Third Saturday of the month* at 1:30 p.m.
AGES: 8 to 16 years old
Sept. 21 | Oct. 19 | Nov. 16 | Jan. 18 | Feb. 15
Join Mr. Parish for an awesome, casual craft the third Saturday of each month! Let your imagination run wild as you use all sorts of different colored beads and create whatever design you’d like. Every month we will highlight a different style bead — pony beads, perler beads, glass beads, and more. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. *The Beading Workshop does not meet in December.
Second Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m.*
AGES: Incoming/current high school students
Are you a student in high school who is looking for community opportunities? Do you like pizza? Join us at the library for a free pizza lunch and earn some volunteer hours while doing so. This is a community service club made for teens. Teens will develop and implement service projects to learn leadership skills.
March 10 | Easter Bunny Workshop (preparing crafts, etc.)
April 14 | Clean Up Your Library
May 12 | Korthauer Log Cabin *Meets at 2:30 p.m.
June 9 | Children’s Clothing Drive
July 14 | Teen Choice
August 11 | Library Summer Toy Cleaning
Questions about Teen Justice League? Contact the Youth Services Department!
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
AGES: 0 to 8 years old
Families are welcome to join us after a long day to listen to our favorite relaxing bedtime tales and rhymes. A simple coloring craft will also be provided. Registration is not required, but space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 3 to 5 years old
Join Ms. Diane as we read lively stories, sing songs, and do some early learning about letters and counting. We will finish by making a fun craft to take home! This program is designed for children with a little longer attention span. (We also love homeschoolers!) Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and preschoolers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Beginning Monday, January 13 | AGES: Birth to Kindergarten
1,000 books sounds like a lot of books, but if all you do is read your child one book every night at bedtime, you will have read 1,000 books before your child turns 3! Besides being a nice way to spend time together, you will be helping your child get ready for Kindergarten. Stop by the Youth Services Desk to sign up and hear more about the program, including prizes you can earn and recommended titles our librarians to read aloud. Brought to you in partnership with Bensenville School District 2.
Milestones & Prizes
100 Books — Picture on ELC wall milestone tracker and animal mask for pretend play
300 Books — Set of 5 finger puppets for storytelling
600 Books — Crayons and Notepad set for fine motor skills and creativity
1000 Books — Wood puzzle for problem solving
For more information about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, please contact the Youth Services Department at the Bensenville Community Public Library.
Cuentos & Crafts
Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
AGES: 0 to 8 years old
Join Ms. Priscyla as she shares all of our favorite books, songs, riddles, and movement activities bilingually! Stay until the end for a fun craft that the whole family can enjoy.
Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia
Monday, September 16 — Tuesday, October 15
Help us celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and stop by the YS Desk to test your knowledge about famous Hispanic heroes! Each day we’ll have a different icon on display; answer correctly for a sweet treat!
Black History Month Trivia
Monday, February 3 — Saturday, February 29
Help us celebrate Black History Month and stop by the YS Desk to test your knowledge about famous Black heroes! Each day we’ll have a different icon on display; answer correctly for a sweet treat!
Friday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m., Kim Possible: Disney Live Action
(2019, Rated TV-G, 1 hour 26 minutes)
No school? No problem! Join us for a movie on the days that school is closed and take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium for a showing of our favorite family films. Admission to the show is free! Admission is open to all, though space is limited. All films are rated PG. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All ages!
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a collection of Spanish language films! All film showings will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Lifelong Learning Center.
Monday, September 16 — El Cantante
Puerto Rican singer Héctor Lavoe emigrates to the United States and becomes a pioneer of salsa music. (2007) Rated R, 1 hr 46 min
Monday, September 23 — 3 Minute Hug
This mini-documentary shows people in exactly this scenario as families are separated at the US-Mexico Border. (2018) Not rated, 30 min
Monday, September 30 — La Mujer De Mi Hermano
A young woman’s search for passion after nearly a decade of marriage leads her to turn to her husband’s brother. (2006) Rated R, 1 hr 29 min
Monday, October 14 — Cuba and the Cameraman
Documentary. Life in Cuba over the course of 45 years, from the early 1970s to the harrowing 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union and the 2016 death of Fidel Castro. (2017) Not rated, 1 hr 53 min