This page is for kids in Pre-K through 5th grade.
All programs are free, open to the public, and most require registration.
Please call the library at 815-786-8308 with any questions.
PLEASE NOTE: All programs are subject to change and/or cancellation. To stay updated, please join the appropriate text group for each program. 

T-Rexplorers: Virtual Program
November 19th @ 6PM - Via Zoom
Kids: come on a mini adventure with T-Rexplorers as we tell you tales of things you will see on a real dinosaur dig.  We’ll read you a story written by a young Jr. Paleontologist while we show you 5 different clues that dinosaurs did exist!  See real dinosaur fossils and have some fun!

 

Spook-Fest Film Series
Boo! Join us at dusk in your Halloween costume as we celebrate the spookiest time of the year all month long! But be ye therefore warned: each week the films on our giant outdoor screen will get a little bit scarier! Sit in your car, or bring a lawn-chair. Seating is limited to the first 50 persons to arrive. Parking begins at 6pm, and the screening will begin at dusk.
October 2nd | Casper (1995, PG)
October 9th | The Addams Family (2019, PG)
*Canceled due to wind* October 16th | Goosebumps (2015, PG)

Learn About Letterboxing! Hosted by Sandwich Area Home Educators
Wednesday, October 14th | 2pm-3:30pm | Outdoors
Letterboxing is a unique combination of art and treasure hunting - it’s a great activity to get families outside in parks, forests, and cities around the world! Jen Penn will introduce the hobby and answer questions - and you’ll have the opportunity to find a couple of letterboxes! Since letterboxing requires getting “out and about,” parents and older kids may be particularly interested. However, this is truly a family-oriented hobby and little ones love to help in the hunt, so all ages are welcome! This event will be held on the back lawn of the Sandwich Library. Please bring your lawn chair or a blanket. In case of inclement weather, we will move online and the Zoom link will be posted.

Pumpkin Decorating Showcase
October 30th - All Day
Carve or paint a pumpkin and display it outside of the library. Maybe stick around and vote for some of your favorites! Pumpkin with the most votes will receive a prize! Sign up here!

Recurring Virtual Programs

At-Home Preschool Story Time - New every other Tuesday
This self-lead story time is the perfect way to play and read with your child. All stories are read by Miss Bailey and sent out with activities, songs, and more through our text group. To join in on the fun, text @spldstory to 81010.

Big Kids Story Club - Wednesdays @ 4PM
Join us via Zoom as we chat, play a game, and read from our selected chapter book! Text @spldbig to 81010 to join in!

Book Bites - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 4PM - Via Zoom - Grades 3rd-5th
Starting in November, students are invited to share books they love or are currently reading with fellow readers. Click here to join the zoom meeting. Text @spldbook to 81010 to sign up for reminders and announcements.

Book Bites - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 4PM - Via Zoom - Grades 3rd-5th
Starting in November, students are invited to share books they love or are currently reading with fellow readers. Click here to join the zoom meeting. Text @spldbook to 81010 to sign up for reminders and announcements.

Recurring Pick-Up Activities 

Craft Kits - Every other Monday
Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft project suitable for children aged 3+. These are available on a first come/first serve basis and supplies are limited. New fall-themed kits will be available beginning September 14th. 

Creative Club Crafts - 3rd Monday - by reservation only
If you have a child aged 7+, we have monthly craft kits available in lieu of our monthly Creative Club. These kits are announced via our text group and are by reservation only. Text @spldcreate to 81010 to sign up.

Mystery Book Bags - Available by request - 3rd - 6th grade
Do you have a young reader who loves surprises! Reserve a Mystery Book Bag for them starting September 1st! Children will receive a bag with a library book and lots of surprises. The book needs to be returned to the library when finished, but they get to keep everything else! Please call or stop into the library and make your request with Bailey. One bag per child per month. Must have a library card.