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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
January-March
Closed

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Presidents' Day
Monday, February 15




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.

 

FEBRUARY: 

BOOK WORMS BOOK CLUB
Mondays at 4:00 p.m.

February 1, March 7, April 4
Each month we will share a multicultural picture book followed by group discussion and activities based on the book. (suggested for ages 5-8 years and parents; child may attend independently)

SNOWY SENSORY STATION
Thursday, February 4, at 10:30 a.m.

Help Me Grow staff, presenters
There will be various winter sensory stations for your child to explore! (suggested for ages 1-3; siblings under 5 welcome)

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  MINIONS

Saturday, February 6, at 2:30 p.m.

Illumination, 2015; 91 mins, Rated PG.
Join us in the Library Program Room. Children 10 and under must be accompanied
by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!

PAGE TURNERS BOOK CLUB:  CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY 
Monday, February 8, at 4:00 p.m.
Each month we’ll read and discuss a different book, with activities focusing on the book; however, in February we will read about and discuss African-American heroes and innovators. Adults are welcome to attend, but children may attend independently as well. Books will be available prior to each session at the Children’s Services Desk. (suggested for ages 8-12 years and their families)

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesday, February 10, 24, from 4:00-5:00 p.m
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Children in K-3rd grade are paired with volunteers who meet at the Library to practice reading and choose books to take home. They can read their favorite stories aloud to a Therapy Dog, too!

PLAY. LEARN. GROW. DROP-IN
Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
February 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10

Bring your child in for a play date using all of our Family Place toys! (suggested for birth-3 years; siblings under 5 welcome)

KIDS' PRESIDENTS' PARTY
Saturday, February 13, at 2:30 p.m.

Attention all citizens! Exercise your right to vote for your favorite book character, then listen to heart-warming stories about their exploits, play games, and make a patriotic craft. Registration required. (suggested for ages 4-8 years)

iMAKE LAB

Saturdays, February 20, 27, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
(suggested for ages 9-18 years)
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!

UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Mondays at 4:00 p.m.

February 22, March 21, April 18
Do you have what it takes to go undercover and solve a mystery? There will be a new mission each month, so come follow the clues! (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FAMILY PROGRAM:

CODES IN QUILTS AND SONGS ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Saturday, February 27, at 2:30 p.m.

Janet Bird, Lorain County Historical Society, presenter
Were quilts really used as signal codes for runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad? Do some African-American “spirituals” really have double meanings, and did they send a kind of secret message in song? This program will present information on these ideas and will help with finding the answers.

A LEAPING GOOD TIME!
Monday, February 29, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Celebrate Leap Year Day with a craft featuring...what else?...frogs!

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Monday, February 29, at 4:00 p.m.

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

MARCH: 

DR. SEUSS EXTRAVAGANZA!
Wednesday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Stop by the Library and celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

PLAY. LEARN. GROW. DROP-IN
Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
March 3, 10

Bring your child in for a play date using all of our Family Place toys! (suggested for birth-3 years; siblings under 5 welcome)

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  THE GOOD DINOSAUR

Saturday, March 5, at 2:30 p.m.

Disney Pixar, 2015; 100 mins, Rated PG.
Join us in the Library Program Room. Children 10 and under must be accompanied
by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets

BOOK WORMS BOOK CLUB
Mondays at 4:00 p.m.

March 7, April 4
Each month we will share a multicultural picture book followed by group discussion and activities based on the book. (suggested for ages 5-8 years and parents; child may attend independently)

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT
Monday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Children in grades K-5 (accompanied by an adult) are invited to explore science through books, activities, and experiments. Registration is required. (suggested for grades K-5)

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesdays, March 9, 23, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

A ROYAL TEA
Saturday, March 12, at 2:30 p.m.

Join us for a royal event full of activities, crafts, and more, including a special appearance by Erie County Fair 2015-2016 royalty. Registration required. (suggested for ages 3-8 years)

iMAKE LAB

Saturdays, March 12, 26, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
(suggested for ages 9-18 years)
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
!

PAGE TURNERS BOOK CLUB: TUA AND THE ELEPHANT by R.P. Harris
Monday, March 14, at 4:00 p.m.

Each month we’ll read and discuss a different book, with activities focusing on the book. Adults are welcome to attend, but children may attend independently as well. Books will be available prior to each session at the Children’s Services Desk. (suggested for ages 8-12 years and their families)

S.T.E.M. STORYTIME
Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
March 17, 24, 31, April 7

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. We will explore science and math concepts through books, activities, and more. (suggested for ages 3-7 years)

UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Mondays at 4:00 p.m.

March 21, April 18
Do you have what it takes to go undercover and solve a mystery? There will be a new mission each month, so come follow the clues! (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

PROUD PARENTING
Monday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Donna Kelley, Bayshore Counseling, presenter
Parenting advice, tips about raising your developing child, and suggestions to make a parent’s life a little easier will be the focus of this program. Registration is required for this program.

GAME ON!
Tuesdays, March 22 and 29, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

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

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Monday, March 28, at 4:00 p.m.

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

SIGNING TIMES
Thursday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m.

Help Me Grow staff, presenters
Have your questions answered about your child and their development and learn a little sign language through different fun techniques. (suggested for adults with children birth-3 years; siblings under 5 are welcome)

APRIL:

BOOK WORMS BOOK CLUB
Monday, April 4, at 4:00 p.m.

Each month we will share a multicultural picture book followed by group discussion and activities based on the book. (suggested for ages 5-8 years and parents; child may attend independently)

FREE FAMILY MOVIE: THE PEANUTS MOVIE

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

20th Century Fox, 2015; 93 mins, Rated G.
Join us in the Library Program Room. Children 10 and under must be accompanied
by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!

S.T.E.M. STORYTIME
Thursday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m.

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. We will explore science and math concepts through books, activities, and more. (suggested for ages 3-7 years)

iMAKE LAB

Saturday, April 9, 23, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
(suggested for ages 9-18 years)

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!

PAGE TURNERS BOOK CLUB:  INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN by Thanhha Lai
Monday, April 11, at 4:00 p.m.

Each month we’ll read and discuss a different book, with activities focusing on the book. Adults are welcome to attend, but children may attend independently as well. Books will be available prior to each session at the Children’s Services Desk. (suggested for ages 8-12 years and their families)

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesday, April 13, 27, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
April 14, 21, 28, 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.

PIRATE PARTY
Saturday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m.

Ahoy mateys! Join us on the high seas as we share stories filled with adventure, test your pirating skills, and make a special take-home craft. Registration required. (suggested for ages 3-8 years)

UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Monday, April 18, at 4:00 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to go undercover and solve a mystery? There will be a new mission each month, so come follow the clues! (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Monday, April 25, at 4:00 p.m.

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

DIA (DIVERSITY IN ACTION) CHILDREN'S BOOK DAY
Saturday, April 30, at 2:30 p.m.

Your family is invited to celebrate diversity in books for children!

MAY:

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.

 

 
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