Dec. 19 | 12:30—2:30 p.m.

Session II: Mondays & Wednesdays | Feb. 4—May 22 | 12:30—2:30 p.m.

Join Miss Penny and Miss Diane to focus on skills that are necessary to be successful in Kindergarten; recognizing letters, numbers, shapes and colors, socializing and following directions are just a few skills we will work on. Registration is required to attend, and each session is limited to 12 children. Registration for KBC must be completed in person at the Youth Services Desk.

Registration for Session I will be August 6 – August 31.
Registration for Session II will be January 7—February 1.

 

Drive-In Theatre


Wednesday, January 2 at 12:00 p.m.
AGES: 3 to 8 years old

Make a cardboard car, bring a sack lunch, and take in the show! To start off our special program, every child will decorate a box car, supplied by the Library, and then enjoy watching one of our favorite films while “parked.” Stop by the Youth Services Desk the morning of the program for a ticket to reserve your spot. Space is limited to 25 children. NOTE: No food or drink will be provided by the Library.

 

Inter-Exchange English/Spanish Conversation Group


Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Begins Tuesday, March 12

This group is open to all English and Spanish speakers interested in learning each other’s language.

The conversation group will speak for half of the hour in English and the other half of the hour in Spanish so everyone will have the opportunity to practice their second language. Prior experience with both Spanish and English is useful, but all English and Spanish speakers are welcome.

 

Grupo de Intercambio (inglés y español)

Los martes a las 6:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m. en La Biblioteca de Bensenville
Comienza en martes, 12 de marzo

Este grupo está abierto a todos que hablan español o inglés y tienen interés en aprender el otro idioma.
El grupo hablará por media hora en inglés y por media hora en español. Todos tendrán la oportunidad de practicar su segundo idioma. Experiencia con ambos inglés y español está buena, pero todos los hispanohablantes y anglohablantes pueden venir. No hay registro.

 

Trivia Night at Green St. Grille


First Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
at Green St. Grille — 120 W. Green St. Bensenville

Join staff from the Bensenville Community Public Library on the first Monday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and flex your trivia muscle at the Green Street Grille! Gather some friends and compete against other teams for prizes by answering questions about history, pop culture, and more!

February 4 | March 4 | April 1 | May 6 | June 3 | July 1 | August 5

 

Summer Grand Slam Tournaments


July 23 – 26 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
AGES: 10 to 18 years old

Come out and join us for the Library’s Summer Grand Slam Tournament! Each day we will have a different tournament where challengers have the chance to test their skills and fight their way to the top!

Monday – Practice Day

Tuesday – Pokémon Grand Slam

Wednesday – Tekken 7

Thursday – Super Smash Bros.

 

Women’s FIFA World Cup Showing


Ages: 10 and up

World Cup soccer is back again at the Bensenville Library this summer! The U.S. Women’s Team has qualified as the #1 ranked team to play in France for the World Cup!  Will Team USA repeat a championship after winning the cup in 2015? Catch some of their matches here live on T.V.

Tuesday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. | United States vs. Thailand

Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. | United States vs. Sweden

 

 

Summer Movie Night


Friday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Library

7:00 p.m. | Monsters vs. Aliens  | (PG, 1 hr 34 min)
9:00 p.m. | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial  | (PG, 1 hr 55 min)

Join us at the Library for a very special movie event—a screening of some of our favorite “out of this world” films! Both the 7:00 p.m. showing of Monsters vs. Aliens and the 9:00 p.m. showing of E.T. will will be held inside the Library — take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium. Join us for one film—or stay for both!

 

After School Book Buddies and Stay & Play


After School Book Buddies
Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. 
March 6—May 29
AGES: 4 to 7 years old 

Come relax after school and join Miss Diane for some great stories and fun learning activities. Every week will be a different adventure! Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first served basis.

 

After School Stay & Play
Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
March 6—May 29
AGES: 4 to 7 years old 

Children are invited to join us after Book Buddies to stay and play. We will have some fun things for kids who are early elementary school age. Enjoy an hour of play! Registration is not required to attend.