Find Us in the Community (Summer 2021)It’s been a long 15 months since we’ve been able to hold in-person events, but as we move into summer, we’re looking forward to getting together outdoors once again! 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. And don’t forget to sign up for Summer Adventure starting June 1 so you can earn points and get prizes for attending these events!

Storytimes at the Museum
9:30 a.m.
Bolingbrook Historical Museum, 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Join us for outdoor stortimes in the garage next to the Bolingbrook Historical Museum. Miss Laura will spark your child’s imagination with stories, songs and other fun activities. After storytime, learn more about our village as you browse through the exhibits. Registration required.
Tuesday, June 1
Friday, June 25
Tuesday, July 6
Wednesday, July 21
Tuesday, August 3
Monday, August 16

Cavalcade of Planes
Saturday & Sunday, June 5 & 6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Clow International Airport, 214 Clow International Parkway
Visit our new Bookmobile at Clow Airport’s annual air show, Cavalcade of Planes. Check out books, movies and be one of the first people to see our new Bookmobile in action!

Super Stolie Guacamole
Wednesday, June 9, 11 a.m.
Winston Woods, 200 Winston Drive
Enjoy a high-energy musical show that incorporates Spanish language and Latin culture. Connect with the Spanish-speaking world through songs, stories and a family dance party.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods
Wednesdays June 9–July 21, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Winston Woods Park, 200 Winston Drive
Join our Outreach and Children’s Services teams at Winston Woods this summer for a variety of fun crafts, stories and games! Our amazing MOPs players (Miss Melissa, Mrs. C and Miss Laura) will even present fun puppet shows for the whole family on these select dates at 11:30 a.m.
June 16: Soup Opera by Jim Gill
July 14: Lizard Song by George Shannon
July 21: A special Spanish language MOPs show

Nature Art
Saturdays, June 12, July 17 & August 7, 10:30 a.m.
Fountaindale Library Lawn
Create art using leaves, flowers and more. Registration required; register at the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181.

Outdoor Mini Movin’ & Groovin’ 
Saturdays, June 19, July 10 & August 14, 9:30, 10:15 & 11 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years, with an adult
Fountaindale Library Lawn
Get your little ones moving & Groovin’ in the fresh air. Registration required; register at the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181.

Story Stroll in the Park
Mondays & Tuesdays
Bulldog Park (Behind the library)
Enjoy physical activity, time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time with this self-guided activity. Pages from the featured picture book will be posted on signs along the outdoor path from Monday morning until Tuesday afternoon. As you stroll, you will follow from page to page and read the story.
June 21–22: Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson
July 19–20: Cheetah Can’t Lose by Bob Shea

Bolingbrook Village Picnic
Sunday, June 27, noon–5 p.m.
Village Hall, 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Visit our new Bookmobile at the annual Bolingbrook Village Picnic. Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more!

Family Fun Fridays
Fridays, July 2–August 27
Locations Vary
Join our Bookmobile and fabulous Outreach Services team every Friday for outdoor fun, cool giveaways and games at our special pop-up stops. While you’re here, jump on the Bookmobile to get a library card, pick up your Summer Adventure prizes and check out the latest and greatest books, movies and video games.

Miss Jamie from the Farm
Wednesday, July 7, 11 a.m.
Winston Woods Park, 200 Winston Drive
Miss Jamie’s Farm music show is a high-energy, audience interactive musical play with farm animal puppets. Kids can sing along, dance and learn about farm animals and food.

End of Summer Adventure Fun
Monday, July 26, 5–8 p.m.
Fountaindale Library Parking Lot

Join us to celebrate the end of our Summer Adventure program and get to know our new bookmobile. Enjoy a special MOPs performance, juggling and even win prizes!

Mops 10+1 Party
Wednesday, August 11, 2–4 p.m.
Fountaindale Library Parking Lot

Join us in celebrating our Mobile Outreach Puppeteers’ (MOPs) 10th birthday and 11th performance season! Don’t miss your chance to watch the MOPs players (Miss Melissa, Mrs. C and Miss Laura) in action as they perform three live puppet shows, filled with music, laughter, dance, bubbles and more.

Be sure to also visit us at the Bolingbrook Park District’s Wednesday Night Summer Concerts. Stop by our table to sign up for Summer Adventure, pick up some goodies and more!