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 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: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
- 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: 10/14, 10/28
Wednesdays: 12:30-1:00pm: 10/16, 10/30
- 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: 10/1, 10/15, 10/29
Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am: 10/3, 10/17, 10/31
- 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: 10/8, 10/22
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am: 10/9, 10/23
- 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, October 12, 10:30-11:30am
These clubs are geared towards kids in kindergarten through 6th grade.
- *NEW* Tween Explorers (S.T.E.A.M. Club): Chemistry
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, October 7, 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, October 9 & 23, 4:00-5:30pm
- Books and Cookies Club: Frogged
Grades 3-5: This exciting monthly club includes activities specific to each month's title. Read "Frogged" by Vivian Vande Velde in advance and come discuss it with other kids your age while sampling delicious cookies. Please register.
Thursday, October 10, 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, October 14 OR 15, 4:30-5:30pm
- Curiosity Club: Are You Brave Enough?
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, October 24, 4:30-5:20pm
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, October 12: 10:30am-2:30pm
Book Inspired Pumpkin Decorating Contest
All ages: Do you have a favorite book character? Turn them into a pumpkin and enter our contest!! Bring your decorated pumpkin to the library between October 13 and 15 (during library hours) and vote for your favorite pumpkin character between October 16 and 31 (during library hours). The possibilities for fun are endless! Submissions are limited to 1 per SGPL cardholder family only. Contact the youth department with questions.
October 13-October 31
School's Out: Columbus Day
All ages: School's out for the day, but don't stay home and be bored! Come to the library and make a fort with the Toydle Fort Building Kit, participate in a Film Viewing & Book Discussion of award-winning animated short film,"The Go Cart" at 1:00pm, watch another movie in the Story Time Room at 1:15pm, and try out our new games in the Youth Lounge. No registration necessary.
Monday, October 14: 11:00am-3:00pm
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, October 16, 4:30-5:30pm
Story Time at the Fire Station
All ages: October is National Fire Prevention Month. Sugar Grove Library is visiting the Sugar Grove Fire Department for story time! Meet us at the Fire Station at 10:30am for stories, songs, and movement! No registration necessary. The Sugar Grove Fire Station is located next door to the library.
Monday, October 21: 10:30-11:00am
All ages: Drop in activities include:
All day: Guess the candies in the jar for a chance to win the jar!
10:30-11:00: Story Time with Pete the Cat: featuring stories, rhymes, movement, and songs!
11:00: Our favorite Balloon Artist, Peter Marx (aka Sweet Poppin’ Pete) will be available during the event to make incredible balloon art for you to take home!
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
Saturday, October 26, 10:30-11:30am
Spooky Story Stroll
All ages: Stretch your legs and read giant pages of a spooky children's book on a local nature path! Meet at the library before walking your way through a children's book. Bring your flashlights! Please register.
Wednesday, October 30: 7:00-7:30pm