Storytimes and Programs

Storytimes | Programs


For full children's program calendar and registration availability click here.


Storytimes

Preschoolers of all ages can join us for a storytime. The Youth Services department provides age-appropriate interactive fun with stories, music, sign language, and more. Each storytime runs for six weeks.

Summer Stortyimes will begin in June.




Happy Books, Happy Cooks (Ages 3-5) *R*

Mondays, June TBA
7:00-7:30 p.m.

Registration is required.


Preschool Storytime* (Ages 3-5, Drop-In)

Tuesdays, June TBA
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Registration is not required. Limited to the first 20 children to arrive.


Toddler Storytime* (2-3 years with caregiver, Drop-In)

Wednesdays, June TBA
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Registration is not required. Limited to the first 20 children to arrive.


Romper Rhymes* (3-15 months with caregiver, Drop-In)

Thursdays, June TBA
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

Registration is required.


Budding Readers* (16-23 months with caregiver, Drop-In)

Thursdays, June TBA
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Registration is required.


Family Storytime (All Ages, Drop-In)

Fridays, June TBA
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Registration is not required.


*Drop-In Limited to 20 Children.

Programs

For full children's program calendar and registration availability click here.


April and May program registration for Bloomingdale Library cardholders is currently open.
For non-residents registration opens one week before each program begins.


1000 Books before Kindergarten

This is an ongoing program.
Registration is required.

Be on the lookout for our new exciting program 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. This new reading program encourages all Bloomingdale families and caregivers with young children before they enter Kindergarten. Studies have shown that families that start reading aloud to their children from birth strengthen language and vocabulary skills. Ask at the Youth Services’ Desk for more information. Or you can sign up right here.


Party with Elephant and Piggie *R* (Grades K-2)

Thursday, April 18
4:15-5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Everyone loves a party especially if it is an Elephant and Piggie party!


Easter Beagle Eggstravaganza Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)

Friday, April 19
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Registration is not required.

The family is invited for some eggstra special activities and crafts for this special storytime and a visit from the Easter Beagle! We "hop" to see you there!


Learn with LEGOs for Preschoolers *R* (Ages 3-5)

Tuesday, April 23
11:00-11:45 a.m.

Registration is required.

Build with LEGOs and build your child’s school readiness too! Come to the library for Lego learning and fun. Practice STEM with Legos!


Baby Prom (Drop-In, Ages 0-3)

Thursday, April 25
10:30- 11:00 a.m.

Registration is not required.

It's prom season! Don't let the big kids have all the fun, though. Wear something fancy and bring your little one to the library for some songs, movement, and photos in front of a backdrop! Black-tie onesies are optional.


Fly Away Butterflies

Registration is not required.

Have you ever seen a caterpillar change into a butterfly? Starting on April 26 we will have the caterpillars here at the library and everyone can watch them as they cocoon and then become butterflies! On May 16th at 4:15 p.m., after they transform, we will watch the butterflies fly away!


Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Grades K-2)

Mondays, April 29 and May 13
4:15-5:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Each month we will cover a STEAM subject while incorporating fundamental skills of reading, writing, computation, coding and problem solving.


Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In, All Ages)

Thursdays, May 2
11:00-11:45 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Join us at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café Court near the center of the mall) and receive a treat for being a good listener! All ages welcome; caregivers must remain with their children. December will be a special storytime with Santa!


Craft Time (Drop-In, All Ages)

Thursdays, May 2
3:00–8:00 p.m.

Registration is not required.

Stop by the Youth Services department the first Thursday of every month to make a fun craft. We’ll supply all the materials needed.


Baby, Let’s Make Music (Drop-In, 9 months – 2 years with caregiver)

Thursday, May 2
10:00-10:30 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Join us for a parade of fun! We will explore the world of sound using an array of musical instruments.


Music and Movement *R* (3 years-K)

Friday, May 3
10:30- 11:15 a.m.

Registration is required.

Come for a fun filled time of musical exploration through song, dance, movement activities, and instrument play. Caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program.


Free Comic Book Day (Drop-In, All Ages)

Saturday, May 4
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration is not required.

May the fourth be with you at the library’s Free Comic Book Day celebration! Create super crafts, come in costume/cosplay for our green screen photo booth, and pick up some free comics (3 per person, while supplies last)! Thank you to Dwight’s Comics for the support!


I’m a Big Brother or Sister *R*(Ages 1-5 with caregiver)

Tuesday, May 7
10:30-11:00 a.m.

Registration is required.

Calling all big brothers and sisters, congratulations on your promotion! Join us for some stories and songs about the new arrival in your home.


Mother’s Day Gifts for Mom! (Drop-In, Grades K-6)

Tuesday, May 7
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration is not required.

Drop in to make a great crafty gift for that special someone…Mom! Just in time for Mother’s Day.


Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)

Mondays, May 13 and June 10
9:30–10:15 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Enjoy a special storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera!
Location: Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road


Butterflies, Bugs and Bees (Drop-In, Ages 3-5)

Thursday, May 16
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Spring is in the air, come learn about the traits of our insect friends through books, crafts and more!


Fly Away Butterflies! (Drop-In, All Ages)

Thursday, May 16
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Registration is not required.

Have you ever seen a caterpillar change into a butterfly? Today we watch the butterflies fly away! Join us for this exciting event – we will have butterfly crafts to take home too!


Homeschool Meetup
Art Series- Watercolor Workshop *R*(Grades 1-6)

Wednesday, May 22
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

Come explore watercolors and take home a mini masterpiece! Projects will vary by age.


Time for Toys (Drop-In, Ages 3 months-5 years with a caregiver )

Friday, May 31
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Tuesdays with Toys is an informal program giving parents with small children the opportunity to meet and talk with other parents, while children play with toys and games. Toys and games are most appropriate for children ages 3 months to 5 years.


For full children's program calendar and registration availability click here.