Summer Crafts with PJT


Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 15 – July 27
AGES: 6 to 10 years old

Join the Youth Department’s Parish every Thursday for fun and easy craft making projects. Each week the featured project will use simple items like buttons, strings, paper and more. No registration is required to attend, but space is limited.

Super Smash Bros. Tournament


Thursday, July 27 at 3:00 p.m.
AGES: 10 to 18 years old

Come out and join us for the Library’s Super Smash Bros. Tournament! Each participate MUST BRING their own Nintendo 3DS or compatible controller along with a copy of the Super Smash Bros. game. Compete in a four person battle, with winners advancing to the next stage of the tournament until there are no other challengers left standing! A prize will be awarded to the tournament champion. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. NOTE: Tournament rules will be available ahead of the event on the Super Smash Bros. Tournament flyer.

Pokemon Grand Slam Tournament


Wednesday, July 26 at 3:00 p.m.
AGES: 10 to 18 years old

Thought the Pokémon League was challenging? Test your skills at the Library’s Pokémon Grand Slam Tournament! In order to participate in the tournament you MUST BRING your own Nintendo 3DS or 2DS along with your copy of:

  • Pokémon X  & Y
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby
  • Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
  • Pokémon Sun & Moon

Battles will be one on one until the Library’s Champion is crowned. Rules will be given at the event. A prize will be awarded to the tournament champion. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. NOTE: Tournament rules will be available ahead of the event on the Pokémon Grand Slam Tournament flyer.

Video Game Club


Tuesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
March 7 – July 25
AGES: 10 to 16 years old

Join the Library every Tuesday for video game playing! Each month we will be using a different game system to truly test your skills! At the club we will vote on which game we will be playing that day. Registration is not required to attend, but no more attendees will be accepted after 4:00 p.m. If you have a controller you would like to use for any of the listed systems you are more the welcome to bring it with you. All games played will be rated E through T.

March – PlayStation 3

April – Wii U

May – PlayStation TV

June – PlayStation 4

July – Wii U

MEGA Building


Wednesday, March 29 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
AGES: 5 to 12 years old

Explore the Library’s collection of building sets at our first ever MEGA Building event. We’re pulling out every building set we own, and we can’t wait to see what you make with them! Our unique building sets include: Magna-Tiles, Feltro, Tegu, Magz Bricks, Magz Clix, Snapo, Brackitz, and more! Join us for a morning of creative building and play. Registration is not required to attend this program.

 

Drop-In Art


Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
March 6 – May 22
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.

#Coloring


Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
March 6 – May 22

Our favorite #Coloring is coming back! If you enjoyed all the fun coloring pages from the last #Coloring then come out for this one! Join us every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. We’ll supply the coloring pencils and pages, you bring your creativity! No registration is required to attend.

Pokémon Club


Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (ALTERNATING)
AGES: 8 to 17 years old

If you attended our Countdown to Pokémon Sun and Moon then you will want to join our new Pokémon Club! Get together with fellow Pokémon fans to battle, trade and discuss everything Pokémon. If you have a Pokémon you can’t seem to find or would like to battle new faces then join the Pokémon Club! Please note for playing purposes you must have either a Nintendo 2DS or 3DS to play. You will not be able to play if you don’t have one of these. You also need to have one of the newer Pokémon games (Pokémon X & Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, or Pokémon Sun and Moon). Pokémon Club will meet every other Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.:

March 8 | March 22 | April 5 | April 19 | May 17 | May 31

Note: Pokemon Club will not meet on Wednesday, May 3.

LEGO Breakfast Block Party


Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 5 to 12 years old

Do you love LEGOs? Join us at our LEGO Breakfast Block Party! This special event will feature a special building challenge inspired by The LEGO Batman Movie. One builder’s creation will be selected as our judge’s favorite, and that builder will win a LEGO Batman building set. Donuts and juice will be provided for all builders. Space is limited, and builders will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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.