Programs & Special Events
The kids library offers a wide variety of literary programs, clubs, and special events.
Listed below are our events for November & December 2023.
Or feel free to look at our calendar for library-wide events.
READ TO ROVER
Readers at all levels can benefit from our Read to Rover program. Reading to the friendly and patient Fox Valley Therapy Dogs allows children to improve their reading skills and gain invaluable confidence while reading their favorite stories to dogs who love to listen.
Please register to ensure enough dogs are available for all readers. A separate registration is required each month. No library card necessary.
Enjoy time with your family at the library during Thanksgiving Break.
Drop-in Crafts: Monday and Tuesday: 11am-2pm
Drop-in Family Movies: Monday and Tuesday: 1pm
Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20 & 21
*Library closes early, at 2pm, on Wednesday, Nov. 22
TINY TOTS PLAY GROUP
Ages 0-3 with an adult: Enjoy a play area filled with games, blocks, puzzles, books, and more! While children have fun, they're practicing social and gross motor skills. Program is geared toward kids ages 0-3, but older siblings are welcome.
Fall Story Times
TODDLER & BABY STORY TIME
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, Nov. 7: 10:30am
- Thursday, Nov. 9: 10:30am
- Tuesday, Dec. 5: 10:30am
- Thursday, Dec. 7: 10:30am
- Toddler and Baby Story Time resumes in January 2024
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
Ages 3-5: We read stories, do fun fingerplays, sing songs, play letter-recognition games, make crafts, and more. Your 3-5 year old will join us for a fun time and develop independence, literacy, language, and social skills as well as positive associations with reading and the library. Caregivers do not attend the class but must stay in the library. Click here to register individually for each class.
- Tuesday, Nov. 28: 10:30am
- Wednesday, Nov. 29: 10:30am
- Preschool Story Time resumes in January 2024
Fall 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.
Grades 1-6: Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Come play, learn, and talk about Pokémon. Play the game, trade cards, and do crafts. Bring your Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, or smart phone if you would like to play with another friend in the club or Pokémon Go.
BOOKS AND COOKIES CLUB: THE FAIRY-TALE DETECTIVES
Grades 3-5: This exciting monthly club includes specific book-themed crafts and activities. Read "The Fairy-Tale Detectives", book 1 in The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley in advance and 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 or audiobook at the Circulation Desk OR download a digital copy on Libby, available at sgpl.org/e-books.
Thursday, Nov. 16: 4:30-5:15pm Click here to register.
*Books and Cookies Club will resume in February 2024
CURIOSITY CLUB: LET'S TALK TURKEY
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.
Thursday, Nov. 30: 4:30-5:15pm Click here to join the waiting list.
*Curiosity Club will resume in February 2024