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 December 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: 12/11
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:00am: 12/13
- 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: 12/12
Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am: 12/14
- 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: 12/5
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am: 12/6
- 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, December 9th, 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, December 6th, 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 9 kids, no exceptions! A separate registration is required each month. Please register.
Wednesday, December 13th, 4:30-5:30pm
- Lego Club Lego activities include building, games & more. Lego materials provided by SGPL. Creations will be displayed in the library. Please register.
Grades K-2: Monday, December 18th, 4:30-5:30pm
Grades 3-5: Tuesday, December 19th, 4:30-5:30pm
HOLIDAY IN THE GROVE
Saturday, December 2: all day
Come enjoy holiday celebrations!
10:30-11:00am: Family Story Time (Story Time Room)
10:30-11:00am: Kaneland Youth Orchestra (Meeting Room C)
11:00am-12:30pm: Face Painting (Youth Desk)
11:00am-3:00pm: Holiday Crafts (Story Time Room)
11:30am-12:00pm: Harter Middle School Band (Meeting Room C)
1:00-2:30pm: Interactive Elf Movie* (Meeting Room C)
2:30-3:30pm: Kaneland Madrigals (Fireplace)
*Please register for Interactive Elf Movie
December 26-January 5
Movies: Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 1:00pm
12/26 – Happy Feet 2: PG
12/27 – Lego Batman: PG
1/2 – The Wild Life: PG
1/3 – Cars 3: G
Crafts: Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00am-2:00pm
12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/30
1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6
All ages. Drop in. No registration necessary.
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY
Saturday, December 30: 11:00am-12:00pm
Ring in the “NOON year” with all your friends! Enjoy games, snacks, and a fun countdown to the Noon Year!
Grades K-5: Please register.