Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, we start thinking summer fun! The Bay Village branch library has a variety of activities to keep your children busy during the upcoming summer months. Besides our weekly in-library storytimes, we'll also be hosting a storytime at the Bay Village pool on Monday and Tuesday afternoons starting June 13 at 2 p.m. Our popular Book Buddies program starts back up on June 22 and we have some fun STEM programs – Project Bridge and Light Up Your Summer.

Also, children and adults can sign up for Cuyahoga County Public Library's summer reading program, "Get in the Game: Read." Keep track of your reading and you'll have a chance to win prizes. Pre-registration has started. CCPL is also hosting a variety of  camps for children of all ages this summer. Visit cuyahogalibrary.org for more information on what is being offered.


Storytimes start back up on May 31. Also, starting on June 6, join us at the Bay Village pool for poolside storytimes. The poolside storytimes will be held on Monday and Tuesdays at 2 p.m. We hope to see you there this summer!

Storytimes: Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Thursdays (6:45 p.m.) Sensory Storytime – Geared for children who are developmentally at the preschool level and specifically designed for children with special needs and their families. The program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for participants as well as socialization time following the program.
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, May 19 (4 p.m.) Cookies and Books – Children in grades 3-4 are invited to join us to discuss a good book. Copies of the book will be available one month before the discussion.

Saturday, June 11 (2 p.m.) Light Up Your Summer – For grades 1-3. Light up your summer with fun and illuminating activities. Join us in sharing firefly and summer adventure books. Participate in crafting your own Storybook Lantern and Critter Bookmark using LEDs and other light sources.


Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9 (2-4 p.m.) Project Bridge – Those in grades 6-12 can participate to see who can design and build the best bridge – the most aesthetic and the strongest. Test your engineering ability and see what you can achieve with limited supplies in just 2 days! Registration required. Participants may be recorded and/or surveyed to capture program’s effectiveness.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Students in grades 5 and up can stop in to enjoy fun apps, book discussions, video games, community service, challenges and more!


Friday, May 20 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff as we discuss this month's book, "Best Boy" by Eli Gottlieb, on the BAYarts campus in the Sullivan Gallery. Copies of the books will be available at the library and BAYarts one month prior to the discussion. 

Wednesday, May 25 (7 p.m.) Vince McKee: The Cleveland Cavaliers: A History of the Wine and Gold – Author Vince McKee has proven to be a top-notch chronicler of the impact of Ohio sports through his various books about Jacobs Field, the Cleveland Cavaliers and other sports figures from Cleveland. Join us as he recounts the history of the Cavaliers and his experiences with the sports heroes he's written about. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

Wednesday, June 1 (7 p.m.) Road Scholar Vacation – Much more than a tour, a Road Scholar trip is a true learning adventure. Join a Road Scholar ambassador for an armchair vacation highlighting where Road Scholar has been and where it’s going next.

Please register to attend the programs online at cuyahogalibrary.org, call us at 440-871-6392, or stop in to the library at 502 Cahoon Road and register with a librarian.

Tara McGuinness

CCPL - Bay Village Branch, Adult Reference Staff

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 9:51 AM, 05.17.2016