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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

January-March
Closed

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Monday, February 19
Presidents' 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.

JANUARY: 


FAMILY STORYTIME

Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. | January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20
Join us for Family Storytime! Families with children of all ages are welcome to come to this program full of books and songs, ending with a simple craft. (suggested for ages 2 years and up)

TODDLER TALES

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. | January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21
Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. (suggested for 18 months-3 years)


STORY STOP
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. | January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21

Story Stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a thumped craft. (suggested for ages 3-6 years)

CODING CLUB
Mondays at 4:00 p.m. | January 22 and February 12

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

PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22

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.

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. | January 31, February 28, March 21, April 18

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)


FEBRUARY: 

ADVENTURES WITH PETER RABBIT
Saturday, February 3, at 2:30 p.m
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Join us for a scavenger hunt through Mr. McGregor’s garden, listen to the tale of Peter Rabbit, and make a special craft. Don’t miss out on this exciting adventure!
(suggested for ages 3-6 years)

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  LIONS
Tuesday, February 6, 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)

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT:  VALENTINE'S DAY
February 7-14

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

BABY PLAYDATE
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. | February 9, March 9, April 13

Drop in for a baby playdate! One Friday each month, babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for rhymes, songs, books, and play. (suggested for birth-18 months)

PHOTSHOP FOR TEENS
Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. | February 10, March 10, April 21

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 ages 11-17 years)

FAMILY MOVIE:  MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE

Saturday, February 10, at 2:30 p.m.
Lionsgate, 2017; 99 mins., Rated PG.

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.

CODING CLUB
Monday, February 12, 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)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. | February 13, March 13, April 17

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

SCIENCE SATURDAY
Saturday, February 17, at 2:30 p.m.

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math by participating in a variety of hands-on activities including building, coding, and more! (family program; suggested for ages 5 years and up)

UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. | February 20, March 20, April 24

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

CELEBRATING GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
Saturday, February 24, at 2:30 p.m.

Join us as we explore the interesting life of George Washington Carver, known as the peanut man, through stories, crafts, games, and science activities. Warning: Peanuts will be used during this program.  (family program)

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. | February 28, March 21, April 18

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)

 

MARCH: 

SPRING CLEANING
Thursday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Whistle while you work and join us for a spring cleaning sensory party where we will wash play dishes and cars, plant flowers, and explore spring crafts. (suggested for ages birth-5 years)

A SEUSSTACULAR AFTERNOON
Saturday, March 3, at 2:30 p.m.

Join us to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with books, crafts, and more!  (family program)

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  POLAR BEARS
Tuesday, March 6, 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)

FAMILY STORYTIME

Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.  | March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Join us for Family Storytime! Families with children of all ages are welcome to come to this program full of books and songs, ending with a simple craft. (suggested for ages 2 years and up)

TODDLER TALES

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. | March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. (suggested for 18 months-3 years)


STORY STOP
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. | March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11

Story Stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a thumped craft. (suggested for ages 3-

BABY PLAYDATE
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. | March 9, April 13

Drop in for a baby playdate! One Friday each month, babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for rhymes, songs, books, and play. (suggested for birth-18 months)

PHOTSHOP FOR TEENS
Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. | March 10, April 21

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 ages 11-17 years)

FAMILY MOVIE:  CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS MOVIE

Saturday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m.
DreamWorks, 2017; 89 mins., Rated PG.

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.

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT:  ST. PATRICK'S DAY
March 12-17

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

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. |March 13, April 17

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

DROP IN PLAY. LEARN. GROW. 
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12

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
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UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. | March 20, April 24

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

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. | March 21, April 18

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: SPRING BREAK
March 26-April 7

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

CODING CLUB
Mondays, March 26 and April 2, from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

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

TIME WARP TUESDAYS:  WORLD WAR I
Tuesdays, March 27 and April 3, 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 ages 8-12 years)

STEAM STORYTIME:  FAIRY TALE EDITION
Wednesdays, March 28 and April 4, at 2:30 p.m.

Explore fairy tales through activity stations that allow students to build, experiment, and create.
(suggested for ages 5-12 years)

FAMILY MOVIE:  HOP
Thursdays, March 29 and April 5, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures, 2011; 95 mins, Rated PG.
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.

GAME ON!
Fridays, March 30 and April 6, from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

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

 

APRIL: 

CODING CLUB
Monday, April 2, from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

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

TIME WARP TUESDAY:  WORLD WAR I
Tuesday, April 3, 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 ages 8-12 years)

STEAM STORYTIME:  FAIRY TALE EDITION
Wednesday, April 4, at 2:30 p.m.

Explore fairy tales through activity stations that allow students to build, experiment, and create.
(suggested for ages 5-12 years)

FAMILY MOVIE: HOP
Thursday, April 5, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures, 2011; 95 mins, Rated PG.
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.

GAME ON!
Friday, April 6, from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

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

JACK AND ANNIE CLUB:  VOLCANOS
Tuesday, April 10, 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)

BABY PLAYDATE
Friday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m.

Drop in for a baby playdate! One Friday each month, babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for rhymes, songs, books, and play. (suggested for birth-18 months)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Tuesday, April 17, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

PAGES AND PUPS
Wednesday, April 18, 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)

PHOTSHOP FOR TEENS
Saturday, April 21, 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 ages 11-17 years)

THE LORAX CELEBRATES EARTH DAY
Saturday, April 21, at 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 and enjoy crafts and games based on Dr. Seuss’ book The Lorax. (family program)

UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES
Tuesday, April 24, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

FAMILY MOVIE:  LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE

Saturday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m.
Lego Pictures A/S, 2017; 101 mins., Rated PG.

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.

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 Kiwanis, there is no cost to you.

Click Here for more information about the Imagination Library - print 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