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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 (Oct-May)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday (June-Sept)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sunday
Closed

Follett House Museum Hours
April & May
Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Memorial Day
Monday, May 30




Programs

Click here for our Babies and Books; Toddler Tales; Story Stop; and Shake, Rattle & Read Storytimes.


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:

SUMMER READING REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 6

Children’s Summer Reading (birth-16 years)

Registration is required. To register, visit our Registration Desk in Children’s Services (adults can also register at the Readers’ Advisory Desk).When you register, you will receive your Reading Log and a special prize.  Keep track of how much time you read (or listen to a book), and activities you do by recording them on your Reading Log. Receive one drawing ticket for each hour of reading (maximum 10 tickets) and for each activity completed (maximum 10 tickets). Drawing tickets can be placed in whatever prize box you want for a chance to win. Bonus tickets can be earned for each program you attend. Bring your completed Reading Log to the Library for a yard sign. For more fun, check out our weekly programs that begin June 13:  Mighty Movers (3-6 years), Superstars (6-10 years), or Hi-Tech Tweens and Teens (10-16 years). Special Programs require registration (for online registration visit our website, and click on the Events Calendar).

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS:  JOIN TEAM SANDUSKY LIBRARY

Informational Meeting:  Thursday, June 9, at 11:00 a.m.

The Erie County libraries are building teams this summer to compete in a Regional Battle on Saturday, September 24. If you want to join Team Sandusky Library, plan to attend the Informational Meetings. Practice sessions will be held before the Regional Battle. Battle of the Books is a literary trivia competition for students entering grades 4-7, with all the questions derived from eight pre-selected books for tweens. For more information about joining Team Sandusky Library, call or stop by the Children’s Services Desk.

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF EVENT:

IMAGINATION STATION'S HEALTHY HABITAT WORKSHOP ON WHEELS!

Saturday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Join us at the Library for our Summer Reading Program Kick-Off. The Healthy Habitat Workshop on Wheels’ focus is on healthy eating and exercise. Registration is required and limited to 30 children per session. You can also participate in other fun activities in the Children’s Services area.

FATHER'S DAY TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT

June 13-18
Stop by our Children’s Services Desk to pick up a fun craft to make for your dad. (All ages)

iMAKE MONDAY
Monday, June 13

11:00-12:30 for ages 7-12

4:00-5:30 for ages 13 and up
Stop by the Digital Media Studio and learn more about the iMac, GarageBand, iMovie, and iPhoto. This will be a great time when learning is fun! (suggested for ages 9-18 years)

MIGHTY MOVERS (3-6 years)
Mondays at1:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

June 13/14: Sports Arena Challenge

SUPERSTARS (6-10 years)
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

June 15: Self-Defense, Eric Jones, North American Martial Arts

HI-TECH TWEENS AND TEENS (10-16 years)
Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

June 16: The Traveling Teen Tech Lab

PAGES AND PUPS
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. | June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26

Children in K-3rd grade are invited to the Library to practice reading and choose books to take home. They can read their favorite stories aloud to a Therapy Dog, too!

EAT. PLAY. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  | June 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28
Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Caregivers!
This program is designed to teach healthy lifestyle habits at an early age. Each week will feature a story, fun physical activity, craft, and a healthy snack. Registration is required. (suggested for ages birth-6 years).  Vouchers for transportation on the SPARC are available free of charge by The Erie County Foundations’ Council of the Erie County Community Foundation. For a voucher, stop by the Children’s Services Desk. Eat. Play. Grow.™ is endorsed by Family Place Libraries™. The Library was awarded an LSTA grant for this program.

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  FAMILY YOGA WITH SHARON LICHTCSIEN
Saturday, June 18 | 10:30-11:00 (ages 2-9); 11:00-11:45 (ages 10 and up)

Bring the entire family and have a party all summer long!  Registration is required.

 

CITY OF SANDUSKY SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
Monday, June 20, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Huron Park

The City of Sandusky Recreation Department hosts a summer playground program. During snack time (from 9:30-10:00 a.m.) Library staff will read a story.     

iMAKE MONDAY
Monday, June 20

11:00-12:30 for ages 7-12

4:00-5:30 for ages 13 and up
Stop by the Digital Media Studio and learn more about the iMac, GarageBand, iMovie, and iPhoto. This will be a great time when learning is fun! (suggested for ages 9-18 years)

MIGHTYMOVERS (3-6 years)
Mondays at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m

June 20/21: Home Depot Kids’ Workshop

SUPERSTARS (6-10 years)
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

June 22: Library Olympics

HI-TECH TWEENS AND TEENS (10-16 years)
Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

June 23: 3D Coloring


FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  FOOTBALL FRENZY WITH OSU SUPERFAN JON "BIG NUT" PETERS

Saturday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m.

Bring the entire family and have a party all summer long!  Registration is required.

