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 October 2021.
Or feel free to look at our calendar for library-wide events.
PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST
All ages: Do you have a favorite book character? Turn them into a pumpkin and enter them into our contest!! Bring your decorated pumpkin to the library during library hours between October 11th & 16th then vote for your favorite pumpkin character during library hours between October 17th and 31st. The possibilities for fun are endless! Click here for more information.
- Drop off: October 11-16 (during library hours)
- Voting: October 17-31 (during library hours)
KIDS IN-PERSON SPOOKY BINGO
Grades K-5: Since you have the day off of school, come to the library and join us in real life to play Spooky BINGO! Please register with SGPL card to reserve your BINGO card! Click here to register.
Monday, October 11: 1:00-2:00pm
[FULL] KIDS CRAFT KIT TO-GO: DRAGONS LOVE TACOS
Pre-K - 5th Grade: Since we can't meet in person for Crafty Saturdays, we have Craft Kits-To-Go, available for pickup during library hours! Please register to reserve your craft kit, and we will email you instructions about how to pick it up! You can do the craft any time you'd like. Please individually register each child you wish to pick up a craft for.
Pickup begins Wednesday, October 6: 11:00am
KIDS CRAFT KIT TO-GO: COFFEE FILTER GHOST
Pre-K - 5th Grade: Since we can't meet in person for Crafty Saturdays, we have Craft Kits-To-Go, available for pickup during library hours! Please register to reserve your craft kit, and we will email you instructions about how to pick it up! You can do the craft any time you'd like. Please individually register each child you wish to pick up a craft for. Click here to register.
Pickup begins Saturday, October 30: 11:00am
Fall Story Times
TODDLER & BABY STORY TIMES
Ages 0-3: 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. Click here to register individually for each class.
- Tuesday, October 5: 10:30am
- Thursday, October 7: 10:30am
- Tuesday, October 19: 10:30am
- Thursday, October 21: 10:30am
PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES
Ages 3-5: 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. Click here to register individually for each class.
- Tuesday, October 12: 10:30am
- Wednesday, October 13: 10:30am
- Tuesday, October, 26, 10:30am
- Wednesday, October 27: 10:30am
Clubs for K-6
Grades K-5: Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Let your imagination soar; the ceiling is the limit! Lego activities include building, games, and more. Lego materials are provided by SGPL and all creations will be displayed in the library for the month following each club. A separate registration is required each month. *Due to registration limitations, please only register for one Lego Club per month. Click here to register.
- [FULL] Session A: Tuesday, October 5: 4:30-5:30pm
- Session B: Tuesday, October 19: 4:30-5:30pm
OUTDOOR BOOKS AND COOKIES CLUB: THE BAD GUYS
Grades 3-5: This exciting monthly club includes specific book-themed crafts and activities. Read "The Bad Guys" by Aaron Blabey in advance, then come discuss it with other kids your age while sampling delicious cookies. A separate registration is required each month. Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services Desk OR download a digital book from Libby or Axis360, available at sgpl.org. Click here to register.
Thursday, October 14: 4:30-5:15pm
TWEEN EXPLORERS (S.T.E.A.M. CLUB): SPOOKY SLIME
Grades 3-6: Join us for a fun and educational S.T.E.A.M. program! We will participate in creative activities and challenges related to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Please register separately for each month. Click here to join the waiting list.
- October: Spooky Slime
- November: Marshmallow Atoms
- December: Dancing Cranberries
Monday, October 18: 4:30-5:30pm
OUTDOOR CURIOSITY CLUB: AMAZING APPLES ALL AROUND
Grades K-2: This fun monthly program includes books, crafts, and activities geared toward curious kids in K-2nd grade. Join us outdoors as we explore a new and interesting topic each month. A separate registration is required each month. Click here to register.
Thursday, October 28: 4:30-5:15pm