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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

January-March
Closed

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSINGS
Monday, January 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Thursday, January 31
CLOSED 10-12 for a
Staff In-Service






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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.

JANUARY:

TODDLER TALES (suggested for ages 18 months-3 years)
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.   |  January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20

STORY STOP(suggested for ages 3-6 years)
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.  |  January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20

DROP IN PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  |  January 17, 24, February 7, 14

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. 

FAMILY STORYTIME (suggested for ages 2 years and up)
Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.
  |  January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  RECYCLED PERCUSSION

Thursday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre

An international phenomenon, this musical, fun, hard-drumming band reached the finals of America’s Got Talent and headlines a rock show in Las Vegas. Tickets are required. Click here for ticket information and more about this event.

FEBRUARY:

ANNE FRANK EXHIBIT:  A HISTORY FOR TODAY - FEBRUARY 1-28

The Lange Trust of Sandusky Library, with the support of The Center for Peace Through Understanding and the Mylander Foundation, brings the traveling exhibit to the Library. It was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. The photographs used in the exhibit and in promotion are from AFF/AFH - Basel/Amsterdam©. The exhibit tells the powerful story of a young girl hiding from the Nazis during WWII through photographs, letters, and her diary. The exhibit has been hosted by 10,000 organizations throughout the country who encourage its audience to think about Anne Frank and the world she lived in, including anti-Semitism, discrimination, and persecution, as well as the positive story of resistance to these evils.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD
Saturday, February 2, at 2:30 p.m.
Celebrate 50 years of Coretta Scott King Award winning books with us and learn more about her life. (all ages; family program
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JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  THE TITANIC
Tuesday, February 5, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Join Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House series for crafts and activities related to the books. (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

FAMILY STORYTIME (suggested for ages 2 years and up)
Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.
  |  February 5, 12, 19

TODDLER TALES (suggested for ages 18 months-3 years)
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.   |  February 6, 13, 20

STORY STOP(suggested for ages 3-6 years)
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.  |  February 6, 13, 20

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT:  VALENTINE'S DAY
February 7-14

Stop by Children’s Services and pick up a surprise craft to take home! (all ages)

ERIE COUNTY LIBRARIES MAKER DAY
Saturday, February 9, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

In celebration of innovation, ingenuity and creativity of Makers, the Erie County libraries in Sandusky, Huron, Milan, and Vermilion will showcase their maker services. Stop by Sandusky Library’s Digital Media Studio, which features a green screen, editing room, visual recording studio, audio recording studio, and equipment and software. We also have equipment and software that can convert your family memories (slides, videos, photos) to a digital format.

STEAM STORYTIME (suggested for ages 3-10 years and homeschoolers)
Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.  |  February 20, March 27, April 3, 24

 

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Tuesday, February 12, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Join us to build with Legos, K’Nex, and more! (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  LETTERS FROM ANNE & MARTIN

Tuesday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Sandusky State TheatreThis dramatic presentation of parallel worlds is drawn from Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. Tickets are required. Click here for ticket information and more about this event.

MUSEUM IN A BOX
Tuesday, February 19, at 4:00 p.m.

Learn about early Ohio history by exploring photographs and artifacts from the Ohio History Connection and the Follett House Museum. (suggested for school-age children)

STEAM STORYTIME (suggested for ages 3-10 years and homeschoolers)
Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.  |  February 20, March 27, April 3, 24

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  MARY POPPINS - INTERACTIVE MOVIE

Saturday, February 23, at 2:30 p.m.

Walt Disney Studios, 1964; 2 hrs., 19 mins. Rated G.
Join us for an afternoon of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious fun as we sing, play, and “step in time” with a family favorite!  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.

GAME ON!
Tuesday, February 26, at 4:00 p.m.

Drop in and play a few of your favorite classic board games. (suggested for ages 6 years and up)

BUTTERFLIES!
Tuesday, February 26, at 6:15 p.m.

Erie MetroParks, presenter
A program all about butterflies! Learn about their life cycles, hear stories, and make a craft. (all ages; family program)

A SEUSSTACULAR DAY

Saturday, February 26 - All Day
In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, visit Children’s Services to pick up a craft to celebrate your love of reading and browse our collection of Dr. Seuss books! (all ages; family program)

MARCH:

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  BUFFALOS
Tuesday, March 5, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Join Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House series for crafts and activities related to the books. (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

DUMBO'S DARING ADVENTURES
Saturday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m.

Come one, come all for an afternoon filled with fun! Join us as we share stories, enjoy activities, and make a special take-home craft featuring our favorite flying elephant! (suggested for ages 3-6 years)

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  HAVANA CUBA ALL-STARS

Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre

The Havana Cuba All-Stars, also known as Ascere, has Cuba’s most prominent musicians displaying the best Cuban traditions. The Havana All-Stars draw inspiration from the music and dance genre of Son Cubano, the most influential and widespread form of Latin-American music. Tickets are required. Click here for ticket information and more about this event.

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT:  ST. PATRICK'S DAY
March 11-16

Stop by Children’s Services and pick up a surprise craft to take home! (all ages)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Tuesday, March 12, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Join us to build with Legos, K’Nex, and more! (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

BABIES AND BOOKS (suggested for newborn-18 months)
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.  |  March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16

FAMILY STORYTIME (suggested for ages 2 years and up)
Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.
  |  March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16

TODDLER TALES (suggested for ages 18 months-3 years)
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.   | March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17

STORY STOP(suggested for ages 3-6 years)
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.  | March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17

PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  |  March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Caregivers! This five-week program is all about PLAY! Children birth-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.

MUSEUM IN A BOX
Tuesday, March 19, at 4:00 p.m.

Learn about early Ohio history by exploring photographs and artifacts from the Ohio History Connection and the Follett House Museum. (suggested for school-age children)

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  THE CAT IN THE HAT
Saturday, March 23, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures, 2003; 1 hr., 22 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. 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.

GAME ON!
Tuesday, March 26, at 4:00 p.m.

Drop in and play a few of your favorite classic board games. (suggested for ages 6 years and up)

STEAM STORYTIME (suggested for ages 3-10 years and homeschoolers)
Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.  | March 27, April 3, 24

APRIL:

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  TIGERS
Tuesday, April 2, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Join Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House series for crafts and activities related to the books. (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

BABIES AND BOOKS (suggested for newborn-18 months)
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.  |  April 2, 9, 16

FAMILY STORYTIME (suggested for ages 2 years and up)
Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.
  |  April 2, 9, 16

TODDLER TALES (suggested for ages 18 months-3 years)
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.  |  April 3, 10, 17

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

STEAM STORYTIME (suggested for ages 3-10 years and homeschoolers)
Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.  |  April 3, 24

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Tuesday, April 9, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Join us to build with Legos, K’Nex, and more! (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

FREE FAMILY MOVOE:  SMALLFOOT

Saturday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m.
Warner Animation Group, 2018; 1 hr., 36 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.

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT: SPRING CRAFTS
April 15-29

Stop by Children’s Services and pick up a surprise craft to take home! (all ages)

MUSEUM IN A BOX
Tuesday, April 16, at 4:00 p.m.

Learn about early Ohio history by exploring photographs and artifacts from the Ohio History Connection and the Follett House Museum. (suggested for school-age children)

GAME ON!
Tuesday, April 23, at 4:00 p.m.

Drop in and play a few of your favorite classic board games. (suggested for ages 6 years and up)

 

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.


  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