Storytimes at all GCPL Branches

Regular storytimes

Bainbridge storytimes

No registration required

Baby storytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Tuesdays: Sept. 5 – Nov. 21, 10 a.m.

Toddler storytime
18 months – 2 years, with caregiver
Thursdays: Sept. 7 – Nov. 16, 10 a.m.

Family storytime
All ages
Tuesdays: Sept. 26 – Nov. 21
Thursdays: Sept. 28 – Nov. 23
Saturdays: Sept. 30 – Nov. 25, 10 a.m.

Chardon storytimes

Babytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Mondays: Sept. 11 – Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Sept. 13 – Oct. 18, 9:30 am.

Baby / Toddler storytime
Birth – 2 years, with caregiver
Thursdays: Sept. 14 – Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m.

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Sept. 13 – Oct. 18, 10:30 or 11:15 a.m.

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years
Mondays: Sept. 11 – Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: Sept. 13 – Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 14 – Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m.

Family storytime
All ages, with caregiver
Thursdays: Sept. 14 – Oct. 19, 11 a.m.

Geauga West storytimes

Babytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Sept. 13 – Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 14 – Oct. 26, 10 a.m.

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Mondays: Sept. 11 – Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays:  Sept. 12 – Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years
Wednesdays: Sept. 13 – Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m. or 4 p.m.

Trailblazers
Grades K – 2
Mondays: Sept. 11 – Oct. 16, 23, 6:30 p.m.

Third-grade Thursdays
Grade 3
Thursdays: Sept. 14 – Oct. 26, 6 p.m.
Improve reading skills with a mix of fiction, nonfiction, fun and snacks.

Middlefield storytimes

No registration required

Baby play and learn
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Fridays: Sept 15, Oct. 13, and Dec. 8, 11 a.m.
Join us for a story and playtime. Each session starts with a brief introduction by a Geauga County children’s health and safety professional.

Baby and toddler storytime
Birth – 2 years, with caregiver
Tuesdays: Sept. 12 – Nov. 28, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 14 – Nov. 30, 11 a.m.

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years
Wednesdays: Sept. 13 – Nov. 29, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 14 -Nov. 30, 10 a.m.

Family storytime
All ages
Mondays: Sept. 11 – Nov. 27, 7 p.m.
Tuesdays: Sept. 12 – Nov. 28, 11 a.m.

Preschool tinkerlab
Ages 2 – 5
Fridays: 10 a.m.
Join us for playful programs that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creativity through play.
Sept. 8: Play dough
Oct. 6: Let’s camp
Nov. 3: My neighborhood
Dec. 1: Fix-it station

Newbury storytimes

Birth – K
Join us for stories, games, crafts and music.
Thursdays: Sept. 14 – Oct. 26,  11:30 a.m.

Thompson storytimes

Preschool storytime
Birth – 6 years
Mondays: Sept. 18 – Nov. 13, 7 p.m.
Wednesdays: Sept. 20 – Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m.

Special and holiday storytimes

Elephant and Piggie storytimes

All ages

Middlefield, Sat., Nov. 4, 10 a.m.

Geauga West, Sun., Nov. 5, 2 p.m.

Bainbridge, Sat., Nov. 11, 10 a.m.

Chardon, Sun., Nov. 12, 2 or 3:30 p.m.

Meet everyone’s favorite duo from Mo Willem’s acclaimed books, Elephant and Piggie! We’ll enjoy stories and other elephant-sized fun!

Bainbridge holiday storytimes

Babies and toddlers – holiday
Birth to 2 years with caregiver
Tuesdays: Dec. 5 – 26, 10 a.m.

Family – holiday
All ages
Thursdays: Dec. 7 – 28, 10 a.m.

 

Chardon special storytimes

Boo at the library
3 – 6 years, with caregiver
Wed., Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 26, 10 a.m.
Enjoy Halloween stories and songs. Costumes welcome.

Babies and twos pumpkin party
Birth – 3 years, with caregiver
Mon., Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 31, 10 a.m.
Enjoy Halloween stories and songs. Costumes welcome.

Pop-ups and puppets
Birth – 6, with caregiver
Wed., Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 30, 10 a.m.
Join us as we share our beloved pop-up books and puppets. Parents and children are welcome to read some of our more fragile books and explore the world of puppetry. You may even gain some holiday shopping ideas!

Baby and toddler Christmas party
Birth – 3 years, with caregiver
Mon., Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 12, 10 a.m.
Join us for holiday stories and songs.

Preschool Christmas party
3 – 6 years, with caregiver
Wed., Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 14, 10 a.m.
Join us for holiday stories and songs.

Play and learn storytime
Birth – 6 years
Fridays: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.
Each 45-minute session starts with a brief introduction by a Geauga County children’s health professional on family topics. Youngsters enjoy playtime with toys.

 

Geauga West special storytimes

Turkey trot storytimes
Trot your way into Thanksgiving with a special storytime!

Turkey trot baby time
Birth – 18 months
Wed., Nov. 15, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Thurs., Nov. 16, 10 a.m.

Turkey trot toddler time
18 months – 3 years
Mon., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 14, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.

Turkey trot preschool time
3 – 5 years
Wed., Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m. or 4 p.m.

Turkey trot trailblazer time
Grades K – 2
Mon., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.

Turkey trot third-grade Thursday
Grade 3
Thurs., Nov. 16, 6 p.m.

Holiday celebration storytimes
Enjoy special storytimes to celebrate the holidays.

Holiday celebration baby time
Birth – 18 months
Wed., Dec. 6, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Thurs., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.

Holiday celebration toddler time
18 months – 3 years
Mon., Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 5, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.

Holiday celebration preschool time
3 – 5 years
Wed., Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. or 4 p.m.

Holiday celebration trailblazer time
Grades K – 2
Mon., Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m.

Holiday celebration third-grade Thursday
Grade 3
Thurs., Dec. 7, 6 p.m.

Middlefield special storytimes

Storytime special
Fun with Duplo
Ages 2 – 5, with caregiver
Wednesdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 11 a.m.