Registration opens 6 weeks before each event. View all upcoming programs & register here.
Drop-In Baby Story Time
Mondays: 10:30-11:00am 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 12/12
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 children. Ages 0-18 months. Drop in. No registration required. Program is geared toward babies, but siblings are welcome.
Toddler Story Time
Tuesdays: 10:30-11:00am 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/13 Click here to register
Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/15 Click here to register
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. Ages 18 months - 3 years. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card. Program is geared toward toddlers, but siblings are welcome.
Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays: 10:30-11:10am 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 12/6 Click here to register
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 12/7 Click here to register
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. Ages 3 - 5 years. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.
Read to Rover
Saturdays: 10:30-11:30am 9/10, 11/12, 12/10 Click here to view calendar and register for each month
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!
Special event: 10/8 10:00-11:00am Read to Rover
11:00am-11:40am Local Author Talk with Amy Chally & Yazzen
Join us as Amy Chally, a local author, and her service dog, Yazzen, discusses her new book, "Making Independence Happen, One Paw at a Time." A copy will be available to check out. Grades 1-6 or able to read on their own. Register online - no library card needed. A separate registration is required each month.
*NEW* Minecraft Club
Wednesdays: 4:30-5:30pm 9/14, 10/12, 11/9 Click here to view calendar and register for each month
Play Minecraft with your friends and complete fun challenges. We’ll have 4 computers available with Minecraft Educational Edition, Minecraft on a gaming system, and Minecraft Pocket Edition. Grades 3-5. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card. A separate registration is required each month.
Space is limited to 12 kids per month. No exceptions.
Wednesdays: 4:30-5:30pm 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7 Click here to register
Play the game, trade cards and do crafts. Bring your Nintendo, DS, or 3DS if you would like to play with another friend in the club. Grades K-6. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.
K-2: Mondays: 4:30-5:30pm 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/19 Click here to register
2-5: Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30pm 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20 Click here to register
Lego activities include building, games & more. Lego materials provided by SGPL. Creations will be displayed in the library. Grades K-2 Monday, grades 2-5 Tuesday. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.
September 29: Into the Jungle Click here to register
October 27: Urban Legends Click here to register
November 17: Arctic Adventure Click here to register
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. Grades K-2. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card. A separate registration is required each month.
Books and Cookies Club
September 15: Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George Click here to register
October 13: Night of the New Magicians by Mary Pope Osborne Click here to register
November 10: No Talking by Andrew Clements Click here to register
This exciting monthly club includes activities specific to each month’s title. Read each book in advance and come discuss it with other kids your age while sampling delicious cookies. Grades 3-5. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card. A separate registration is required each month. Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Reference Desk OR download a digital copy from OverDrive or eReadIllinois, available at sgpl.org.
Special Fall Programs
Saturday, August 27: 1:00-2:30pm Click here to register
Experience Minecraft in real life. There will be crafts, snacks, and games! Grades K-5. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.
Saturday, September 24: 1:00-2:00pm Click here to register
Avast! Arrr ye ready for a swashbuckling good time? Join us at the library as we celebrate “International Talk Like a Pirate Day,” which was September 19th! We’ll have games, crafts, and more! Grades K-5. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card or walk the plank!
School’s Out: Columbus Day
Monday, October 10: 11:00am-3:00pm
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 in the Story Time Room at 1:00pm, and try out one of our many games in the Youth Lounge. Drop in. No registration required.
Saturday, October 29
Drop in activities include:
All day: Guess the candies in the jar for a chance to win!
10:30-11:00 Halloween Story Time with Amy Peters: featuring stories, flannel board activities, rhymes, movement, and songs!
11:00-3:00 Trick or Treating in the Library: come dressed in your Halloween costume and collect some treats!
11:00-2:00 Drop-in crafts in the Story Time Room
2:00-3:00 Screech Owl Presentation: Fox Valley Wildlife Center!
*3:00-3:30 Investigate owl pellets and learn more about their lives and diets! Click here to register
Registration required with Sugar Grove Public Library District card for the pellets program. Space is limited for this exciting investigation into owl pellets.
Family Reading Day
Saturday, November 19 Click here to register
10:30-11:30am Ronald McDonald: It’s Book Time! Presenting a creative mix of music, magic, and games which reinforce the idea that reading is fun! All ages. Register online -no library card required.
11:00am-2:00pm Drop-In Crafts
12:00-2:00pm Family treat giveaways! Supplies are limited.
ALL WEEK leading up to Family Reading Day:
¨ Library guessing games
¨ Display your favorite book
Monday-Wednesday, November 21-23
11:00-2:00 Crafts in the Story Time Room
11:00-4:00 Toydle Fort Building Kit
Drop in. No registration required.
Holiday In The Grove
Saturday, December 3: all day
Events and schedule TBD
Story Time with the Snow Queen
Saturday, December 17: 10:30am-12:00pm Click here to register
Sing-a-long, meet & greet and storytelling with your favorite Snow Queen! Feel free to come dressed up in your Arendelle clothing! All ages. Register online with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.
Winter Break: December 19-30
Movies: Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00pm
12/21, 12/22, 12/28, 12/29
Crafts: Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-2:00pm
12/19, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22
12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29
All events are drop in. No registration required.
New Year’s Eve on the Beach
Saturday, December 31: 10:30am-12:00pm Click here to register
Ring in the “Noon Year” at the beach! Enjoy beach games, crafts, and other fun activities! Grades K-5. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.
*All events subject to change. Check our website for up-to-date information.*