Summer storytimes begin at Bay Library

As school ends for the older children, storytimes begin again in June for Bay Village Branch Library's littlest patrons. There is one storytime every day except Mondays – just choose the day and time that best suits your schedule. Most are for ages birth to 5 years, but there are special storytimes just for younger children.

"Stories and More" for ages birth to 5 years meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m., Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m., and as "Twilight Tales" on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. "Snuggle Bugs" consists of nursery rhymes and songs for babies birth-30 months and meets on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. "Morning Movers" is a storytime for ages 1-3 on Thursdays at 10 a.m. and we’ll share short stories, music and movement.

Weekly storytimes are 30 minutes long and meet once a week during June and July. Once a month there will be a "Preschool Storytime" for children ages 3-5 that children attend by themselves. Parents are welcome to read a magazine in the Children’s Room while we share books, music and fun!

During all of the storytimes we will share not only books, but pre-literacy tips with caregivers that they can reinforce at home. Skills such as rhyming, learning shapes and narrative skills are all necessary for reading and writing.

"Sensory Storytime" will be held on June 8 and July 13, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., for children with special needs or challenges. We’ll have a schedule board, share stories and sensory experiences. The program days, times and descriptions are also listed online at cuyahogalibrary.org. Registration is not needed – just come when you can.

We look forward to sharing books and music with your little ones and providing a fun, interactive time for you to enjoy together. Feel free to stay afterwards while the children play with toys, socialize or make an easy craft to take home. The benefits are endless!

Joyce Sandy

I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.

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