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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
September
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Labor Day
Monday, September 7




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.

SEPTEMBER:

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Saturday, September 19, at 1:00 (at Huron Public Library)

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. Five Erie County libraries are building teams to compete in a Regional Battle at the Huron Public Library. Readers are encouraged to join our team and read as many of the selected books as possible before the battle. You could also have each team member read one or two books to cover all the selected books. This is a spectator sport (think Academic Challenge); parents, siblings, and friends are invited to attend.


SPECIAL FAMILY STORYTIME:  TYLER THE FISH SAVES LAKE ERIE
Tuesday, September 22, at 6:15 p.m.

Meaghan Fisher, Author, presenter
This award-winning author hopes to inspire children through the moral lessons in her books. Join her for a special storytime where the book will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is required.

BABY GARDEN PARTY (birth-2 years)
Tuesday, September 29, at 10:15 a.m.

The perfect baby playdate! Your baby can practice tummy time and crawling while you chat with other parents in our Baby Garden area. We will also have toys from our TOYbrary available to use. Registration is required.

OCTOBER:

   

PAGES AND PUPS
Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, November 9, 16, 23 (not November 2) at 6:30 p.m.
Pages and Pups pairs children in K-3rd grade with volunteers who meet at the Library to practice reading, play reading games, and choose books to take home. Participants can read their favorite stories aloud to a Therapy Dog. Registration is required.

PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 at 5:30 p.m.

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. (Ages 1-3 years; siblings under 5 are welcome.) Registration is required.
Vouchers for transportation on the SPARC are available free of charge by The Erie County
Foundations’ Council of the Erie County Community Foundation. To register or for information about vouchers, call the Library at 419-625-3834. The training for this program was provided through a generous grant from The Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation.

S.T.E.M. STORYTIME (3-7 years)
Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29, at 1:30 p.m.

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. Join us for STEM storytime where we will explore science and math concepts through books, activities, and more. Registration is required.

FAMILY MOVIE:  CINDERELLA

Saturday, October 10, at 2:30 p.m.
Walt Disney Pictures, 2015; 105 mins, Rated PG.

Join us in the Library Program Room. Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!

SURPRISE CRAFT DAY
Saturday, October 17

Stop by Children’s Services and pick up a brown bag with a surprise craft inside to make.

GARAGEBAND ROCK OUT (Ages 9-16)
Saturday, October 24, at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Learn about GarageBand using our iMac computers, then have a jam session recording
your own tracks and ringtones. Registration is required as the registration limit is set at 15.

PRESCHOOL PARTY: AUTUMN (3-6 years)
Tuesday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28, at 1:30 p.m.

Children ages 3-6 are welcome to join us as we share stories, crafts, and games. Registration is required.

NOVEMBER:

FAMILY ART NIGHT:  PICTURE BOOK ART (4-12 years)
Monday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate National Picture Book Month by learning more about the art in some favorite picture books. There will be opportunities to make your own artwork as well. Registration is required.

MAKING PICTURE BOOKS (birth-3 years)
Thursday, November 5, at 10:30 a.m.

Help Me Grow staff, presenters
Help Me Grow staff will be on hand to help us celebrate National Picture Book Month. You and your child will be making a personal picture book to take home. Please bring photos that can be cut and added to your book! Registration is required.

FAMILY MOVIE: ANNIE

Saturday, November 14, at 2:30 p.m.
Sony Pictures, 2014; 118 mins, Rated PG.

Join us in the Library Program Room. Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!

INTERNATIONAL GAME DAY (8-15 years)
Saturday, November 21, at 10:30 a.m.

Join in on our Wii games, board games, and Xbox games as we play for fun!

DECEMBER:

FAMILY STORIES AND CRAFTS
Saturday, December 5, at 2:30 p.m.

Pat Catan’s, presenters
Bring the entire family and join us for a fun afternoon of sharing stories and special winter crafts. Pat Catan's will be providing the craft materials. Registration is required.

FAMILY MOVIE:  THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

Saturday, December 12, at 2:30 p.m.
Paramount Pictures, 2011; 107 mins, Rated PG.
Join us in the Library Program Room. Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!

SURPRISE CRAFT DAYS
Monday, December 28 - Thursday, December 31

(Note: We close at 1:00 p.m. on December 31)
On these dates, stop by Children’s Services and pick up a brown bag with a surprise craft inside to make.

LEGO BUILDING DAY (4-12 years)
Tuesday, December 29, from 2:30-4:00 p.m
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Join us for Lego building day! We supply the Legos; you bring your imagination.

 
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