Welcome to the Kids Department!
The youth side of the library is meant for exploration, wonder, and discovery. We have a wide variety of books, movies, music CDs, and audiobooks, as well as access to emedia, allowing you to take your favorite characters on the road with you through your tablet and smartphone. A warm, smiling face will greet you and will be happy to help you find your next favorite book. Click the links below to learn more about what we offer to the Sugar Grove community.
Education Connection Backpack Bundles
Our new collection of Backpack Bundles are here! Thanks to the Grand Victoria Riverboat Fund, we were able to acquire several new books, DVDs, and multimedia that will compliment your child's elementary school curriculum. We have 8 different backpacks for you to check out including:
- Phonics (Gr. K-1)
- Presidents (Gr. K-2)
- Presidents (Gr. 3-5)
- Civil War (Gr. 4-5)
- Geography & Maps (all ages)
- Science Experiments (all ages)
- S.T.E.A.M. (all ages)
- Reptiles (all ages)
These bundles contain nonfiction books and DVDs, but may also incorporate puzzles, flash cards, or props. They are located between the new nonfiction and Illinois award books.
Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, June 3: all day
- 10:30am-12:00pm: Touch a Truck: Kick off the Summer Reading Program and touch a tow truck, police squad car, tractor, and more!
- 10:00am-4:00pm: Drop-In Crafts: Come use your creativity to make an awesome construction craft that goes along with our Summer Reading theme: Build a Better World!
- 10:00am-4:00pm: Toydle Fort Building Kit: Build a cool fort with our Toydle Kit!
- 11:00am-1:00pm: Balloon Artist: Watch Peter Marx, our resident balloon artist, create breathtaking works of balloon art! You’ll even get to bring one home!
All ages. All events are drop in. No registration required.
Illinois award books
Every year, the state of Illinois nominates a plethora of books for 3 awards.
- The Monarch Award nominates books appropriate for kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade. A list of all current 2017 nominees can be found here. Click the titles of each book to gain access to information about the book, reviews, and read-a-likes, as well as discussion questions for parents to ask their children.
- The Bluestem Award nominates books appropriate for kids in 3rd through 5th grade. A list of all current 2017 nominees can be found here.
- The Caudill Award nominates books appropriate for kids in 4th through 8th grade. A list of all current 2017 nominees can be found here.
ipad learning stations
2 iPads are available to kids to use at a first-come, first-serve basis as you enter the kids library. Letting a child explore this digital medium is a great way for them to improve hand-eye coordination, build a vocabulary, and learn how and why things react a certain way after interacting with them. They’re loaded with books, educational games, and some familiar faces, like Olaf, Minnie Mouse, and Thomas the Tank Engine. Parents, click here to view our App Guide, and to learn about the different applications your child could be using.
Header image courtesyof Lissette Corirossi with Snowbunny Photography, Inc.