Programs & Special Events
The kids library offers a wide variety of literary programs, clubs, and special events.
Listed below are our events for December 2022.
Or feel free to look at our calendar for library-wide events.
December Special Events
KIWANIS PRESENTS: HOLIDAY IN THE GROVE
All ages: Kiwanis Presents-Holiday in the Grove is a Village-Wide day of festivities! Here is the library schedule for that day:
- 10:30 am: Holiday Story Time (Youth Lounge)
- 11:00 am - 2:00 pm: Craft & Vendor Fair (Meeting Room C)
- 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Holiday Craft for Kids (Story Time Room)
- 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Apollo String Quartet (NOW Space)
- 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Book Bingo (NOW Space)
- 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Craft for Teens (TeenZone)
- 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Craft for Adults (NOW Space)
All events are drop in; first come, first served, while supplies last.
Saturday, December 3
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, December 10: 10:30-11:30am
CRAFT KIT TO-GO: HOMEMADE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
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, December 14
All Ages: It's Winter Break, don't stay at home and be bored!
The Story Time Room will be OPEN with winter-themed crafts.
Movies will be shown in Meeting Room C:
Tuesday, December 27, 1:00pm: DC League of Super-Pets: PG ©2022 Warner Bros. Ent. ©DC
Wednesday, December 28, 1:00pm: Spirit Untamed (2021): PG ©2022 Universal City Studio Productions LLLP
Tuesday, January 3, 1:00pm: Lightyear: PG ©Disney/Pixar
Wednesday, January 4, 1:00pm: Honey I Shrunk The Kids: PG ©Disney Pictures
All events are drop in. No registration necessary.
Tuesday-Thursday, December 27-29 and January 3-5
December 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 29: 10:30am
- Thursday, December 1: 10:30am
- Tuesday, December 13: 10:30am
- Thursday, December 15: 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, December 6: 10:30am
- Wednesday, December 7: 10:30am
December 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, December 6: 4:30-5:30pm
- Session B: Wednesday, December 7: 4:30-5:30pm
Stay Tuned! Winter/Spring 2023 events coming soon!