Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, July 2019

Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, July 2019

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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.


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,


Tales for Twos Story Time. Stories, music, fingerplays and crafts for 2-year-olds and their caregivers. 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. North Ridgeville Branch Library, 37500 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326,

Family Storytime. Join the storytime crew for stories, music and movement for all ages. Thematic crafts or process art always available after the story time session. 10:30-11 a.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. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at the pavilion at Beachwood City Park,


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,


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.,

Explore-a-Story. Join us on a learning adventure with stories, activities, snacks and more! Recommended for ages birth to 5 years. 10:30 a.m. Keystone-Lagrange Branch, 101 W. St., LaGrange, 440-355-6323,

Tales for Babies Through Twos. Through 7/16. 10:30-11 a.m. North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., 330-499-4712,

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, 

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

Kindergarten Boost Camp. Build kindergarten skills through basic dance movements, digital play and music. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Warrensville Hts. Branch Library, 4415 Northfield Road,


My Mad Feelings: Fun and Games with a Purpose. Lifelong tools for children and parents to protect against bullying and build emotional intelligence. Through 7/26. 3-4 p.m. Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Hts., 216-991-4472


Pirate Ship Playdate & Craft. Toys! Crafts! Fun! This weekly playdate provides a chance for children and caregivers to play and create together. 10 a.m. Eastlake Public Library, 36706 Lakeshore Blvd., 

Active Toddler: Very Mini Olympics. Three-week series of fun outdoor games based on actual Olympic games. Ages 3-5 with one adult. 10-11 a.m. Painesville Twp. Park, 1025 Hardy Road,

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

Baby Rhythm and Rhyme. A music and movement-based storytime for young walkers and a caregiver. 9:30 a.m. Bainbridge Branch, 17222 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, 440-543-5611,

Preschool Storytime. Preschool children and their caregivers learn to build early literacy and social skills. 5-5:45 p.m. Woodland Branch Library, 5806 Woodland Ave., Cleveland, 


Tyke Time. Stories, songs and rhymes, and a very simple craft will be the theme for this younger preschool storytime. 6 months-4 years. 11-11:30 a.m. Headlands Branch, 4669 Corduroy Road, Mentor Headlands, 440-257-2000, 

Preschool Storytime. For ages 4-5. 10 a.m. Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, 330-688-3295,

Story Time. Enjoy stories, movement and songs for young children. 10:15-11:30 a.m. Goodyear Branch Library, 60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, 330-784-7522,

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.,

Family Storytime. All ages with caregiver. 11 a.m.-noon. Chardon Branch Library,110 E. Park St., Chardon,


Story Time in the Parks. Ages 1-5 explore and enjoy the wonders of summer with a selection of books to highlight the season on select days at select parks. 7/18 & 7/19, 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.


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,

Mother Goose on the Loose. The program uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process in babies and toddlers. 10-10:30 a.m. Read House, 8245 Mentor Ave., Mentor, 440-255-8811,

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