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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

The Museum is Closed
January-March


For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSINGS
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 16

Presidents' Day
Monday, February 20






Click here for our STORYTIMES:  Babies and Books; Toddler Tales; Story Stop; STEM Storytime; Shake, Rattle & Read, and Cradles and Crafts program for parents-to-be.


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.

 

JANUARY:

DROP IN AND PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Caregivers! This six-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.

CALDECOTT AND NEWBERY AWARD CELEBRATION
Saturday, January 21 - All Day

The 2017 award winners will be announced on Monday, January 23. Stop in the Library to browse displays of past winners and honor books, plus take a look at some of this year’s contenders. In addition, Newbery and Caldecott inspired activities will be available in Children’s Services. (All ag
es)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE

Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

January 23, March 13, April 10
Join us to build with Legos, K’Nex, and more! (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
January 25, February 22, March 29, April 26

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)

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT:  CHINESE NEW YEAR
Saturday, January 28 - All Day

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

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  ANCIENT EGYPT
Monday, January 30, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

FEBRUARY:

LIBRARY LOVERS MONTH - SOCIAL MEDIA GAME
During February

Enjoy an old fashioned scavenger hunt with a new twist! Each week we will post clues on our website and social media sites describing a book in both the Adult and Children’s Departments. Try to find the book to win a prize!

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT:  GROUNDHOG DAY
Thursday, February 2 - All Day

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

TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY
Saturday, February 4 - All Day

Stop by and have your child’s picture taken in front of our special backdrop to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day!

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  FINDING DORY

Saturday, February 4, at 2:30 p.m.

Pixar, 2016; 97 mins, Rated PG.
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! Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG: Parental Guidance Suggested - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give “parental guidance”. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
February 6, March 6, April 3

Do you have what it takes to go undercover and solve a mystery? The theme each month will be a Box Car Children book in celebration of their 75th Anniversary. Come follow the clues. (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

LAURA INGALLS WILDER DAY:  150TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, February 11 - All Day

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday! Browse displays of Little House books, make a Little House inspired craft, and watch an episode or two of the popular TV series at 2:30 p.m. Fun for the whole family!

FRONTIER TIMES
Saturday, February 11, from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Stop by the Digital Media Studio and have your picture taken in front of a prairie setting to celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday.

GAME ON!
Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
February 13, March 27, April 24

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

TOOTH FAIRY FRENZY
Saturday, February 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Help us celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month with stories, games, and a special take-home craft. (suggested for ages 3-6 years)

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
February 22, March 29, April 26

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)

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AND THE NIGHT SKY
Saturday, February 25, at 2:30 p.m.

Join us as we follow the drinking gourd and complete crafts relating to the Underground Railroad at night. (suggested for ages 5 and up)

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  PIRATES

Monday, February 27, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Join Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House series for crafts and activities related to the books. (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

 

MARCH:

FREE FAMILY MOVIE: THE LORAX

Saturday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures, 2012; 86 mins. Rated PG.
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! Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG: Parental Guidance Suggested - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give “parental guidance”. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
March 6, April 3

Do you have what it takes to go undercover and solve a mystery? The theme each month will be a Box Car Children book in celebration of their 75th Anniversary. Come follow the clues. (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT:  TEMPERATURE AND HEAT
Tuesday, March 7, at 6:00 p.m.

Lisa Bauer, Ph.D., presenter
Explore science, technology, engineering, and/or math through books and hands-on activities at this family-friendly program. (suggested for ages 5 and up)

GARDEN PARTY
Thursday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m.

This is an event for babies and toddlers in both the Baby Garden and the Storytime Room. Little ones can enjoy playing in our Baby Garden, raking pretend leaves, planting flowers, and working on garden crafts. (suggested for birth-5 years)

TEEN TECH WEEK GADGETS AND GIZMOS
Saturday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m.

Come explore mini-drones, robots, and more to celebrate Teen Tech Week! We’ll also have fun in the Digital Media Studio! (suggested for ages 10-16 years)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
March 13, April 10

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

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT: PI DAY (3.14)
Tuesday, March 14 - All Day

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

A LOOK AT A BOOK
Wednesday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Children’s author Jennifer Maschari will take us on an interactive journey through the process of developing a book from idea to finished product. (All ages)

FAMILY CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, March 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Paula Wisniewski, Pat Catan’s, presenter
In celebration of National Craft Month, we’ll have special spring crafts for an afternoon of fun for the whole family. (All ages)

GAME ON!
Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
March 27, April 24

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.
March 29, April 26

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)

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  NINJAS
Monday, March 20, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

APRIL:

UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Monday, April 3, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to go undercover and solve a mystery? The theme each month will be a Box Car Children book in celebration of their 75th Anniversary. Come follow the clues. (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT: SPRING BREAK SURPRISE!
April 10-22 - All Day

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

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Monday, April 10, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

ANIME AFTERNOON
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. | April 12 and 19

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)

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT:  SPRING BREAK EDITION
Thursdays, April 13 and 20, at 1:30 p.m.

Explore science, technology, engineering, and/or math through books and hands-on activities at this family-friendly program. (Ages 5 and up)

STAR WARS HOUR OF CODE
Fridays at 2:30 p.m. | April 14 and 21

Learn the basics of computer coding with characters from Star Wars. Registration is required as seating is limited to 14. (suggested for ages 7 and up)

TEEN POETRY SLAM
Saturday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, come read, recite, or perform your favorite poem or one of your own creation. (suggested for ages 10-16)

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  RAINFORESTS
Monday, April 17, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

GAME ON!
Monday, April 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, April 26, 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)

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  SECRET LIFE OF PETS Interactive Movie

Saturday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures, 2016; 87 mins, Rated PG.

Join us for interactive games and crafts as we watch this delightful movie about pets.
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! Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG: Parental Guidance Suggested - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give “parental guidance”.  May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60-volume set of books beginningwiththe 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 Kiwanis, there is no cost to you.

Click Here for more information about the Imagination Library - pr
int the Registration Form and bring it to the Library!

 



  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