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Location & Hours
125 S. Municipal Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
(630) 466-4686
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LIBRARYHOURS
Mon - Thur:10a - 8p
Fri:CLOSED
Sat:10a - 4p
Sun:2p - 6p

Kids

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, games, 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

SUMMER READING 2024

All ages: Track your reading to earn badges and prizes. Sugar Grove Library cardholders will also earn raffle tickets for grand prize drawing. Summer Reading begins May 28 and ends July 31. Find more details here.

SATURDAY STORIES

Bring the whole family to the library for Saturday morning stories and songs! No need to register. Designed for families with kids from 0-6 and their caregivers. Siblings welcome!

Saturday, June 15: 10:30-11am

MUSIC AT THE BLISSFUL: KIDS CONCERT

Multi-Award winning, national touring children's musician from Boston, MA, Music At The Blissful (Evan Haller) comes to the Sugar Grove Public Library for a fun-filled, interactive, movement-packed musical experience for the whole family. Come join the fun as we sing, jump, shake, and laugh as Music At The Blissful plays songs off the new album "What's Next" and hits from his catalog like "The Truck Song". Bring your fun energy because this is sure to be an action-packed good time for all.

Geared toward families with children ages 0-7.

Saturday, June 29: 10:30-11:15am Click here for more details.

Wonderbooks by Playaway

A Wonderbook is a print book with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Bring some wonder home today! Our Wonderbook collection features over 20 children's books, including picture books, early readers, chapter books, non-fiction books, and graphic novels. Check out the full list of Kids Wonderbooks to enjoy one today!!

Booklists for Kids

Monarch logo, Bluestem logo, Caudill logo

From award winning books to 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!

Virtual Story Time KitsStory 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.

Virtual Story Time Kit Archives

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 PassMUSEUM 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 seven new pre-loaded educational tablets filled with games that will compliment your preschool or elementary school child's education. We have 20 unique tablets for you to check out including:

  • Big Minds! - STEAM (Ages 5-7) #1
  • Exploration Station! - STEAM (Ages 3-5) #2
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Way I See It! - Creativity (Ages 8+) #23
  • *Put on Your Smartypants! (Ages 3+) #24
  • *Ready Spaghetti! - School Review (Ages 3+) #25
  • *Cluster Pack (Ages 5+) #26
  • *Powerful Reader! - Find Your Voice (Ages 8+) #27
  • *Rising Reader! - Find Your Voice (Ages 5+) #28
  • *Wild About Learning - Animals (Ages 5+) #29
  • *Nature & Environment Module (Ages 8+) #30
  • *Make Pack - Engineering & Design Module (Ages 3+) #31

*New Additions, August 2023 & January 2024

The tablet cases are located between the new nonfiction and Illinois award books. See the Circulation Desk to check them out.

EDUCATION CONNECTION BACKPACK BUNDLESEducation 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.