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For Kids: Amy Peters Concert

Saturday, May 14th 10:30 am -11:30 am

Exciting interactive concert - clap, sing, and play instruments along with Amy Peters, Director of Brightest Stars Preschool! Register now!

 
2016 Monarch Award Nominees Print
Kids' News

Monarch Award –

Illinois’ K-3 Readers’ Choice Award

2016 Nominees

8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = CHAOS by Vivian Vande Velde & Steve Bjorkman (ill.)

Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel

A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz & Catia Chien (ill.)

Breaking News: Bear Alert by David Biedrzycki

Building Our House by Jonathan Bean

A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream by Kristy Dempsey & Floyd Cooper (ill.)

The Dark by Lemony Snicket & Jon Klassen (ill.)

Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane & Hoda Hadadi (ill.)

Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale

Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart & Sarah S. Brannen (ill.)

The Girl Who Heard Colors by Marie Harris & Vanessa Brantley-Newton (ill.)

Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball by John Coy & Joe Morse (ill.)

If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems by Brian P. Cleary & Andy Rowland (ill.)

Lost Cat by C. Roger Mader

Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash by Monica Brown & Sara Palacios (ill.)

Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson

The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant & Melissa Sweet (ill.)

This Is a Moose by Richard T. Morris & Tom Lichtenheld (ill.)

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

 

 
Kids Library Spring 2016 Schedule

Online registration opens 6 weeks before each event. View & register for upcoming programs on the Sugar Grove Public Library website, www.sugargrove.lib.il.us.

 

Regular Programming

Drop-In Baby Story Time

Session 1: Mondays: 10:30-11:00am  1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 2/29, 3/14

Session 2: Mondays: 10:30-11:00am  4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16

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

Session 1: Tuesdays: 10:30-11:00am  1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/1, 3/15 Click here to register

Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am  1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/17 Click here to register

Session 2: Tuesdays: 10:30-11:00am  4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17 Click here to register

Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am  4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19 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

Session 1:

*NEW* Drop-In Mondays: 6:30-7:10pm  1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/7

Tuesdays: 10:30-11:10am  1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/8 Click here to register

Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am  1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/9 Click here to register

Session 2:

*NEW* Drop-In Mondays: 6:30-7:10pm  4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23

Tuesdays: 10:30-11:10am  4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24 Click here to register

Wednesday: 10:30-11:10am  4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25 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

2nd Saturday of each month: 10:30-11:30am 1/9, 2/13, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14 Click here to view our calendar and register for each month

Spend some time practicing your reading with friendly dogs from Fox Valley Therapy Dogs. Children able to read on their own can read their favorite stories to dogs who love to listen! Grades K-6 or able to read on their own. Register online - no library card required.

*NEW* Curiosity Club

Thursdays: 4:30-5:20pm

1/28 Inventions Click here to register

2/25 Maps & Travel Click here to register

3/24 Under the Sea Click here to register

4/28 Plant a Seed Click here to register

5/26 Let’s Dance! 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.

*NEW* Books and Cookies Club

Thursdays: 4:30-5:20pm

1/14 I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 by Lauren Tarshis Click here to register

2/11 The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney Click here to register

3/10 To Be Determined Click here to register

4/14 To Be Determined Click here to register

5/12 To Be Determined Click here to register

This exciting monthly club includes specific book-themed crafts and activities. Read the book in advance and come discuss it with other kids your age while sampling cookies. Grades 3-5. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card. A separate registration is required each month.

Lego Club: K-2

Mondays: 4:30-5:30pm 1/18, 2/15, 3/14, 4/18, 5/16 Click here to register

Lego activities include building, games & more.  Lego materials will be provided. Creations will be displayed in the library. Grades K-2. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

Lego Club: 2-5

Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30pm 1/19, 2/16, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17 Click here to register

Lego activities include building, games & more.  Lego materials will be provided. Creations will be displayed in the library. Grades 2-5. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

Pokemon Club

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm 1/6, 2/3, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4 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.

Special Winter & Spring Programs

School’s Out: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 18: 11:00am-3:00pm

School’s out for the day, but don’t stay at home and be bored! Come on in to the library and make a fort with the Toydle Fort Building Kit, watch a movie in Meeting Room B, create some crafts in the Story Time Room and try out one of our many games. Drop in. No registration required.

