NEW SATURDAY HOURS (June-September): 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
JOIN US FOR SUMMER READING 2013!
Introducing the CLEVNET Mobile Site & App
With CLEVNET's catalog, powered by Bibliocommons, you can now manage your library account "on the go" with your iOS or Android device.
The Library’s Baby Garden, provided with funds from a generous grant from the Mylander Foundation, builds the skill of playing for youngest children. Unstructured play allows children to learn about language and think symbolically,which helps them get started on the path to reading readiness.The Baby Garden also encourages parents and caregivers to take an active part in play with their children.
FEATURED DIGITAL MEDIA...
Zinio & Freegal are both made possible thanks to the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation.
Need help downloading an eBook or need special coaching on basic computer skills? Need some assistance digging up local history or your family’s genealogy? Book-A-Librarian gives you individual, and tailored assistance in a 30-minute sit-down appointment with a Library staff member. To schedule a session, call 419-625-3834 (Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). Each request will be routed to the appropriate expert on our staff, who will then contact you as soon as possible to schedule your personal appointment. Limit 2 sessions per patron per month.
CHECK OUT AN EREADER AT THE LIBRARY
Thanks to funding from a grant from the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation, we are proud to offer an eReader lending program to Sandusky Library cardholders. The eReaders can be checked out for ten days. To borrow an eReader or for more information, stop by the Library’s Reader’s Advisory Desk or call 419-625-3834.
LIBRARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Click here for our Summer 2013 "Cover to Cover" Newsletter.
Click here for our June-September Technology Classes (Computer/Internet/MicroSoft Office/ Social Media Class Schedule.
Click here for our Summer Lapsit & Linger and Storytimes Schedule.
THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMS:
"DIG INTO READING" SUMMER READING SIGN-UP BEGINS
Stop by and register for one of our reading programs - we have one for all ages! And there are weeklyt prizes and grand prizes, too!
CONSTRUCTION CREW: Archaeology Dig
Monday, June 17 / 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18 / 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Join us for puppet shows, stories, games, and crafts. (Ages 2-5 years)
LEARN TO PLAY CHESS
June 17, 18, 19, 20 / 12:00-2:00 p.m.
(Monday through Thursday)
Did you ever want to learn how to play chess? Learn the rules of the game from Paul Sherwood. Each session builds upon the previous. (Ages 8-12)
ALL-STAR READERS with PAWS TO READ
Monday, June 17 / 6:30-7:15 p.m.
All-Star Readers pairs children in grades 1, 2, and 3 with volunteers who meet once a
week at the Library to practice reading, play reading games, and choose books to take
home. Participants can read their favorite stories aloud to one of our Paws to Read
LAPSIT & LINGER
Tuesday, June 18 / 10:15 a.m.
This five-week program introduces children to fingerplays, stories, music, and
age appropriate play. Please bring a blanket for the baby to sit on. An adult
is required to attend. (Ages birth-18 months)
CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET
Tuesday, June 18 / 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
This class is great for beginners and gives information on internet browsers, toolbar buttons, security issues, creating bookmarks/favorites, and more. Mouse skills and Windows skills required.
BLAST OFF WITH READING!
Tuesday, June 18 / 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Students in kindergarten are paired with volunteers. Each session incorporates read alouds, games, and practice of various reading skills including comprehension, letter sounds, sight words, and more. Students do not need to be able to read to participate.
FACEBOOK, PART 1
Tuesday, June 18 (2:00-3:30 p.m.)
Learn how to create an account, manage your privacy and account settings, edit your profile, search for people you know, and make friends.
BROWN BAG LUNCH: SANDUSKY'S VICTORY GARDENS
Wednesday, June 19 / 12:00 p.m.
Maggie Marconi, Museum Administrator, will dig into Sandusky’s World War II era food production
efforts with a program on local Victory Gardens.
DISCOVER YOUR MOBILE DEVICE: ANDROID
Wednesday, June 19 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Learn about some of the features of the operating system, built-in apps, library-related apps, app stores, and more!
TWEEN/TEEN PROGRAM: Rock Candy
Wednesday, June 19 / 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun craft! (Ages 9-15 years)
INTERNET WEB SEARCHING
Thursday, June 20 / 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This class will discuss search engines like Google, Yahoo, Ask, and Bing. It also covers how to evaluate a website and touches briefly on social networking sites and YouTube. Mouse skills and Windows skills required.
DIG INTO YOUR ROOTS: GENEALOGY LOCK-IN!
Friday, June 21 / 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Research your genealogy after-hours on Library computers (or your own, with wifi) using a variety of free-in-the-library databases, including Ancestry, HeritageQuest, the Cleveland Necrology File,
the Cleveland News Index, and more. Use the Library’s print and archival resources on local history. Registration is requested.
DISCOVER THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Monday, June 24 / 6:30 p.m.
Randy Koch, local author of Eyes Toward the North, will explain the beginnings of the Underground Railroad and Sandusky’s role in it. Copies of his second novel will be available for purchasing and signing.
FACEBOOK, PART 2
Tuesday, June 25 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Learn how to upload photos and create photo albums, update your status, newsfeed, and timeline
features, and how to deactivate or delete an account. Recommended: establish your own Facebook account before attending.
FAMILY GARDENING WITH FARMER JONES
Wednesday, June 26 / 6:30 p.m.
Farmer Lee Jones, co-owner of The Chef’s Garden family farm in Huron, will inspire you to experience the delicious rewards of vegetable gardening. Farmer Jones will help prepare you to grow your own food as a family. He will share tips about planning a sustainable garden - achievable in even the smallest space - and send you home with a seedling to get you started. Farmer Jones’ farm supplies chefs all over the world, and he’s been featured on Food Network shows like Iron Chef: America and
EVERY CHILD READY TO READ
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!
FIND HELP IN TOUGH TIMES
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