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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 (June-Sept)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday (Oct-May)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 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
VETERANS DAY
Friday, November 11

DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING
Wednesday, November 23
Close at 5

THANKSGIVING
Thursday, November 24




Sandusky Reads is a community-wide reading project to develop a community built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book, which can strengthen bonds and build connections between people of different cultures and economic and educational backgrounds. We hope you join us. We are grateful for two grants received in support of this initiative: one from the Erie County Community Foundation and another from The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Erie County. Grant funding will pay for copies of Wes Moore’s books, which will be distributed to participating schools and community groups.


Click here for our STORYTIMES:  Babies and Books; Toddler Tales; Story Stop; STEM Storytime; and Shake, Rattle & Read.


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.

 

OCTOBER: 

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  GOOSEBUMPS
Saturday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m
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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! Columbia Pictures, 2015; 103 mins, Rated PG.

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB
Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

October 3:  Dinosaurs

December 5:  Medieval Castles and Knights

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

SANDUSKY READS TWEEN/TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: 
DISCOVERING WES MOORE by Wes Moore

Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. | October 4, 11, 18, 25

Bettyna Turner, discussion leader
Join us for a four-part discussion of themes from the book. A limited number of books will be given away.

CRADLES AND CRAFTS
Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Parents-To-Be: Each week make a craft for your little one’s nursery while a professional from an area agency is on-site to answer any questions you might have. Registration required.
October 5: 
Mason Jar Nightlight

October 12:  Felted Ball Mobile
October 19:  Shh!...Baby is Sleeping Sign

STEM STORYTIME
Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. |
October 6, 13, 20, 27

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 3-8 years)

iMAKE LAB:  STAR WARS READS DAY
Saturday, October 8, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Stop by the Digital Media Studio and have your picture taken in front of Star Wars and outer space backgrounds. (suggested for ages 9-18 years)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. |
October 10, November 14 , December 12

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

SANDUSKY READS KICK-OFF EVENT
Monday, October 10, at 6:00 p.m.

Join us at the Library as community leaders discuss how their organizations are addressing the issues that Wes Moore faced as a young adult.

SANDUSKY READS TEEN READ WEEK BOOK DISCUSSION:  THIS WAY HOME by Wes Moore
Monday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m.

A story full of the hard realities about choices, friendships, and taking a stand for what matters most.
(suggested for ages 12 and up)

UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. |
October 17 and November 21

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)

ANIME AFTERNOON
Saturday, October 22, at 2:30 p.m.

Are you obsessed with anime? Join us as we discuss our love of all things anime and watch a pre-selected anime title.  (suggested for ages 12 and up)

GAME ON!

Monday, October 24, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. | October 26, November 30, December 21

Children can practice reading and choose books to take home. They can also read their favorite stories aloud to a Therapy Dog, too!   (suggested for students in K-3rd grade)

NOVEMBER: 

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT

Tuesday, November 1, at 6:00 p.m.

Explore science, technology, engineering, and/or math at this family-friendly program! Registration required. (suggested for ages 3 years and up)

PRESIDENTS' PARTY
Saturday, November 5, at 2:30 p.m.

Join us for a patriotic celebration with stories, games, and a special take-home craft.  (suggested for ages 4-8 years)


PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | November 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15

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, participate in art exploration activities, and interact with early childhood professionals in the areas of literacy, speech, nutrition, child development, and movement. Registration is required.

Transportation vouchers to this program are provided free of charge on the SPARC bus route and are funded by the Erie County Foundations’ Council of the Erie County Community Foundation. Sandusky Library is a certified Family Place Library and this program is endorsed by Family Place Libraries™.

INTERNATIONAL GAME DAY

Saturday, November 19, from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

We’ll have popular video game backgrounds that you can have your picture taken in front of in the Digital Media Studio, plus video games and board games. (suggested for ages 9-18 years)

GRAB BAG TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT
November 21-26

Pick up a surprise craft to take home! (all ages)

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  RATCHET & CLANK
Saturday, November 26, at 2:30 p.m.

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!  Rainmaker Entertainment, 2016; 94 mins, Rated PG.

 

HOLIDAY CARD MAKING

Saturday, November 26, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Get a head start on the holidays by making festive cards. Create 2-3 different holiday cards. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own materials (stickers, glue, scissors) if desired. Registration required. (all ages)

GAME ON!

Monday, November 28, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

iMAKE LAB:  INTERNATIONAL GAME DAY
Saturday, November 19, from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Stop by the Digital Media Studio and have have your picture taken with backgrounds from popular video games. (suggested for ages 9-18 years)

NATIVE AMERICANS IN ERIE COUNTY
Monday, November 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Jean Gardner, Sandusky Library, presenter
We’ll explore Native American artifacts from the Follett House Museum collection. (all ages)

iMAKE LAB:  HOLIDAY CARDS
Thursday, December 22, from 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Stop by the Digital Media Studio and and make a holiday card by having your picture taken in front of a wintry scene. (suggested for ages 9-18 years)

HOLIDAY CARD MAKING

Saturday, November 26, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Get a head start on the holidays by making festive cards. Create 2-3 different holiday cards. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own materials (stickers, glue, scissors) if desired. Registration required. (all ages)

DECEMBER: 

ELF ON THE SHELF
December 1-22

We’ve been told that Elsie, the Library Elf, will be returning!  Stop by Children’s Services and try to find her each day for a chance to win a prize!

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE
Saturday, December 3, at 2:30 p.m.

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!  Sony Pictures, 2016; 97 mins, Rated PG.

WINTER FAMILY FUN WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 10, at 2:30 p.m.

Paula Wisniewski, Pat Catan’s, presenter

Create winter crafts with your family.  Supplies provided by Pat Catan’s. Registration required. (all ages)

INTERACTIVE HOME ALONE MOVIE
Saturday, December 17, at 2:30 p.m.

Join us for a special interactive showing of this holiday classic movie. (Rated PG; suggested for ages 10 and up)

GAME ON!

Monday, December 19, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

GRAB BAG TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT
December 19-31

Pick up a surprise craft to take home! (all ages)

iMAKE HOLIDAY CARDS

Thursday, December 22, from 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Stop by the Digital Media Studio and and make a holiday card by having your picture taken in front of a wintry scene. (suggested for ages 9-18 years)

ANGRY BIRDS HOUR OF CODE
Thursday, December 29, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

On the hour, every hour, from 10-4, another coding with Angry Birds class will begin. (suggested for ages 7 and up)

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

Count down to the New Year at a kid-friendly time! There will be stories, crafts, and activities for children of all ages. Registration required.

 

 
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