Mad Hatter Tea Party & Movie

Saturday, January 23: 11:00am-12:45pm Click here to register for the Tea Party

Enjoy a crazy good time and celebrate your unbirthday! Grades K-6 with an adult. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

1:00pm Stay and watch Alice in Wonderland: PG. Free popcorn will be provided. Feel free to bring your own covered drink. Drop in. No registration required for movie.

Chocolate Fest

Saturday, February 13

A day packed with fun celebrating chocolate. Events for all ages! Bring in a donation for the Between Friends Food Pantry for an entry for a prize basket of chocolate! All events are drop in. No registration required.

11:00am-12:00pm Chocolate Story Time and Bingo! Stay for the fountain!

11:00am-2:00pm Chocolate Crafts

1:00pm Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: PG

School’s Out: Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 15: 11:00am-3:00pm

School’s out for the day, but don’t stay at home and be bored! Come on in to the library and make a fort with the Toydle Fort Building Kit, watch a movie in the Story Time Room, create some crafts and try out one of our many games in the Youth Lounge. Drop in. No registration required.

Amy Peters Concert

(P.A.C.T program)

Saturday, March 5: 10:30-11:30am Click here to register

Exciting, interactive concert-clap, sing, and play instruments along with Amy Peters from Brightest Stars Preschool! All ages. Register online - no library card required.

Spring Break: March 28-31

Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 26-Saturday, April 2: All day

Find the eggs hidden around the youth library and be entered to win a prize!

Spring Crafts in the Story Time Room

Monday-Thursday, March 28-31: 11:00am-2:00pm

Celebrate spring by creating something new and special! Drop in. No registration required.

Spring Break Movies

Monday, March 28: 1:00pm Hotel Transylvania 2: PG

Tuesday, March 29: 1:00pm Peanuts Movie: G

Join us for a movie and free popcorn! Bring your own covered drink. All ages. Drop in. No registration required.

Make it, Take it – Cardboard

Wednesday, March 30: 1:00pm Click here to register

OR Thursday, March 31: 1:00pm Click here to register

What cardboard creation will you make? Bring your imagination-we’ll provide the rest! Grades 3-6 or K-2 with an adult. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

Melikin Puppets present Slightly Fractured Fairy Tales

(P.A.C.T program)

Saturday, April 16: 11:00am Click here to register

Join us for this magical puppet theater event! All ages. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

Financial Literacy for Kids (See packet of information for program description)

Monday, April 25: 4:30-5:30pm Click here to register

Children learn how to handle money in a fun and interactive way. Grades K-2. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

Tuesday, April 26: 4:30-5:30pm Click here to register

Children learn how to handle money in a fun and interactive way. Grades 3-5. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

*P.A.C.T. (Programs and Community Together)

Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous community member, the Library has funds to provide enriching programming throughout this year. Look for programs marked P.A.C.T. and celebrate residents giving to residents. Please speak with the Director if you wish to donate or sponsor an event.

 

*All events subject to change. Check our website for up-to-date information.*

 
2016 Bluestem Award Nominees Print
Kids' News

Bluestem Award

Illinois' Grades 3-5

Readers' Choice Award

2016 Nominees

The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton (ill.)

The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett

The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz & Jennifer Black Reinhardt (ill.)

Alex the Parrot by Stephanie Spinner & Meilo So (ill.)

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel & Melissa Sweet (ill.)

Dorko the Magnificent by Andrea Beaty

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman & Skottie Young (ill.)

Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

How Do You Burp in Space? And Other Tips Every Space Tourist Needs to Know by Susan E. Goodman & Michael Slack (ill.)

I Survived The Sinking of The Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis & Scott Dawson (ill.)

The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky by Holly Schindler

Little Dog, Lost by Marion Dane Bauer & Jennifer A. Bell (ill.)

Masterpiece by Elise Broach & Kelly Murphy (ill.)

Matilda by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake (ill.)

Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise & M. Sarah Klise (ill.)

Rump: the True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

Sidekicks by Dan Santat

Stay: the True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean

 
Check out a Museum!

Check out a Museum Adventure Pass

Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your library card. One museum pass may be checked out per family, per loan period. Passes are typically limited to general admission. Some passes allow a special discount. You must bring your photo ID and library card to the library to check out a pass. Visit www.museumadventure.org OR download a brochure.

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