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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.

MAY:

MOTHER'S DAY TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT

May 2-7
Stop by our Children’s Services Desk to pick up a fun craft to make for your mom. (All ages)

PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
May 5, 12

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Caregivers!
Here is a five-week program for you and your little one! This series focuses on you and your child. Each week a different local child development and health professional will be on hand as a great resource for you while your child plays. The focus is on early intervention, strategies for healthy child development, early literacy, and meeting other parents. Registration is required. (suggested for ages 1-3 years; siblings under 5 are welcome.) Vouchers for transportation on the SPARC are available free of charge by The Erie County Foundations’ Council of the Erie County Community Foundation.

KINDNESS WEEK:  FILL A BUCKET FAMILY STORYTIME
Tuesday, May 17, at 6:00 p.m.

The "Fill a Bucket" idea was created by Donald Clifton and shows children how easy it is to express kindness.  

KINDNESS WEEK:  THANK YOU CARD MAKING
Friday, May 20, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Stop by the Library and make a card to thank someone for his or her kindness.

KINDNESS WEEK:  WIGHTMAN-WIEBER SAFETY FAIR
Saturday, May 21, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Visit the Library table for a special treat!  This event is sponsored with a grant from The Michelle Wightman/Karrie Wieber Charitable Foundation.

 

JUNE:

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.

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)

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)


CITY OF SANDUSKY SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
Mondays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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.
June 20: Huron Park                 
June 27: Farwell Park
July 11: Foxborough Park

July 18:  Lions Park

July 25:  Huron Park

August 1:  Farwell Park


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

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

JULY:

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

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

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

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  LIFE-SIZED BOARD GAMES

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

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

AUGUST:


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