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Sandusky Library
114 W. Adams St.
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
PH: 419-625-3834

Library Hours

Monday - Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
Closed

Follett House Museum Hours

May

Saturday
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day






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Click here for our STORYTIMES:  Babies and Books; Toddler Tales; Family Storytime; Story Stop; and STEAM Storytime, and for Play. Learn. Grow.


To register for a program you can stop by the Children's Services Desk, call the Library at 419-625-3834 and press O, or click our Events Calendar image in the upper right corner of this page.

JUNE:

JOIN US FOR SUMMER LEARNING - JUNE 3-JULY 31

Registration is required for all ages and begins Monday, June 3. To register, visit our Registration Desk in Children’s Services (adults can register at the Readers’ Advisory Desk). When you register, you will receive your Learning Log along with a special gift!


MISSION BADGES:

This year children ages 4-16 years can earn Mission Badges! Try and collect all of them by stopping by the Children’s Services Desk each week during our Summer Learning Program. You will receive your first Mission Badge when you register. The Mission Badges were paid for in part with a Wightman-Wieber Charitable Foundation grant.


SUMMER LEARNING KICK-OFF CELEBRATION!

Saturday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m.
Join us and celebrate with Star Wars-costumed characters from the Apollo Base of the Rebel Legion and members of the 501st Ohio Garrison. Crafts and selfie opportunities will be offered along with registration for the Summer Learning Program.


WHERE'S SANDY SEAGULL?
June 3-August 31

Stop in and pick up one of our travel size Sandy the Seagull pictures and take Sandy along with you on your summer adventures! Take a picture of Sandy enjoying some fun and post it on social media along with #wheressandyseagull2019 and help create a story-filled summer for Sandy! (all ages)

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT: FATHER'S DAY

June 10-15
Stop by the Children’s Services Desk and pick up a surprise craft to take home! (all ages)

STARGAZERS (ages 3-6 years)

Mondays at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
June 10/11: Wish Upon a Star with Erie MetroParks 

June 17/18: Kids Building Workshop with The Home Depot 

June 24/25: Over the Moon 

GREEN SCREEN TEENS (ages 10-16 years)

Mondays at 2:30 p.m.  | June 10, 17, 24
Drop in during any of our sessions for green screen fun! Have your picture taken on Mars, the Moon, Jupiter, with an alien, and more!

AWESOME ASTRONOMERS (ages 6-10 years

Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
June 12: Bob Fujita with Liberty Aviation Museum 

June 19: Space STEAM 

June 26: BINGO!

TIME WARP AT THE FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM
Tuesdays at 2:30 p
.m.
Travel back in time as we learn about early Sandusky. (suggested for ages 8-12 years)
June 11: Suffrage 

June 18: Women Pilots of World War II

June 25: Kitchen Gadgets

TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. | June 12, 19, 26

Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more.


STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. | June 12, 19, 26

Story stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a themed craft.

DROP IN AND PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | June 13, 20, 27
Drop In is another opportunity for children birth-3 years (and siblings up to age 5) to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

ADVENTURES WITH MS. FRIZZLE
Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

Get ready to buckle up and learn with Ms. Frizzle. We will explore a different topic each week through STEAM learning, crafts, and activities. (all ages)
June 13: Space 

June 20: Butterflies 

June 27: Sharks

FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS AT THE SIDNEY FROHMAN PLANETARIUM
Every 30 minutes from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

First come, first served.
June 14: Astronaut Training Camp
June 21: The Astronomy of Harry Potter
June 28: The Lunar Landing

FAMILY FUN SATURDAYS AT THE SANDUSKY LIBRARY
2:30-3:30 p.m. (except June 15) | Registration required.
June 15: Storytime Classics with Erma Bombeck (at 10:30 a.m.)
June 22: Mo Willems Stories
June 29: Toy Story Interactive Movie

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS TEAM MEETING
Thursday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m.

Join Sandusky Library's Team!  We will have a brief informational meeting about the books for this year’s program and the format for the competition. The Battle of the Books will be held on Saturday, September 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Ritter Public Library. For more information, call Carly Rogers, Sandusky Library, at 419-625-3834.

