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Summer Programming

FEATURED PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Visit cpl.org/locations for a map, a list of library locations, hours, and contact information for each location.

ALL AGES

FREE MEALS FOR KIDS & FAMILIES (courtesy of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank)
KIDS’ CAFÉ SUMMER MEALS
Daily free meals for kids: ALL AGES  (Birth through age 18)  
Monday – Friday.  Most locations provide service from 11:30am – 12:30pm but times may vary
.
All Cleveland Public Library branches and the Youth Services Dept. at Main Library offer free kids’ meals.
FAMILY FOOD BOXES or BACKPACK MEAL KITS are available at select locations while supplies last.  There are no income or application requirements for any of these programs.
Contact your neighborhood Cleveland Public Library branch for details and times: cpl.org/locations

 

Pre-Kindergarten / Preschool

NEIGHBORHOOD BRANCH STORYTIMES  Many branches and the Youth Services Department at the Main Library downtown offer storytimes for children ages 5 and under.  Age- and developmentally-appropriate early literacy sessions for babies (birth to 18 months), toddlers (18 months to 3 years), and preschoolers (ages 3 – 5) enhance parent/caregiver and child bonding over books and stories, build a foundation of pre-reading skills, introduce social skills and model group dynamics needed to succeed in school. Exposing children to 1,000 or more books before age 5 builds better literacy skills and is proven to improve educational attainment throughout life. 
See listings for each location for offerings and schedules

YOUNG SCHOLARS’ ACADEMY
provides weekly lessons for scholars and their parents or caregivers aimed at improving kindergarten readiness and helping students and caregivers expand at-home learning opportunities. Beginner (age 3) or transitional (ages 4 – 6) academies are aimed at students ages who are not yet in kindergarten.  In-person sessions at neighborhood libraries or virtual options via Zoom are available. Various time slots are offered, with morning and evening options provided.
Register at
cpl.org/kids-teens/kindergarten-readiness/ or call 216-623-7114 for more information.

SWEET DREAMS STORYTIMES
Enjoy a virtual storytime before bed.  Children are invited to dress in their pajamas and bring their favorite blanket or stuffed animal for stories and songs to end the day.
Questions? Call 216-623-7114.
Thu, Jun 9 from 7:15 – 7:45pm
Thu, Jul 7 from 7:15 – 7:45pm
Mon, Aug 8 from 7:15 – 7:15pm
Online - Via Zoom.  Register at
Sweet Dreams Storytime Registration

SATURDAY STORYTIME FOR DIVERSE-ABILITIES
Children of all abilities and their families are invited to enjoy a fun-filled storytime in a caring environment where diverse-abilities are respected and supported.  Bill Morgan of Sign Stage Cleveland will read and teach signs for Green Eggs and Ham as a part of this storytime event.  Content is geared to ages 3-7 but all are welcome!  Giveaways for all families!  Raffles prizes
Space is limited.  Registration Required.  Additional sessions and locations may be added.
Questions?  Call 216-623-7114  Registration for Saturday Storytime for Diverse-Abilities
Saturday, June 18 from 11am – 12pm at FULTON

Other Programs: Violin for Boys +1, Young Scholars Academy, STEM Lego Robotics program, Summer Lit League

 

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS AT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY

ADDISON BRANCH

6901 Superior Ave.     216-623-6906
PRESHOOL STORYTIMES
(ages 3 – 5)
Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.
Tuesdays at 10:30am

GRAB-AND-GO EARLY LERANING @ HOME KITS (ages birth– 5)
Pick up a different early learning kit each month with activities and learning tools for preschoolers.
While supplies last.
JUN      Introduction to Early Literacy
JUL       Define Those Fine Motor Skills
AUG     Introduction to Early Numeracy

TAKE-AND-MAKE CRAFTS (ages 6 – 11)
Stop by and pick up a free craft kit and enjoy some crafting time at home.
While supplies last.
Mon - Sat, Jun 6 - 11 or Mon, Jun 13                  Wooden Bird House                 
Tue – Sat, Jun 15 – 18                                       Juneteenth Necklace/Bracelet 
Tue – Sat, Jun 21 – 25 or Mon, Jun 27                Bicycle License Plate
Tue – Sat, Jul 5 – 9 or Mon, Jul 11                      Flag Craft
Mon – Sat, Jul 18 – 23 or Mon, Jul 25                Toy Binoculars
Mon – Sat, Aug 1 – 6 or Mon, Aug 8                  Summer Wind Chimes
Mon, Aug 22                                                     All About Me: Vision Board
Mon, Aug 29                                                     Make-Believe Laptop

