Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Not going anywhere for Spring Break? Head to the Library for a night of family gaming fun at Beach Party Bingo! This is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend. Space is limited, and players will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Head to the Library for a night of family gaming fun at our Lucky Duck Bingo. Rubber duckies have been our most popular bingo this past year, so we decided to have a special bingo event where all of the prizes are rubber duckies. Don’t miss this one time only event! Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Players will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 4 to 12 years old
Celebrate Youth Art Month at the Library’s Family Art Night! Channel your inner artist and see what you can create with the different types of paints, clays, stamps, and more available in the Library’s art supply stash. All of our supplies are washable, but there is always a chance for a little mess when creating art. You may want to wear something that is okay to get slightly messy. This program is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend.
Friday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of lively celebration at our first ever Festival of Colors. The Youth Services department will put their own spin on the upcoming celebration of Holi with colorful crafts, activities, and more. This program is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend.
Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Whether you’re a new or experienced gardener, you can learn how to achieve a more successful harvest this year! Join horticulturist Nina Koziol for a look at a wide variety of heirloom and modern vegetables, how and where to plant them, and how to protect them from disease, critters and insects for a long, flavorful harvest.
Head to the Library for a night of family gaming fun. Winners will have a choice of prizes. Family Bingo is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend. Space is limited, and players will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Family Bingo will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the following evenings:
September 27 – Harvest Bingo
October 25 – BOOOOOO-ingo
November 29 – Holly Jolly Bingo
January 24 – Snowman Bingo
February 28 – Lucky Bingo
Saturday, May 6 — All Day!
The superheroes are coming! Join the Library for Free Comic Book Day, a nationwide event held the first Saturday in May each year where participating comic book shops and libraries around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for your free comic (while supplies last).
Thursday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Join us for the fun as we celebrate International Firefighters’ Day! Miss Kyrie and Miss Diane will welcome two very special firefighters who will read aloud and teach us important fire safety skills. Then we’ll head outside to see the fire vehicles from the Bensenville Fire Protection District. A new addition this year will be the Fire Safety Trailer! This is a simulated home were a firefighter will guide children through steps they should take if there is a fire in their own home. Registration is not required to attend.
Readers of all ages are invited to join the Library’s annual summer reading program. Registration for the program begins June 1 and runs through June 30. Once readers are signed up they will receive a reading log. Complete the log to earn a prize and a chance in the grand prize drawing. The last day to turn in your summer reading log is July 31. Want to earn more entries in the grand prize drawing? Every time you attend a program you’ll earn another ticket for the grand prize drawing!
For more information, stop by the Youth or Adult Services desks at the Library.
Saturday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m.
AGES: 1 to 8 years old
Join us for our second annual Egg-A-Palooza! The Easter Bunny will be visiting the Bensenville Library and hiding prize filled eggs in the Library’s Garden of Knowledge. Children between the ages of 1 and 8 years old are invited to bring their own basket and join us for an Easter egg hunt. We will have two entry times into the egg hunt:
2:00 to 2:15 p.m. – 1 to 3 year old Egg Hunt
2:30 to 2:45 p.m. – 4 to 8 year old Egg Hunt
While you wait for your group to enter the hunt, our family craft room will be open and we will have several amazing projects for you to complete. Don’t forget to bring your camera as the Easter Bunny will be available for kids to meet and have their photo taken with. Registration is not required to attend this program, but space is limited. Tickets for the event will be handed out 30 minutes before the start of the program. NOTE: If there is inclement weather the egg hunt will be moved indoors.