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:
April 10 | Easter Bunny Challenge
May 8 | Dragons 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.
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
March 7—May 30
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.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
March 1—July 26
AGES: 3 to 5 years old
Join Miss Diane to share fun stories, songs, and activities for children with a little longer attention span on the verge of entering school. We also love home schoolers! 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.
The Youth Services Department hosts a variety of programs for kids and their families.
Take a look at some of our offerings below:
Youth Special Events
Early Childhood Programs – Morning
Early Childhood Programs – Evening
Free Film Programs
School Age Programs – Morning
School Age Programs – Afternoon
School Age Programs – Evening
Visit the Library and check out a museum with the Museum Adventure Pass program! You can use your Bensenville library card to check out a pass to great Chicago area museums! Museums that participate in the program include:
- Air Classic Inc. Museum of Aviation
- Bronzeville Children’s Museum
- Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society)
- Cantigny Park
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Elgin History Museum
- Elgin Public Museum
- Illinois Railway Museum
- Lake County Discovery Museum
- Legoland Discovery Center
- Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
- Naper Settlement
- Oriental Institute Museum
- Pleasant Home Foundation
- St. Charles Heritage Museum
- The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
Stop by the Library and check out a museum pass today! For more information visit the Museum Adventure Pass website.
The entire Library is a Wi-Fi hotspot. All are welcome to bring their laptops into the Library, find a comfortable spot, and use the internet at no charge and with no restrictions.
Public Access Computers
The Library provides public access computers for all. Each computer has full and unrestricted internet access (see our internet agreement form) as well as the Microsoft Office Suite. There is no charge to use a public access computer, but we ask that you sign in with the computer monitor on-duty. (NOTE: Patrons under the age of 18 must present their school ID.) All computers print to a color and black and white printer; prints cost $.25 for color and $.10 for black and white. A computer monitor is on duty at all times to help with problems and to explain procedures.
Simple Scan Station
Do you have photos or documents that need to be saved digitally? The Library has a Simple Scan Station available in the computer lab. This station allows users to scan photos and documents as a PDF or word document to their emails, to a flash drive, or directly to a color or black/white printer. Scanning is free; printing costs will only apply if you send the documents to our printers.
We are continuing our popular technology classes! Reservations plus a five dollar ($5.00) refundable deposit is required. Must register in person at the reference desk. Call the library at (630) 766-4642 with any questions.
Click here for a printable version of our computer class schedule!
The Adult Services Department hosts a variety of entertaining, educational, and even historical programs!
Take a look at what we are currently offering:
Adult Craft and DIY Programs
Adult Book Discussion Groups
Federal Tax Forms And Publications -The official IRS site. Download forms and publications here.
Illinois Tax Forms – Official state site for Illinois tax forms.
Tax Forms (Other States) – Index of links to individual state sites for tax forms.
AARP Tax-Aide – Locate a tax help center near you.
Art and Craft Shows Net – Search for an arts/crafts show, festival or fair by dates, city, state, or region in this database.
Crafting with your kids
Crochet Guild of America – Dedicated to the art of crocheting.
Fave Crafts – Free craft projects, home decor ideas and DIY tips, new projects and tips added every day.
Free Patterns – Free online patterns for your projects.
Jo-Ann Project Archive – Library of projects for knitters, quilters, crafters and more.
Michaels, the Arts & Crafts Store – Floral and handcraft project ideas.
Pinterest – Arts and Crafts Inspiration! Organize your project ideas and get fresh inspiration.
Quilt.com – Quilting information for the novice, the expert and all those in between.
WoolWorks – Projects for hand-knitters.