LEGO Night


Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 3 to 11 years old

Join us the second Tuesday of every month for LEGO Night at the Library. Meet other LEGO fans as you compete in our LEGO building challenge! Space is limited to the first 30 children, and builders will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

September 10 | Self Portrait

October 8 | Monster Mash

November 12 | Superheroes Unite

December 10 | Holiday Creations

January 14 | Let It Snow

February 11 | Hearts and Flowers or Best Friend Builds

Play to Learn


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.

Growing Readers


Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
March 7—August 1 *5/2 cancelled*
AGES: 3 to 5 years old

Join Ms. Diane to share fun stories, songs, and crafts for children with a longer attention span on the verge of entering school. (We also love homeschoolers!) Space is limited, and kids will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Our weekly youth programs will be on break and NOT meet June 3 – June 7.

 

Youth Programs

Youth programs will take a break and not meet:

  • Monday, November 25 through Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday
  • Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 10 for the holiday season.

All regularly scheduled programming will start back up on Monday, January 13, unless noted.

Please note: If there are no participants within the first 15 minutes of a program starting, we reserve the right to cancel the program. We appreciate your punctuality!

Early Childhood Programs — A.M.

Early Childhood Programs — P.M.

Free Film Programs

School Age Programs

Tween & Teen Programs

Bensenville Community Public Library Photo Policy

The Bensenville Community Public Library reserves the right to utilize photographs or video taken at the Library for publicity purposes in printed materials and online. All Library patrons consent to the use of their photo taken at the Library or during Library events, unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use. No names will be utilized in conjunction with photos without express written consent.

Museum Adventure Pass

 

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:

  • Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
  • Bronzeville Children’s Museum
  • Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society)
  • Cantigny Park
  • Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton  College
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
  • Elgin History Museum
  • Elgin Public Museum
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • KidsWork Children’s Museum
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
  • Naper Settlement
  • Oriental Institute Museum
  • Pleasant Home Foundation
  • St. Charles Heritage Museum

Stop by the Library and check out a museum pass today! For more information visit the Museum Adventure Pass website.

Computer Services

 

Wi-Fi
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.

Programs & Events

The Adult Services Department hosts a variety of entertaining, educational, and even historical programs!

Special Events

 

Adult Programs

 
 
 
 

 

 

Conversation Groups

 

Adult Craft Programs

 

Film Programs

 

Computer Classes

 

Book Discussion Groups

Bensenville Community Public Library Photo Policy

The Bensenville Community Public Library reserves the right to utilize photographs or video taken at the Library for publicity purposes in printed materials and online. All Library patrons consent to the use of their photo taken at the Library or during Library events, unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use. No names will be utilized in conjunction with photos without express written consent.

Craft Resources


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.

www.allfreecrochet.com

www.allfreeknitting.com

www.allfreejewelrymaking.com

www.allfreesewing.com

Parenting Resources


Positive Parenting DuPage – Official website for the county-wide collaboration comprised of dozens of organizations in DuPage County that work with families during the first three years of a child’s life.

Reading is Fundamental – Founded in 1966, this organization’s site is all about getting kids to read.  Visit their “Reading Planet” section for fun activities and recommended reads.

La Leche League International – Dedicated to providing education, information and support to breastfeeding mothers.

The Baby Center