Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library

In this season of gift-giving and remembering friends and family with warm thoughts of holidays past and present, the Bay Village Branch Library would like to thank one and all for their support and patronage throughout the year. If you don't frequent the library on Cahoon Road or haven't visited us in awhile, please join us soon as there is much to offer you and your family besides books! The librarians are eager to help with reading recommendations for young and old; help you to use the library computers; show you where to find our helpful research databases or find a DVD for your family to watch. Please see the list below for programs you may enjoy. May you all have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year! 

Please note that in celebration of the holidays the Bay Village Branch will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Thursday, Dec. 25, and reopen on Friday, Dec. 26, at 9 a.m. In addition, the library will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 31, through Thursday, Jan. 1, and reopen on Friday, Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. 


Sunday, Dec. 21 (2 p.m.) RINGING IN THE SEASON – Sing along with the Garfield Memorial UMC Handbell Choir for a program of sacred and secular holiday songs, and history. No registration required.


Saturday, Dec. 13  and Jan. 10 (10:30 a.m.) SENSORY STORYTIME – This storytime is designed specifically for children with special needs at a developmental age of 3 to 6 and their families. This program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals, and sensory opportunities for participants as well as 1/2-hour socialization time following the program.

Saturday, Dec. 13 (11 a.m.) ELF TRAINING – Santa is extra busy this year! Children in grades K-2 are invited to become Elf trainees and embark on an adventure to help make the winter holidays special by: constructing their own elf hat, preparing tasty reindeer snacks, making holiday crafts, playing pin the nose on Rudolph, a fill the stocking relay race and listening to winter stories and songs! Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Library.

Monday, Dec. 15 through Saturday, Dec. 20 (during library hours) MAKE 'N' TAKE SNOWMAN CRAFT – Children of all ages are invited to drop in to the children's storytime room all week during library hours and make a fun snowman craft. Use your imagination to create a unique look.

Storytimes: Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together.

  • Monday, Jan. 5 and Tuesday, Jan. 6 (9:30 a.m.) TODDLER STORYTIME – For caregivers and their children ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesday, Jan. 6 (1:30 p.m.) and Thursday, Jan. 8 (11 a.m.) PRESCHOOL STORYTIME – For caregivers and their children ages 3-5 not yet in kindergarten
  • Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:30 a.m.) BABY AND ME STORYTIME – For caregivers and their children ages birth-18 months
  • Thursday, Jan. 8 (7 p.m.) and Friday, Jan. 9 (9:30 a.m.) FAMILY STORYTIME – For caregivers and their children of all ages.

Wednesday, Jan. 7 (3:30 p.m.) BRAIN BUILDER: SCIENCE – For Grades K-3. Love experimenting and making a mess in the name of science? Join us for hands-on fun and learn a thing or two about science. Registration required.


Tuesday, Dec. 9 to Thursday, Dec. 18 (3:15 p.m.) WINTER TEEN ZONE – For Grades 5 to 12. Video games, experiments, challenges, art and more – chill with something fun to do after school! Parents need to sign one permission form, good for all of the winter programs. Programs provided courtesy of the Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library.

Wednesday, Dec. 17 (3:30 p.m.) ROUND T.A.B.L.E. – For Grades 5 to 12. Join other teens at the Round TABLE and do what Teens At Bay Library Enjoy … whether it be projects that serve the community, help the library or sometimes just hang out and have fun together. This program is an on-going series and snacks will be provided. Registration is required, along with a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library.


Wednesdays (6:30-8 p.m.) DOWNLOADABLES HELP – Drop in for assistance with downloading books, magazines and audiobooks on your portable device. Familiarity with your device, and account access information, is recommended. Every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. No registration required.

Please register to attend any programs online at www.cuyaghogalibrary.org or call 440-871-6392 or stop in at 502 Cahoon Road.

Barbara Isaacs

Public Services Librarian II at Bay Village Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library

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