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

KIDS’ CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES AT ADDISON BRANCH 
(ages 6 – 11)
Thu, Jun 16 at 1pm                                           World Sea Turtle Day   
Wed, Jul 6 at 3pm                                             Summer Science: Ice Cream
Thu, Aug 4 at 3pm                                            Owl Awareness Day

FAMILY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES AT ADDISON BRANCH (families with kids 12 & under)
Thursdays, Jun 16, Jul 21, and Aug 18 at 4pm    Family and Community Movie Night
Saturdays, Jun 18, Jul 16, and Aug 20  at 1pm    Saturday Family Time


 

CARNEGIE WEST BRANCH

1900 Fulton Rd.    216-623-6927
PRESHOOL STORYTIMES (ages 3 – 5)
Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.
Saturdays, Jun 4 & 18, Jul 2, 16 & 30, and Aug 13 & 27 at 10:30am

TAKE-AND-MAKE CRAFTS (ages 6 – 11)
Stop by and pick up a free craft kit and enjoy some crafting time at home.
While supplies last.
Mon, Jun 13                 Mon, Jul 11                  Mon, Aug 8

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.


 

COLLINWOOD BRANCH

856 East 152 St.          216-623-6934

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

EAST 131st STREET BRANCH  3830 East 131st St.     216-623-6941

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

YOUNG SCHOLARS’ ACADEMY: TRANSITIONAL (ages 4 – 6)
provides weekly lessons for scholars and their parents or caregivers aimed at improving kindergarten readiness and helping students and caregivers expand at-home learning opportunities. Beginner (age 3) or transitional (ages 4 – 6) academies are aimed at students ages who are not yet in kindergarten.  In-person sessions at neighborhood libraries or virtual options via Zoom are available. Various time slots are offered, with morning and evening options provided.
Register at
cpl.org/kids-teens/kindergarten-readiness/ or call 216-623-7114 for more information.
Tuesdays, Jun 7 – Jul 26 at 5:30pm


 

FLEET BRANCH

7224 Broadway Ave.       216-623-6962
SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.

KIDS’ CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES AT FLEET BRANCH (ages 6 – 11)
Tue, Jun 16 – drop in all day                  Juneteenth
Thu, Jul 7  - drop in all day                     World Chocolate Day
Tue, Aug 2 – drop in all day                   Cute Clown Day 


 

FULTON BRANCH

3545 Fulton Rd.              216-6323-6969

SATURDAY STORYTIME FOR DIVERSE-ABILITIES (ages 3 – 7)
Children of all abilities and their families are invited to enjoy a fun-filled storytime in a caring environment where diverse-abilities are respected and supported.  Bill Morgan of Sign Stage Cleveland will read and teach signs for Green Eggs and Ham as a part of this storytime event.  Content is geared to ages 3 - 7 but all are welcome!  Giveaways for all families!  Raffles prizes
Space is limited.  Registration Required.  Additional sessions and locations may be added.
Questions?  Call 216-623-7114 
Registration for Saturday Storytime for Diverse-Abilities
Saturday, June 18 from 11am – 12pm at FULTON

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Fri, Jun 3 at 1pm                                   Summer Lit League Kickoff                   
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

FAMILY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES AT FULTON BRANCH (families with kids 12 & under)
Family Fun Days at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Family Fun Days at Cuyahoga Valley National Park with free bus transportation from Fulton Branch: free family activities include music, art, fishing, hiking and more.  Participants are required submit signed releases, for both the Park and the Library, prior to the trip(s).  A parent or legal guardian must accompany and sign for any minors attending.  Space is limited, seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and seats cannot be saved for those not present when your party checks in.
 Saturdays, Jun 25, Jul 30, and Aug 27 at 1pm  

Meet a Minion
Bring the whole family to celebrate the opening of the new movie Minions: The Rise of Gru.  Snap a selfie with a Minion, play a few rounds of Minion Bingo for prizes, and create a Minion craft. 
Thu, Jun 30 at 4pm


 

GARDEN VALLEY BRANCH

7201 Kinsman Rd.        216-623-6976

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES (ages 3 – 5)
Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.
Fridays in June and July at 10:30am.

