Local libraries and other family-friendly organizations in the region are offering parents and kids an opportunity to participate in activities from the comfort of their own homes. Children can sing, dance, listen to a story, do crafts and socialize in these fun, virtual events. Check out this list for the weekly opportunities.
Virtual Preschool Storytime. Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs with Miss Jessica! Register to receive a Zoom link. 11:30 a.m-noon. Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library, akronlibrary.org/events
Story Stop on Facebook Live. Enjoy stories, songs and activities from the comfort of your own home. 10:30-11 a.m. lorainpubliclibrary.org
StoryTime @ Home. Join the Children’s staff on the ALPL YouTube channel each week for a quick story and rhyme at home. Accompanying craft bags will be available for pickup through Curbside Service each Monday beginning at 10 a.m. All ages. Avon Lake Public Library, alpl.org.
Family Storytime. Join MCDL staff for books, rhymes, songs and fingerplays! All children and their caregivers are welcome. 10:30-11 a.m. Medina County District Library, mcdl.info.
Virtual 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.
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.
All-Ages Storytime. Get ready to sing, read and share together via Zoom. This storytime will be geared for kids of all ages. 10-11 a.m. Cuyahoga Falls Library, cuyahogafallslibrary.org.
Lapsit. Children from birth-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, kirtland.lib.oh.us
Family Storytime Live. Join on Zoom for an interactive storytime featuring books, rhymes, songs, and movement. For families with children ages 2-6, siblings welcome. 11 a.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, westlakelibrary.org.
Virtual Growing Readers Storytime. Kids ages 2 – 5 and their parents or caretakers are invited to join for stories, songs, rhymes and more from 9:30 – 10 a.m. through April 28 . Register to receive a Zoom link. Holmes County District Public Library. holmeslibrary.org/events/
Toddler Storytime. You and your toddler will participate in stories, songs and movements together, virtually. 10-10:30 a.m. Wadsworth Public Library, wadsworthlibrary.com.
Kids-N-Tunes. Online class filled with singing, listening, instrument playing and moving alongside your child. Parents/caregivers learn ways to use music at home while children participate in success-oriented activities to help them learn and grow in a group music environment. 10:30 a.m. Beck Center for the Arts, beckcenter.org
Preschool storytime. Join their usual storytime, modified slightly to accommodate a fun craft project. Upon registration, families will be notified via email with instructions for picking up the craft materials at your local branch. 10:30 a.m. Geauga County Public Library, divi.geaugalibrary.net.
Baby & Toddler Storytime. Join for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. 10 a.m. -10:25 a.m. Brook Park Branch Library, cuyahogalibrary.org.
Storytime with Miss Mary. Miss Mary will share books, rhymes and songs to help prepare children for kindergarten and add joy to their day. Geared towards children ages 0-5 and their adults. 10:30-11 a.m. Akron Public Library, akronlibrary.org.
Snowman Virtual Family Storytime. Join as a family while we investigate what snowmen really do at night. 6:30- 7 p.m. Reed Memorial Library, reedlibrary.org/home.
Family Zoom Storytime. If you want to enjoy storytime from the comfort of your own home, here is your chance. Join in as we read books and sing songs in our Family Zoom storytime. 11-11:30 a.m. Heights Library, heightslibrary.org/events.
Butterfly Hands for Toddlers. Join Nancy Barnett for a six-week introduction to signing with your baby using the Baby Signs Program. For ages 18 months to 2.5 years with a grown-up. 11-11:30 a.m. Shaker Library, shakerlibrary.org.
Pajama Jam Interactive Storytime. Join us for a new kind of interactive storytime on Zoom! Stop by the children’s desk to pick up your Pajama Jam Kit starting the Monday before each program. 10:30-11 a.m. twinsburglibrary.org.
Toddler Zoom Storytime. Help your toddler develop literacy and social skills through age-appropriate stories, songs and other activities. 10 a.m. Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, we247.org.
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