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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

April and May
Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Monday, May 28
Memorial Day






Click here for our STORYTIMES:  Babies and Books; Toddler Tales; Family Storytime; and Story Stop; 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.

MAY: 

BABIES AND BOOKS (suggested for birth-18 months)
Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. | May 22, 29, June 5

Babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for rhymes, songs, books, and play. Registration is requrested.  An adult is required to attend.

BICENTENNIAL BUDDIES
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. | May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29

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

 

JUNE:

JOIN US FOR SUMMER READING JUNE 4-JULY 31

Registration is required for all ages and begins Monday, June 4. To register, visit our Registration Desk in Children’s Services. When you register, you will receive your Reading Log along with a special gift! Babies and toddlers are invited to participate with their parents or caregivers. They will recieve a Rubber Duckie and a Reading Log with activities for the summer. Adults can register in Children's or at the Readers' Advisory Desk.


BICENTENNIAL BADGES:

New this year for children ages 4-16 years are Bicentennial Badges! Try and collect all of them by stopping by the Children’s Services Desk each week during Summer Reading. You will receive your first Bicentennial Badge when you register for the Summer Reading Program. The Bicentennial Badges were paid for with a Mylander Foundation grant. For more fun, check out our weekly programs for ages birth-16, which require registration.

SUMMER READING FOR BABIES (birth-3 years)

Registration begins June 4 and continues throughout the summer.

Babies and toddlers are invited to participate with their parents or caregivers. They will recieve a Rubber Duckie and a Reading Log with activities for the summer.

GREEN SCREEN TEENS (10-16 years)

Mondays at 2:30 p.m. | June 11, 18, 25
A self-paced program where you can use the Library’s Digital Media Studio’s green screen to create three different projects.

BIDDY BOPPERS (3-6 years):  DYNAMIC DINOSAURS WITH ERIE METROPARKS

Monday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m.

An Erie MetroParks' naturalist will present fun facts about dinosaurs, answer questions, and display pictures.  A special dinosaur-themed craft will be done as well.

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT:  FATHER'S DAY
June 11-16: Father’s Day

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

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS:  JOIN TEAM SANDUSKY LIBRARY!
Battle of the Books is a literary trivia competition for students entering grades 4-8, with all the questions derived from eight pre-selected books for tweens. 
The Battle of the Books will be held on Saturday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Sandusky Library. For more information, call the Library at 419-625-3834.
TEAM MEETING

Tuesday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.

If you are interested in joining Team Sandusky Library, stop in to one of the brief meetings for information about the competition’s format and the titles of the books.

WORLD MUSIC ROCKS

Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. | June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24
Jody Chaffee, Firelands Symphony Orchestra, and  Lori Conkey, Perkins Local Schools
Join us for a musical trip around the world! This hands-on program gives children and families an opportunity to learn about music from around the world and a chance to play various instruments. This series is funded through a grant from the Stein Foundation of Erie County. (family program; best for ages 4-8 years
)

TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. | June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. | June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m. | June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. Registration is requrested.  An adult is required to attend.

STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. | June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

Story stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a themed craft.  Registration is requrested.  An adult is required to attend.

BABIES AND BOOKS (suggested for birth-18 months)
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. | June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

Babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for rhymes, songs, books, and play. Registration is requrested.  An adult is required to attend.

PHOTOSHOP FOR TEENS (suggested for ages 10-17 years)

Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. | June 13, July 18, August 15
Learn the basic components of Adobe Photoshop, including how to edit an image, color correction, layers, and more for graphic design. Registration is required as class size is limited to 4. If you do not show up within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.

ROCKIN' READERS (6-10 years):  DINOSAUR DIG WITH ERIE METROPARKS

Wednesday, June 13, at 2:30 p.m.  
Join a presenter from the Erie MetroParks for a trip back to the time of the dinosaurs. Plan to read books, participate in activities, and more all about dinosaurs!

TIME WARP AT THE FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM:  THE RAILROAD
Thursday, June 14, at 2:30 p.m.

Travel back in time as we learn about early Sandusky. This program is funded with a grant from The Mylander Foundation. (suggested for ages 8-12 years)

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  MUSICAL JAMBOREE

Saturday, June 16, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

BIDDY BOPPERS (3-6 years): ART ROCKS! WITH PAT CATAN'S

Monday, June 18, at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Join us as a crafting expert guides you to create your very own piece of art!

ROCKIN' READERS (6-10 years):  ICE CREAM FUN WITH TOFT DAIRY

Wednesday, June 20, at 2:30 p.m.

Let's dig into some sweet treats with this ice cream themed program. Create and draw your own new ice cream flavor and more. Toft Dairy will be a part of this delicious program! 

TIME WARP AT THE FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM:  BOAT BUILDING WITH THE MARITIME MUSEUM OF SANDUSKY
Thursday, June 21, at 2:30 p.m.

Travel back in time as we learn about early Sandusky. This program is funded with a grant from The Mylander Foundation. (suggested for ages 8-12 years)

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  CINDERELLA BALLET WITH NORTHSTAR DANCE CENTER

Saturday, June 23, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

BIDDY BOPPERS (3-6 years):  SING AND PLAY THE MUSIC WAY WITH MUSIC TOGETHER

Monday, June 25, at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m.

This family music program includes singing, rhythmic rhymes and chants, creative movement, and instrument play.

ROCKIN' READERS (6-10 years):  GEOLOGY OF EARTH AND SPACE WITH GENE ZAJAC

Wednesday, June 27, at 2:30 p.m.

