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 September 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: Fall Session
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! Weekly registration is appreciated, but not required.
Mondays: 7:00-7:30pm: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30
- 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: 9/16, 9/30
Wednesdays: 12:30-1:00pm: 9/18, 10/2
- 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: 9/17, 10/1
Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am: 9/19, 10/3
- 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: 9/10, 9/24
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am: 9/11, 9/25
- 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 separately for each month.
Saturday, September 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)
Grades 3-6: Join us for a fun and educational S.T.E.A.M. program for grades 3rd through 6th. We will participate in creative activities and challenges related to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Please register.
Monday, September 9, 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.
Wednesdays, August 28, September 11 & 25, 4:00-5:30pm
- Books and Cookies Club: The Homework Machine
Grades 3-5: This exciting monthly club includes activities specific to each month's title. Read "The Homework Machine" by Dan Gutman in advance and come discuss it with other kids your age while sampling delicious cookies. Please register.
Thursday, September 12, 4:30-5:20pm
- 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, September 16 OR 17, 4:30-5:30pm
- Curiosity Club: Whales
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, September 26, 4:30-5:20pm
Story Time at the Park
All ages: Sugar Grove Library is visiting Keck Park for an outdoor story time! Meet us at 10:30am for stories, songs, and movement! Feel free to bring blankets to sit on. No registration necessary. (Keck Park is located 0.5 miles from the library at 290 Patricia Ln.)
Monday, September 9: 10:30-11:00am
All ages: Crafty Saturdays are back! There will be special space-themed crafts in the Story Time Room from 10:30am-2:30pm the second Saturday of each month. No registration necessary.
Saturday, September 14: 10:30am-2:30pm
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, September 18, 4:30-5:30pm
Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Party
All ages: "Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away!" Celebrate Sesame Street's 50th anniversary with stories, games, crafts, snacks, and more! Please register. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Saturday, September 28, 10:30-11:30am