Kid's Library Programs: September - December
Online registration opens 6 weeks before each event. Register by clicking the link or visiting the calendar portion of the library website.
Baby Story Time
Saturdays: 10:30-11:00am 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 11/14 Click here to register
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. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card. Program is geared toward babies, but siblings are welcome.
Toddler Story Time
Tuesdays: 10:30-11:00am 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 12/1 Click here to register
Wednesday: 10:30-11:00am 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 12/2 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 here with Sugar Grove Public Library District card. Program is geared toward toddlers, but siblings are welcome.
Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays: 10:30-11:10am 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/8 Click here to register
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:10am 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/9 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.
Now Monthly! Read to Rover
Second Saturday of every month: 11:00am-12:00pm 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12 Click here to register
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 1-6 or able to read on their own. Register Online - no library card needed.
Lego Club: K-1
Mondays: 4:30-5:30pm 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/14 Click here to register
Lego activities include building, games & more. Lego materials will be provided. Creations will be displayed in the library. Caregiver must stay in library. Grades K-1. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.
Lego Club: 2-5
Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30pm 9/22, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15 Click here to register
Wednesdays: 4:30-5:30pm 9/23, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16 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.
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2 Click here to register
Play the game, trade cards and do crafts. Bring your DS if you would like to play with another friend in the club. Grades K-6. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.
Special Fall Programs
Meet Book Character: Arthur
Saturday, September 12: 1:00 pm Click here to register
Meet Arthur, listen to stories, and join in on fun activities. Bring your cameras for this great photo op! Children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.
School’s Out: Columbus Day
Monday, October 12: 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, and try out one of our many games. Drop in. No registration required.
Sew a Treat!
Wednesday, October 14: 4:30-6:00pm Click here to register
Join Ellen Violet of Ellen Violet Designs and make a treat bag you can use when you go trick or treating. Sewing machines will be provided, but you may bring your own if you wish. Grades 3-5. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District card.
Saturday, October 31
All day: Count the candies in the jar for a chance to win the jar!
10:30-11:00am Halloween Story Time: The fun will include stories, flannel board activities, rhymes, and movement.
11:00am-2:00pm Crafts in the Story Time Room. Drop in to try your hands at some crafts—all supplies provided.
11:00am-3:00pm Trick or Treating in the Library. Come dressed in your Halloween costume and collect some treats!
2:30 - 3:30pm Incredible Bats: Daniel and Sharon Peterson will bring their Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-colored Fruit Bats for a fun and educational program on these wonderful flying mammals. All ages. Drop in. No registration required.
Family Reading Day
Saturday, November 21
Instead of celebrating Family Reading Night, we are celebrating Family Reading Day! Bring in your parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents and celebrate the joy and excitement of reading together!
All Day: Get Caught Reading
Read together as a family at the library and be entered for a prize!
10:30-11:30am: Read with Ronald McDonald Click here to register
Come see a wonderful and funny show featuring Ronald McDonald and his hilarious jokes, mind-blowing magic tricks and wildly entertaining stories!
All ages. Register with Sugar Grove Public Library District Card.
11:00am-2:00pm: Show your library card at the Youth Reference Desk for a prize.
Remember, children ages 5 and up can have their own library card!
11:00am-2:00pm: Crafty Saturday
Drop by the Story Time Room for some fun and creative reading-related crafts!
Star Wars Day
Monday, November 23
Kick off your Thanksgiving break by celebrating the upcoming release of the newest Star Wars movie! Feel free to bring props or come in costume!
11:30am-12:45pm: Jedi Academy Click here to register
Make a light saber, play games, and do fun activities! Grades K-5. Register with a Sugar Grove Public Library Card.
1:00-3:00pm: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope! All ages. Drop in. No registration required.
Crafts in the Story Time Room
Tuesday-Wednesday, November 24-25: 11:00am-2:00pm
Come create a turkey and other fun Thanksgiving crafts! Drop in. No registration required.
Tuesday, November 24: 1:00-2:00pm Click here to register
Bring your own 100% cotton t-shirt and tie-dye it with markers and rubbing alcohol! Grades K-5. Register with a Sugar Grove Public Library Card.
Holiday in the Grove
Saturday, December 5: all day
Stay tuned for a special brochure closer to the event.
Monday-Wednesday, December 28-30
Winter Break activities include movies at 1:00pm, crafts in the Story Time Room and the Toydle. Drop in. No registration required.
New Year’s Eve Carnival
Thursday, December 31: 1:00-3:00pm Click here to register
Come ring in the New Year with your friends! Our party will feature games, crafts, snacks, and a surprise visit from one of our favorite Superheroes! Grades K-5. Register with a Sugar Grove Public Library Card.
Snow Day? Check our website to see if we’re showing a movie!