Programs & Special Events
The kids library offers a wide variety of literary programs, clubs, and special events.
Listed below are all of our events for October 2017.
Or feel free to look at our calendar for library-wide events.
Our librarians put on quite the show during our story times!
- Drop-In Baby Story Time
Ages 0-18 months: Baby Story Time supports early literacy and language skills by encouraging singing, playing, talking, and shared reading. Join us for fun stories, fingerplays, and snuggling in a welcoming environment. Caregivers stay with their children. No registration required!
Mondays: 10:30-11:00am: 10/2, 10/16, 10/30
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:00am: 10/4, 10/18, 11/1
- Toddler Story Time
Ages 18 months-3 years: Toddler Story Time encourages early literacy, and helps develop language skills and social skills through the use of simple books, fun fingerplays, and action rhymes. Children learn the joy of choosing a book and shared reading. Caregivers stay with children. Please register.
Tuesdays: 10:30-11:00am: 10/3, 10/17, 10/31
Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am: 10/5, 10/19, 11/2
- Preschool Story Time
Ages 3-5 years: We read stories, do fun fingerplays, sing songs, play letter-recognition games, make crafts and more. Join us for a fun time and develop literacy, language, and social skills as well as positive associations with reading and the library. Caregivers must stay in library. Please register.
Tuesdays: 10:30-11:10am: 10/10, 10/24
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am: 10/11, 10/25
- Read to Rover
All ages: Spend some time practicing your reading with friendly dogs from Fox Valley Therapy Dogs. Children who are able to read on their own can read their favorite stories to dogs who love to listen! Please register.
Saturday, October 14th, 10:30-11:30am
These clubs are geared towards kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.
- Pokemon Club
Grades K-5: Hey, Pokéfans! Come battle other trainers on your 3DS, trade cards, and do Pokémon-related activities on your quest to be the very best (like no one ever was)! Please register.
Wednesday, October 4th, 4:30-5:30pm
- Minecraft Club
Grades 3-5: Play Minecraft with your friends and try the game on different platforms. We’ll have 4 computers available with Minecraft Educational Edition, Minecraft on console, and Minecraft Pocket Edition. Space is limited to 12 kids, no exceptions! A separate registration is required each month. Please register.
Wednesday, October 11th, 4:30-5:30pm
- Books & Cookies Club: "Flora & Ulysses" by Kate DiCamillo
Grades 3-5: This exciting monthly club includes activities specific to each month’s title. Read each book in advance and come discuss it with other kids your age while sampling delicious cookies. A separate registration is required each month. Please register. Pick up a copy of the book or audiobook at the Youth Reference Desk OR download a digital copy from OverDrive or Axis360, available on our main page.
Thursday, October 12th, 4:30-5:20pm
- Lego Club
Grades K-5: Lego activities include building, games & more. Lego materials provided by SGPL. Creations will be displayed in the library. Please register.
Grades K-2: Monday, October 16th, 4:30-5:30pm
Grades 3-5: Tuesday, October 17th, 4:30-5:30pm
- Curiosity Club: Caves and Their Many Inhabitants
Grades K-2: This fun monthly program includes books, crafts, and activities geared toward curious kids in K-2nd grade. Join us as we explore a new and interesting topic each month. A separate registration is required each month. Please register.
Thursday, October 26th, 4:30-5:20pm
SCHOOL'S OUT: COLUMBUS DAY
Monday, October 9: 11:00am-3:00pm
School's out for the day, but don't stay at home and be bored! Come to the library and make a fort with the Toydle Fort Building Kit, watch a movie in the Story Time Room at 1:00pm, and try out one of our many games in the Youth Lounge. Drop in. No registration necessary.
Saturday, October 28: 10:00am-4:00pm
Drop in activities include:
All day: Guess the candies in the jar for a chance to win the jar!
10:30-11:00 Halloween story time: featuring stories, flannel board activities, rhymes, movement, and songs!
11:00-3:00 Trick or Treating in the Library: come dressed in your Halloween costume and collect treats!
11:00-2:00 Drop-in crafts in the Story Time Room
11:15-12:00 Scaly, Slithery, & Scary Reptiles from Cosley Zoo
All ages. All events are drop in. No registration necessary.