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 May 2018.
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: 5/7, 5/21
Wednesdays: 12:30-1:00pm: 5/9, 5/23
- 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: 5/8, 5/22
Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am: 5/10, 5/24
- 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: 5/1, 5/15
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am: 5/2, 5/16
- 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, May 12th, 10:30-11:30am
These clubs are geared towards kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.
- Books and Cookies Club: The Absent Author by Ron Roy
Grades 3-5: This exciting monthly club includes activities specific to each month's title. Read "The Absent Author" by Ron Roy in advance and come discuss it with other kids your age while sampling delicious cookies. Please register.
Thursday, May 10th, 4:30-5:20pm
- Curiosity Club: Plants Are Friends
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, May 24th, 4:30-5:20pm
- 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, May 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 9 kids, no exceptions! A separate registration is required each month. Please register.
Wednesday, May 9th, 4:30-5:30pm
- Lego Club 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.
Grades K-2: Monday, May 14th, 4:30-5:30pm
Grades 3-5: Tuesday, May 15th, 4:30-5:30pm
Saturday, May 12: 11:30am-12:30pm
We cordially request the pleasure of your company for an early afternoon tea. Come dressed in all your finery for food, games, and an assortment of teas and other drinks to try! Grades K-5. Please RSVP.
Pet Adoption Event
Saturday, May 12: 11:00am-3:00pm
Join us for our second annual Pet Adoption Event at the library! Adoptable dogs will be here from Rover Rescue and adoptable cats from St Sophia's Forgotten Felines. Animal-themed crafts will be available for kids.
Dog & Cat Adoptions, 11:00am-3:00pm
Adoptable dogs from Rover Rescue and cats from St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines. Same day adoptions available.
Read to Rover, 10:30-11:30am
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. Grades 1-6 or able to read on their own.
Crafts for Kids, 11:00am-3:00pm
Create fun animal themed crafts!
Positive Dog Training 101, 12:30-1:30pm:
As part of the Pet Adoption Event, come learn about the basics of positive dog training. Positive training is a fun, effective way to build a strong bond with your new dog or strengthen the relationship with the dogs already in your life. Whether you are a new dog owner or a long-time owner, everyone will learn something new about working with your favorite canine companions. Certified Professional Dog Trainer Lora Johnson, of Over The Moon Dog Training, in Batavia, IL, will present and take your questions about dog training.
Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, May 26: 10:00am-4:00pm
Kickoff Summer Reading with a high-energy, play-along rock concert, crafts, and Toydle fort building! All ages. All events are drop-in.
11:00am-12:00pm: ScribbleMonster Concert
10:30am-3:30pm: Crafts and Toydle Fort Building