Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids

Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids

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

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS

Stroller Strides at Crocker Park. A functional, total-body conditioning workout Each 60-minute workout consists of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining the little ones with songs, activities 9:30-10:30 a.m. Westlake, crockerpark.com

MONDAYS & THURSDAYS

Preschool Story Hour. 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Peninsula Library, 6105 Riverview Rd., 330-467-7323, peninsulalibrary.org

MONDAYS

Toddler Storytime. Enjoy stories, songs and movement with a fun theme each week. Toddlers aged 18 to 36 months are welcome with an adult. 10-10:30 a.m. Chardon Branch Library, 110 E. Park St., 440-285-7601, divi.geaugalibrary.net

Family Storytime. All ages and their caregivers are invited for a program of books, rhymes, songs and fingerplays. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway St., 330-725-0588, mcdl.info

Stories and Songs.  Favorite stories shared through picture books, puppets and flannelboards. Dance, sing and shake your sillies out with shaky eggs, tapping sticks and more. 10:30-11 a.m. Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, 440-352-3383, morleylibrary.org

Discovery Storytime. Stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a simple craft and playtime with a variety of fun and educational toys. Through 12/7. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Barberton Public Library, 602 W. Park Ave., 330-745-1194, barberton.lib.oh.us

Willowick Storytime. Each storytime program is full of entertaining, age-appropriate stories and activities that encourage literacy development and help your child prepare to be a skilled reader. Caregivers attend with children for all storytimes. Through 11/17. 10-10:30 a.m. Willowick Public Library, 263 E. 305th St., 440-943-4151, we247.org

TUESDAYS

Preschool Storytime at Hough Branch. Storytimes for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids
need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten. 10:30-11 a.m. 1566 Crawford Rd., Cleveland, 216-623-6997, cpl.org

Lapsit. Children from birth to 23 months and their caregivers are invited to participate in this program full of stories, rhymes, bounces, and songs. 10:45 a.m. Kirtland Public Library, 9267 Chillicothe Rd., Kirtland, 440-256-7323, kirtland.lib.oh.us

Play, Learn & Grow Baby Club. Boost your baby’s brain through play. Join this five-week club for caregivers and children ages birth to 2. Connect with your kids and other families, and get answers about your growing child. Through 10/12. 11 a.m.-noon. North Olmsted Branch Library, 27403 Lorain Rd., 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org

Baby, Books and Me. Stories, songs, and movements with your baby during this lapsit program. 10:30-10:50 a.m. North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., 330-499-4712, ncantonlibrary.com

WEDNESDAYS

Outdoor Baby Bonanza at Coventry Peace Park. Bring your babies and blankets for books, bopping and bouncing at this outdoor lapsit program. 9:30-10 a.m. 1925 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-321-3400, heightslibrary.org

Babytime. An active story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 10:30-11 a.m. Akron Public Library, 60 High St., 330-643-9050, akronlibrary.org

Birth to 23 Months Story Time. A storytime on the library’s front lawn, weather permitting.  Through 10/20. 10:30 a.m. Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Rd., 330-688-3295, smfpl.org

Toddler Storytime. You and your toddler will participate in stories, songs and movements together for 30 fun-filled minutes. 10-10:30 a.m. Beginning 9/8. Wadsworth Public Library, 132 BRd. St., 330-334-5761, wadsworthlibrary.com

THURSDAYS

Tyke Time at Mentor Headlands Branch.  Stories, songs & rhymes. 11-11:30 a.m. 4669 Corduroy Rd., Mentor, 440-257-2000, mentorpl.org

Preschool Storytime. Fun with stories, songs, flannel board stories, fingerplays and a craft. 10:30 a.m. Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna, 330-296-2827, reedlibrary.org

Musical Munchkins @ Lake. An interactive musical story time with music, singing, stories, and exploration of simple musical concepts. For children 5 and under. 10:30-11 a.m. Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch Library, 5642 Andrews Rd., 440-257-2512, mentorpl.org

FRIDAYS

Story Time in the Woods. Music and movement activities will accompany nature-themed activities. Two Fridays per month during April to October. 6:30-7 p.m. Avon Branch Library, 37485 Harvest Drive, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org

Fall Storytime at Walter Stinson Park. Bring your blanket to sit on for stories, songs, rhymes and dancing. 11-11:30 a.m. Walter Stinson Park, 2313-2339 Fenwick Rd, University Hts., heightslibrary.org

At-Home

The Cleveland Public Library offers opportunities to listen to stories from your home. cpl.org/kids-teens/storytime 

Children’s Museum of Cleveland offers education virtual programs to watch from home. cmcleveland.org/programs

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