Programs & Special Events
The kids library offers a wide variety of literary programs, clubs, and special events.
Listed below are our events for October 2022.
Or feel free to look at our calendar for library-wide events.
October Special Events
SCHOOL'S OUT: COLUMBUS DAY
All ages: Since you have the day off of school, come to the library for fun activities!
11am-2pm: Drop-in crafts
11am-2pm: Toydle Fort Building Kit
4:30pm: Spooky BINGO for K-5th grade* Find movie details on the library calendar Click here to register for BINGO.
Monday, October 10
PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST
All ages: Do you have a favorite book character? Turn them into a pumpkin and enter them into our contest!! Bring your decorated pumpkin to the library during library hours between October 10th & 15th then vote for your favorite pumpkin character during library hours between October 17th and 29th. The possibilities for fun are endless!
Drop off: October 10-17 (during library hours)
Voting: October 17-29 (during library hours)
Winner will be announced, Monday, October 31st.
Please decorate your pumpkin without carving it. Submissions are limited to SGPL cardholders only. Voting is open to all. Contact the Youth Department with questions. Click HERE to register your family's pumpkin.
Monday, October 10-Saturday, October 29
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 self-guided tour of a children’s book. Bring your flashlight! No registration necessary.
“The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.”
Wednesday, October 26: 6:00-7:30pm
All ages: Drop in activities include:
All day: Guess the candies in the jar for a chance to win the jar!
11:00-11:30am: Story Time with Literary Character: featuring stories, rhymes, movement, and songs!
11:00am-3:00pm: Trick or Treating in the Library: come dressed in your Halloween costume and collect treats!
11:00am-2:00pm: Drop-in crafts in the Story Time Room
1:00-2:00pm: Halloween movie in Meeting Room C. All events are drop-in. No registration necessary.
Saturday, October 29: 11am-3pm
October Story Times
TODDLER & BABY STORY TIMES
Ages 0-3: 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. Click here to register individually for each class.
- Tuesday, October 11: 10:30am
- Thursday, October 13: 10:30am
- Tuesday, October 25: 10:30am
- Thursday, October 27: 10:30am
PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES
Ages 3-5: 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. Click here to register individually for each class.
- Tuesday, October 4: 10:30am
- Wednesday, October 5: 10:30am
- Tuesday, October 18: 10:30am
- Wednesday, October 19: 10:30am
October Clubs for K-6
Grades K-5: Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Let your imagination soar; the ceiling is the limit! Lego activities include building, games, and more. Lego materials are provided by SGPL and all creations will be displayed in the library for the month following each club. A separate registration is required each month. *Due to registration limitations, please only register for ONE Lego Club per month. Click here to register.
- Session A: Tuesday, October 4: 4:30-5:30pm
- Session B: Wednesday, October 5: 4:30-5:30pm
BOOKS AND COOKIES CLUB: OCTOBER OGRE
Grades 3-5: This exciting monthly club includes book-themed crafts and activities to coordinate with each month's book. Read "October Ogre" by Ron Roy in advance, then come discuss it with other kids your age while sampling delicious cookies. A separate registration is required each month. Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services Desk. Click here to register.
Thursday, October 13: 4:30-5:15pm
TWEEN EXPLORERS (S.T.E.A.M. CLUB): SPOOKY CRAFTS
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 separately for each month. Click here to register.
Monday, October 17: 4:30-5:30pm
CURIOSITY CLUB: SPIDERS
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. A separate registration is required each month. Click here to join the waiting list.
Thursday, October 27: 4:30-5:15pm