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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

September-December
Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Staff In-Service
Friday, September 29





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


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: 

ERIE COUNTY LIBRARIES REGIONAL BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Saturday, September 23, at 1:00 p.m. at Bellevue Public Library

Come cheer for Team Sandusky Library at the 3rd Annual Battle of the Books!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE MOUSE
Saturday, September 23, at 2:30 p.m.

Grab a party hat and join us for an adventurous scavenger hunt as we celebrate the birthday of author Ellen Stoll Walsh and the mice from her wonderful books Mouse Paint and Mouse Magic. (suggested for 3-6 years)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. | September 26, October 24, November 28, December 26

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

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. | September 27, October 25, November 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)

FAMILY MOVIE:  TROLLS

Saturday, September 30, at 2:30 p.m.
DreamWorks, 2016; 1 hr., 32 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! (MPAA RATING PG: Parental Guidance Suggested.  Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.)

 

OCTOBER:  

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  THE MOON
Tuesday, October 3, at 4:00 p.m.

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

CODING CLUB
Mondays at 4:00 p.m. | October 9, November 13, December 11

Join us as we explore the world of computer coding using online programs and toys. (suggested for 10 years and up)

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE CLUB
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. | October 10, November 14, December 12

Each month we will explore a Choose Your Own Adventure book together and choose as a group what happens next in our story. (suggested for 10 years and up)

STAR WARS READS DAY

Friday, October 13 - All Day
Join us throughout the day for Star Wars crafts and activities!  (all ages)

PHOTOSHOP FOR TEENS
Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. | October 14, November 25, December 9

Learn 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. (suggested for 11-17 years)

MAGICAL PONY PARTY
Saturday, October 14, at 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate the release of My Little Pony: The Movie with magical photos in our Digital Media Studio/iMake Lab and a pony craft too! (family program; all ages)

UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. | October 17, November 21, December 19

Do you have what it takes to go undercover and solve a mystery? Come follow the clues!

(suggested for 6-12 years)

BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Saturday, October 21, at 2:30 p.m.

Join the celebration by making your own puppets and enjoying fun-filled games and activities.
(suggested for 3-6 years)

TAKE AND MAKE MONSTER CRAFTS

October 23-28
Stop by Children's Services and choose a fun, Halloween craft!  (all ages)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. | October 24, November 28, December 26

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

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. | October 25, November 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)

CREEPY SLIME
Saturday, October 28, at 2:30 p.m.

It’s Monster Time! Choose a color, add some extras, and stir up some creepy slime that can be taken home! (suggested for 10-16 years)

INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK
October 30-November 3, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Join us each afternoon for video games and an escape room activity in our Digital Media Studio. (suggested for 10-16 years)

 

NOVEMBER: 

HARVEST PARTY
Thursday, November 2, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m
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Get ready to use all of your senses to explore apples and pumpkins during our sensory exploration celebrating harvest season. (suggested for 1-5 years)

WONDER
Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Drop by Children’s Services to explore the book Wonder and the other works of author R.J. Palacio. Activities and displays will be available throughout the day! (all ages)

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  DOLPHINS
Tuesday, November 7, at 4:00 p.m.

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

TIME WARP:  WORLD WAR I
Saturday, November 11, at 2:30 p.m. | at the Follett House Museum

Join us as we travel back in time to listen to a story and complete crafts and activities related to World War I. (suggested for 8-12 years)

CODING CLUB
Mondays at 4:00 p.m. | November 13, December 11

Join us as we explore the world of computer coding using online programs and toys.
(suggested for 10 years and up)

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE CLUB
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. | November 14, December 12

Each month we will explore a Choose Your Own Adventure book together and choose as a group what happens next in our story. (suggested for 10 years and up)

TURKEY TIME
Thursday, November 16, at 3:30 p.m.

Paula Wobser, Pat Catan’s, presenter
Attention Crafters! Come to this after-school program where you can put your artistic talents to work and create your own turkey sock puppet. (suggested for 7-12 years)

TAKE AND MAKE HARVEST CRAFTS
November 18-22

Stop by Children's Services and choose a fun, fall craft!  (all ages)

FAMILY MOVIE: MOANA

Saturday, November 18, at 2:30 p.m.
Walt Disney, 2016; 1 hr., 47 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! (MPAA RATING PG: Parental Guidance Suggested.  Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.)

UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. | November 21, December 19

Do you have what it takes to go undercover and solve a mystery? Come follow the clues!
(suggested for 6-12 years)

LEFTOVER DAY
Friday, November 24, All Day

Join us the day after Thanksgiving to design and create a masterpiece. Craft and art supplies of all kinds will be available for you to complete a project of your choice! (all ages)

PHOTOSHOP FOR TEENS
Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. | November 25, December 9

Learn 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. (suggested for 11-17 years)

SCIENCE SATURDAY
Saturday, November 25, at 2:30 p.m.

Create, build, and explore different science concepts at several different activity stations

(family program)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. | November 28, December 26

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

 

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesday, November 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)

DECEMBER: 

ELSIE, THE LIBRRAY ELF (DECEMBER 1-21)
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!

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  THE WILD WEST
Tuesday, December 5, at 4:00 p.m.

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

PHOTOSHOP FOR TEENS
Saturday, December 9, at 2:30 p.m.

Learn 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. (suggested for 11-17 years)

HOLIDAY GIFT MAKING
Saturday, December 9, 2:30 p.m.

Stop in and create one-of-a-kind handmade holiday gifts for friends and family!
(family program; all ages)

CODING CLUB
Monday, December 11, at 4:00 p.m.

Join us as we explore the world of computer coding using online programs and toys.
(suggested for 10 years and up)

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE CLUB
Tuesday, December 12, at 4:00 p.m.

Each month we will explore a Choose Your Own Adventure book together and choose as a group what happens next in our story. (suggested for 10 years and up)

WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 16, at 2:30 p.m.

Paula Wobser, Pat Catan’s, presenter
Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon creating winter crafts.
(family program; all ages)

UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Tuesday, December 19, 4:00 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to go undercover and solve a mystery? Come follow the clues!
(suggested for 6-12 years)

TAKE AND MAKE WINTER CRAFTS
December 26-January 5

Stop by Children's Services and choose a fun, winter craft!  (all ages)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Tuesday, December 26, at 4:00 p.m.

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

THE POLAR EXPRESS INTERACTIVE MOVIE

Wednesday, December 27, at 2:30 p.m.
Castle Rock Entertainment, 2004 ; 1 hr., 40 mins. Rated G.
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! (MPAA RATING G: All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.

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

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

 

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.



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