Storytime Fun & Activities for Kids in Northeast Ohio: February 2018

Storytime Fun & Activities for Kids in Northeast Ohio: February 2018

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Stay warm and 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.


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,


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


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,


Baby Bookworms. Babies who are not yet walking (and their caregivers) enjoy one-on-one lap time engaging in stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more. 10-10:30 a.m. Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, 440-352-3383,

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

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

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 Bonanza. Bring your babies (not yet walking) and blankets in for books, bopping and bouncing at this year-round lap-sit program. 9:30-10 a.m. and 10-10:30 a.m. Lee Road Branch Library, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., 216-932-3600,


Babytime. Storytime for ages birth to 18 months with caregiver. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Geauga West Branch Library; 9:30 a.m. Chardon Branch Library; 11 a.m. Middlefield Branch Library,

Pre-K Natured-Themed Story Time Yoga. Children ages 3-5 with a caregiver are welcome to come for stories, stretching and practicing mindfulness. 1 p.m. Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library, 3101 Smith Road, Akron,

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


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,

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 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,


Early Childhood Programs. Drop in on the first Saturday of the month between 10:30 a.m. and noon, or the second Friday of the month between 1:30-3 p.m. and enjoy 30 minutes of age-appropriate tinkering activities with your child, ages 7 and younger. Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, 216-694-2000,


Simchat Shabbat for Preschoolers. Simcha means joy, and joy fills the room at this Shabbat experience for preschoolers and their families with music, a story, and a brief service where kids can enjoy an optional light meal and craft. 5:30 p.m. Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, 216-464-1330,

STEAM Storytime. Budding biologists can learn all about the humble groundhog at this special storytime for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. 2-3 p.m. Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St., 330-653-6658,


Family Winter Workshop. Free art class for families with children ages 5-8 with an adult. 1:30-3 p.m. North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., 330-499-4712,


Preschoolers in The Garden. Come learn some ways that you can be a plant helper and join OSU Master Gardeners for interesting age-appropriate activities. Ages 3-6 with an adult. 10-11:30 a.m. Chippewa Lake, Krabill Shelter, 7597 Ballash Road, Medina,


Toddlin’ Toward Nature: Silly Snowflakes. Snowflakes are everywhere; come and learn more. 10-11 a.m. Children’s Schoolhouse Nature Park, 9045 Baldwin Road, Kirtland Hills,


The Grandparent Connection: Wonderful Winter Stars. Winter stars are wonderful. Come and visit the starlab and learn more with your preschoolers or toddlers. 10-11 a.m. Penitentiary Glen Reservation, 8668 Kirtland Chardon Road, Willoughby, 440-256-1404,


Jewish Traditions Storytime. Ages 3-5 with a caregiver hear stories, sing songs, and create crafts pertaining to the Jewish holidays and traditions. 8 a.m. Twinsburg Public Library, 10050 Ravenna Road, 330-425-4268,


Timbertots: Big Birds. Children ages 3-5 with an adult explore the amazing lives of eagles, owls and hawks. 10-11 a.m. The Rookery Lodge, 10110 Cedar Road, Munson Twp.,


Nature Baby — Snowflakes. The winter forest is awaiting you so let’s get baby out to explore by starting with activities indoors and heading outside for a hike in the winter woods. 10-11 a.m. Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Pkwy., North Olmsted, 440-734-6660,


Art in Motion with Fine Arts Association. Experience art in motion and explore Van Gogh’s Starry Night through movement and visual arts activity. Ages 2 and up with an adult. 7-8 p.m. Willowick Public Library, 263 E. 305th St., 440-943-4151,

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