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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

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

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSINGS
Monday, November 11
Veterans Day


Wednesday, November 27
Day Before Thanksgiving

Close at 5:00

Thursday, November 28
Thanksgiving 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.

 

SEPTEMBER:

LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

September 3-7:  Stop by the Children’s Services Desk and pick up a “Count Ducky and Bunny" entry form. Find and count as many of the pictures of the Ducky and Bunny in the Children’s Services Area. Turn in your entry form for a chance to win a prize! The drawing will be held and winners notified the week of September 9.

September 9-14 Stop by the Children’s Services Desk and pick up directions to draw Forky or coloring and tracing sheets!

September 16-21:  Stop by the Children’s Services Desk and pick up Toy Story coloring pages and a word search!

September 23-28:  Stop by Children’s Services to take part in the Toy Story Character Scavenger Hunt!  Receive a small prize just for participating!

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  DUMBO

Saturday, September 14, at 2:30 p.m.

Walt Disney Pictures, 2019; 1 hr., 52 mins. Rated PG.
Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets! MPAA RATING: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: GAME ON - GAME BOARD EDITION
September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.

DROP IN PLAY. LEARN. GROW. (suggested for newborn to 3 years)
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. | September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22
Drop In is another opportunity for children newborn-3 years (and siblings up to age 5) to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. | September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23
Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. An adult is required to attend.

TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. | September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23
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. | September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23

Story stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a themed craft. An adult is required to attend.

PINWHEELS FOR PEACE
Saturday, September 21, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
In celebration of Sandusky Sunrise and International Day of Peace, stop by Children’s Services and make a Pinwheel for Peace. (family program)


TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: TERRIFIC TUESDAY CRAFTS
September 24, October 22, November 26| 4:00-5:00 p.m.


NORTHERN OHIO LIBRARIES REGIONAL BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Saturday, September 28, at 10:30 a.m. @ Ritter Public Library (Vermilion)
Cheer for Team Sandusky Library at the 5th Annual Battle of the Books! This is a literary trivia competition for students entering grades 4-8 with questions derived from eight pre-selected books for tweens. Teams from several area libraries will compete
.

 

OCTOBER:

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM:  GAME ON - VIDEO GAME EDITION
October 1, November 5, December 3 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.

DROP IN PLAY. LEARN. GROW. (suggested for newborn to 3 years)
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. | October 1, 8, 15, 22
Drop In is another opportunity for children newborn-3 years (and siblings up to age 5) to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. | October 2, 9, 16, 23
Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. An adult is required to attend.

TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. | October 2, 9, 16, 23
Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. An adult is required to attend.

STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)

Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. | October 2, 9, 16, 23

Story stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a themed craft. An adult is required to attend.


TRAVELING EXHIBIT:  TELLING A PEOPLE'S STORY:  AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED LITERATURE
October 7-November 27

In celebration of Children’s Picture Book Month and Family Literacy Month, we are pleased to bring this traveling exhibit which focuses on African-American children’s illustrated literature. The exhibit features titles awarded the Coretta Scott King Book Award by the American Library Association, with examples of works that show the cultural, historical, and social makeup of African-American identity culture. The exhibit was designed by the Miami University Art Museum through a grant provided by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. The set of 12 panels will be displayed in our Children’s Services Department.

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM:  CONSTRUCTION ZONE
October 8, November 12, December 10 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2

Saturday, October 12, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures 2019; 1 hr., 26 mins. Rated PG.
Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets! MPAA RATING: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: GAME ON - GAME BOARD EDITION
October 15, November 19, December 17 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.

ADVENTURES WITH MS. FRIZZLE: SPIDERS
Saturday, October 19, at 2:30 p.m.

Get ready to buckle up and learn with Ms. Frizzle. We will explore a different topic each session through STEAM learning, crafts, and activities. Up Next: December 28: Reindeer (all ages)

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: TERRIFIC TUESDAY CRAFTS
October 22, November 26| 4:00-5:00 p.m.

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFTS:  SPOOKY CRAFTS
October 24-31
Stop by the Children’s Services Desk and pick up a surprise craft to take home! (all ages)

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT:  TOUR OF THE NIGHT SKY
Tuesday, October 29, at 6:00 p.m.

Bill Reed, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Solar System Ambassador, Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, presenter
Explore constellations and planets that can be currently seen at night as well as the mythology behind them. (family program)

 

NOVEMBER:

TELLING A PEOPLE'S STORY TRIVA CHALLENGE
November 1-27

November is Picture Book Month and Family Literacy Month. Stop by the Children’s Services Desk anytime in November to pick up a Trivia Challenge about the Telling a People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature traveling exhibit. Explore the exhibit to answer the questions, and return the Trivia Challenge to the Children’s Services Desk to be entered to win prizes. Prizes will be drawn after November 30. (all ages
)

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM:  GAME ON - VIDEO GAME EDITION
November 5, December 3 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.

