Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library
We hope all of the students and teachers have a wonderful wrap up to a successful year! Everyone has worked hard and is looking forward to a restful, fun summer. The Bay Village Library has plenty of programs to keep everyone entertained and informed, so make sure to stop in regularly! We’ll have changing displays full of interesting books and new materials and we’re here to help you find just the book you need.
Students – don’t take time off from reading this summer or you’ll find yourself doing the Summer Slide, and that’s NOT fun. Keep your reading skills sharp and be ready to re-enter school in the fall with those skills intact. The Summer Reading Game is a fun way to do just that. Sign up and play online this year – ask us and we’ll show you how! We’re planning a fun-filled summer – come and be a part of it!
Tuesday, June 10 (10 a.m.) READING ON THE GO WITH YOUR MOBILE DEVICE – Learn how to download library books to your mobile device, phone or computer. The librarian will show you how to access the library’s catalog so you can take books on the go on your device this summer to read at the beach or the park.
Monday, June 16 (7 p.m.) EXPLORING SPIRITUALITY – Kristina Austin from The Gathering Place will discuss how relaxation and guided imagery can enhance spiritual growth for anyone coping with cancer.
Wednesdays, June 18-July 9 (2 p.m.) BOOK BUDDIES – BIG BUDDIES – For grades 5-12. Volunteer to help a Little Buddy share the joy of books by reading together and playing fun reading games. Earn service hours along the way! You must attend training a half-hour before the first session. Please attend al four sessions.
Storytimes begin again the week of June 2 – please check the flyer or online for dates and times. The start time has been moved up to 9:30 a.m. except for the Thursday Preschool group which meets at 11 a.m. or 7 p.m. Please join us!
Saturday, June 14 (10:30 a.m.) SENSORY STORYTIME – These storytimes, designed specifically for children with special needs and their families, incorporate a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities as well as a half-hour of socialization time following the program.
Wednesdays, June 18-July 9 (2 p.m.) BOOK BUDDIES – LITTLE BUDDIES – For grades 1-3. Share the joy of books with Big Buddies by reading aloud to each other and playing fun reading games. Please plan to attend all four sessions.
Thursday, June 19 (2 p.m.) COOKIES AND BOOKS – For grades 3 and 4. Enjoy cookies as we discuss a good book. Copies of the book will be available one month before the program. A parent or guardian must sign a release form before the first meeting.
Tuesday, June 3 (3:30 p.m.) SKUNK HAVEN – For teens and families. Come and meet some of the "little stinkers" from Skunk Haven as expert Renee Pearlstein talks about domestic and wild skunks. Parents must sign a permission form before the program.
Saturday, June 7 (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) SUMMER READING KICKOFF – For all ages. Join us to kick off summer reading with crafts at 11:00, celebrity readers at noon, pizza at 1:00, and the Bubble Lady showing off her amazing bubbles at 2:00. Be sure to sign up for the Summer Reading Program while you’re here!
Monday, June 16 (11 a.m.) DARING TO BE DUMBO – Dancing Wheels presents a re-imagining of the original story that is set in a contemporary junior high school, where Dumbo is now a 13-year-old girl who is bullied. The original theme of triumph over adversity still rings through at the core of this new production.
Please join us for the programs by going online to cuyahogalibrary.org, by calling 871-6392, or when you stop into see us at 502 Cahoon Road. We’re looking forward to FUN!
I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.