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Fri, Jun 3 at 1pm                                   Summer Lit League kickoff
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

ONLINE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
Stories, Songs, and Syllables: Building Literacy Through Music Making
  (ages 3 – 5)
Wed, Jun 29 at 10:30am                       
Register at cpl.libcal.com/event/8972123

Between the Stacks Virtual Theater (ages 6 – 11)   Register at cpl.libcal.com/event/ 8977929
Tue, Jul 26 at 11am

How Are You Feeling?  (ages 3 – 5)        Register at cpl.libcal.com/event/8972477


Wed, Jul 27 at 10:30am

You Build It                                           Register at cpl.libcal.com/event/ 8972568
Pick up a free building kit (while supplies last), then join us on Zoom to take the challenge and show off your skills at things like building the tallest tower.
Wed, Aug 31 at 10:30am


 

GLENVILLE BRANCH

11900 St. Clair Ave.     216-623-6983

ONLINE PROGRAMS FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
Good Morning, Glenville
(ages 3 – 5)     
Mondays at 11am.     Register at cpl.libcal.com/event/8975562

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)

Glenville Snail Mail Club
Rediscover (or discover for the first time!) the art of letter writing.  Join us once a month to write letters and postcards to your friends and family, do fancy folds, and enjoy other fun ways to send someone a greeting.
Fri, Jun 3 at 2pm
Fri, Jul 1 at 2pm
Fri, Aug 5 at 2pm

Glenville Tie Dye   (ages 6 & up)
Tie dye your own T-shirt (while supplies last.)
Mon, Jun 27 at 3pm

Glenville Learn (ages 6 – 11)
Educational and fun games – board, card, and console, chess & checkers, Nintendo Switch, clubhouse games, brain teasers, and more.
Wednesdays at 2pm

Origami Hour
Weekly hands-on paper-folding fun.  Create a world out of paper.
Thursdays at 2pm

FAMILY STORYTIMES (families with kids ages 5 & under)
Children and parents/caregivers are invited to a themed storytime followed by open-ended fantasy play that will spark imaginations and inspire roleplaying.
Wed, Jun 29 at 11am                 At the Grocery Store
Wed, Jul 17 at 11am                 At the Veterinarian
Wed, Aug 31 at 11am               At the Construction Site


 

HARVARD-LEE BRANCH

16918 Harvard Ave.     216-623-6990

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   


 

HOUGH BRANCH

1566 Crawford Rd.       216-623-6997

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.    

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)

Eating the Alphabet
Inspired by the book Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert, we’ll learn about fruits and vegetables each week, working our way through the letters of the alphabet.
Thursdays at 2pm

National Best Friends Day    Make a friendship bracelet for your best friend.
Wed, Jun 8 at 1pm

Snap Circuits    
Work together on fun snap circuits projects and make all sorts of electronic items.
Fridays, Jun 10 & 24 at 1pm
Fri, Aug 19 at 1pm

Juneteenth Quilt Craft  Make a quilt craft and learn about the history of the Juneteenth holiday.
Wed, Jun 15 at 4pm

Fireworks in a Jar         
Create a colorful firework craft to celebrate Independence Day.
Fri, Jul 1 at 2pm

Summer Reading Roundup       
There are three more weeks left in Summer Lit League.  Join us to share your most recent read or your favorite books and discover some great new summer reads to finish the summer reading challenge.
Thu, Jul 7 at 11am

Back to School Bash     
Get ready for the new school year with friends, fun, and a school supply giveaway (while supplies last.)
Wed, Aug 3 at 4pm

Craft Fridays    
Express yourself with arts and crafts.
Fridays, Jul 8 & 22 at 1pm


 

JEFFERSON BRANCH

850 Jefferson Ave.      216-623-7004
(Currently under renovation. Re-opening Jul 23, 2022.)

STORYTIMES
Wee Read and Play Storytimes
(ages 18 months to 3 years)
Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills: toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age and their favorite adult are invited for stories, active songs, rhymes and time for play.
Fridays in August at 10:30am.

