Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library
The Summer Reading Game has started at the Bay Village Library and we’re glad so many patrons have signed up already! You’re not registered yet? Stop in soon and we’ll get you started – it’s easy! Reading is a treasure – let it take you someplace new this summer. Stop in and see the new displays that are up around the different departments. You’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for – and more!
Storytimes have started again; please check the flyer or our website for dates and times. A few of them have a new start time of 9:30 a.m., which gives busy parents a chance to attend before getting on with their day. Make a stop at the library a priority this summer – there’s a lot going on! Please join us for these programs and specials:
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 6-12. 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 all four sessions.
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 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 3-4. Enjoy cookies as we discuss a good book. Copies of the first book, "The Boy on the Porch," are available at the Children’s Desk.
Monday, June 23 (11 a.m.) WHOOO’S READY FOR KINDERGARTEN – For ages 4-5 and a caregiver. Help your preschooler make the transition into their first year of school. Explore hands-on activities together. The theme is Celebrate Together – explore your community.
Mondays, June 23 and 30 (2 p.m.) JR. SCIENTISTS – For grades 1-3. Join us for a story and hands-on science activities. We’ll look at dinosaurs on June 23!
Thursday, June 25 (2 p.m.) WENDY MAHON’S MASKS - For ages 8-12. Learn to make a mask using a variety of materials and techniques, applying concepts of two- and three-dimensional design to build your own creation. Find out how masks are used by different cultural groups in ceremonies and festivals.
Monday, June 16 (11 a.m.) DARING TO BE DUMBO – For all ages. Dancing Wheels presents a reimagining 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 themes of triumph over adversity still ring through at the core of this new program.
Please register online at cuyahogalibrary.org, by calling 871-6392, or when you stop in for a visit at 502 Cahoon Road. We’ll see you soon!
I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.