Storytimes at all GCPL Branches

Regular storytimes

Bainbridge storytimes

Registration not required.

Baby storytime
Infants, with caregiver
Tuesdays: Sept. 17 – Dec. 10, except Nov. 26, 9:30 a.m.
Join us for songs, stories, and bounces with your baby. Stay and play with toys and socialize.

Baby rhythm and rhyme
15 months – 35 months, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Sept. 18 – Dec. 11, except Nov. 27, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Story, music, and movement for young walkers and caregivers.

Preschool rhythm and rhyme
Ages 3 – 5, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Sept. 18 – Dec. 11, except Nov. 27, 10 a.m.
Story, music, and movement for preschoolers.

Family storytime
All ages, with caregiver
Thursdays: Sept. 19 – Dec. 12, except Nov. 28, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, music, and crafts at our family.

Adaptive storytime
All ages, with caregiver
Fridays: Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.
Join us for a storytime geared toward children with special needs and their families.

Special Bainbridge Storytimes

Tree tale teller storytime
Ages 2 – 5
Fri., Sept. 20, 10 a.m.
Enjoy a tree-themed storytime presented by the Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

Thanksgiving at the library
All ages
Mon., Nov. 18, 10 a.m.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at the library with stories, crafts, and treats.

Chardon storytimes

Chardon, 440-285-7601  
Registration is required.

Babytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Mondays: Sept. 9 – Dec. 9, except Oct. 28 and Nov. 25, 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Sept. 11 – Dec. 11, except Oct. 30 and Nov. 27, 9:30 a.m.

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Sept. 11 – Dec. 11, except Oct. 30 and Nov. 27, 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 12 – Dec. 12, except Oct. 31 and Nov. 28, 9:30 a.m.

Preschool storytime
Ages 3 – 5, independent attendance while caregiver remains in the building
Mondays: Sept. 9 – Dec. 9, except Oct. 28 and Nov. 25, 11 a.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 12 – Dec. 12, except Oct. 31 and Nov. 28, 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Family storytime
All ages
Tuesdays: Sept. 10 – Dec. 10, except Oct. 29 and Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Sept. 11 – Dec. 11, except Oct. 30 and Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 12 – Dec. 12, except Oct. 31 and Nov. 28, 11 a.m.

Tinkerlabs
Ages 3 – 5, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Sept. 18, Nov. 20, 4 p.m.
Children are invited to explore with us in these programs that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creativity.

Special Chardon Storytimes

Baby and toddler pumpkin party
Birth – 3 years
Mon., Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. or Tues., Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Halloween stories for families. Costumes welcome.

Preschool Halloween hootenanny
Ages 3 – 5
Wed., Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. or Thurs., Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m.
Halloween stories, rhymes, and songs. Costumes welcome.

Harvest party
Birth – 6 years
Mon., Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m. or Tues., Nov. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Stories celebrating the harvest season. Families who wish to contribute may bring a non-perishable food item for a local food bank.

Christmas party
Birth – 6 years
Tues., Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. or Thurs., Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for holiday songs and stories.

Geauga West storytimes

Geauga West, 440-729-4250
Registration is required.

Family storytime
All ages
Mondays: Sept. 16 – Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m.

Babytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Mondays: Sept. 16 – Oct. 21, 10 a.m.
Wednesdays: Sept. 18 – Oct. 23,
9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Tuesdays: Sept. 17 – Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.
or 10:30 a.m.

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years, independent attendance while parent remains in building Wednesdays: Sept. 18 – Oct. 23,10:30 a.m. or 4 p.m.

Special Geauga West Storytimes

Spooktacular storytime
All ages
Mon., Oct. 28, 6 – 8 p.m.
Join us for a special Halloween storytime. Fun stories, crafts, music, and trick-or-treat

Middlefield storytimes

Middlefield, 440-632-1961 
No registration required.

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Tuesdays: Sept. 17 – Nov. 19, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 19 – Nov. 21, 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Family storytime
All ages
Tuesdays: Sept. 17 – Nov. 19, 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Preschool storytime
Ages 3 – 5, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Sept. 18 – Nov. 20, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 19 – Nov. 21, 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Newbury storytimes

Newbury   440-564-7552

PreK storytime
Birth – 5 years, with caregiver
Thursdays: Sept. 12 – Nov. 21, 12:30 p.m.
Join Miss Sue for stories, music, crafts, and dancing.

Thompson storytimes

Thompson   440-298-3831

Family storytime
All ages
Mondays: Sept. 16 – Nov. 11, 7 – 7:45 p.m.
Wednesdays: Sept. 18 – Nov. 13, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.