Tangram Tales

On Thursday, August 19 at 1:00 PM come and enjoy a special story time featuring Tangrams, a Chinese shape puzzle used to tell stories. Open to kids ages 4 – 8 with an adult. Registration is required and starts here on August 5.

Pom Pom PartyA hand winds purple yarn around the circular shape of a pom pom maker

On Thursday, August 12 at 4:00 PM let’s meet on the Main Lawn with lots of yarn and pom-pom makers. This program will include several crafts all made out of pom-poms. Open to ages 7 – 12. Registration is required and begins here on July 29.

Mother Goose Olympics

On Monday, August 9 at 11:00 AM take some time out of your busy summer to run your way through our very own Mother Goose obstacle course. Rest on the lawn, have a snack, and make a fun craft. Open to kids ages 3 – 6. Registration is required and starts here on Monday, July 26.

Imagine your Story! Summer Reading Finale Party on Zoom

A group of Zoo animals including a giraffe, zebra, lion, elephant and hippo stand in front of some jungle leaves.

On Thursday, August 5 at 10:00 Am the Toldeo Zoo will be featured during a special program for the finale of our Summer Reading Program. Open to all ages. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link, and begins here on Thursday, July 22.

Fantastic Fairy Gardens

On Tuesday July 20 at 2:00 PM kids in grades 1 – 6 can create their own fairy/gnome garden. Registration is required and starts here on July 6.

1-2-3 Count With Me on Zoom

The numbers 0 - 9 in varying colors all scattered in a pile.

Thursdays in July, your toddler will love this introduction to numeracy and have some fun using rhymes, songs, books and active play. Open to ages 1 – 3. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to each session to receive a Zoom link. First session will be held on Thursday July 1 at 10:00 AM. Registration starts here on June 17.

Summer Story Times


Monday, June 7 – Friday, July 30

All story times will be held outside on the Main Lawn, weather permitting. If you are concerned about weather conditions, call ahead at 440-255-8811 option 3.

For more details about our various story times check out the complete list on our Summer Reading page.

Magical Mondays

On Mondays at 1:00 PM, June 7 – July 27, join the Children’s Department for weekly activities pertaining to this year’s theme: Imagine You Story. We will focus on fairy tales and mythology. Each week staff will introduce a different activity or project. Registration is required for all children ages 3 and over, though all ages are welcome to attend. Craft kits are reserved for each registered child. Please register for each week separately.

Summer Reading Begins June 4

Summer Reading is about to begin! Sign up and game sheets will be available beginning June 4! Kids can log their hours of reading, or being read to, for some great incentives.

For every hour kids read or are red to they will earn one raffle ticket for our prize drawings. Extra prizes are awarded for 5, 10, 15, and 20 hours of reading!


Complete your Hero’s Journey Bingo activities listed on the back of the reading game sheet to win an additional prize!

Last day to turn in your log to receive tickets is Sunday, August 1 at 4:00 PM.

Head on over to our Summer Reading Page for more detailed information.

Traveling Panels: Telling a People’s Story

Come check out this traveling exhibition on the first floor Jun 3 until August 29. This exhibition is made up of over 95 African-American children’s picture books that represent stories and milestones in African-American history.

Pick up a Traveling Panel brochure from the Children’s Department. Look at the Traveling Panels on the first floor and answer questions. Read 3 books from the pamphlet and receive a small prize. Read another 3 and receive a pin!

Virtual Family Story Times

Mix and mingle in our Virtual Family Story Time Room on Zoom! Children of all ages and their families and spend some time together while enjoying stories, songs, and fun!

There will NOT be a craft in this series of story times. Please see our new Weekend Grab-N-Go craft for take home crafts.

Registration is required in order to receive a zoom link and opens two weeks in advance.

Week End Grab and Go Craft

Beginning on Thursday of each week you may call the Children’s Department for our week end craft (while supplies last). Because of space constraints, crafts must be picked up on the day that you call (either at the drive thru or at the Children’s Desk).

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