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 August 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: 7/31, 8/14
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:00am: 8/2, 8/16
- 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: 8/1, 8/15
Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am: 8/3, 8/17
- 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: 8/8
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am: 8/9
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.
Grades K-2: Monday, July 31st, 4:30-5:30pm
Grades 3-5: Wednesday, August 2nd, 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 12 kids, no exceptions! A separate registration is required each month. Please register.
Wednesday, August 9th, 4:30-5:30pm
- Lego Club
Grades K-5: Lego activities include building, games & more. Lego materials provided by SGPL. Creations will be displayed in the library. Please register.
Grades K-2: Monday, August 14th, 4:30-5:30pm
Grades 3-5: Tuesday, August 15th, 4:30-5:30pm
Musical performance by Wendy & DB
Saturday, August 5: 10:30-11:30am
- Families: Join us for a high-spirited and innovative musical performance on the beautiful library lawn. All ages. Drop in. No registration necessary.
Solar eclipse viewing party
Monday, August 21: 12:00-2:00pm
- All ages: The library will have an ALL AGES viewing party to celebrate this rare celestial event. Stop by, watch the eclipse, and enjoy fun eclipse-themed crafts!
We have a limited supply of protective glasses, so registration is requested. Please register.
Saturday, August 26: 10:30-11:30am
- Ages 8 months-8 years: Children have the opportunity to explore 5 varieties of non-interlocking blocks while families interact with their children and learn how to support block play at home. BLOCK Fest® is a great opportunity for families to learn how to support their children’s math and science growth. **SOCKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES** Please register. Made possible by Northern Illinois University STEAM WORKS!http://niusteamworks.com/