College Resources


College Board

Embark – Features include a school matcher, graduate schools information, and online recruitment application.

Fenton High School: Guidance Department – Everything Bensenville students need to plan for the future.

Peterson’s – Online companion to the popular college guide. Nice variety of resources available. (Colleges)  Includes information and rankings from the annual listing of schools.

Campus Tours – Take a virtual tour of the college you are interested in.

College Answer – Free financial aid service offered by Sallie Mae. The database includes thousands of private scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, internships and fellowships.

College Illinois – Official site for the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program.

FAFSA Application – Get a copy of the FAFSA or fill it out online.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Outreach Activities Calendar – ISAC’s outreach efforts help families navigate the steps of the college admission and financial aid processes.

FastAid – Searchable database of private scholarships.

Affordable Colleges Online – This directory of online colleges in the U.S. compares thousands of online colleges and programs.

GoodCall Scholarships – A free and easy to use scholarship search engine where you can filter by scholarship entry difficult, competition level, scholarship amount, and more.

Based on the Book

Join the Library the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Theater for a showing of our favorite films based on books. Admission to the show is free!

Thursday, February 16 – Love & Friendship

Based on the book by Jane Austen.

In the 18th century, the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel).

(2016, Rated PG, Running time: 1 hour, 33 minutes)

Family Movie Night

Join the Library the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. 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! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to the event.

Tuesday, August 7 – Paddington 2

Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop — the perfect present for his beloved aunt’s 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy’s big celebration.

(2017 | Rated PG | 1 hour 44 minutes)

Please note: all Family Movie Night showings will be at the Bensenville Library

Book Brunch

Can’t make it to one of our evening book discussion groups? Book Brunch meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Copies of the book are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

February 22 — The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
March 22 — Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
April 26 — The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
May 24 — The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz


Thursday Night Book Club

Our longest-running book discussion meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the books are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

March 1 — Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
April 5 — A Long Way Home: A Memoir by Saroo Brierley
May 3 — Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Lit Chicks

Do you like to read young adult fiction? Join our all ages YA book discussion group, Lit Chicks! Lit Chicks meets the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

February 20 — Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
March 19 — I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
April 16 — There’s Someone Inside Your House  by Stephanie Perkins
May 21 — One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus



Holiday Open House



Friday, December 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
All ages!

 Join Library staff for our annual Holiday Open House. We’ll be joined again by the caroling quartet The Vagabond Singers, as well as the jazz quintet Zazz, who will play all of your holiday favorites. While you listen enjoy a wide variety of holiday treats by our fireplace or make holiday crafts in our meeting room. This is one holiday event
you won’t want to miss!

4:00 pm | The Vagabond Singers

5:00 pm | Zazz Jazz Combo

4:30 – 6:30 pm | Treats

All Evening | Holiday Crafts

All Evening | Photo/Selfie Station