HOLIDAY HOURS AND CLOSINGS:
For your convenience, the book and video drops will remain open.
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Digital downloads are made possible thanks to the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation.
(Click the picture above to view the Under the Baton website)
The Library’s Baby Garden, provided with funds from a generous grant from the Mylander Foundation, builds the skill of playing for the youngest child. Unstructured play allows children to learn about language and think symbolically,which helps them get started on the path to reading readiness.The Baby Garden also encourages parents and caregivers to take an active part in play with their children.
Need help downloading an eBook or need special coaching on basic computer skills? Need some assistance digging up local history or your family’s genealogy? Book-A-Librarian gives you individual, and tailored assistance in a 30-minute sit-down appointment with a Library staff member. To schedule a session, call 419-625-3834 (Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). Each request will be routed to the appropriate expert on our staff, who will then contact you as soon as possible to schedule your personal appointment. Limit 2 sessions per patron per month.
CHECK OUT AN EREADER AT THE LIBRARY
Thanks to funding from a grant from the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation, we are proud to offer an eReader lending program to Sandusky Library cardholders. The eReaders can be checked out for ten days. To borrow an eReader or for more information, stop by the Library’s Reader’s Advisory Desk or call 419-625-3834.
LIBRARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Click here for our Fall "Cover to Cover" Newsletter.
Click here for our Technology Classes (Computer/Internet/MicroSoft Office/ Social Media) Class Schedule.
Click here for our Lapsit & Linger and Storytimes Schedule.
THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMS:
LEGO BUILD & DISPLAY
Saturday, December 7 / 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
We’ll supply the LEGOs and plenty of space to build. You supply your architectural skills to make your own creation which will be on display for the community to see! (All ages)
FAMILY MOVIE: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
Saturday, December 7 / 2:30 p.m.
Rated (G, Disney/Pixar, 2013; 104 mins.)
Join us for a free family movie. Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
ALL-STAR READERS with PAWS TO READ
Monday, December 9 / 6:30-7:15 p.m.
All-Star Readers pairs students in grades 1-3 with volunteers who meet once a week at the Library to practice reading, play reading games, and choose books to take home. Participants can read their favorite stories aloud to one of our Paws to Read Therapy Dogs.
A TYPICAL DAY: DAILY LIFE IN SANDUSKY IN 1915
Monday, December 9 / 6:30 p.m.
Ron Davidson, Archives Librarian, presenter
Using images and documents from the Library’s archives, get a taste of everyday life as lived by a typical Sanduskian of nearly 100 years ago.
LAPSIT & LINGER
Tuesday, December 10 / 10:30 a.m.
This is a five-week program that introduces children ages birth-18 months to fingerplays, stories, music, and age appropriate play. Please bring a blanket for the baby to sit on. Registration is preferred.
BEGINNING READER STORYTIME
Tuesday, December 10 / 5:30-6:00 p.m.
This storytime builds on the skills from previous storytime sessions and includes opportunities to read along, retell stories, and more. (Ages 5-7)
WHAT'S SO PINTERESTING?
Tuesday, December 10 / 6:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of opening an account (it’s free!) and creating your own pinboards. Recommended: comfortable with the web and have an email address.
MAKE IT: HOLIDAY WREATH
Wednesday, December 11 / 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Lynn Staley and Nancy Vollmer, Owners, Traveling Thimbles, presenters
All materials needed are provided. Please bring a good working sewing machine, thread, and basic sewing supplies (scissors, pins, etc.). Registration is required.
POLAR EXPRESS FEST
Saturday, December 14 / 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a cup of cocoa as you settle in to hear the heart-warming story of The Polar Express. Listen closely for the sound of reindeer bells when Santa stops by to greet all who truly believe. Have your picture (and your family and furry family members, too) taken with Santa. (All ages)
TINY TOTS, TODDLER, AND PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES
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These storytimes focus on skills every child needs to learn to read. Storytimes are for children 18 months-five years old and are 20 minutes of book, language, and gross motor-related activities.
FIND HELP IN TOUGH TIMES
Looking for help during these tough economic times? The State Library of Ohio understands that this is a challenging time for all residents of our great state. This one-stop Find Help in Tough Times center provides help in finding important information and resources. Each area contains a list of links to online resources. The Find Help in Tough Times center will grow as we continue to add valuable resources and information. Click here to find out more.