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


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 from District 2 Kindergarten Teachers to read aloud. Brought to you in partnership with Bensenville School District 2.

 

Cuentos & Crafts


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.


Cuentos & Crafts: Día de la Independencia
Monday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m.
AGES: 0 to 8 years old

Join Ms. Priscyla to learn more about Independence Day for Guatemala and Mexico during this special bilingual storytime! Stay until the end for a fun craft that the whole family can enjoy! Registration is not required to attend this event, but space and supplies are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.


Cuentos & Crafts: Día de los Muertos
Monday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m.
AGES: 0 to 8 years old

Join Ms. Priscyla to learn more about the Day of the Dead celebrated in many Latin American countries bilingually. There will be Mexican sweet bread and hot chocolate to enjoy after the cuentos and crafts hour.

Crafting Colorful Papel Picado


Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 3 years old and up, adults welcome

Bring the entire family out for an evening celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Papel picado is the Mexican art of making flags out of colorful paper, a popular Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos. We’ll be creating papel picado art for children and adults of all ages. We’ll also take a look at the various types of flags and symbols in Latin culture. Space is limited, and artists will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lotería


Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 3 years old and up, adults welcome

Families and patrons of all ages can head to the Library for a special bilingual night of gaming! We will be playing lotería, a popular game at festivals and parties in Mexico — if you like Bingo, give lotería a try! As we play, all ages can earn special Bingo Bucks to redeem for prizes. Registration is not required, but space is limited to the first 50 children and adults, players will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Making Mini Volcanoes


Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 3 years old and up, adults welcome

Join us for a special DIY program celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Bring the whole family and make an erupting model volcano out of paper mache, baking soda, and vinegar! While you’re building, you will learn about some notable Central American volcanoes. Registration is not required to attend this event, but space and supplies are limited, and patrons will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Noche de Película


Second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
All ages

Sept. 12 | Oct. 10 | Nov. 14 | Dec. 12 | Jan. 9 | Feb. 13

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. Visit our website for more information. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Sweethearts Ball


Wednesday, February 12 at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 1 to 5 years

Join us for a special Valentine event just for preschoolers! Wear your fanciest outfits and spend the morning dancing, hearing stories about love, and creating a special keepsake!
A small refreshment will be served, as supplies last. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Indoor Snowball Fight


Monday, January 20 at:

10:30 a.m. — Preschool Edition | AGES: 3 to 5 years old
1:00 p.m. — School Age Edition | AGES: 6 to 11 years old

Stay inside on this no school day and wage a pretend snowball battle against your friends. The Library Meeting Room will be set up for our battle, with objects to hide behind —actual snow not required! Registration is not required, but space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.