Children’s Events in the Community (Summer 2019)

Read to the moon at the library and around town! Join us all summer long for exciting events out in the community. All of the events listed below are for children of all ages and do not require registration, unless otherwise noted.


Alina Celeste Family Concert
Thursday, June 6, 2–2:45 p.m.
Central Park Pavilion, 201 Recreation Drive

Join internationally-touring family musician Alina Celeste for a joyous blend of sing-alongs, dance-alongs, family jams and unforgettable musical stories.

Descendants Party
Monday, June 17, 2–3 p.m.
Fountaindale Public Library

Gear up for Descendants 3 with games and activities celebrating Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay! Grades K–5

Dale Obrochta Presents: Art of Inflation
Tuesday, June 18, 2–2:45 p.m.
Annerino Community Center Gym, 201 Recreation Drive

Enjoy awe-inspiring balloon art that blends comedy, audience participation, balloon twisting and a dash of silliness.

Wednesday, June 19, 11 a.m.–noon
Winston Woods, 200 Winston Drive

Enjoy an entertaining comedy magic show for all ages, with a bunny meet and greet after the show!

Wild Times Exotics: Animal Show
Thursday, June 20, 2–2:45 p.m.
Central Park Pavilion, 201 Recreation Drive

Learn about a variety of exotic animals like the fennec fox, coatimundi, prairie dog, guinea pig, snakes and more!

Mark Hayward Yo-Yo Show
Tuesday, June 25, 2–2:45 p.m.
Annerino Community Center Gym, 201 Recreation Drive

Join us for a fantastic show featuring World Yo-Yo and Spin Top Champion, Mark Hayward!

Gary Auerbach Frisbee Show!
Thursday, June 27, 2–2:45 p.m.
Annerino Community Center Gym, 201 Recreation Drive

Be amazed by Gary Auerbach as he shows tricks that made him World Freestyle Frisbee Champion.

American Girl Doll Celebration: Luciana
Saturday, June 29, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Fountaindale Public Library

Explore the universe, participate in space-themed crafts and activities and get to know aspiring astronaut, Luciana!

Clothespin Puppets: Picture Book Show
Tuesday, July 9, 2–2:45 p.m.
Fountaindale Public Library

See your favorite books come to life during a fast-paced mix of stories, puppets and audience participation. Get here early and meet the puppets and puppeteers starting at 1 p.m.

Science Tellers: Aliens Escape From Earth
Thursday, July 11, 2–2:45 p.m.
Fountaindale Public Library

Join us on our intergalactic, out-of-this-world space adventure story featuring science experiments about inertia, chemical changes, energy and more!

Santa’s Summer Vacation
Tuesday, July 16, 2–2:45 p.m.
Fountaindale Public Library

Meet Santa Claus and finally ask him about all the things you’ve always wanted to know!

The Wacky World of Dave Rudolf
Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m.–noon
Winston Woods, 200 Winston Drive

Blast off into a goofy, interactive show with music, sound effects, jokes and audience participation.

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, July 31, 2–3:30 p.m.
Fountaindale Public Library

Celebrate the magical world of Harry Potter with a special birthday party for everyone’s favorite wizard! Wizards and witches wear your robes, hats and bring your wands. Muggles are also welcome.


Visit Your Local Parks
Fridays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m./MOPs Puppet Shows: 10:30–11 a.m.

Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer! The Bookmobile will be open for you to check out materials, sign up for Summer Adventure and enjoy fun activities.
June 7: Indian Chase Meadows, 525 Pheasant Chase Drive
June 14: Indian Boundary Park, 990 W. Boughton Road
June 21: Sunset Park, 1500 Waterside Drive
June 28: Winston Woods, 200 Winston Drive
July 12: Wipfler Park, 549 Rockhurst (No Bookmobile)
July 19: Champions Park, 1600 Firethorn
July 26: Remington Lakes Sports Complex, 811 W. Remington Boulevard

NEW! July 5: Central Park, 201 Recreation Drive
Join us for a MOPs show entirely in Spanish!

Wednesdays at Winston Woods
Wednesdays, June 5–July 31, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Winston Woods, 200 Winston Drive

Join our Outreach staff and the Library Express Van for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods this summer! Studio 300 staff will host special activities on these select dates:
June 12: Make-A-Mess Fest
June 26: Sunprints
July 24: Moon Rocks

There is no DIY craft available on June 19 & July 17, due to the scheduled performers.