Once Upon a Family Storytimes
(families with kids 11 & under)
Visit the newly re-imagined Jefferson Branch for a story time for all ages. Stories, crafts, songs and more to celebrate the tales that delight all of us.
Saturdays in August at 11am

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)

Let’s Have a Lei-zy Afternoon      Make a paper lei & get into the spirit for Walkabout Tremont.
Fri, Aug 12 at 4pm

Time to Tie Dye             Tie-Dye a bandana (while supplies last.)
Sat, Aug 20 at 1pm

Welcome Back!            
Celebrate the start of a new school year and get the year off to a great start.
Tue, Aug 23 at 4pm


 

LANGSTON HUGHES BRANCH

10200 Superior Ave.     216-623-6975


SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

Open Mic Poetry   
Come to listen and enjoy or step up to the mic and share your favorite poetry or spoken word. (all ages)
Sat, Aug 20 at 2pm 


 

MAIN LIBRARY

Youth Services Department, 4th Floor
325 Superior Ave.       216-623-2834

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES (ages 3 – 5)
Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.
Tuesdays at 10:30am

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)

Plant Your Own Garden            Choose flower or vegetable seeds, then plant them and watch them grow. Then, create your own garden at home.               Wed, Jun 1 at 2pm

Summer Fun – Splash Adventure
  Enjoy some cool, sensory water activities and stories that make a splash.
Sat, Jun 11 at 12pm

Make-and-Take Mondays        
Join us for make-and-take craft projects accompanied by super summer stories.
Mondays, Jun 13 & 27 at 2pm               Mondays, Jul 11 & 25 at 2pm                Mon, Aug 15 at 2pm

Bilingual Book Club
      Enjoy stories in English and Spanish as we explore picture books featuring Latinx authors and illustrators.    Wed, Jul 15 at 2pm                   Wed, Jul 13 at 2pm                   Wed, Aug 17 at 2pm

World Music Day
         Make your own musical instruments out of ordinary household items.
Tue, Jun 23 at 2pm

Make a Suncatcher      
Craft a beautiful suncatcher to hang in your window.
Thu, Jun 23 at 2pm

Decorate a Birdhouse  
Build and paint your own birdhouse (while supplies last.)
Thu, Jul 7 at 2pm

Summer Fun – Bubbles
           It’s a bubble-riffic time filled with bubble stories, activities, and crafts!
Sat, Jul 9 at 12pm

Get Out and Paint         Join us in Eastman Reading Garden and paint your own canvas (while supplies last.)
Sat, Jul 16 at 12:30pm

Make a Jumbo Pinwheel           Craft your own colorful pinwheel and watch it spin.
Thu, Jul 21 at 2pm

Make a Balloon Bowl               
Craft a decorative bowl to enjoy or give as a gift.
Thu, Aug 11 at 2pm

Popsicle Stick Crafts                 
Turn ordinary popsicle sticks into a variety of amazing items.
Tue, Aug 23 at 2pm


 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BRANCH

1962 Stokes Blvd.    216-623-7018

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)

Read-Along Time          Listen, read along, move, play, and sing along to stories and songs for everyone.
Mondays at 11am

Groovy Tuesdays         
Join us for a multi-generational, motivational, and inspiring entertainment program for all ages.
Tuesdays at 2:30pm

Wordplay Wednesdays (ages 8 & up)      Theme-based word games for kids and teens.
Wednesdays, Jun 8 & 22 at 1:30pm       Wednesdays, July 6 – 20 at 1:30pm       Wed, Aug 3 at 1:30pm

SPECIAL FAMILY EVENT
Knowing Your Sails: The African Origins of Sickle Cell Disease

Learn about the history, generational impact, and variations of sickle cell disease from a licensed social worker whose family is directly impacted.
Sat, Jun 18 at 11:30am


 

MEMORIAL-NOTTINGHAM BRANCH

17109 Lakeshore Blvd. 216-623-7039

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   
Sat, Jul 23 at 1pm                                
Summer Lit Leage finale celebration

TAKE-AND-MAKE CRAFTS FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)
Pick up a free kit to make your own craft project at home (while supplies last.)

