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 November & December 2019.
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: Fall 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: 12/9
Wednesdays: 12:30-1:00pm: 12/11
- Toddler Story Time: Fall 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: 12/10
Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am: 12/12
- Preschool Story Time: Fall 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: 12/3
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am: 12/4
- 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, December 14, 10:30-11:30am
These clubs are geared towards kids in kindergarten through 6th grade.
- *NEW* Tween Explorers (S.T.E.A.M. Club): Architecture
Grades 3-6: Join us for a fun and educational S.T.E.A.M. program!! We will participate in creative activities and challenges related to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Please register.
Monday, December 2, 4:30-5:30pm
- 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 for each session.
Wednesday, December 11, 4:00-5:30pm
- Lego Club: Fall Session
Grades K-5: 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, December 16 OR 17, 4:30-5:30pm
Monday-Wednesday, November 25-27
11:00am-2:00pm Crafts in the Story Time Room: Drop-in and do a Thanksgiving-themed craft! All supplies provided!
11:00am-2:00pm Toydle Fort Building Kit: Build a fort with a friend!
Monday-Tuesday, November 25-26
1:00 Movies in Meeting Room C
Monday, November 25: Aladdin: PG (2019) ©Disney
Tuesday, November 26: The Secret Life of Pets 2: PG ©2019 Universal City Studios Productions LLLP
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, November 20, 4:30-5:30pm
HOLIDAY IN THE GROVE
Saturday, December 7
Holiday Story Time, 10:30am
Crafts for Kids, 11am-3pm
Kaneland Youth Orchestra, 10:30am
Kaneland Harter Middle School Jazz Band, 11:30am
Kaneland High School Madrigals, 2:30pm
Pop-up Cafe; Coffee & Cocoa w/Library Friends, 11am-3pm
Gallery 125 New Exhibit Opening Reception, 1pm-3pm
Book Bingo, 1pm-2pm