SESAME STREET'S 50th ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Saturday, November 9, at 2:30 p.m.
Come and play at our celebration honoring 50 years
of Sesame Street with Sesame Street crafts, games, and stories! (family program)

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM:  CONSTRUCTION ZONE
November 12, December 10 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.

READ AND PLAY:  AN ENGLISH/SPANISH FAMILY STORYTIME
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. | November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17

Each session will include books, songs, games, and more with English and Spanish incorporated throughout. An adult is required to attend.

Leer y Jugar: Tiempo de cuentos en Inglés/Español para la familia
Martes a las 6:00 p.m.  | Noviembre 12, 19, 26, Diciembre 3, 10, 17

Leer y Jugar es un programa en Inglés/ Español de cuentos para la familia. Cada sesión incluirá libros, canciones, juegos y más, completamente articulados en Inglés y Español. Se requiere acompañamiento de un adulto para asistir.

TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.  | November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18
Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. An adult is required to attend.

TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.  | November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18
Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. An adult is required to attend.

STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)

Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. | November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18

Story stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a themed craft. An adult is required to attend.

PLAY. LEARN. GROW. (suggested for newborn to 3 years)
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | November 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Caregivers! This five-week program is all about PLAY! Children newborn-3 years (siblings up to age 5 are welcome) and their caregivers will have an opportunity to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys.  Also, each week a different local child development and health professional will be on hand as a great resource. Registration is requested.

FROZEN PARTY
Saturday, November 16, at 2:30 p.m.

Families are welcome to join us for an afternoon of winter games, crafts, and activities. (family program)

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: GAME ON - GAME BOARD EDITION
November 19, December 17 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFTS: HARVEST CRAFTS
November 22-30
Stop by the Children’s Services Desk and pick up a surprise craft to take home! (all ages)

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: TERRIFIC TUESDAY CRAFTS
November 26| 4:00-5:00 p.m.

LEFTOVER DAY
Friday, November 29, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Join us the day after Thanksgiving to design and create a masterpiece. Craft and art supplies of all kinds will be available for you to complete a project of your choice! (all ages)

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Saturday, November 30, at 2:30 p.m.

Warner Bros., 2019; 1 hr., 44 mins. Rated PG.
Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets! MPAA RATING: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

 

DECEMBER:

CAN YOU FIND ELSIE THE LIBRARY ELF?

December 2-23
We’ve been told that Elsie will be returning! Stop by Children’s Services and try to find her each day for a chance to win a prize!

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM:  GAME ON - VIDEO GAME EDITION
December 3 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

READ AND PLAY:  AN ENGLISH/SPANISH FAMILY STORYTIME
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. | December 3, 10, 17

Each session will include books, songs, games, and more with English and Spanish incorporated throughout. An adult is required to attend.

Leer y Jugar: Tiempo de cuentos en Inglés/Español para la familia
Martes a las 6:00 p.m. | Diciembre 3, 10, 17

Leer y Jugar es un programa en Inglés/ Español de cuentos para la familia. Cada sesión incluirá libros, canciones, juegos y más, completamente articulados en Inglés y Español. Se requiere acompañamiento de un adulto para asistir.

TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. | December 4, 11, 18
Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. An adult is required to attend.

TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. | December 4, 11, 18
Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. An adult is required to attend.

STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)

Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. | December 4, 11, 18

Story stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a themed craft. An adult is required to attend.

PLAY. LEARN. GROW. (suggested for newborn to 3 years)
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | December 5, 12, 19

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Caregivers! This five-week program is all about PLAY! Children newborn-3 years (siblings up to age 5 are welcome) and their caregivers will have an opportunity to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys.  Also, each week a different local child development and health professional will be on hand as a great resource. Registration is requested.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

Saturday, December 7, at 2:30 p.m.

Walt Disney Pictures, 2018; 1 hr., 39 mins. Rated PG.
Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets! MPAA RATING: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM:  CONSTRUCTION ZONE
December 10 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: GAME ON - GAME BOARD EDITION
December 17 frpm 4:00-5:00 p.m.

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFTS: WINTER CRAFTS
December 23-January 4
Stop by the Children’s Services Desk and pick up a surprise craft to take home! (all ages)

ADVENTURES WITH MS. FRIZZLE: REINDEER
Saturday, December 28, at 2:30 p.m.

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

NEW YEAR'S NOON PARTY
Tuesday, December 31, at 11:30 a.m.

Happy 2020! Count down to the New Year at a kid-friendly time! There will be crafts and activities for children of all ages!


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