Wed, Jun 1       Summer Photo Frame
Fri, Jul 1            Fruit Fans        
Mon, Aug 1      Back to School in Style

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)

Throwback Thursday: Board Games for the Bored         Enjoy some old school fun with board and card games galore.
Tue, Jun 14 at 3pm

Summer Movie Matinee          
Enjoy a free, family movie.
Thu, Jul 14 at 3pm

FAMILY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Back to School Open House
 Get ready for a new school year and find out how your library can help students succeed.
Thu, Aug 25 at 4pm


 

MT. PLEASANT BRANCH

14000 Kinsman Rd.     216-623-7032

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays & Thursdays through Jul 21 at 1pm    Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES (ages 3 – 5)
Preschool Storytime
Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.
Fri, Jun 10 at 12pm                   Fri, Jul 8 at 12pm                      Fri, Aug 12 at 12pm


 

RICE BRANCH

11535 Shaker Blvd.     216-623-7046

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

TODDLER STORYTIMES (ages 18 months – 3 years)
Toddler Time Family Meet-Up
Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, songs, and movement followed by interactive play, crafting, and time to make new friends.
Thu, Jun 9 at 11am                   Thu, Jul 7 at 11am                    

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)

Block Builders   Use our LEGO building blocks to construct amazing creations and show off your building skills.
Mondays in June and July at 1pm

Make It Mondays         Craft a new project every week to enjoy or to give as a gift.
Mondays, Jul 11 – 25 at 1pm

Green Thumb Club       
Get your hands in the dirt and help tend the community garden at Rice Branch. Learn about gardening and take home fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden (while supplies last.)
Mondays in August at 1pm


 

ROCKPORT BRANCH

4421 West 140th St.      216-623-7053


TAKE-AND-MAKE CRAFTS FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)
Pick up a free kit beginning on the first of each month to make your own craft project at home (while supplies last.)

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES
(ages 3 – 5)           
Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.
Thursdays at 11am

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.  


 

SOUTH BRANCH

3096 Scranton Rd.     216-623-7060

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

FAMILY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
FAMILY CIRCLE TIME
(ages 3 – up)          Stories, songs and fingerplays for families.
Thursdays at 5pm

Family Coloring Days     Coloring books aren’t just for kids.  Everyone can enjoy this relaxing activity with us.
Saturdays, Jun 4 & 18 at 1pm                Saturdays, Jul 2, 16 & 20 at 1pm           Saturdays, Aug 13 & 27 at 1pm

Once Upon a Cuento (online)
 Únase a nosotros para nuestro cuento bilingue en Inglés y Español! Disfrute de historias, canciones y rimas en ambos idiomas. Bilingual story time: Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in both languages!
Tuesdays at 5pm     Register at cpl.libcal.com/event/ 8954209

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo    See, touch, and try a variety of musical instruments including drums and guitars.
Wed, Jun 8 at 3pm                    Wed, Jul 20 at 3pm                   Wed, Aug 24 at 3pm

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)
Craft n’ Creations        Get creative and make a great craft project to take home with you.
Fri, Jun 24 at 1pm                     Fridays, Jul 8 & 22 at 1pm        

Books Everywhere!       Join us each month for a new adventure in making and decorating books. (While supplies last.)
Sat, Jun 18 at 2:30pm                Sat, Jul 30 at 2:30pm                 Sat, Aug 27 at 2:30pm


 

SOUTH BROOKLYN BRANCH

4303 Pearl Rd.     216-623-7067

YOUNG SCHOLARS’ ACADEMY: TRANSITIONAL (ages 4 – 6) provides weekly lessons for scholars and their parents or caregivers aimed at improving kindergarten readiness and helping students and caregivers expand at-home learning opportunities.  Academies are aimed at students who are not yet in kindergarten. 
Register at cpl.org/kids-teens/kindergarten-readiness/ or call 216-623-7114 for more information.
Wednesdays in June & July at 5:30pm

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES (ages 3 – 5)           
Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.
Thursdays at 11:30am and/or Saturdays at 11:30am

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)

Gamers’ Guild               Join fellow gamers for tabletop games, card games, video games, and more.
Thursdays, Jun 9 & 30 at 3:30pm           Thursdays, Jul 7 & 28 at 3:30pm            Thursdays, Aug 4 & 25 at 3:30pm

What about Worms?    Who doesn’t love worms? Enjoy icky, wormy books and gooey activities.
Tue, Aug 9 at 1pm

Tie-Dye T’s and Things
Design and dye your own colorful T-shirt or other item. Supplies are provided (while they last.)
Thu, Jul 14 at 3:30pm


 

STERLING BRANCH

2200 East 30th St.      216-623-7074

BOUNCING BABIES AND BOOKS STORYTIMES (ages birth – 18 months)
Lap-sit story time for babies birth through 18 months, with stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays, and other fun activities that build pre-literacy skills, enhance parent-child bonding, and begin providing social skills for little ones. 
Wednesdays at 10:30am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES (ages 3 – 5)           
Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.
Wednesdays at 11am

