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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 (June-Sept)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday (Oct-May)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
Closed

Follett House Museum Hours

The Museum is Closed
January-March


For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSINGS
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 16

Presidents' Day
Monday, February 20






To register for a program you can stop by the Children's Services Desk, call 419-625-3834 and press 0, or click on the Events Calendar image in the upper right corner of this page.


JANUARY:

CALDECOTT AND NEWBERY AWARD CELEBRATION
Saturday, January 21 - All Day

The 2017 award winners will be announced on Monday, January 23. Stop in the Library to browse displays of past winners and honor books, plus take a look at some of this year’s contenders. In addition, Newbery and Caldecott inspired activities will be available in Children’s Services. (All ages)

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT:  CHINESE NEW YEAR
Saturday, January 28 - All Day

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

FEBRUARY:

LIBRARY LOVERS MONTH - SOCIAL MEDIA GAME
During February

Enjoy an old fashioned scavenger hunt with a new twist! Each week we will post clues on our website and social media sites describing a book in both the Adult and Children’s Departments. Try to find the book to win a prize!

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT:  GROUNDHOG DAY
Thursday, February 2 - All Day

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

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  FINDING DORY

Saturday, February 4, at 2:30 p.m.

Pixar, 2016; 97 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! 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.

SCRABBLE RABBLE

Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

February 7, 14, 21, 28
With three levels of play (beginner, novice, and expert), participants can learn the game, enjoy a casual game, or hone competitive skills. Bring your own Scrabble set and several friends for some rousing wordcrafting sessions.

LAURA INGALLS WILDER DAY:  150TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, February 11 - All Day

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday! Browse displays of Little House books, make a Little House inspired craft, and watch an episode or two of the popular TV series at 2:30 p.m. Fun for the whole family!

FRONTIER TIMES
Saturday, February 11, from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Stop by the Digital Media Studio and have your picture taken in front of a prairie setting to celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday.

GAME ON!
Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
February 13, March 27, April 24

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

 

MARCH:

FREE FAMILY MOVIE: THE LORAX

Saturday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures, 2012; 86 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! 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.

TEEN TECH WEEK GADGETS AND GIZMOS
Saturday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m.

Come explore mini-drones, robots, and more to celebrate Teen Tech Week! We’ll also have fun in the Digital Media Studio! (suggested for ages 10-16 years)

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT: PI DAY (3.14)
Tuesday, March 14 - All Day

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

A LOOK AT A BOOK
Wednesday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Children’s author Jennifer Maschari will take us on an interactive journey through the process of developing a book from idea to finished product. (All ages)

FAMILY CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, March 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Paula Wisniewski, Pat Catan’s, presenter
In celebration of National Craft Month, we’ll have special spring crafts for an afternoon of fun for the whole family. (All ages)

GAME ON!
Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. | March 27, April 24

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

APRIL:

MOVIE: THE OUTSIDERS
Monday, April 3, at 6:00 p.m.

*The book will be discussed on April 4.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the book by joining us to watch this iconic movie that launched many careers. Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT: SPRING BREAK SURPRISE!
April 10-22 - All Day

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

ANIME AFTERNOON
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. | April 12 and 19

Are you obsessed with anime? Join us as we discuss our love of all things anime and watch a pre-selected anime title. (suggested for ages 12 and up)

STAR WARS HOUR OF CODE
Fridays at 2:30 p.m. | April 14 and 21

Learn the basics of computer coding with characters from Star Wars. Registration is required as seating is limited to 14. (suggested for ages 7 and up)

TEEN POETRY SLAM
Saturday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, come read, recite, or perform your favorite poem or one of your own creation. (suggested for ages 10-16)

GAME ON!
Monday, April 24, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  SECRET LIFE OF PETS Interactive Movie

Saturday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures, 2016; 87 mins, Rated PG.

Join us for interactive games and crafts as we watch this delightful movie about pets.
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! 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.


JOIN THE LIBRARY'S TEEN LIBRARY CORPS (TLC)
Give back a little “TLC” to your Library and the community by joining the Library’s Teen Library Corps. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available for 13-18 year olds.

Why should you join?
- Gain real life experience
- Give back to your community
- Build leadership skills
- Become a team member
- Earn community service hours for school and scholarships, plus it looks good on college applications
- Meet new people
- Get a free t-shirt (provided by the Sandusky Club of Black Business and Professional Women)

If you are interested in joining, stop by the Reader’s Advisory Desk for an application or CLICK HERE for an online application.  Once your application is accepted, you will be contacted to attend a TLC volunteer training workshop.

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.