Programs & Special Events
The kids library offers a wide variety of literary programs, clubs, and special events.
Listed below are our events for March 2023.
Or feel free to look at our calendar for library-wide 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
All ages: Come to the library for drop-in crafts, movies on Monday and Tuesday at 1:00pm, and BINGO on Wednesday at 4:30pm. *Please register for BINGO. All other events are drop-in. View more details here.
Monday-Thursday, Mar. 27-30
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, Feb. 28: 10:30am
- Thursday, Mar. 2: 10:30am
- Tuesday, Mar. 14: 10:30am
- Thursday, Mar. 16: 10:30am
PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES
Ages 3-5: We read stories, do fun fingerplays, sing songs, play letter-recognition games, make crafts, and more. Your 3-5 year old will join us for a fun time and develop independence, literacy, language, and social skills as well as positive associations with reading and the library. Caregivers do not attend the class, but must stay in the library. Click here to register individually for each class.
- Tuesday, Mar. 7: 10:30am
- Wednesday, Mar. 8: 10:30am
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.
- Session A: Tuesday, Mar. 7: 4:30-5:30pm Click here to register
- Session B: Wednesday, Mar. 8: 4:30-5:30pm Click here to register
BOOKS AND COOKIES CLUB: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Grades 3-5: This exciting monthly club includes specific book-themed crafts and activities. Read "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl in advance and discuss it with other kids your age while sampling delicious cookies. A separate registration is required each month. Click here to register.
Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services Desk OR download a digital copy on Libby and Axis360, available at sgpl.org/e-books.
Thursday, Mar. 16: 4:30-5:15pm
TWEEN EXPLORERS: S.T.E.A.M. CLUB: CHROMATOGRAPHY BUTTERFLIES
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.
Monday, Mar. 20: 4:30-5:30pm
CURIOSITY CLUB: KOALAS
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, Mar. 23: 4:30-5:15pm