Programs & Special Events
The kids library offers a wide variety of literary programs, clubs, and special events.
Listed below are our events for November 2022.
Or feel free to look at our calendar for library-wide events.
November Special Events
CRAFT KIT TO-GO: TURKEY FINGER PUPPET
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.
Pickup begins Wednesday, November 9
READ TO ROVER
All ages: Spend some time practicing your reading with friendly dogs from Fox Valley Therapy Dogs. Children who are able to read on their own can read their favorite stories to dogs who love to listen. Grades 1-6 or able to read on their own. A separate registration is required each month. No library card necessary.
Saturday, November 12: 10:30-11:30am
FAMILY READING NIGHT
Families: Come in and check out a book to read together with your family! Enjoy fun activities for readers of all ages! Plus, if you find the secret book hidden on the shelves, you get to keep it! All activities are drop-in.
Thursday, November 17: 4:00-8:00pm
All Ages: It's Thanksgiving Break, but don't stay at home and be bored!
Make a fort with the Toydle Fort Building Kit or try out one of our games in the Youth Lounge.
Monday-Tuesday: 11:00am-2:00pm: the Story Time Room will be OPEN with Thanksgiving-themed crafts.
Movies will be shown in Meeting Room C:
Monday, 1:00pm: Sonic The Hedgehog 2: PG ©Paramount Pictures
Tuesday, 1:00pm: Vivo (PG) ©Columbia Pictures
All events are drop in. No registration necessary.
Monday-Tuesday, November 21-22: 11am-3pm
November Story Times
TODDLER & BABY STORY TIMES
Ages 0-3: Toddler Story Time encourages early literacy and helps develop language skills and social skills through the use of simple books, fun fingerplays, and action rhymes. Children learn the joy of choosing a book and shared reading. Click here to register individually for each class.
- Tuesday, November 8: 10:30am
- Thursday, November 10: 10:30am
- Tuesday, November 29: 10:30am
- Thursday, December 1: 10:30am
PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES
Ages 3-5: We read stories, do fun fingerplays, sing songs, play letter-recognition games, make crafts, and more. Join us for a fun time and develop literacy, language, and social skills as well as positive associations with reading and the library. Click here to register individually for each class.
- Tuesday, November 1: 10:30am
- Wednesday, November 2: 10:30am
- Tuesday, November 15: 10:30am
- Wednesday, November 16: 10:30am
November Clubs for K-6
Grades K-5: Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Let your imagination soar; the ceiling is the limit! Lego activities include building, games, and more. Lego materials are provided by SGPL and all creations will be displayed in the library for the month following each club. A separate registration is required each month. *Due to registration limitations, please only register for ONE Lego Club per month. Click here to register.
- Session A: Tuesday, November 1: 4:30-5:30pm
- [FULL] Session B: Wednesday, November 2: 4:30-5:30pm
BOOKS AND COOKIES CLUB: I SURVIVED THE WELLINGTON AVALANCHE, 1910
Grades 3-5: This exciting monthly club includes specific book-themed crafts and activities. Read "I Survived the Wellington Avalanche of 1910" (Book #22 in the series) by Lauren Tarshis in advance and come discuss it with other kids your age while sampling delicious cookies. A separate registration is required each month. Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services Desk OR download a digital copy, available at sgpl.org/e-books.
*Students who register for this month's book club get to KEEP their paperback copy of "I Survived The Wellington Avalanche of 1910." Click here to register.
Thursday, November 10: 4:30-5:15pm
TWEEN EXPLORERS (S.T.E.A.M. CLUB): SECRET MESSAGE EXPERIMENTS
Grades 3-6: Join us for a fun and educational S.T.E.A.M. program! We will participate in creative activities and challenges related to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Please register separately for each month. Click here to register.
Monday, November 14: 4:30-5:30pm
CURIOSITY CLUB: PILGRIMS
Grades K-2: This fun monthly program includes books, crafts, and activities geared toward curious kids in K-2nd grade. Join us as we explore a new and interesting topic each month. A separate registration is required each month. Click here to register.
Thursday, November 17: 4:30-5:15pm