Storytimes at all GCPL Branches

Regular storytimes

Bainbridge storytimes

No registration required unless noted

Baby storytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Tuesdays: Jan. 2 – March 20, 10 a.m.

Baby and toddler storytime
Birth – 2 years, with caregiver
Tues., April 3 – 24, 10 a.m.

Toddler storytime
18 months – 2 years, with caregiver
Thursdays: Jan. 4 – March 22, 10 a.m.

Preschool rhythm and rhyme
Ages 3 to 6, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Jan 3 – March 21, 10 a.m.
Registration required

Family storytime
All ages, with caregiver
Tuesdays: Jan. 2 – March 20, 11 a.m.
Thursdays: Jan. 4 – March 22, 11 a.m.

Family storytime
All ages, with caregiver
Thurs., April 5 – 26, 10 a.m.

Chardon storytimes

Registration is required, and starts Dec. 15.

Baby storytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Mondays: Jan. 15 – March 19 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Jan. 17 – March 21, 9:30 a.m.

Baby / toddler storytime
Birth – 2 years, with caregiver
Thursdays: Jan. 18 – March 22 9:30 a.m.

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Tuesdays: Jan. 16 – March 20, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Jan. 17 – March 21, 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years, independent attendance while parent remains in building
Mondays: Jan. 15 – March 19 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: Jan. 17 – March 21 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Jan. 18 – March 22, 9:30 a.m.

Family storytime
All ages
Thursdays: Jan. 18 – March 22, 11 a.m.

Geauga West storytimes

Registration is required, and starts Dec. 15.
Winter session, Jan. 15 – Feb. 19
Spring session, March 12 – April 23
No storytimes, March 26 – 30

Baby storytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Wednesdays: 9:30 – 10 a.m. or 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Thursdays: 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Lapsit storytime for babies and caregivers, followed by playtime.

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Mondays: 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9:30 – 10 a.m.; 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Enjoy stories and crafts.

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Jan. 17 – Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m.; 4 p.m.

Trailblazers
K – 2
Mondays: 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy fun stories and activities that encourage a lifelong reading adventure.

Third-grade Thursdays
Grade 3
Thursdays: 6 – 6:45 p.m.
Just for third graders: Improve reading skills with a mix of fiction, nonfiction, fun and snacks.

Middlefield storytimes

No registration required

Baby storytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Jan. 10 – April 25, 11 a.m.

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Tuesdays: Jan. 9 – April 24, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: Jan. 11 – Apr. 26, 11 a.m.

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Jan. 10 – April 25, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: Jan. 11 – April 26, 10 a.m.

Family storytime
All ages
Mondays: Jan. 8- Apr. 23, 7 p.m.
Tuesdays: Jan. 9 – Apr. 24, 11 a.m.
Saturdays: Jan. 13 – April 28, 10 a.m.

Tinkerlabs
3 – 5 years
This series of playful programs encourages tinkering, curiosity and creativity.
Fridays: 10 a.m.
Jan. 12:  Marvelous music
Feb. 9: When I grow up
Mar. 9: Blast off to space
Apr. 13: Play dough

Coffee talk and play
Birth – 5 years, with caregivers
Fridays: Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, and April 27, 10 a.m. – noon
Let the kids mess up someone else’s “house.” Enjoy a cup of coffee and adult conversation while your little ones play and make new friends.


Newbury storytimes

Birth – K, with caregiver
Join us for stories, games, crafts and music.
Thursdays: Jan. 18 – April 19, 11:30 a.m.

Thompson storytimes

Preschool storytime
Birth – 6 years, with caregiver
Enjoy stories and crafts.
Mondays: Feb. 5 – March 26, 7 p.m.
Wednesdays: Feb. 7 – March 28, 10:30 a.m.


Special and holiday storytimes

Chardon special storytimes

Play and learn storytime
Families with children up to age six enjoy a 45-minute free play with educational toys.  Each session starts with a brief introduction by a Geauga children’s health professional on family topics.
Fridays:  10 a.m.
Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, April 13, May 11

Puppet show
Family, all ages
Chardon
Mon., Apr. 9, 6:30 p.m. or Tues., Apr. 10, 10 a.m.
Enjoy 40 minutes of fun with puppets, stories and songs.

Daddies and kids get ready for Mother’s Day
Chardon
Daddies and toddlers (1 – 3 years), Mon., May 7, 6:30 p.m.
Daddies and preschoolers (3 – 5 years), Wed., May 9, 6:30 p.m.
We welcome Dads with their toddlers to join us for stories, songs and rhymes about families. Get ready for Mother’s Day by making something special for Mommy!