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)
Bird Finger Puppets      Make some tiny feathered friends and put on your own puppet show.
Wed, Jun 1 at 1pm

Summer Sunshine         Make a sunny, seasonal craft project to brighten your space.
Wed, Jun 8 at 1pm

Father’s Day Cards        Craft a Father’s Day card for a special man in your life.
Wed, Jun 15 at 1pm

Celebrate the Fourth     Make paper rockets to celebrate the 4th of July.
Fri, Jul 1 at 1pm

Card Crafts                   Use our Cricut machine to make customized greeting cards for family and friends.
Wed, Jul 6 at 1pm

Sand Art Stars               We’ll supply everything you need to make and decorate a sand art project (while supplies last.)
Mon, Jul 18 at 1pm

Pebble Pet Art              Paint and decorate your own pebble pets.
Mon, Jul 25 at 1pm

Butterfly Wind Chimes  Design and decorate some delicate butterfly wind chimes to catch a summer breeze.
Mon, Aug 1 at 1pm

Personalized Decals     
Learn to create your own customized decals using our Cricut machine (while supplies last.)
Mon, Aug 8 at 1pm

Paper Airplanes            Calling all future aviators and engineers: fold and fly your own paper airplanes.
Mon, Aug 22 at 1pm


 

UNION BRANCH

3463 East 93rd St.      216-623-7088

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE ACTIVITIES (ages 6 – 11)
Tuesdays through Jul 19 at 1pm            Weekly crafts, activities, and reading challenges for kids.   

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (ages 6 & up)
Juneteenth Tie Dye       Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.  To celebrate, we will create tie dyed shirts in American and pan-Africa colors (while supplies last.)
Thu, Jun 16 at 1pm

Jungle Terry’s Traveling Zoo
     Enjoy a life animal show featuring Jungle Terry and friends.
Fri, Jul 22 at 1pm

 



 

Violin for Boys + 1

Description: Weekly lessons that expose scholars in grades 3rd -5th grades to the violin and the beauty of its music at two locations.

Branch: Langston Hughes Library                Branch: Rice Library 

Day(s): May vary                                            Day(s): May vary

Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm                                    Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Library Contact: Charles Byrd, Director of Education at charles.byrd@cpl.org


 

Young Scholars Academy

Registration at cpl.org

Description: A weekly program for scholars and their parents that have several unique lessons plans and activities based on the Ohio Department of Education Kindergarten Ready Assessment at various branches and virtually.

Virtual via Zoom

Days: Thursdays

Time: 11:00am

 

Virtual via Zoom

Days: Tuesdays

Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 12, 19

Time: 6:15pm-6:45pm

Audience: Scholars ages 3

 

Site: East 131 Branch                                    Site: South Brooklyn Branch

Days: Tuesdays                                             Days: Wednesdays

Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm                                    Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Audience: Scholars ages 4-6                        Audience: Scholars ages 4-6

 

Site: Carnegie West Branch                          Site: Addison Branch

Days: Wednesdays                                        Days: Thursdays

Time: 10:30am-11:30am                                Time: 10:15am-11:15am

Dates: June 8-26                                           Dates: June 23, June 30, July 12 and July 19

Audience: Scholars ages 3                           Audience: Scholars ages 3




 

 

STEM Lego Robotic Program

Description: The STEM UBTECH ROBOTIC curricula introduces and reinforces STEM and AI concepts, and makes topics like engineering and computer science engaging, accessible and relevant for learners while scholars are building, coding, and controlling mini robots.

Please register by contacting one of the branches listed below:

Branches:

Memorial Nottingham Library

Mt. Pleasant Library

Hough Library

MLK Jr. Library

Carnegie West Library

Jefferson Library

Dates & Times: TBD

Sites:

Andrew J. Rickoff - 3rd Grade

Bolton – 3rd Grade

Garrett Morgan - 9th-12th Grades

Mary B. Martin - 5th Grade 

Patrick Henry - 6th Grade


Program Days & Times:  May vary

Program Dates: April, 2022-May, 2022


 

Summer Lit League

The Future is Now, Read!

The Cleveland Public Library Summer Lit League

Description: Explore the future with your neighborhood library.  Read and log your books for a chance to earn prizes.  Summer Lit League features fun weekly activities, amazing raffles, and more.

Program Dates: May 30 - July 23

Audience: All ages
Beginning May 1, please register at cpl.beanstack.org