Rules & Policies

Computer Use
The library has seven computers available for use in the youth services department. Patrons must have a library card and a parental consent form on file in order to use the computers. Exceptions may be made only for children and teens who are doing homework and who are accompanied by a parent, at the discretion of the staff. Patrons may have up to three hours per day on the computers. Due to limited computer availability, library staff reserves to right to end computer sessions if other children need the computers for homework.

Programs and Events

All programs and events at the library are free of charge and open to the public. Children do not need to have library cards or live in Bridgeview in order to attend library programs.
Most programs require advance registration. You may sign up in person or by calling 708-458-2880 x106. Programs have a limited number of spaces available, so we recommend signing up as early as possible, particularly for summer programs. Waiting lists may be created at the staff's discretion.
Please arrive on time for programs. If you arrive more than five minutes after the beginning of a program, that spot may be given to a child on the waiting list. If you know you're running late, just give us a call at 708-458-2880 x106 so we can hold your child's spot.

Unattended Children

Children under the age of eight must be accompanied at all times by a responsible caregiver age 14 or older.
Occasionally, the library may hold programs intended for children under the age of 8 without a caregiver. During these programs, the caregiver must remain in the library at all times and meet the child in the youth services department at the end of the program.
Children age 8 and older may stay in the library unattended for a length of time appropriate to their age and maturity. If a child age 8 or older is not able to behave appropriately in the library, that child may be required to stay with a caregiver.
All patrons, regardless of age, are subject to the policies and procedures of the library.