Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, January 2020

Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, January 2020

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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.


Messy Mondays. Children ages 3-8 years with a caregiver enjoy stories, songs and a fun, creative and messy activity. 7-8 p.m. Through 1/18. Maple Heights Branch Library, 5225 Library Lane, 216-475-5000,  

Bumbling Bumble Bees. Children ages 3-6 with an adult, join the children’s librarians for stories, rhymes, songs, activities and more. 1/6-27. 6:30 p.m. Wickliffe Public Library, 1713 Lincoln Road, 440-944-6010,  

Storytime Stars. Stories, songs and a craft. 1/13-3/2. West River Library, 1194 W. River Road N., Elyria, 440-324-2270,

Family Storytime. Books, rhymes, songs and fingerplays. All children and their caregivers are welcome. 10:30 a.m. Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina, 330-725-4415,

Garrettsville Storytime. A great opportunity for children to interact with other children and adults while fostering a love of reading and showcasing great books for little listeners. 11-11:45 a.m. Garrettsville Branch Library, 10482 South St., Garrettsville,



Caregiver and Me at the Children’s Museum of Cleveland. Grab your littlest learners, ages birth to 3, and enjoy a morning of singing, dancing, movement and more with other parents and children. 9:30 a.m. 3813 Euclid Ave., 

Super Sleuth Readers. Children ages 3 through 5 are now Super Sleuth Readers. After reading fun stories, singing songs and rhymes, Super Sleuths will look further into their stories through play and crafts. 1/7-2/25. 10:30-11 a.m. Cleveland Main Library, 325 Superior Ave., 216-623-2800,

Toddler Tuesday. 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,

Play and Learn Stations. Preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to 5 years. 10 a.m.-noon. Shaker Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd., 216-991-2030,

Tiddlywinks. Interactive storytime filled with stories, songs and rhymes just right for little listeners. Birth to 36 months. 10/15-2/26. 10 a.m. Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., 440-255-8811,

Tales for Twos. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more. 10:30 a.m. North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., 330-499-4712,

Winter 2s & 3s Storytime. Stories, rhymes, songs and a craft or Lego Duplo play. 9:45-10:15 a.m. Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610,

Willoughby Young & The Restless. Popular music and movement class for toddlers with shakers, bubbles, the parachute and more. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Willoughby Public Library, 30 Public Square, 440-942-3200,



Mommy Mix & Mingle at the Akron Children’s Museum. Drop your school-aged children off at school, bring your babies and preschoolers and enjoy some awesome playtime and meet other moms. First Wednesday of the month. 10 a.m.-noon. 216 S. Main St.,

Rhythm & Rhyme. A story, music and movement for preschoolers. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. 1/29-5/6. Bainbridge Branch Library, 17222 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, 440-543-5611,

Let’s Sing and Dance. Have a great time singing and dancing to the music with beanbags, rhythm sticks and more. Ages 2-6 with a caregiver; siblings are welcome. 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:15-10:45 a.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600,



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

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,

Fabulous Fours and Fives. Stories, music, finger plays and activities for 4- and 5-year-olds. 11:15-11:45 a.m. North Ridgeville Branch Library, 37500 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326,

Parachute Play. A fun-filled playtime for walking toddlers through 5-year-olds. Music, rhymes, games and lots of fun “shakin’ the ‘chute.” 11-11:30 a.m. Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, 440-352-3383,

Babies and Books. Lapsit storytime with rhymes, bouncing songs, books and activities.10-10:30 a.m. Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna, 330-296-2827,

Movers and Shakers. Preschoolers and their caregivers will enjoy singing, playing, talking, listening and moving together. 10-10:30 a.m. Shaker Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd., 216-991-2030,



Family Story Time. Children of all ages with a favorite adult are invited to join for songs, stories, fingerplays and more. 10:30 a.m. Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St., 330-673-4414,

Celebrate Snow. Let’s experiment and create with snow from the comfort and warmth of the library. Make magic foaming snow people, use milk for a winter science experiment and paint with “snowballs.” Ages 3-5 with an adult. 1:30-2:30 p.m. University Heights Branch Library, 13866 Cedar Road, 216-932-3600,

Wee Read and Play. Stories, active songs, rhymes and time for play. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jefferson Branch Library, 850 Jefferson Ave., Cleveland, 216-623-7004,



Family Weekend Wonders. Stories, activities, music and crafts for the whole family. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lakewood Library, Main Branch, 15425 Detroit Ave., 216-226-8275,

Art Stories. Enjoy this weekly storytime that combines children’s books, Cleveland Museum of Art artworks, and interactive fun. Designed for children and their favorite grown-up. 11-11:30 a.m. The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Wee Go Babies. This class will give your infant an early introduction to music and allow you and your little one bonding opportunities in a comforting and nurturing musical environment. 11 a.m. Music Therapy Enrichment Ctr., 26121 Center Ridge Road, Westlake,

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