Welcome to the Kids Department!
The youth side of the library is meant for exploration, wonder, and discovery. We have a wide variety of books, movies, music CDs, and audiobooks, as well as access to emedia, allowing you to take your favorite characters on the road with you through your tablet and smartphone. A warm, smiling face will greet you and will be happy to help you find your next favorite book. Click the links below to learn more about what we offer to the Sugar Grove community.
Kids Special Events
CRAFT KITS TO-GO: 3D RAINBOW
Ages 2-12: We are so happy to continue providing Craft Kits To-Go available for pickup during library hours! Please register to reserve your craft kit, and we will email you instructions about how to pick it up! You can do the craft any time you'd like. *Please individually register each child you wish to pick up a craft for.
Foldable Handmade Card: Pickup begins Wednesday, Mar. 8 Click here to register
READ TO ROVER
All ages: Readers at all levels can benefit from our Read to Rover program. Reading to the friendly and patient Fox Valley Therapy Dogs allows children to improve their reading skills and gain invaluable confidence while reading their favorite stories to dogs who love to listen.
Please register to ensure enough dogs are available for all readers. A separate registration is required each month. No library card necessary.
Saturday, Mar. 11: 10:30-11:30am Click here to register
Booklists for Kids
From award winning books to anti-racism reading lists, check out our Kids Booklists for great reads!
Fun Activities for Kids
Click here to take you to a list of kid friendly virtual activities!
Story Time Kits
Now you can have Story Times at home! Each Virtual Story Time kit includes links to readalongs, music, movies, and crafts or coloring pages themed around specific holidays or seasons.
- Winter Story Time Kit
- Spring Story Time Kit
- Mother's Day Story Time Kit
- Summer Story Time Kit
- Autumn Story Time Kit
- Thanksgiving Story Time Kit
- Fairy Tales Story Time Kit
EXPLORE MORE ILLINOIS
Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that allows Illinois public library cardholders to get offers from museums, park districts, historical societies, performing and visual arts centers, and other attractions. Explore More Illinois is free and can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Log in with your library card credentials and browse for passes by date or attractions. Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. You can have two active reservations per library card. Please cancel your reservation(s) if unable to attend, otherwise the reservation will count as being used. Remember that once you print or download your pass you cannot cancel your reservation.
MUSEUM ADVENTURE PASS
Use your library card to checkout passes for free admission or a special discount at participating Chicago area cultural destinations. This includes the popular Brookfield Zoo! Request a pass by clicking here. Passes are now available to request online, and we will email you the pass within 1-2 business days. Once issued, passes are good for 7 days. Only one pass can be issued to a family at a time. For a full list of museums and how the Museum Adventure Program works, click here.
Playaway launchpad tablets
Our collection of Playaway Launchpad tablets has some new additions! We recently acquired three additional pre-loaded educational tablets filled with games that will compliment your preschool or elementary school child's education. We have 14 different tablets for you to check out including:
- Big Minds! - STEAM (Ages 5-7) #1
- Exploration Station! - STEAM (Ages 3-5) #2
- From the Inside Out! - Science (Ages 3-5) #3
- Science Explosion! - Science (Ages 8-10) #7
- Claws! Paws! And Leggy Things! - Science (Ages 5-7) #9
- Be My Hero! - Real Life Heroes (Ages 5-7) #11
- Curious By Nature! - Critical Thinking (Ages 8-10) #12
- Build It! Fix It! Fun! - Building/Engineering (Ages 3-5) #14
- Backpack of Fun! - Life Skills (Ages 5-7) #15
- Animal Talk! - Animals (Ages 3-5) #17
- I'm Doing All That! - Life Skills (Ages 5-7) #18
- *Fur-Ever Reading! (Ages 8+) #19
- *Reading Is A Picnic! (Ages 3+) #20
- *A Wordy Adventure! (Ages 5+) #21
- *Born to Learn! (Ages 5+) #22
- *The Way I See It! - Creativity (Ages 8+) #23
*New Additions, May & August 2022
The tablet cases are located between the new nonfiction and Illinois award books. See the Youth Services Desk to check them out.
EDUCATION CONNECTION BACKPACK BUNDLES
Our new collection of Backpack Bundles are here! Thanks to the Grand Victoria Riverboat Fund, we were able to acquire several new books, DVDs, and multimedia that will compliment your child's elementary school curriculum. We have 8 different backpacks for you to check out including:
- Phonics (Gr. K-1)
- Presidents (Gr. K-2)
- Presidents (Gr. 3-5)
- Geography & Maps (all ages)
- Science Experiments (all ages)
- S.T.E.A.M. (all ages)
- Reptiles (all ages)
These bundles contain nonfiction books and DVDs, but may also incorporate puzzles, flash cards, or props. They are located between the new nonfiction and Illinois award books.
Header image courtesy of Lissette Corirossi with Snowbunny Photography, Inc.