Storytimes at all GCPL Branches

Regular storytimes

Bainbridge storytimes

No registration required unless noted

Baby storytime 
Infants with caregiver 
Tuesdays: June 4 – 5 – Aug. 6, except July 2, 9:30 a.m.  
Join us for songs, stories, and bounces with your baby. Stay and play with toys and musical instruments. 

Baby rhythm and rhyme 
15 – 24 months with caregiver 
Wednesdays: June 5 – Aug. 14, except July 3, 9:30 a.m. 
Music and movement for young walkers and caregivers. 

Preschool rhythm and rhyme 
Ages 3 – 5, with caregiver 
Wednesdays: June 5 – Aug. 14, except July 3, 1a.m.  
Music and movement for preschoolers. 

Family storytime 
All ages with caregiver 
Thursdays: June 13 – Aug. 15, except July 4, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, music and dancing at our family fun storytime 

Special storytimes 

Tree tale tellers storytime 
Ages 2 – 5 
Wed., May 15, 10 a.m. 
Enjoy a tree-themed storytime presented by the Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Botanical Garden. R 

Arabian Nights storytime 
Grades preK – 3 
Thurs., May 23, 5 p.m. 
Enjoy songs and stories as we anticipate the new release of Aladdin 

Campfire storytime 
All ages 
Fri., June 7, 6:30 p.m. 
It’s time for campfire stories and songs, followed by s’mores. 

 

Chardon storytimes

Chardon, 440-285-7601  

Registration is required and starts April 15. 

Babytime 
Birth – 18 months, with caregiver
Mondays: June 3 – July 22, 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: June 4 – July 23, 9:30 a.m. 

Toddler storytime 
18 months – 3 years with caregiver 
Tuesdays: June 4 – July 23, 10:30 or 11:15 a.m. 
Thursdays: June 6 – July 25, 9:30 a.m. 

Preschool storytime 
3 – 5 years, independent attendance while parent remains in building 
Thursdays: June 6  July 25, 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. 

Family storytime 
All ages 
Thursdays: June 6  July 25, 11 a.m. 

Special storytimes 

Sandra Boynton A to Z 
All ages 
Thurs., May 2, 11 a.m.  
Homeschoolers edition, p.m. 
Put on your blue hat, green hat (optional) and get ready to “Moo, Baa, La, La, La” as we barnyard dance before pajama time and say night-night, Little Pookie. 

Babies and toddlers PJ storytime 
Birth – 3 years with caregiver 
Mon., May 6, 6:30 p.m. 

Preschool PJ storytime 
3 – 5 years with caregiver 
Wed., May 8, 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your children dressed in PJ‘s (optional) for stories, rhymes, songs and fun. They’ll be ready for bed when you get home! 

Geauga West storytimes

Geauga West, 440-729-4250

Registration is required and starts April 15. 

Babytime  
Birth – 18 months with caregiver
Wednesdays: June 12 – July 19, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays:  June 13 – July 18, 10 a.m. 

Toddler storytime  
18 months – 3 years with caregiver 
Tuesdays: June 11 – July 16, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. 
 

Preschool storytime 
3 – 5 years, independent attendance while parent remains in building 
Wednesdays: June 12 – July 17, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
 

Trailblazers 
Entering grades 1 – 3 
Wednesdays: June 12 – July 17, 2 p.m. 
Join your friends for some spirited stories and activities; sharpen reading skills with an older student.   

Family storytime 
All ages 
Mondays: June 10 – July 15, 6:30 p.m.   

Special storytimes

Fairmount Center for the Arts adventure 
Ages 3 – 5 
Thurs., May 9, 10:30 a.m. 
Wed., June 5, 1 p.m. 
Places to go! Things to be! Go on an artsactive reading adventure through movement, theatre, music, and art! R 

Middlefield storytimes

Middlefield, 440-632-1961 

Registration not required. 

Toddler storytime 
18 months – 3 years with caregiver 
Tuesdays: May 7 – May 28, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: May 2 – May 30, 11 a.m. 

Preschool storytime 
3 – 5 years with caregiver 
Wednesdays: May 1 – May 29, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: May 2 – May 30, 10 a.m. 
 

Family storytime 
All ages 
Tuesdays: May 7 – May 28, 11 a.m. 

Newbury storytimes

Newbury   440-564-7552

PreK storytime 
Birth – 5 with caregiver 
Thursdays: May 23 – July 18, 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 alike. No registration required.

Thompson storytimes

Thompson   440-298-3831 

Family storytime 
Birth – 10 years 
Mondays: June 17 – July 22, 7 p.m. 
Wednesdays: June 19 – July 24, 10:30 a.m 
No registration required.