 

CITY OF SANDUSKY SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
Monday, July 27, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Farwell Park

The City of Sandusky Recreation Department hosts a summer playground program. During snack time (from 9:30-10:00 a.m.) Library staff will read a story.             

iMAKE MONDAY
Monday, June 27

11:00-12:30 for ages 7-12

4:00-5:30 for ages 13 and up
Stop by the Digital Media Studio and learn more about the iMac, GarageBand, iMovie, and iPhoto. This will be a great time when learning is fun! (suggested for ages 9-18 years)

MIGHTY MOVERS (3-6 years)
Mondays at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

June 27/28: Fairytale Olympics

SUPERSTARS (6-10 years)
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

June 29: Eating Fruits and Veggies, Donna Green, OSU Ext.

HI-TECH TWEENS AND TEENS (10-16 years)
Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

June 30: Design Your Own Board Game


JULY:

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  FAMILY DANCE PARTY WITH LINDA LEE DANCE STUDIO
Friday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m.

Bring the entire family and have a party all summer long!  Registration is required.

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  JUST. KEEP. MOVING. WITH TIM DORSEY
Saturday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m.

Bring the entire family and have a party all summer long!  Registration is required.

CITY OF SANDUSKY SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
Monday, July 11, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.. at Foxborough Park

The City of Sandusky Recreation Department hosts a summer playground program. During snack time (from 9:30-10:00 a.m.) Library staff will read a story.

iMAKE MONDAY
Monday, July 11

11:00-12:30 for ages 7-12

4:00-5:30 for ages 13 and up
Stop by the Digital Media Studio and learn more about the iMac, GarageBand, iMovie, and iPhoto. This will be a great time when learning is fun! (suggested for ages 9-18 years)

MIGHTY MOVERS (3-6 years)
Mondays at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

July 11/12: Kids’ Kitchen

SUPERSTARS (6-10 years)
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

July 13: BINGO!

HI-TECH TWEENS AND TEENS (10-16 years)
Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

July 14: Phone Fun

 

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS:  JOIN TEAM SANDUSKY LIBRARY

Informational Meeting:  Thursday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m.

The Erie County libraries are building teams this summer to compete in a Regional Battle on Saturday, September 24. If you want to join Team Sandusky Library, plan to attend the Informational Meetings. Practice sessions will be held before the Regional Battle. Battle of the Books is a literary trivia competition for students entering grades 4-7, with all the questions derived from eight pre-selected books for tweens. For more information about joining Team Sandusky Library, call or stop by the Children’s Services Desk

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  FAMILY YOGA WITH SHARON LICHTCSIEN
Saturday, July 16 | 10:30-11:00 (ages 2-9); 11:00-11:45 (ages 10 and up)

Bring the entire family and have a party all summer long!  Registration is required.

CITY OF SANDUSKY SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
Monday, July 18, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Lions Park

The City of Sandusky Recreation Department hosts a summer playground program. During snack time (from 9:30-10:00 a.m.) Library staff will read a story.

iMAKE MONDAY
Monday, July 18

11:00-12:30 for ages 7-12

4:00-5:30 for ages 13 and up
Stop by the Digital Media Studio and learn more about the iMac, GarageBand, iMovie, and iPhoto. This will be a great time when learning is fun! (suggested for ages 9-18 years)

MIGHTY MOVERS (3-6 years)
Mondays at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

July 18/19: Music Makers

SUPERSTARS (6-10 years)
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

July 20: Zumba at the Library, Melanie Adams, YMCA

HI-TECH TWEENS AND TEENS (10-16 years)
Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

July 21: Life-Sized Pac-Man


FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  LIFE-SIZED BOARD GAMES

Saturday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m.

Bring the entire family and have a party all summer long!  Registration is required.

CITY OF SANDUSKY SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
Monday, July 25, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Huron Park

The City of Sandusky Recreation Department hosts a summer playground program. During snack time (from 9:30-10:00 a.m.) Library staff will read a story.

iMAKE MONDAY
Monday, July 25

11:00-12:30 for ages 7-12

4:00-5:30 for ages 13 and up
Stop by the Digital Media Studio and learn more about the iMac, GarageBand, iMovie, and iPhoto. This will be a great time when learning is fun! (suggested for ages 9-18 years)


MIGHTY MOVERS (3-6 years)
Mondays at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

July 25: Minute To Win It Fair

July 26: What’s for Dinner in the Wild?

SUPERSTARS (6-10 years)
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

July 27: Kids’ Yoga, Liz Kelley

HI-TECH TWEENS AND TEENS (10-16 years)
Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

July 28: Gadgets and Gizmos

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  FAMILY MOVIE:  SPACE JAM!
Saturday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m.

Bring the entire family and have a party all summer long!  Registration is required.

AUGUST:

CITY OF SANDUSKY SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
Monday, August 1, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Farwell Park.

The City of Sandusky Recreation Department hosts a summer playground program. During snack time (from 9:30-10:00 a.m.) Library staff will read a story.


POTTERPALOOZA
Monday, August 1, at 2:30 p.m.

A Harry Potter party for all ages to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Come dressed as your favorite character!

COMMUNITY READ-IN
Friday, August 5, at 2:30 p.m
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Local police officers, firefighters, teachers, and community leaders will share some of their favorite books and authors and why reading is important to our community.
(suggested for students in grades K-8)

 
For a complete listing of toys, please click on the TOYbrary graphic above to view the online catalog.


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