Twilight Tales


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.

Little Listeners


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.

1,000 Books Before 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. 

While the library is closed, fill out the form below to register and get started tracking your books. Don’t have access to a printer at home? Download the free app available on Apple and Android devices. After registering, you will receive a special email from Miss Kyrie with further instructions and personalized eBook recommendations that you can access with your library card!

When it is safe to reopen, stop by the Youth Services Desk to claim your prizes. 

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

1KBK is brought to you in partnership with Bensenville School District 2.

Sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten today!

Noche de Película

Join us at the Library every second Thursday of every month at 6:30 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 IN SPANISH! Admission to the show is free! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to the event, and are subject to change. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. — Frozen 2 (en español)

Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift — the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom — an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.

(Rated PG, 1 hr 43

Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. — Toy Story 4 (en español)

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

(Rated G, 1 hr 40

Crayons & Games


Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. | ALL AGES

Bring your family and friends to an evening of challenging games and relaxing coloring at the Library! Board games, crayons, and pages will be provided – all you need is your creativity and laughter. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Lunchtime Theater


Summer Lunchtime Theater
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
June 13—August 1 | ALL AGES

Bring your sack lunch and join us for a weekly summer movie while taking advantage of stadium seating, free popcorn, and new HD projection in the Library’s auditorium! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to showing. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

June 13Nickelodeon’s The Great Summer Campout: featuring Bubble Guppies, Shimmer & Shine, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Sunny Day, and Nella the Princess Night (rated TV-Y, run time: 91 min)

June 20Ramona & Beezus (rated G, run time: 88 min)

June 27Puppy Dog Pals: Going On a Mission (rated TV-Y, run time: 84 min)

July 11Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie (rated PG, run time: 92 min)

July 18Team Umizoomi: Animal Heroes (rated TV-Y, run time: 91 min)

July 25Lilo & Stitch (rated PG, run time: 85 min)

August 1The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (rated G, run time: 82 min)

Family Storytime


Second and fourth Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
AGES: 0 to 8 years old

Feb. 22

Join us for a weekend celebration of our favorite authors! We will hear stories from Eric Carle, Oliver Jeffers, Mo Willems, and many more! Playtime will follow with a variety of toys that the whole
family can enjoy. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drop-In Play


Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
June 10 – July 29
AGES: 0 to 8 year olds

Families are invited to join us for a morning of play! The YS Department will highlight their vast toy collection and help your little ones as they learn to socialize. After all, play is the work of childhood! Registration is not required, but all children must be attended by an adult.

Stories with Grammy


Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 2 to 5 years old

Whether they call them Grandma, Nana, or Abuelita, kids love their grandmothers! Join us for gentle, calming tales and rhymes from our favorite librarian, Grammy Bonnie. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.