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, crafts, and other fun activities for young children.

MONDAYS
Surprise Art. Gather basic supplies and join Ms. Jamie via Zoom each week to create a simple and playful art project together. Ages 3-5. Through May 10. 10-10:30 a.m. Fairmount Center for the Arts, fairmountcenter.org

Baby Rhymes & Signs. Join Ms. Kim on the ALPL YouTube channel every fourth Monday at 10 a.m. to learn a couple simple rhymes or ASL signs to do with your baby. apl.org/at-home

TUESDAYS
Story Stop. Enjoy stories, songs and activities from the comfort of your own home on Facebook Live. 6:30-7 p.m. lorainpubliclibrary.org

Storytime at Home. Do you miss storytime? You can still enjoy stories and songs from home by visiting the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Facebook page. 10 a.m. smfpl.org

Family Storytime. Mix and mingle in the virtual family storytime room on Zoom. Children of all ages and their families can spend some time together while enjoying stories, songs and fun. 10 a.m. Mentor Public Library, mentorpl.org

WEDNESDAYS

Stay-at-Home Story Time. Let the library come to you with this virtual story time with Miss Nicole. 10 a.m. Elyria Central Library, elyrialibrary.org

Butterfly Hands. Join Nancy Barnett for an introduction to signing with your baby using the Baby Signs Program. Zoom Program. 9 a.m. Shaker Library, shakerlibrary.org

Family Storytime. Join in on Zoom for an interactive storytime featuring books, rhymes, songs and movement. For families with children ages 2-6. 7-7:30 p.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, westlakelibrary.org

Toddler Storytime. Participate virtually with your toddler in stories, songs and movements. 10-10:30 a.m. Wadsworth Public Library, wadsworthlibrary.com

THURSDAYS

Wee Ones Storytime. Join Facebook Live for a story and a few fun songs, then visit the library website afterward to find related at-home activities. 9 a.m. Barberton Public Library, barberton.lib.oh.us

Outdoor Family Story Stop. Bring your blankets and masks to the corner of Corydon and Lee in Cleveland Heights for stories, songs and rhymes. Through 6/10. 10:30-11 a.m. heightslibrary.org

Preschool Interactive Virtual Storytime. Discover the joy of reading with stories, songs, flannel board stories, fingerplays and a craft that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. 10:30 a.m. Reed Memorial Library, reedlibrary.org

Virtual Family Storytime. Books, rhymes, songs and fingerplays for children and their caregivers. 6:30-7 p.m. Medina County District Library, mcdl.info

FRIDAYS

Parent & Child Pottery. Spend a few Fridays connecting with clay together. Ages 4 and older with an adult. Through 5/21. Noon-1 p.m. BAYarts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, bayarts.net 

Springtime Storytime at Walter Stinson Park. Bring a chair, blanket or sit in your stroller. Join the library staff for stories, songs and movement. 11 a.m.-noon. 2313 Fenwick Road, University Hts., heightslibrary.org

Storytime in the Woods. Music, movement activities and play will accompany nature-themed stories. Offered two Fridays per month. 10:30-11 a.m. Child’s Playground, 36265 Detroit Road, Avon, lorainpubliclibrary.org

Wee Read and Play. Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills with stories, active songs and rhymes. 10:30-11 a.m. Jefferson Branch Library, 850 Jefferson Ave., Cleveland, 216-623-7004, cpl.org

SATURDAYS
Movers & Shakers. A Zoom music program for children and their adults to sing, dance and move. 11-11:30 a.m. Highland Square Branch Library, akronlibrary.org

 

Ongoing 

May 4. 11. 18. & 25
Virtual Family Fun Storytime
Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to attend this storytime full of stories, songs, and rhymes. This is an online event that you can view from any internet connected device. Registration is required. 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.  https://www.euclidlibrary.org/libcalendar

May 6, 13, 20, & 27
Virtual Family Fun Storytime
Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to attend this storytime full of stories, songs, and rhymes. This is an online event that you can view from any internet connected device. Registration is required. 10:30 a.m. https://www.euclidlibrary.org/libcalendar

 

May 3

Toddler Tutu Workshop. Grab a grown-up and create your own tulle tutu skirt. You’ll hear a story and create a tutu using simple, toddler-friendly instructions. This event will be held virtually on Zoom. Please specify your preferred branch location for material pick-up when registering. 10-11 a.m. Cuyahoga County Public Library, cuyahogalibrary.org

Virtual Yoga Storytime
Join us for a special storytime that will get your body moving and stretching. Designed for kids’ Pre-K to 1st grade, this storytime will help develop body awareness, mindfulness, and a sense of calm. Parents and caregivers are also welcomed to participate. No yoga mat needed, just an open patch of floor to sit on. This is an online event that you can view from any internet connected device. Registration is required. 3 p.m.euclidlibrary.libcal.com/event/7366774

 

May 10
Virtual the Pigeon Gets a Storytime!
Who doesn’t enjoy hearing all the silly adventures of Mo Willems’ Pigeon? We’ll share stories, songs, and fun featuring the Pigeon and his friend Duckling. All ages welcome! 4 p.m. 
This is an online event that you can view from an internet connected device such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Registration is required. euclidlibrary.libcal.com/event/7407248

May 15

Playschool: Baby Share Theatre Games. Read “Baby Shark Chop” and enjoy a song and a fun baby shark game. Pre-k through first grade with an adult. 10:30-11 a.m. French Creek Reservation, 4530 Colorado Ave., Sheffield Village, loraincountymetroparks.com

May 17
Nature Story Time:Butterflies Belong Here. Does your child love nature? Children ages 3 1/2 to 7 years of age with an adult and siblings can join on Zoom for a fun, nature-themed story and self-led activity or craft that you can do at home. Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, shakerlakes.org

Spring Planting. Come to the pavilion in the park next to the Columbia Branch Library to help with some spring planting. Ages 3-6. 6-7 p.m. 13824 W. River Road N., Columbia Station, lorainpubliclibrary.org

May 18 

Virtual Unfamiliar Fairy Tale Storytime
Listen to fairy tales, myths, and legends from around the world in this exciting storytime as we take a familiar story and look at in new ways. This month we will look at stories of heroes and heroines, the challenges they face, and what makes them heroic. 4 p.m. 
This is an online event that you can view from an internet connected device such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Registration is required. https://euclidlibrary.libcal.com/event/7335771

May 20

Virtual Sleepytime Yoga
Join us for a special storytime that will get your body moving and stretching and ready for bed. Designed for children Pre-K to 2nd grade, this storytime will help develop body awareness, mindfulness, and a sense of calm. Parents and caregivers are also welcomed to participate. No yoga mat needed, just an open patch of floor to sit on. 6:30 p.m. https://euclidlibrary.libcal.com/event/7583869

 

 

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