Storytimes at all GCPL Branches

Regular storytimes

Bainbridge storytimes

No registration required unless noted

Lapsit storytime
Infants with caregiver
Fridays: May 25 – Aug. 3, except July 6, 9:30 a.m.

Preschool rhythm and rhyme
Ages 3 – 6, with caregiver
Mon., May 21 – July 30, except July 2, 10 a.m.

Paint and sippy cup
Entering Pre-K – grade 2
Saturdays: June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, 2 p.m.

Family fun storytime
All ages with caregiver
Tuesdays: May 22 – July 31, except July 3, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: May 24 – August 2, except July 5, 10 a.m.

 

Chardon storytimes

Registration is required, and starts April 15.

Babytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Mondays: June 18 – July 23, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: June 19 – July 24, 9:30 a.m.

Baby / toddler storytime
Birth – 2 years, with caregiver
Thursdays: June 21 – July 26, 9:30 a.m.

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Tuesdays: June 19 – July 24, 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.
Wednesdays: June 20 – July 25, 6:30 p.m.

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years, independent attendance while parent remains in building
Mondays: June 18 – July 23, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: June 19 – July 24, 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays: June 21 – July 26, 9:30 a.m.

Family storytime
All ages
Thursdays: June 21 – July 26, 11 a.m.

Geauga West storytimes

Registration is required, and starts April 15.
Summer session, June 11 – July 19
No storytimes, May 5 – June 10 

Babytime 
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Wednesdays: June 13 – July 18, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays:  June 14 – July 19, 10 a.m. 

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

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years, with caregiver
Wednesdays: June 13 – July 18, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Trailblazers / Book buddies
Entering grades 1 – 3
Mondays: June 11 – July 16, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: June 13 – July 18, 2 p.m. 

Third-grade Thursdays
Students who have completed grade 3
Thursdays: June 14 – July 19, 6 p.m.

Middlefield storytimes

No registration required

Baby storytime
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Wednesdays: June 6 – Aug. 8, 11 a.m. 

Toddler storytime
18 months – 3 years, with caregiver
Tuesdays: June 5 – Aug. 7, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: June 7 – Aug. 9, 11 a.m. 

Tinkerlabs
2 – 5 years
This series of playful programs encourages tinkering, curiosity and creativity. 
Fridays: 10 a.m.
June 15: Construction
July 13: Dinosaurs
Aug. 10: Duplos 

Preschool storytime
3 – 5 years, with caregiver
Wednesdays: June 6 – Aug. 8, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: June 7 – Aug. 9, 10 a.m. 

Family storytime
All ages
Mondays: June 4 – Aug. 6, 7 p.m.
Tuesdays: June 5 – Aug. 7, 11 a.m. 

Newbury storytimes

Pre-K Storytime
Birth – K, with caregiver
Thursdays: May 24 – Aug. 9, 11:30 a.m. 


Thompson storytimes

Preschool storytime
Birth – 6 years, with caregiver 
Mondays: June 18 – July 23, 7 p.m.
Wednesdays: June 20 – July 25, 10:30 a.m.  


Special and holiday storytimes

Chardon special storytimes

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

Play and learn storytime
Families with children up to age 6, enjoy a 45-minute free play with educational toys. Each session starts with a brief introduction on family topics by a Geauga children’s health professional. 
Fri., May 11, 10 a.m. 

Mommies and kids get ready for Father’s Day
We welcome moms and their kiddos to join us for stories, songs and rhymes about families. Get ready for Father’s Day by making something special for daddy!
Mommies and toddlers (birth – 3 years), Mon., June 11, 6:30 p.m.; Tues, June 12, 10 a.m.
Mommies and pre-K (3 – 5 years), Wed., June 13, 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., June 14, 10 a.m. 

Preschool dance party
3 – 5 years Libraries rock! Try out your dance moves at our preschool dance party.
Mon., July 30, 6:30 p.m.
Tues., July 31, 10 a.m.