Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, April 2019

Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, April 2019

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.



Snappy Little Story Time. Storytime followed by a parade around the children’s department. Ages 0-5 years old. 10 a.m. Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., 440-255-8811,

Gan Gesher: A Bridge to Preschool. A special hour of love, song, movement and exploration. Through 4/15. Ages birth-2 with a caregiver. Gross Schechter Day School, 27601 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike,


Family Storytime. Stories, songs and a craft for babies, toddlers and preschoolers with participating adult. 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd., 440-933-8128,


Stroller Strides. A functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun. 9-10 a.m. Eton Chagrin Boulevard, 28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere,


Eastlake Young & Restless. Music and movement class for ages 2-4 with shakers, bubbles, the parachute and more. 6:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Thursdays. Eastlake Public Library, 36706 Lake Shore Blvd., 440-942-7880,


Playgroup. For you and your child to meet other parents and caregivers and give your child a chance to make new friends. Ages birth to 5 years. 10:30 a.m. Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad St., 330-334-5761,


Toddler Storytime. Ages 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver enjoy stories and crafts. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Through 4/22. Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, 440-729-4250,

Nestlings at Woods Branch. Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up. 10-10:30 a.m. Bertram Woods Branch Library, 20600 Fayette Road, Shaker Hts.,

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

Storytime. Featuring stories, fingerplays and songs. Ages 2 to 5. 10:30-11 a.m. Barberton Public Library, 602 W. Park Ave., 330-745-1194,

Fledglings at Woods Branch. Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children ages 15-24 months with a grown-up. 11-11:30 a.m. Bertram Woods Branch Library, 20600 Fayette Road, Shaker Hts.,

Baby Play and Learn. Come with your baby for stories, songs, rhymes, bounces and more. 6 p.m. Elyria Central Library, 320 Washington Ave., 440-322-0287,

Storytime. Families, come listen to stories, sing some songs, learn some fingerplays, maybe play a game or use a stick puppet, all to encourage early literacy. 10 a.m. Kirtland Public Library, 9267 Chillicothe Road, 440-256-7323,


Rock-A-Bye Tales. Lapsit storytime for babies ages 6 to 24 months and a caregiver. 9:30-10 a.m. Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St., 330-928-2117,


Toddler Storytime. Rhymes, songs, movement, fingerplays and books for 2- to 3-year-olds and their caregivers. Through 4/17. Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, 330-273-4150,

Let’s Sing and Dance. Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy. Ages 2 to 6. 4/17 & 4/24. 9:30-10 a.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600,

Preschool Storytime. Rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. 10-10:30 a.m. Parma Heights Branch Library, 6996 Powers Blvd., 440-885-5362,

Walking Babies Storytime. For walking babies through 24 months. 4/17 & 4/24. 10 a.m. Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, 330-688-3295,

Spring Baby & Me. For babies and toddlers and their caregivers. A 20-minute lapsit program of songs, stories and rhymes. 7 p.m. Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610,


Story Time. Enjoy stories, movement and songs for young children. Stay and play with toys afterward as a chance for parents to chat. 10:15-11:30 a.m. Goodyear Branch Library, 60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, 330-784-7522,

Parachute Playtime. A fun-filled playtime for walking toddlers through 5 years old and caregivers. Music, rhymes, games and lots of fun shakin’ the ‘chute. Through 4/26. 11 a.m. Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, 440-352-3383,

Family Storytime. Families of all ages are invited to listen to stories, songs and fingerplays. 9:45-10:15 a.m. Twinsburg Public Library, 10050 Ravenna Road, 330-425-4268,

Explorastory. Engage your hearts, hands and minds in activities that will connect you to one another, the community and the world. 11-11:30 a.m. Lee Road Branch Library, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts.,

Tales for Twos Story Time. Stories, music, fingerplays and crafts for 2-year-olds and their caregivers. 10:45-11:15 a.m. North Ridgeville Branch Library, 37500 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326,

Play, Learn & Grow Club. Boost your baby’s brain through play. Join for a 5-week club for caregivers and children, birth to 35 months, connect with your kids and other families, plus get answers about your growing child. Through 5/9. 10-11:30 a.m. Garfield Heights Branch Library, 5409 Turney Road, 216-475-8178,


Friday Family Storytime. A storytime for children of all ages with a favorite adult. 10:30-11 a.m. Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St., 330-673-4414,

Family Story Time. Crafts and stories for children ages 3 to 5. 11 a.m. Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., 440-255-8811,


Family Weekend Wonders Drop In Storytime. Make the library a part of your family weekend time with programs featuring stories, activities, music and crafts. 2 p.m. Lakewood Library, 15425 Detroit Ave., 216-226-8275,


Sunday Story Time Sampler. A half-hour storytime for preschool and primary children with an adult caregiver. 2-2:30 p.m. Akron Public Library, 60 High St., 330-643-9050,

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