Storytimes at all GCPL Branches

Regular storytimes

Help Me Grow screenings

Help Me Grow screenings
Birth – 3 years
The Geauga County Early Intervention Program is hosting a developmental screening day at your local public library. If you, your child’s physician, childcare provider, or family member are concerned about your child’s development, do not miss this event.  

The early years of life are crucial; don’t delay, screen today.  

Middlefield, Fri., Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. – noon 

Geauga West, Wed., Sept. 19, 9 a.m. – noon 

Bainbridge, Thurs., Sept. 20, 9 a.m. – noon 

Newbury, Thurs., Sept. 27, noon – 3 p.m. 

Chardon, Wed., Oct. 3 and Thurs., Oct. 18, 9 a.m. – noon 

Bainbridge storytimes

No registration required unless noted

Bainbridge, 440-543-5611
Registration not required. No storytime Thanksgiving week. 

Itty bitties
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Tuesdays: Sept. 18 – Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m. 

Baby rhythm and rhyme
15 months – 2 years, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Sept. 19 – Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m. 

Preschool rhythm and rhyme
3 – 5 years, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Sept. 19 – Dec. 5, 10 a.m. 

Family fun storytime
All ages, with caregiver
Thursdays: Sept. 20 – Dec. 6, 10 a.m. 

 

Chardon storytimes

Chardon, 440-285-7601 

Registration is required and starts Aug. 15. 

Babytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Mondays: Sept. 17 – Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Sept. 19 – Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m. 

Baby / toddler storytime
Birth – 2 years, with caregiver
Thursdays: Sept. 20 – Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m. 

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Tuesdays: Sept. 18 – Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Sept. 19 – Oct. 24, 10:30 or 11:15 a.m. 

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years, independent attendance while caregiver remains in building
Mondays: Sept. 17 – Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: Sept. 19 – Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 20 – Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m. 

Family storytime
All ages
Thursdays: Sept. 20 – Oct. 25, 11 a.m. 

Geauga West storytimes

Geauga West, 440-729-4250
Registration is required and starts Aug. 15.

Babytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Sept. 12 – Oct. 24, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 13 – Oct. 25, 10 a.m.

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Mondays: Sept. 10 – Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: Sept. 11 – Oct. 23, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. 

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years, independent attendance while caregiver remains in building
Wednesdays: Sept. 12 – Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. or 4 p.m.

Trailblazers
Grades K – 2
Mondays: Sept. 10 – Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy fun stories and activities that encourage a lifelong reading adventure. 

Third-grade Thursdays
Grade 3
Thursdays: Sept. 13 – Oct. 25, 6 p.m.
Just for third graders: Improve reading skills with a mix of fiction and non-fiction, fun and snacks. 

Middlefield storytimes

Middlefield, 440-632-1961 

No registration required. 

Baby storytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Wednesdays: Sept. 12 – Nov. 28, 11 a.m. 

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Tuesdays: Sept. 11 – Nov. 27, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 20 – Nov. 29, 11 a.m. 

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years
Wednesdays: Sept. 12 – Nov. 28, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: Sept. 13 – Nov. 29, 10 a.m. 

Family storytime
All ages
Mondays: Sept. 10 – Nov. 24, 7 p.m.
Tuesdays: Sept. 11 – Nov. 27, 11 a.m.
Saturdays: Sept. 15 – Nov. 24, 10 a.m. 

Stor-Y-oga
2 – 5 years, with caregiver
Tuesdays, Dec., 4, 11, 18, 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a yoga storytime with certified instructor Barbara Paulett-Long. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel.  

Tinkerlabs
2 – 5 years, with caregiver
Fridays: 10 a.m.
Playful programs that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creativity.    
Sept. 7:  Down on the farm
Oct. 5: Play dough
Nov. 2:  Blast off to space
Dec. 7:  That’s cold! 

Read and build with Duplo storytime
2 – 5 years, with caregiver
Thursdays: Dec. 6 – 27, 11 a.m.
Let’s build together with Duplos.

Newbury storytimes

Pre-K storytime 
ThursdaysSept. 20 – Dec. 20, 11:30 a.m. 
Join Miss Sue for stories, music, crafts, and dancing. Children will laugh, sing and learn valuable socialization skills. Fun for children and parents. 

Thompson storytimes

Thompson 

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years
Mondays: Sept. 17 – Nov. 12, 7 p.m.
Wednesdays: Sept. 19 – Nov 14, 10:30 a.m.

 

 

Special and holiday storytimes

Bainbridge special storytimes

Special Bainbridge Storytimes 

Llama llama red pajama family storytime
PreK – Grade 1, with caregiver
Bainbridge
Tues., Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m.
Wind down from a busy day with a well-loved story and songs about everyone’s favorite little llama.  

Pajama storytime
PreK – Grade 1
Bainbridge
Thursdays: 7 p.m.
Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20
Bring your favorite stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as we wind down the day with stories, milk, and cookies.  

Chardon special storytimes

Special Chardon Storytimes 

Babies and toddlers pumpkin party
Birth – 3 years
Mon., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. or Tues., Oct. 30, 10 a.m.
Enjoy Halloween stories and activities for families.

Preschool Halloween
3 – 5 years
Tues., Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. or Wed. Oct. 31, 10 a.m.
Enjoy Halloween stories and activities for families.

Babies and toddlers harvest party
Birth – 3 years
Mon., Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. or Tues., Nov. 20, 10 a.m.
Fall harvest stories and activities for families. 

Babies and toddlers Christmas program
Birth – 3 years
Mon., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m. or Tues. Dec. 11, 10 a.m.
Holiday stories and activities for families. 

Preschool Christmas program
3 – 5 years
Wed., Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., or Thurs., Dec. 13, 10 a.m.
Holiday stories and activities for families.  

Geauga West special storytimes

Special Geauga West Storytimes 

Turkey trot storytimes
Trot your way into Thanksgiving.  

Turkey trot baby time  
Birth – 18 months
Wed., Nov. 14, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Thurs., Nov. 15, 10 a.m. 

Turkey trot toddler time
18 months – 3 years
Mon., Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 13, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. 

Turkey trot preschool time 
3 – 5 years
Wed., Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m. or 4 p.m. 

Turkey trot trailblazer time
Grades K – 2
Mon., Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. 

Turkey trot third-grade Thursday
Grade 3
Thurs., Nov. 15, 6 p.m. 

Holiday celebration storytimes 

Holiday celebration baby time 
Birth – 18 months
Wed., Dec. 12, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.     
Thurs., Dec. 13, 10 a.m. 

Holiday celebration toddler time
18 months – 3 years
Mon., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 11, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. 

Holiday celebration preschool time
3 – 5 years
Wed., Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. or 4 p.m. 

Holiday celebration trailblazer time
Grades K – 2
Mon., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m. 

Holiday celebration third-grade Thursday
Grade 3
Thurs., Dec. 13, 6 p.m.