JULY:  

FAMILY FUN SATURDAYS AT THE SANDUSKY LIBRARY
2:30-3:30 p.m. | Registration required.
July 6: Fancy Nancy Party
July 13: Eric Carle’s 90th Birthday Celebration
July 20: The Apollo Moon Landing with Gene Zajac (NASA)
July 27: The Solar System with Erie MetroParks

STARGAZERS (ages 3-6 years)

Mondays at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
July 8/9: Rocket into Space 

July 15/16: Caterpillar Crunch with Melissa Henehan, WIC

July 22/23: Alien Adventure 

GREEN SCREEN TEENS (ages 10-16 years)

Mondays at 2:30 p.m.  | July 8, 15, 22
Drop in during any of our sessions for green screen fun! Have your picture taken on Mars, the Moon, Jupiter, with an alien, and more!

TIME WARP AT THE FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM
Tuesdays at 2:30
p.m.
Travel back in time as we learn about early Sandusky. (suggested for ages 8-12 years)
July 9: Perry’s Victory with National Park Service Rangers from Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial 

July 16: Early Medicine 

July 23: Cedar Point

TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. | July 10, 17, 24

Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more.


STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. | July 10, 17, 24

Story stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a themed craft. 

AWESOME ASTRONOMERS (ages 6-10 years

Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
July 10: Jody Chaffee with Firelands Symphony Orchestra

July 17: Gregg Mello: Maggie Dewdrop: The Feather of Flight  

July 24: Constellations with Erie MetroParks

DROP IN AND PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | July 11, 18, 25
Drop In is another opportunity for children birth-3 years (and siblings up to age 5) to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

ADVENTURES WITH MS. FRIZZLE
Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

Get ready to buckle up and learn with Ms. Frizzle. We will explore a different topic each week through STEAM learning, crafts, and activities. (all ages)
July 11: Cats 

July 18: Octopuses 

July 25: Flamingos


BATTLE OF THE BOOK TEAM PRACTICES
Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. | July 11, 25, August 1, 15

Team members are invited to come practice on any of the dates they are available. We’ll review the books, work on memorizing titles and authors, and answer practice questions. Practices are not mandatory for participation in the Battle.
The Battle of the Books will be held on Saturday, September 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Ritter Public Library. For more information, call Carly Rogers, Sandusky Library, at 419-625-3834.

FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS AT THE SIDNEY FROHMAN PLANETARIUM
Every 30 minutes from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

First come, first served.
July 12: Astronaut Training Camp
July 19: The Astronomy of Harry Potter
July 26: The Lunar Landing

AUGUST:

BATTLE OF THE BOOK TEAM PRACTICES
Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. | August 1, 15

Team members are invited to come practice on any of the dates they are available. We’ll review the books, work on memorizing titles and authors, and answer practice questions. Practices are not mandatory for participation in the Battle. The Battle of the Books will be held on Saturday, September 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Ritter Public Library. For more information, call Carly Rogers, Sandusky Library, at 419-625-3834.

IMAGINATION LIBRARY

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60-volume set of books beginning  with the children’s classic book The Little Engine That Could™. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT! Thanks to funding from the Kiwanis Club of Sandusky, in partnership with the Sandusky Library, the Erie County Community Foundation, United Way of Erie County, and The Michelle Wightman/Karrie Wieber Charitable Foundation, there is no cost to you.

Click Here for the Registration Form and for more information.  You may print the Registration Form and bring it to the Library or you can register online at www.imaginationlibrary.com.
  You can email your questions to imaginationlibrary@sanduskylib.org.
  For a complete listing of toys, please click on the TOYbrary graphic above to view the online catalog.



Sandusky Library was designated a Family Place Library in September 2015. Click on the image for more information about Family Place Libraries.




Children's Internet Protection Act and Social Networks

Click here to view the publication Keeping Kids Safer on the Internet.  This publication gives parents and guardians the information that they need to talk to their children about issues like cyberbullying, social networking sites (like Facebook), inappropriate online content, violence online, and hate speech. Library staff encourages parents and guardians to review this information with their children.


APPS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD

Click here to download the handout