Northeast Ohio Storytime & Activities for Kids, April 2018

Northeast Ohio Storytime & Activities for Kids, April 2018

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Have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which offer storytimes, crafts, and other fun activities for young children.


Tiny Tots Read and Play. For babies and toddlers up to 2 years old, accompanied by a caregiver. Features circle time with stories, songs and fingerplays, followed by unstructured play time. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Aurora Memorial Library, 115 E. Pioneer Trail, 330-562-6502,

Monday Fun Days. Children birth to age 4 come for a variety of activities including music and storytime. 9:30-10:15 a.m. Gross Schechter Day School, 27601 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike, 216-763-1400,

Messy Mondays. Children ages 3-8 years with a caregiver enjoy stories, songs and a fun creative and messy activity. 7-8 p.m. Maple Heights Branch Library, 5225 Library Lane, 216-475-5000,  

Mondays & Tuesdays

Stay ‘n’ Play. A special playtime following baby and toddler storytimes. 10:30-11 a.m. Orange Branch Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike, 216-831-4282,

MondaysTuesdays & Thursdays

Just Baby ‘n Me. For you and your birth to 24-month-old baby. Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays while meeting other parents. 9:30 a.m. Mondays, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.Thursdays.Lakewood Library, Main Branch, 15425 Detroit Ave., 216-226-8275,

MondaysTuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Playgroup. For you and your child to meet other parents and caregivers and give your child a chance to make new friends. Ages birth through 5 years. 11 a.m. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad St., 330-334-5761,

Mondays Wednesdays

Toddler Tales. A storytime for 2- and 3-year-old children with their favorite adult. Beginning 4/9. 10:30-11 a.m. Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St., 330-673-4414,

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Twinkle Tots. Enjoy a light show set to lively music and learn what we can see up in the sky. This program is approximately 15 minutes. 11:30 a.m. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village,  440-871-2900,

Mondays through Thursdays

Tales Alive. Stories, music and art for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. 9:30-10 a.m. Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St., 330-928-2117,


Babies, Books & Me. For newborn through 24-month-old children with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this lapsit program. Through 3/13. 10:30 a.m. North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., 330-499-4712,

Toddler Tuesdays. Come to the Lake Health Children’s Play area the first Tuesday of each month for fun, seasonal themed activities. 11 a.m.-noon. Great Lakes Mall, 7850 Mentor Ave., Mentor,

Baby TIme. Babies (6-24 months) will be introduced to hand rhymes, songs, movement activities, books and socialization skills. 10:15 a.m. Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Road, Uniontown, 330-896-9074,

Baby Play & Learn. Come and have fun with your baby and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, bounces and play. Beginning 1/16. 6-6:45 p.m. Elyria Central Library, 320 Washington Ave., 440-322-0287,  

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Preschool Story Time. Stories, rhymes, activities and songs for ages 3½ -5 with a caregiver. 11 a.m Tuesdays and 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600,

Waddler Storytime. Share books and bubbling activities during this short library program designed for ages 12-24 months and their caregivers. 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays. Amherst Public Library, 221 Spring St., 440-988-4230,

Tuesdays & Fridays

Baby Bonanza. Bring your babies (not yet walking) and blankets in for books, bopping and bouncing at this year-round lap-sit program. Tuesday, 10-10:30 a.m. Lee Road Branch Library, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., and 9:30-10 a.m. Noble Neighborhood Branch Library, 2800 Noble Road, Cleveland Hts.,

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Lapsit Storytime. Rhymes, songs and play for children ages birth-24 months with adult caregiver. 9:30-10 a.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600,


Painting Explorations. Little ones (ages 1-3) with a favorite adult explore homemade paint recipes with a variety of kid-friendly painting tools and toys in an open creative environment. First and third Thursdays of March and April from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby,

Spring Blooms Stroller Tour. Guided tour of the spring blooms in the garden. Perfect for helping you and your little one discover the new wonders blooming each week. 11-11:45 a.m. Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd., 216-721-1600,

Tyke Time. Tykes and caregivers hear stories, sing songs and make a craft. 11-11:30 a.m. Headlands Branch Library, 4669 Corduroy Road, Mentor, 440-257-2000,

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Story Time. Enjoy an interactive story time designed for you and your baby, age 6-23 months old with parent/child interaction through stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more. Avon Branch Library, 37485 Harvest Drive, 440-934-4743,

Preschool Story Time. Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2-5 years old with an adult caregiver. 10:30 a.m. Akron Public Library, 60 High St., 330-643-9050, and Northwest Akron Branch Library, 1720 Shatto Ave., 330-836-1061,


Baby Storytime. Caregivers and their babies ages 0-23 months are invited to participate in a special program of rhymes, songs, movement and books. 10:30-11 a.m. Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina, 330-239-2674,

Noble Story Stop. Hear stories, sing songs, and do a little dancing, too. 10:30-11 a.m. Noble Neighborhood Branch Library, 2800 Noble Road, Cleveland, 216-291-5665,

April 6

Baby Palooza. Come and have fun with your baby with stories, songs, bounces and fingerplays followed by time to play. 10:15-11 a.m. Elyria Central Library, 320 Washington Ave., 440-322-0287,

April 12

Waddlers. Toddlers who are walking, up to 24 months, come to sing, read, rhyme and play. Shaking, jumping, and wiggling are strongly advised. 10-10:30 a.m. Lee Road Branch Library, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., 216-932-3600,

April 13

Kindermusik. Kindermusik is the leading music and movement program for children in early childhood development. Choose from three sessions: ages 0-2 at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m., and ages 3-5 at 11:30 a.m. Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St., 330-653-6658,

April 16

Books on the Big Screen. Check out a movie inspired by a book. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610,

April 16-21

Week of the Young Child. 4/16: Toddler Art Explorers; 4/17: A Time to Play; 4/18: Baby Time; 4/19: Preschool Story Time; 4/21: Nature Story Time. Akron Public Library, 60 High St., 330-643-9050,

April 20

Fabulous Flute. This program will get your kids (ages 3-6) singing, clapping, and moving to the music while Cleveland Orchestra musicians and guests perform short solo selections and kid-friendly tunes, and demonstrate their instruments. 10 a.m. Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland,

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