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
SUMMER READING 2023
Registration begins May 30. To register, download the Beanstack app on your mobile device, visit this link, or use a paper log to keep track of your reading. You should EITHER use Beanstack to keep track of your reading online OR use a paper log.
Begin logging May 30. Complete your minutes or books goal (and log your time/books online or turn in the completed paper log at the library) by July 31 to earn your prize bundle.
You must be a Sugar Grove Library cardholder to be eligible to win grand prize raffles. To earn additional raffle tickets, keep reading and logging books. For more information and complete rules, visit www.sgpl.org/summerreading.
NIGHT TIME FAMILY STORY TIMES
All ages: Wear your pjs to our new Night Time Family Story Time on select Mondays throughout the month! Night Time Family Story Time features songs, stories, rhythms, movement, and more for the whole family! Program is geared toward children ages 0-5 with caregivers, but older siblings are welcome! Click here to register individually for each class.
- Monday, June 5: 7pm
- Monday, June 26: 7pm
CHARACTER VISIT: BLUEY
Families: Meet Bluey at the library! Story Time with Bluey, featuring stories, rhymes, movement, and songs! There will be time for pictures with Bluey afterwards!
Please register with SGPL card. *Due to registration limitations, please only register for ONE visit with Bluey.
- Saturday, June 10: 11am-12pm Click here to register
- Monday, June 12: 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.
- Summer Story Time Kit
- Autumn Story Time Kit
- Thanksgiving Story Time Kit
- Fairy Tales Story Time Kit
- Winter Story Time Kit
- Spring Story Time Kit
- Mother's Day 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.