WELCOME BACK, STUDENTS!
We’re planning three days of afterschool super-fun to kick off the new school year. From Wed, Aug 22 through Fri, Aug 24, from 3 to 4 pm, students can treat themselves with extra-awesome snacks, video and board games, a 3D movie, our expanded youth services spaces, a collaborative art project, and hanging with friends!
WHY GET A LIBRARY CARD?
Did you know that BPL issues library cards to patrons of any age? Your children may sign up for their own card whenever you feel they’re ready! As card-carrying library patrons, kids learn the responsibility of caring for items they share with their community–and checking out materials under their own name allow children to feel trustworthy while they practice decision-making. Meanwhile, families who use multiple library cards save extra money on the books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, ebooks, and comics that they borrow!
One of the most awesome things a library card does for a child is to encourage a lifelong love and exploration of reading. Library staff are here to help your kids find materials for homework and school projects, but we also love guiding them to their next favorite book! Reading and being read to are both fundamental to brain development and learning, while sparking curiosity and imagination. Your BPL card offers access to a large system of libraries and their collections–and our free ebook and audiobook apps make reading on the go easy for this plugged-in generation. Visit a friendly staff member at our front desk today to sign everyone up for their own Bourbonnais Library card!