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.
Lego Club is now virtual!
While we are unable to meet for our usual Lego Club, we'd love for you to participate in our first ever Virtual Lego Club Contest! There will be 3 prizes for the 3 different age groups (Ages 0-10, 11-18, and 19+).
We're all stuck inside but where in the world would you rather be? Build a Lego creation of a location - real or imaginary - where you would like to be right now.
1. Must have an SGPL card
2. Submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Submissions should include your name, age, library card number, and photo & title of your Lego creation.
4. Submissions are due by April 14th, 2020.
Voting will take place April 15th-21st.
To participate, view all the rules and register now at : https://buff.ly/39w4hTv
LIBRARY UPDATES REGARDING COVID-19
Sugar Grove Public Library Suspends Drive-Up Services, Virtual Services Open
UPDATED 3.16.20 5:30 pm
As part of the ongoing and rapid developments of the COVID-19 Pandemic the Sugar Grove Library will cease to offer drive-up services effective 8 p.m. on Monday, March 16. In light of the rapidly evolving information concerning containment, recommendations from the Governor’s office to prohibit contact, the Illinois Library Association as well as national information we have reached this difficult decision. At this time RAILS has ceased to perform any deliveries of materials for an indefinite time. All material due dates will be extended to 5/1/2020 pending any further information.
The primary reason for this decision is for prudence, in that the virus can live on surfaces for approximately three days, and may reside on paper surfaces (the inside of books) for approximately a day according to the most recent information. Our staff do not have the resources to sanitize all materials before going out, and currently we do not have the resources to sanitize the inside of books without damaging the materials. We wish to keep our staff and community safe as this is no longer a question of circulation, it is one of health safety. We should not circulate books for the time being due to this careful consideration of risk.
We will be placing items on the “Little Free Bookcart” area as these materials have already sat through a quarantine period. We will not be able to accept any book donations at this time.
At this time allowing all the materials in the Library to simply sit through a quarantine period that would allow the virus to die is considered the recommended best practice. Additionally, this will keep our staff from touching materials, or being in a close range to patrons at the drive-up window. Due dates are extended, and we will have staggered rolling returns of items that will be placed into quarantine in drop areas, to be moved out after quarantine to have covers sanitized. Please note the information posted on the bookdrops as we form service plans to handle the logistics of materials.
Only essential staff will be in the Library tomorrow, as we hope to answer questions about Library card renewals, registrations, and how to access virtual services such as e-books, audio-books and streaming apps. Additional hours to call in this week will be posted on our Facebook page as we work to minimize travel and exposure to others for our staff members, several of which are in the compromised category. If you have questions concerning your card, please make it a priority to call in tomorrow. During this time reciprocal borrower registrations will not be allowed. Next week, after an appropriate quarantine period for materials, staff will be performing a deep cleaning of our facility.
During our virtual services only period, please e-mail or message any reference questions as telephone service will not always be available. Essential staff will be working to assist patrons to the best of their ability. Staff members will be working to plan remote book discussions, storytimes, and other activities that can be access through the benefit of a variety of technology platforms.
A prevention mindset helps flatten the curve of exposure risk, assisting our community and healthcare resources with the goal of wellness. We understand that public opinion may be varied, however as a matter of concern and a deep understanding of the variety of users of the Library and the limitations of the facility and staff, these difficult decisions were reached with the most reputable informative resources available. We are scheduled to remain with virtual services only through 3/27, and by 3/25 we will have made decisions concerning the next steps.
You may call the Library at (630) 466-4686, e-mail reference questions to email@example.com, utilize Facebook messenger.
You may direct questions, concerns, or suggestions concerning service plans and Library resources to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shannon Halikias, Library Director
Illinois award books
Every year, the state of Illinois nominates a plethora of books for 3 awards.
- The Monarch Award nominates books appropriate for kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade. A list of all current 2021 nominees can be found here. The 2020 winning title was "Baby Monkey, Private Eye" by Brian Selznick.
- The Bluestem Award nominates books appropriate for kids in 3rd through 5th grade. A list of all current 2021 nominees can be found here. The 2020 winning title was "Real Friends" by Shannon Hale.
- The Caudill Award nominates books appropriate for kids in 4th through 8th grade. A list of all current 2021 nominees can be found here. The 2020 winning title was "Refugee" by Alan Gratz.
- The Lincoln Award nominates books appropriate for kids in 9th through 12th grade. A list of all current 2021 nominees can be found here. The 2020 winning title was "They Both Die At The End" by Adam Silvera.
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.
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! Check the availability of passes by clicking here. If you would like to checkout a pass, visit the library and we will print the pass for you, which will be valid for 7 days. For a full list of museum and how the Museum Adventure Program works, click here.
Playaway launchpad tablets
Our new collection of Playaway Launchpad tablets are here! We recently acquired seven additional pre-loaded educational tablets filled with games that will compliment your preschool or elementary school child's education. We have 17 different tablets for you to check out including:
- Big Minds! - STEAM (Ages 5-7)
- Exploration Station! - STEAM (Ages 3-5)
- From the Inside Out! - Science (Ages 3-5)
- Make the Connection - STEAM (Ages 5-7)
- Minds in Motion! - STEAM (Ages 5-7)
- Science Explosion! - Science (Ages 8-10)
- What's the Count? - Math (Ages 3-5)
- Claws! Paws! And Leggy Things! - Science (Ages 5-7)
- A Day at the Zoo! - Zoo (Ages 3-5)
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.
ipad learning station
One iPad is available to kids to use at a first-come, first-serve basis as you enter the kids library. Letting a child explore this digital medium is a great way for them to improve hand-eye coordination, build a vocabulary, and learn how and why things react a certain way after interacting with them. It is loaded with books, educational games, and some familiar faces, like Olaf, Minnie Mouse, and Thomas the Tank Engine. Parents, click here to view our App Guide, and to learn about the different applications your child could be using.
Header image courtesy of Lissette Corirossi with Snowbunny Photography, Inc.