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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

May

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

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day






 

Click above for INFOOhio Early Learning Portal Early Bird.  Early Bird has quality digital resources for parents and educators of children ages 3-5 years old.

JOIN US FOR SUMMER LEARNING - JUNE 3-JULY 31

Registration is required for all ages and begins Monday, June 3. To register, visit our Registration Desk in Children’s Services (adults can register at the Readers’ Advisory Desk). When you register, you will receive your Learning Log along with a special gift!


MISSION BADGES:

This year children ages 4-16 years can earn Mission Badges! Try and collect all of them by stopping by the Children’s Services Desk each week during our Summer Learning Program. You will receive your first Mission Badge when you register. The Mission Badges were paid for in part with a Wightman-Wieber Charitable Foundation grant.


SUMMER LEARNING KICK-OFF CELEBRATION!

Saturday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m.
Join us and celebrate with Star Wars-costumed characters from the Apollo Base of the Rebel Legion and members of the 501st Ohio Garrison. Crafts and selfie opportunities will be offered along with registration for the Summer Learning Program.

 

WE HAVE STORYTIMES FOR AGES NEWBORN-SIX YEARS OLD

STORYTIMES focus on skills every child needs to learn to read.  Storytimes are for children Newborn-6 years old and are 30-45 minutes of book, language, and gross motor-related activities.  An adult is required to attend. Registration is requested.


BABIES AND BOOKS (suggested for Newborn-18 months)

Babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for rhymes, songs, books, and play.
Dates and Times TBA


TODDLER TALES (suggested for 18 months-3 years)

Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more.

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24


STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)
Story stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a themed craft.
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.
June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24

FAMILY STORYTIME (suggested for 2 years and up)
Families with children of all ages are welcome to come to this program full of books and songs, ending with a simple craft.

Dates and Times TBA

DROP IN PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

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. Registration is not required.

PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Dates and Times TBA

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Caregivers! This five-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.  Also, each week a different local child development and health professional will be on hand as a great resource. Registration is requested.

STEAM STORYTIME (suggested for ages 3-8 years)
Dates and Times TBA

STEAM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. We will explore science and math concepts through books, activities, and more.

SHAKE, RATTLE, AND READ (suggested for 18 months-5 years)

Dates and Times TBA

This fun and interactive storytime focuses on books, activities, and songs that allow children to get up and move, sing, and play along.  A parent or adult caregiver is required to attend. Registration is requested.
Dates and Times TBA

To register, stop by the Children's Services Desk, call 419-625-3834 and press 0, or click on our Events Calendar image in the upper right hand cover of this page.


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 Sandusky Library, the Erie County Community Foundation, United Way of Erie County, and The Michelle Wightman/Karrie Wieber Charitable 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.
You can email your questions to imaginationlibrary@sanduskylib.org.

For a complete listing of toys, 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.



Every Child Ready to Read is an early literacy program aimed at encouraging parents to engage in literacy-based activities with their children.  Click here for our Six Steps to Getting Your Child Ready to Read handout!