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 Summer 2019.
Or feel free to look at our calendar for library-wide events.
Our librarians put on quite the show during our story times!
- Night Time Family Story Time
All ages: Wear your pjs to our Night Time Family Story Time and join Miss Barbara in songs, stories, rhythms, movement and more for the whole family! Please register.
Monday, July 1: 7:00-7:30pm
- Drop-In Baby Story Time: Summer Session
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 necessary!
Mondays: 10:30-11:00am: 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5
Wednesdays: 12:30-1:00pm: 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7
- Toddler Story Time: Summer Session
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: 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6
Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am: 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8
- Preschool Story Time: Summer Session
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: 6/18, 7/2, 7/16, 7/30
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am: 6/19, 7/3, 7/17, 7/31
- 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 separately for each month.
Saturday, July 13, 10:30-11:30am
These clubs are geared towards kids in kindergarten through 6th grade.
- Books and Cookies Club: CatStronauts: Mission Mars
Grades 3-6: This exciting monthly club includes activities specific to each month's title. Read "CatStronauts: Mission Mars" by Drew Brockington in advance and come discuss it with other kids your age while sampling delicious cookies. Please register.
Thursday, June 13, 4:30-5:20pm
- Curiosity Club: Shoot for the Moon!
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. Please register.
Thursday, June 27, 4:30-5:20pm
- Chess Club
Grades 4-8: Love chess? Join our chess club! There will be a puzzle or a new strategy at the beginning of each session, followed by playing a game of chess. A moderator will lead the group and help instruct on chess skills. Chess club meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. This club is for kids in grades 4-8 who already know how to play chess. Please register.
Wednesdays, June 12 & 26, 4:00-5:30pm
- Lego Club
Grades K-6: Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Let your imagination soar; the ceiling is the limit! Lego activities include building, games & more. Lego materials provided by SGPL and all creations will be displayed in the library for the month following each club. Please register.
Monday OR Tuesday, June 17 OR 18, 4:30-5:30pm
Dads & Donuts Story Time
All ages: If you give a dad a donut, chances are he'll want some coffee to go with it. Celebrate Father's Day by bringing your dad or male caregiver for a delicious Story Time! Please register.
Saturday, June 15, 10:30-11:30am
All ages: Stretch your legs and read giant pages of a children's book on a local nature path! Meet at the library before walking your way through a children's book. each Story Stroll counts as an hour of reading toward your Summer Reading goal. Please register.
Monday, June 17, 11:00-12:00pm
Lego Free Play For Families
All ages: Everything is awesome! Build Lego creations and do Lego activities together as a family! Please register separately for each month. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Wednesday, June 19, 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday Movie Matinees
- June 18: Muppets From Space: G ©Columbia Pictures
- June 25: Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: G ©Paramount Pictures
- July 2: Mary Poppins Returns: PG ©Disney Enterprises Inc.
- July 9: Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom: NR ©Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc.
- July 16: Capture the Flag: PG ©Paramount Pictures
- July 23: Home: PG ©DreamWorks II Distribution Co. LLC
- July 30: Space Buddies: PG ©Walt Disney Pictures