Spreading kindness can have a positive impact on a person’s life and inspire others—especially our youth—to share joy and be kind to one another. Join us for our second annual Kindness Day on Saturday, May 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. for activities for the entire family to share and celebrate acts of kindness.

  • Record short video messages of kindness and gratitude to be shared with our community and the world
    • Can’t make it? Record your message of kindness here beginning Monday, May 4.
  • Create good vibes cards, kindness rocks, letters of kindness and more
  • Attend a workshop with author Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz
  • Perform random acts of kindness by taking ideas from our kindness tree
  • Donate unexpired, non-perishable food items to our Micro Pantry food drive
  • Learn about volunteer opportunities from local nonprofits
  • Pick up a Kindness BINGO card from Children’s Services starting Monday, May 4, and Return your card on Kindness Day to earn a prize
  • Record audio-only interviews with anyone who wishes to share their stories of kindness through our partnership with StoryCorps

About StoryCorps

StoryCorps gives people of all backgrounds the opportunity to record meaningful conversations and archives the recordings at the Library of Congress. Their mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

About Kindness Day

Bolingbrook Kindness Day began in 2018 when the Pioneer Elementary School community showed overwhelming kindness towards a young girl who faced tremendous health challenges. Her family wished to spread the message of how simple acts of kindness were critical to their daughter’s recovery. In 2019, Fountaindale Public Library got involved with the initiative by hosting a one-day event for students and community members to record messages of kindness that were shared via the library’s social media channels and website.