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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 CLOSINGS
Monday, November 12
Veterans Day


Wednesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Eve - Close at 5:00


Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving Day


Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve


Tuesday, December 25
Christmas Day


Monday, December 31
New Year's Eve - Close at 5:00


Tuesday, January 1
New Year's Day






            During September, replacement library cards are FREE!

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.

SEPTEMBER:

BABIES AND BOOKS Babies (suggested for birth-18 months)
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.  |  September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23

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

FAMILY STORYTIME (suggested for ages 2 years and up)
Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.  |  September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23

Families with children of all ages are welcome to come to this program full of books and songs, ending with a simple craft. An adult is required to attend.

TODDLER TALES (suggested for ages 18 months-3 years)
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.  |  September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24

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

STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.  |  September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24

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

BICENTENNIAL BUDDIES
Wednesday, September 26, from 4:00-5:00 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)

PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  |  September 27, October 11, 18, 25

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. Also, each week a different local child development and health professional will be on hand as a great resource.

OCTOBER:

CODING CLUB
Monday, October 1, at 4:00 p.m.

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

BABIES AND BOOKS Babies (suggested for birth-18 months)
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.  |  October 2, 9, 16, 23

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

FAMILY STORYTIME (suggested for ages 2 years and up)
Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.  |  October 2, 9, 16, 23

Families with children of all ages are welcome to come to this program full of books and songs, ending with a simple craft. An adult is required to attend.

TODDLER TALES (suggested for ages 18 months-3 years)
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.  |  October 3, 10, 17, 24

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

STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.  |  October 3, 10, 17, 24

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

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  PETER RABBIT

Saturday, October 6, at 2:30 p.m.

Fox Studios, 2018; 1 hr., 35 mins. Rated PG.

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.)

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  CHINA
Tuesday, October 9, 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 ages 6-12 years)

STEAM STORYTIME (suggested for ages 3-10 years and homeschoolers)

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
Wednesday, October 10, at 1:30 p.m.

PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  |  October 11, 18, 25

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. Also, each week a different local child development and health professional will be on hand as a great resource.

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Tuesday, October 16, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

GENEALOGY FOR KIDS
Saturday, October 20, at 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate Family History Month with a story and a special Family Tree Craft Project!
This program is supported by a grant from The Mylander Foundation. (family event)

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFTS:  SPOOKY CRAFTS 
October 22-31

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

MUSEUM IN A BOX
Tuesday, October 23, at 4:00 p.m.

Learn about early Ohio history by exploring photographs and artifacts from the Ohio History Connection and the Follett House Museum. This program is supported by a grant from The Mylander Foundation. (suggested for school-age children)

PHOTOSHOP FOR TEENS
Saturday, October 27, 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 arrive within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in. (suggested for ages 10-17 years)

BICENTENNIAL BUDDIES
Wednesday, October 31, from 4:00-5:00 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)

 

NOVEMBER:

PUMPKIN PARTY
Thursday, November 1, at 10:30 a.m.

Help Me Grow, presenter
Bring your young child to explore the different textures and scents of fall. We will have activities that babies, young children, and parents can enjoy! Make sure that you wear clothes that can get messy! (suggested for birth-age 3 years)

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  COCO

Saturday, November 3, at 2:30 p.m.

Disney-Pixar Studios, 2017; 1 hr., 45 mins. Rated PG.

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.)

INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK

November 5-9 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Come celebrate with us! Board games and video games will be available to play each day! (family event)

DROP IN AND PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.   |  November 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13

Drop In is another opportunity for children birth-3 years (and siblings up to age 5) to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys.

ELLIS ISLAND FOR KIDS
Saturday, November 10, at 2:30 p.m.

Join us as we read a story and complete crafts and activities to learn about Ellis Island. This program is supported by a grant from The Mylander Foundation. (suggested for ages 8-12 years)

FAMILY STORYTIME (suggested for ages 2 years and up)
Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.  | November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11

Families with children of all ages are welcome to come to this program full of books and songs, ending with a simple craft. An adult is required to attend.

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  VIKINGS
Tuesday, November 13, 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 ages 6-12 years)

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFTS:  HARVEST CRAFTS
November 14-21

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

TODDLER TALES (suggested for ages 18 months-3 years)
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.  |  November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12

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

STEAM STORYTIME (suggested for ages 3-10 years and homeschoolers)

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
Wednesday,November 14, at 1:30 p.m.

STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.  |  November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12

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

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Tuesday, November 20, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

PHOTOSHOP FOR TEENS
Wednesday, November 21, 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 arrive within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in. (suggested for ages 10-17 years)

LEFTOVERS DAY
Friday, November 23, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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)

TIME WARP:  WORLD WAR I
Saturday, November 24, at 2:30 p.m.

Join us at the Follett House Museum as we travel back in time to listen to a story and complete crafts and activities related to World War I. (suggested for school-age children)

MUSEUM IN A BOX
Tuesday, November 27, at 4:00 p.m.

Learn about early Ohio history by exploring photographs and artifacts from the Ohio History Connection and the Follett House Museum. This program is supported by a grant from The Mylander Foundation. (suggested for school-age children)

BICENTENNIAL BUDDIES
Wednesday, November 28, from 4:00-5:00 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:

CAN YOU FIND ELSIE THE LIBRARY ELF?

December 1-22
We’ve been told that Elsie will be returning! Stop by Children’s Services December 1-22 and try to find her each day for a chance to win a prize! Also, stop in to find out more about our Winter Break programs!

CODING CLUB
Monday, December 3, at 4:00 p.m.

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

FAMILY STORYTIME (suggested for ages 2 years and up)
Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.  | December 4, 11

Families with children of all ages are welcome to come to this program full of books and songs, ending with a simple craft. An adult is required to attend.

TODDLER TALES (suggested for ages 18 months-3 years)
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.  |  December 5, 12

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

STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.  |  December 5, 12

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

FAMILY HOLIDAY CRAFT HOUR
Wednesday, December 5, at 3:30 p.m.

Paula Wobser, Pat Catan’s, presenter
Enjoy time with your family as you create your very own holiday craft. (family event)

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  SHERLOCK GNOMES

Saturday, December 8, at 2:30 p.m.

MGM/Paramount Studios, 2018; 1 hr., 26 mins. Rated PG.

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.)

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  ANCIENT GREECE
Tuesday, December 11, 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 ages 6-12 years)

STEAM STORYTIME (suggested for ages 3-10 years and homeschoolers)

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
Wednesday, December 12, at 1:30 p.m.

MUSEUM IN A BOX
Tuesday, December 18, at 4:00 p.m.

Learn about early Ohio history by exploring photographs and artifacts from the Ohio History Connection and the Follett House Museum. This program is supported by a grant from The Mylander Foundation. (suggested for school-age children)

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFTS:  WINTER CRAFTS
December 26-January 5

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

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Thursday, December 27, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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

PHOTOSHOP FOR TEENS
Friday, December 28, 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 arrive within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in. (suggested for ages 10-17 years)

BICENTENNIAL JUNIOR BALL
Saturday, December 29, at 2:30 p.m.

Join us for a Bicentennial Junior Ball! Dust off your best outfit and dance the afternoon away celebrating the closing of Sandusky’s Bicentennial year! (family event)

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

Happy 2019! Count down to the New Year at a kid-friendly time! There will be crafts and activities for children of all ages!

JANUARY:

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFTS:  WINTER CRAFTS
December 26-January 5

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

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Thursday, January 3, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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

PHOTOSHOP FOR TEENS
Friday, January 4, 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 arrive within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in. (suggested for ages 10-17 years)

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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