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Location & Hours
125 S. Municipal Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
(630) 466-4686
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LIBRARYHOURS
Mon - Thur:9a - 8p
Fri:9a - 6p
Sat:10a - 4p
Sun:2p - 6p

Programs & Special Events

The kids library offers a wide variety of literary programs, clubs, and special events.                   
Listed below are our events for July 2024.                   
Or feel free to look at our calendar for library-wide events.

Special Events

SUMMER READING 2024

All ages: Track your reading to earn badges and prizes. Sugar Grove Library cardholders will also earn raffle tickets for grand prize drawing. Summer Reading begins May 28 and ends July 31. Find more details here.

MUSIC AT THE BLISSFUL: KIDS CONCERT

Multi-Award winning, national touring children's musician from Boston, MA, Music At The Blissful (Evan Haller) comes to the Sugar Grove Public Library for a fun-filled, interactive, movement-packed musical experience for the whole family. Come join the fun as we sing, jump, shake, and laugh as Music At The Blissful plays songs off the new album "What's Next" and hits from his catalog like "The Truck Song". Bring your fun energy because this is sure to be an action-packed good time for all.

Geared toward families with children ages 0-7.

Saturday, June 29: 10:30-11:15am Click here for more details.

WILDLIFE RESCUE PRESENTER

Incoming grades K-5: Learn all about wildlife rescue with Anderson Humane, then visit with an opossum ambassador. Space is limited for the comfort of our marsupial friend. Please register!

Thursday, July 18: 3-4pm Click here to register

MINECRAFT SELFIES

Incoming grades 2-5: Make your own Minecraft-inspired self-portrait. No registration needed.

Wednesday, July 24: 4:30-5:30pm

FRIDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES

Families with children of all ages. Visit the library for a family-friendly movie with popcorn. No registration needed.

  • July 19: Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (PG) © 2023 Paramount Pictures
  • July 26: A Bug's Life (G) © Walt Disney Pictures
  • August 2: Raya and the Last Dragon (PG) © 2020 Disney Enterprises Inc.
  • August 9: Migration (PG) © 2023 Universal Studios

Fridays: 3-5pm

Early Childhood

MESSY MONDAYS 

Calling all families with kids 0-6 for this unstructured sensory play program- we'll get hands-on with messy projects, so dress accordingly! Drop in any time during the program to participate. No registration needed.

  • Monday, July 8: 10:30-11:30am: Ice Cube Painting
  • Monday, August 12: 10:30-11:30am: Water play and sensory bins outside. In case of inclement weather, activities will be adapted to move inside.

SATURDAY STORIES AT THE PARK

Join us at the park for stories and songs outside, then get your wiggles out on the playground! Don't forget a blanket and sunscreen! In case of inclement weather, story time will be cancelled. No registration needed.

  • Saturday, July 20: 10:30-11am at Mallard Park Playground, 405 Mallard Ln.
  • Saturday, August 17: 10:30-11am at Black Walnut Park, 904 Black Walnut Dr.

BABY AND TODDLER STORY TIME       

Ages 0-3: Baby and 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. Registration is not needed for Baby and Toddler Story Time. 

*Starting in July, Baby and Toddler Story Time starts at 10am!

  • Tuesday, July 2: 10am *New Time
  • Tuesday, July 16: 10am *New Time
  • Tuesday, July 23: 10am *New Time
  • Tuesday, July 30: 10am *New Time

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME                          
Ages 3-6: We read stories, do fun fingerplays, sing songs, play letter-recognition games, make crafts, and more. Your 3-6 year old will join us for a fun time and develop independence, literacy, language, and social skills as well as positive associations with reading and the library. Caregivers do not attend the class but must stay in the library.  Click here to register individually for each class.

*Starting in July, Preschool Story Time starts at 10am!

  • Wednesday, July 17: 10am *New Time!
  • Wednesday, July 31: 10am *New Time!

FAMILY STORY TIME

Bring the whole family to this weekly drop-in story time featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Siblings welcome. No registration needed.

  • Thursday, July 18: 10am
  • Thursday, July 25: 10am

TINY TOTS PLAY GROUP                      
Ages 0-3 with an adult: Enjoy a play area filled with games, blocks, puzzles, books, and more! While children have fun, they're practicing social and gross motor skills. Program is geared toward kids ages 0-3, but older siblings are welcome. 

Elementary Programs

LEGO CLUB                     
Kids entering 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. 

READ TO ROVER                      
Readers at all levels can benefit from our Read to Rover program. Reading to the friendly and patient Fox Valley Therapy Dogs allows children to improve their reading skills and gain invaluable confidence while reading their favorite stories to dogs who love to listen.

Please register to ensure enough dogs are available for all readers. A separate registration is required each month. No library card necessary. 

POKEMON CLUB

Kids entering grades 1-6: Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Come play, learn, and talk about Pokémon. Play the game, trade cards, and do crafts. Bring your Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, or smart phone if you would like to play with another friend in the club or Pokémon Go. 

 

BOOKS AND COOKIES CLUB           
Kids entering grades 3-6: We put a new twist on Books and Cookies Club for the summer! Read any book and come discuss it with other kids your age while sampling delicious cookies. A separate registration is required each month.

Lots of books are available for digital download on Libby, Boundless, and Hoopla, available at sgpl.org/e-books.