Pre-K Book Club


AGES: 3 to 5 years old

Join Miss Kyrie’s monthly book club just for pre-readers that will focus on early literacy skills and fostering a love of reading. Already read the book? Repetition strengthens connections in the brain and builds confidence in your little one. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion. Pre-K Book Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

October 2 Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin & James Dean
November 6 We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
December 4 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
February 5 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.

Miss Kyrie’s Dance Party


Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 8 – July 27
AGES: 1 to 2 years old

Children between the ages of 1 and 2 years old can join us on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for Miss Kyrie’s Dance Party, our summer music and movement class. Join us for a morning filled with laughter, song, dance, and music. Registration is not required to attend this class, but space is limited. Stop by the Youth Desk the day of the class to reserve your spot. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Spring Butterfly Ball


Wednesday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 1 to 5 years old

Join Miss Kyrie for a special spring-themed music and movement program! Wear your fanciest duds and spend the morning singing, laughing, and (most importantly) dancing! Registration is not required to attend this program.

Drop-In Art


Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
September 11 – February 26
AGES: 2 to 10 years old

Children can join us for an hour of painting, drawing, and creating! We provide the supplies and you bring the imagination. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing they won’t mind getting messy. Registration is not required to attend this class, but space is limited. Spots are available on a rotating basis. Stop by the Youth Desk the day of the class for more information.

Our Early Childhood programs will be on break and not meet November 20-24 and December 26-January 19.

The Music Factory


Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
September 7 – February 22
AGES: 1 to 5 years old

Join Miss Allison every week from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a musical playground. Your child will interact with different musical instruments and even learn a new song or rhyme during this drop-in program. Registration is NOT required to attend this class.

Our Early Childhood programs will be on break and not meet November 20-24 and December 26-January 19.

Stories & More

Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
September 6 – February 28
AGES: 2 and 3 years old

Has your child graduated from Toddler Tales? Continue to develop your child’s language and social skills at Stories & More. Children and their favorite adult are invited to join Miss Kyrie for stories, songs, and activities. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Stop by the Youth Desk the day of the class to reserve your spot. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stay & Play


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Tuesdays AND Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
September 5 – February 27
AGES: 1 to 5 years old

Children are invited to join us after storytime on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Stay & Play. Enjoy an hour of play during which you and your child may socialize with other parents and caregivers. Registration is NOT required to attend.

Our Early Childhood programs will be on break and not meet November 20-24 and December 26-January 19.

Firefighter Appreciation Day


Thursday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m.
ALL AGES

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.

Park Play


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Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
June 9 – July 28
AGES: ALL AGES

Children of all ages are invited to join us on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. for Park Play, the Library’s outdoor playgroup. Each week the Library will be at Sunset Park for an hour of outdoor play. Socialize with other parents and caregivers while your child enjoys sunshine, fresh air, as well as active, manipulative, and sensory play. NOTE: Park Play will be relocated to the Library’s meeting room in inclement weather.

 

Baby Social Hour


Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
March 1—July 26
AGES: 6 months to 2 years old

Parents and their little ones are invited to join Miss Kyrie for an hour of messy art and creative play for children 6 months to 2 years old. Age appropriate art supplies and toys will be provided. This unstructured social time is a drop-in event and no registration is required.