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 January & February 2020.
Or feel free to look at our calendar for library-wide events.
Our librarians put on quite the show during our story times!
- Night Time Family Story Time: Winter Session
All ages: Wear your pjs to our Night Time Family Story Time and join Miss Barbara in songs, stories, rhythms, movement, and more for the whole family! Weekly registration is appreciated, but not required.
Mondays: 7:00-7:30pm: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24
- Drop-In Baby Story Time: Winter Session
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 necessary!
Mondays: 10:30-11:00am: 2/3, 2/17
Wednesdays: 12:30-1:00pm: 2/5, 2/19
- Toddler Story Time: Winter Session
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: 2/4, 2/18
Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am: 2/6, 2/20
- Preschool Story Time: Winter Session
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: 1/28, 2/11, 2/25
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am: 1/29, 2/12, 2/26
- 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 separately for each month.
Saturday, February 8, 10:30-11:30am
These clubs are geared towards kids in kindergarten through 6th grade.
Tween Explorers (S.T.E.A.M. Club)
Grades 3-6: Join us for a fun and educational S.T.E.A.M. program! Each month we will participate in creative activities and challenges related to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. February's theme is the Science Behind Vision And Sight. Please register.
Monday, February 3, 4:30-5:30pm
Books & Cookies Club
Grades 3-5: This exciting monthly club includes activities specific to each month's title. Read "You Go First" by Erin Entrada Kelly in advance and come discuss it with other kids your age while sampling delicious cookies. Please register. Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Reference Desk OR download a digital copy from OverDrive or Axis360, available at sgpl.org/e-books.
Thursday, February 13, 4:30-5:20pm
Grades 4-8: Love chess? Join our chess club! There will be a puzzle or a new strategy at the beginning of each session, followed by playing a game of chess. A moderator will lead the group and help instruct on chess skills. Chess club meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. This club is for kids in grades 4-8 who already know how to play chess. Please register for each class.
Wednesdays, February 12 & 26, 4:00-5:30pm
Lego Club: Winter/Spring Session
Grades K-5: 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.
Monday OR Tuesday, February 17 OR 18, 4:30-5:30pm
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. February's theme is Watch It Wiggle, J-E-L-L-O! Please register.
Thursday, February 27, 4:30-5:20pm
All Ages: Crafty Saturdays are back! Create special crafts in the Story Time Room from 10:30am-2:30pm one Saturday of each month. Drop in. No registration necessary.
Saturday, February 8, 10:30am-2:30pm
School's Out: Presidents' Day
All ages: School's out for the day, but don't stay at home and be bored! Come to the library and make a fort with the Toydle Fort Building Kit, watch a movie at 1:00pm, and try out one of our many new games in the Youth Lounge. Drop in. No registration necessary. View the movie title on the library calendar at www.sgpl.org.
Monday, February 17, 11:00am-3:00pm
Lego Free Play For Families
All ages: Everything is awesome! Build Lego creations and do Lego activities together as a family! Please register separately for each month. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Wednesday, February 19, 4:30-5:30pm
"The Impossible Day" Leap Year Party
Grades K-5: Just like Platform 9 3/4 to Hogwarts, February 29th arrives and then disappears for four whole years. Leap into fun with "impossible" activities. Please register.
Saturday, February 29, 11:00am-12:00pm