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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

June-August
Wednesday: 12:00-4:00 p.m. Friday: 12:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Monday, September 3
Labor 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.

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 receive 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.

JULY:

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.

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

Monday, July 23, at 2:30 p.m.
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

Tuesday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m.
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
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TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)
Tuesday, July 24, at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 25, at 10:15 a.m.

Wednesday, July 25, at 10:45 a.m.

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

STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)
Wednesday, July 25, at 11:15 a.m.

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

BABIES AND BOOKS (suggested for birth-18 months)
Wednesday, July 25, at 11:15 a.m.

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

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

Click here to download the handout