NASA Solar System Ambassador Gene Zajac visits as we discuss rocks on earth and in the solar system. Learn about the three major types of rocks and discover which rocks do not seem to exist on most celestial objects.  

BICENTENNIAL BUDDIES
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. | June 27, July 25, August 29

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

TIME WARP AT THE FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM:  EARLY SCHOOL DAYS
Thursday, June 28, at 2:30 p.m.
Travel back in time as we learn about early Sandusky. This program is funded with a grant from The Mylander Foundation. (suggested for ages 8-12 years)

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  SCIENCE ROCKS WITH CANDY

Saturday, June 30, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

 

JULY:

DESIGN A BOOT
Thursday, July 5, from 10:00-4:00 p.m.

Drop by and design a cardstock boot replica from Sandusky’s own Boy with the Boot statue. Craft supplies of all kinds will be available for you to decorate your boot. (all ages)

BIDDY BOPPERS (3-6 years): RUBBER DUCK RALLY

Monday, July 9, at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Prepare to have a fun-filled afternoon with duck-themed stories, games, and a special rubber ducky craft.

HISTORY'S MYSTERIES FOR TEENS (10-16 years)

Mondays at 2:30 p.m. | July 9, 16, 23
A self-paced program where you can use the Library’s Digital Media Studio to create iMovie video trailers about historical mysteries.

WORLD MUSIC ROCKS

Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. | July 10, 17, 24
Jody Chaffee, Firelands Symphony Orchestra, and  Lori Conkey, Perkins Local Schools
Join us for a musical trip around the world! This hands-on program gives children and families an opportunity to learn about music from around the world and a chance to play various instruments. This series is funded through a grant from the Stein Foundation of Erie County. (family program; best for ages 4-8 years
)

ROCKIN' READERS (6-10 years):  BINGO! AND BOARD GAMES

Wednesday, July 11, at 2:30 p.m.

Have a chance to win prizes while playing BINGO and other board games. Bring a friend for some fun!

TIME WARP AT THE FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM:  FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM ARTIFACTS
Thursday, July 12, at 2:30 p.m.

Travel back in time as we learn about early Sandusky.
This program is funded with a grant from The Mylander Foundation. (suggested for ages 8-12 years)

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY: THE LITTLE MERMAID INTERACTIVE MOVIE

Saturday, July 14, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

BIDDY BOPPERS (3-6 years):  FAIRY TALE FUN

Monday, July 16, at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m.

This fairy tale-themed program will feature a puppet show, games, and a chance to create your own sticker scene filled with knights, castles, and more fairy tale characters.

ROCKIN' READERS (6-10 years):  ART ROCKS! WITH PAT CATAN'S

Wednesday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Create a one of a kind work of art with Pat Catan's!

PHOTOSHOP FOR TEENS (suggested for ages 10-17 years)

Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. | July 18, August 15
Learn the basic components of Adobe Photoshop, including how to edit an image, color correction, layers, and more for graphic design. Registration is required as class size is limited to 4. If you do not show up within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.

TIME WARP AT THE FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM:  JOHNSON'S ISLAND
Thursday, July 19, at 2:30 p.m.

Travel back in time as we learn about early Sandusky. This program is funded with a grant from The Mylander Foundation. (suggested for ages 8-12 years)

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  RACING ROCKS WITH THORSPORT RACING

Saturday, July 21, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

BIDDY BOPPERS (3-6 years):  WOODWORKING CRAFT WITH THE HOME DEPOT

Monday, July 23, at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m.

A Home Depot specialist will present this woodworking craft program where preschoolers and their families will create a special take-home craft.

ROCKIN' READERS (6-10 years): SANDUSKY IN THE 1800s WITH THE FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM

Wednesday, July 25, at 2:30 p.m.

What was life like in Sandusky in the 1800's? Follett House Museum Services Manager Jeremy Angstadt visits to show how children lived, worked, and played in Sandusky many years ago!

BICENTENNIAL BUDDIES
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. | July 25, August 29

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

TIME WARP AT THE FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM:  KITCHEN GADGETS
Thursday, July 26, at 2:30 p.m.
Travel back in time as we learn about early Sandusky.This program is funded with a grant from The Mylander Foundation. (suggested for ages 8-12 years)

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  PAINTING ROCKS!

Saturday, July 28, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

HARRY POTTER FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Tuesday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday while enjoying some of your favorite board games with a Harry Potter twist! (all ages)

 

AUGUST:

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS:  JOIN TEAM SANDUSKY LIBRARY!
Battle of the Books is a literary trivia competition for students entering grades 4-8, with all the questions derived from eight pre-selected books for tweens. 
The Battle of the Books will be held on Saturday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Sandusky Library.
TEAM PRACTICE

Tuesday, August 14, at 1:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.

Team members are invited to come practice at either session. For more information, call the Library at 419-625-3834.

PHOTOSHOP FOR TEENS (suggested for ages 10-17 years)

Wednesday, August 15, at 2:30 p.m.
Learn the basic components of Adobe Photoshop, including how to edit an image, color correction, layers, and more for graphic design. Registration is required as class size is limited to 4. If you do not show up within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.

SANDUSKY'S BIRTHDAY BASH!
Thursday, August 16, at 2:30 p.m.

Happy 200th Birthday, Sandusky! We are hosting a Birthday Celebration to honor Sandusky’s Bicentennial with stories, crafts, games, and more! (family program; all ages)

BICENTENNIAL BUDDIES
Wednesday, August 29, at 4:00 p.m.

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

 

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 Library and the Erie County Community 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

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