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Summer Reading Sign Up

More Details Coming Soon. Children birth-5th grade (in fall): Register here

 
Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, June 4th, 11 am - 3pm

11 am - BMX Biker Demo - Matt Wilhelm (parking lot)

12 pm - 3 pm: Open Skate (parking lot, bring your own skates, scooters, etc. will need a permission slip)

Get a photo with Ozzie the Cougar!

11 am - 3 pm- Crafts in Storytime Room

No registration for day-of events. Online pre-registration for the summer reading prorgram will begin on Tues. May 31. Onsite will be available on Sat. June 4th. All ages - kids, teen, and adult.

Modest Coffee will have a Meet and Greet!

 
2017 Monarch Award Nominees Print
Kids' News

Monarch Award –

Illinois’ K-3 Readers’ Choice Award

2017 Nominees

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret by Bob Shea

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox

Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang

Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio

Going Places by Peter H. Reynolds & Paul A. Reynolds

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim

How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? by Christine Butterworth

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine G. Applegate

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis

New Shoes by Susan Meyer

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay & Recycling Women of Gambia by Miranda Paul

The Princess In Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne

Trapped!: A Whale’s Rescue by Robert Burleigh

Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker

 

Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman

 

 
2017 Bluestem Award Nominees Print
Kids' News

Bluestem Award

Illinois' Grades 3-5

Readers' Choice Award

2017 Nominees

Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff

Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares

The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells / Marcus Calo

El Deafo by Cece Bell

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman

Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse by Tamera Will Wissinger / Michael Cordell

The Journey that Saved Curious George by Louise Borden

Justin Case: School, Drool, and other Daily Disasters by Rachel Vail / Matthew Cordell

Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst / Kevin Cornell

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien / Zena Bernstein

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Shooting at the Stars: the Christmas Truce of 1914 by John Hendrix

Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney / J. Brian Pinkney

Spirit Animals: Wild Born by Brandon Mull

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

 

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley Brubaker

 
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 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 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 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

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

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

Amy Peters Concert

Saturday, May 14: 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.

 

 

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

 
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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Summer Events for Kids

Summer Events for Youth

Regular Programming

Drop-In Baby Story Time

Mondays: 10:30-11:00am  6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8

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  6/14, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9 Click here to register

Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am  6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11 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

Drop-In Mondays: 6:30-7:10pm  6/6, 6/20, 7/18, 8/1

Tuesdays: 10:30-11:10am  6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2 Click here to register

Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am  6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3 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 6/11, 7/9, 8/13 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 who are able to read on their own can read their favorite stories to dogs who love to listen! Grades 1-6 or able to read on their own. Register online - no library card needed.

Curiosity Club

Thursdays: 4:30-5:20pm

June 23: Journey Into Space Click here to register

July 28: Snack Time 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

Thursdays: 4:30-5:20pm

June 9: The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson Click here to register

July 14: Title TBD 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.

Lego Club: K-2

Mondays: 4:30-5:30pm 6/13, 7/18, 8/15 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. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

Lego Club: 2-5

Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30pm 6/14, 7/19, 8/16 Click here to register

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

Pokemon Club

1st Wednesday of the month: 4:30-5:30pm  6/1, 7/6, 8/3 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 Summer Programs

Matt Wilhelm: Pro BMX Champion

(P.A.C.T program)

Saturday, June 4: 10:30-11:30am

Kick off the Summer Reading Program and learn about perseverance, bike safety, and character!

All ages. Drop in. No registration required.

Ninja Party

Tuesday, June 7: 4:30-5:30pm Click here to register

Put your ninja skills to the test at our Ninja Party! Learn some new skills and create some awesome costume elements! Grades K-5. Register with a Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

A Step Above Dance Academy Performance & Dance Party

Saturday, June 18: 1:00-3:00pm Click here to register

Enjoy watching the award winning studio A Step Above Dance Academy perform graceful and artistic dances that will leave you breathless! Stay to learn some moves of your own and for our dance party! All ages. Register online - no library card needed.

Yoga Fun

Wednesday, June 29: 2:30-3:30pm Click here to register

Stretch like a tree and roar like a lion while exploring yoga! Grades K-5. Register with a Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

Chris McBrien: the “Magic Storyteller”

(P.A.C.T program)

Saturday, July 2: 11:00am-12:00pm Click here to register

Teacher, ventriloquist, storyteller, comedian, illusionist! All ages. Register online - no library card needed.

Exercise and Nutrition for Kids

Monday, July 11: 2:30-3:30pm Click here to register

Learn why exercise and nutrition are important through games, crafts, and stories! Grades K-5. Register with a Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

Sports Music Trivia Night

Thursday, July 21: 6:00-7:00pm Click here to register

Bring your family for a night of music and fun! Listen and see how well you know your sports songs! Each family is a team and competes together to name as many well-known sports songs as possible! All ages. Register with a Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

Quidditch

Saturday, July 23

Grades K-5: 11:00am-12:00pm Click here to register

Grades 6-12: 1:00-2:00pm Click here to register

Enjoy a friendly game of Quidditch, the popular sport from Harry Potter, on the beautiful Library grounds. Kids in grades K-5 play the first game. Grades 6-12 play the second game. Register with a Sugar Grove Public Library District card.

Grand Finale Prize Drawing

Saturday, August 6: 1:00-1:30pm

All ages. Drop in. No registration required.

Chris Fascione: Juggling Funny Stories!

(P.A.C.T program)

Saturday, August 6: 1:30-2:30pm

You’ll be laughing out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances.  Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling.  A Storytelling World Award winner, Chris brings out the kid in everyone, as adults and children alike have fun participating in the show.  Find out more at www.JugglingFunnyStories.com All ages. Drop in. No registration required.

Recurring Summer Activities: All Ages

Crafty Saturdays

Saturdays: 11:00am-2:00pm 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/16, 7/30

Crafty Saturdays are back! Every other Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00pm during the summer, there will be crafts in the Story Time Room. All ages. Drop in. No registration required.

Gaming Saturdays

Saturdays: 11:00am-2:00pm 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6

Every other Saturday during the summer, there will be video games available in the Story Time Room. All ages. Drop in. No registration required.

Tuesday Movie Matinees

Tuesdays, June 7- August 2, 1:00pm

Every Tuesday from June 7th to August 2nd join us for a movie and free popcorn. You may bring your own covered glass. Drop in. No registration required. Visit sgpl.org to see a complete list of movie titles.

 

 



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