ARTsy Smartsy

Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
September 11 – February 26
AGES: 2 to 5 years old

Join the Youth Services Department every week for an hour of painting, drawing, and creating! We will focus on the joyful process of creating art and experimenting with different materials. 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.


LEGO Night

Calling all LEGO builders! Join us the second Tuesday of every month for LEGO Night at theLibrary. Meet other LEGO fans as you compete in our LEGO building challenge. LEGO Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the following evenings:

September 12 | Pets Challenge
October 10 | Haunted House Challenge
November 14 | Outer Space Challenge
December 12 | At the North Pole Challenge
January 9 | Under the Sea Challenge
February 13 | Build What You Love Challenge

All LEGO Nights are drop-in events and registration is not required to attend. Space is limited, and builders will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.


Play to Learn

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
September 6 – February 28
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.

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


Growing Readers

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
September 7 – February 22
AGES: 3 to 5 years old

Join Miss Diane to share fun stories, songs, and learning activities geared for children on the verge of or entering their first school experience. We also love homeschoolers! Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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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Early Childhood Programs – Daytime

Early Childhood Programs – Evening

Free Film Programs

Youth Book Discussion Groups

School Age Programs – Afternoon

School Age Programs – Evening

Family Movie Night


 Join the Library the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of our favorite family films. Admission to the show is free! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to the event. Visit the Library’s website for more information.

September 5 | October 3 | November 7 | December 5 | January 2 | February 6

Tuesday, November 7 – Cars 3

Join the Library at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of Cars 3. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

(2017, Rated G, 1 hour, 49 minutes)

Tuesday, December 5 – Despicable Me 3

The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world.

(2017, Rated G, 1 hour 30 minutes)