Children's Room Programs

Children's Room Programs 

We would like to extend an enormous THANK YOU to all of our sponsors of the 2018 Children's Summer Reading Club: Libaries Rock! and to everyone who participated in all of the fun. Mark your calendar for our Children's Winter Reading Club starting January 6th, 2019.

For a complete list of winners, click HERE.

August Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, August 1st through Wednesday, August 15th

Kids 12 and under can participate in a fun, FREE picture Scavenger Hunt in the Children's Room. Find all 10 pictures hiding around the Children's Room, then turn in your sheet for a free, small prize from the treasure chest. Limit once per child, please. 

The Children's Room takes a short break from programs during August, but be sure to look for the Morley Library table for fun crafts and upcoming program information at these community events:

Painesville Township Family Fun Day

Saturday, August 25th - Lake County History Center - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Look for the Morley Library table at the Painesville Township Family Fun Day at the Lake County History Center! We'll have a fun craft for kids and information about our services and upcoming programs for children, teens, and adults. This is a FREE event with tons of great family-friendly activities. For more information, check the Painesville Township Facebook page here.

September Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, September 1st through Saturday, September 15th

Kids 12 and under can participate in a fun, FREE picture Scavenger Hunt in the Children's Room. Find all 10 pictures hiding around the Children's Room, then turn in your sheet for a free, small prize from the treasure chest. Limit once per child, please. 

Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September 1st through September 30th

Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month in September at Morley Library! Any child age 12 and under who signs up for a library card in September (or shows his or her own existing library card to the Children's Staff) can enter a raffle to win a FREE $15 Target card (limit one entry per child). Kids can also participate in a free library scavenger hunt from Sept. 1st through Sept. 15th and receive a small prize.

Registration Opens for Fall P/K Storytime, Stories & S.T.E.A.M., and Homeschool Passport: Around the World at Morley

Tuesday, September 4th - All Day

Registration opens for Fall Preschool/Kindergarten storytime and Stories & S.T.E.A.M. The Fall Storytime session starts Monday, Sept. 4th and runs for 7 weeks through Friday, Oct. 26th. Register online, in person, or by phone at 440-352-3383. For a complete list of Fall Storytimes and weekly programs, click here.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, September 6th - The Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free magic scratch apple craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

Mini Me Farm Petting Zoo

Saturday, September 8th - Meeting Rooms AB - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Join us for the Mini Me Farm Petting Zoo! This traveling barnyard petting zoo offers a fun, educational and true petting zoo family experience allowing up-close, hands-on farm animal activity. All of Mini Me Farm's barnyard animals are treated with tender loving care and all who visit are welcome to hug, pat, and mingle with the cuddly barnyard critters. It's a heart warming experience when children and adults find a new animal friend and make memories that will last a life time! No registration needed.

Melridge Elementary School 1st Grade Family Night

Thursday, September 13th - The Story Room & The Project Room - 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Sponsored by the Melridge Elementary PTO. Melridge 1st graders and their families are invited to celebrate the library family-style. Take a library tour, participate in an engaging storytime, finish a fun scavenger hunt, make a custom library card holder, and enjoy a snack. All families need to RSVP with their child's 1st grade teacher at Melridge Elementary.

Scooby Doo Mystery Mayhem!

Saturday, September 15th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Zoinks! Jeepers! Jinkies! Scooby Doo just had a birthday! Help us celebrate by working together to solve a mystery, just like Scooby and his friends. After we solve the mystery, let's party with Scooby Doo themed activities including a bean bag toss, a photo booth, and a pin the collar game! Enjoy Scooby coloring pages and a make-your-own mystery machine sheet as well. This program is geared towards families with children 12 and under. No registration needed.

The Construction Zone!

Tuesday, September 18th - The Story Room - 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Drop by the Story Room between 4:00-5:30 PM for The Construction Zone! Build a LEGO creation, test your marble race track skills, or play with fun magnetic toys. All ages welcome; parents must stay with children 5 and under. No registration needed.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, September 20th - The Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free mosaic owl craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

Happy Birthday, Curious George!

Saturday, September 22nd - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Families with children ages 12 and under are invited to a morning celebrating Curious George's birthday! Play fun games, create a craft, and enjoy a snack. No registration needed, just drop into the Story Room on the Children's Floor.

Cookies & Canvas

Saturday, September 29th - The Project Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Cookies & Canvas is back! Kids ages 6-9 can make a unique tape resist painted tote bag. This program is free of charge and all supplies are included. After we paint, we'll enjoy some cookies and juice! This could get messy, so please bring or wear a cover-up.

Registration is required and will open 2 weeks before the program on Sept. 15th. 

October Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Monday, October 1st through Monday, October 15th

Kids 12 and under can participate in a fun, FREE picture Scavenger Hunt in the Children's Room. Find all 10 pictures hiding around the Children's Room, then turn in your sheet for a free, small prize from the treasure chest. Limit once per child, please.

Language Learning is Fun! Kids Intro to Spanish

Saturday, October 6th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

For families with children 12 and under.  Does your child like Dora the Explorer or Diego?  Are they fascinated when they hear Spanish in the world around them?  Early exposure to multiple languages increases math skills and makes learning the language easier in the future.  Introduce your child to the Spanish language with this fun 45-minute program.  Families will also be provided with an information sheet on how to begin learning at home for free! No registration needed.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, October 11th - The Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free magic scratch leaf craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

Dr. UR Awesome's Halloween Bubble Show

Saturday, October 13th - Meeting Rooms AB - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Dr. UR Awesome has mastered the art of the bubble! Join us in Meeting Room AB to watch the current Guinness World Record Holder for largest indoor and outdoor soap bubbles perform amazing feats of bubble magic, with a touch of Halloween flare. All ages welcome, no registration needed.

Paws 2 Read

Saturday, October 20th - The Story Room & Children's Floor - 10:30 AM - 12:05 PM

Bark all about it, Paws 2 Read is back! Paws 2 Read is a program that encourages readers of all abilities to relax and read in a comforting environment with a friendly, certified therapy dog for 15 minutes.

Registration is necessary and opens two weeks before the program on Oct. 6th. To register, please call the Children's Room at 440-352-3383 to choose a dog and a time slot for your child.

October Baby Craft

Tuesday, October 23rd - The Project Room - 10:30 - 11:00 AM

For babies age 0-2.  Enjoy a free half hour art session with baby and create a keepsake for when your little one isn’t so little anymore!  Come make a “not so creepy” ghost or spider on canvas!

Registration is required and begins two weeks before the program on Tuesday, October 9th. Please register your baby's name only.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, October 25th - The Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free pompom owl craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

Halloween Happenings!

Saturday, October 27th - The Children's Room - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Join us for Halloween Happenings at Morley Library! Kids 12 and under can trick-or-treat at 4 stops around the Library, make 3 different crafts on the Children's Floor, and participate in a fun scavenger hunt for a free, small prize. No registration needed, drop in any time from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Costumes encouraged but not required. Happy Halloween!

El Día de Los Muertos - Day of the Dead

Saturday, October 27th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

For families with children 12 and under.  The festive holiday El Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of those that are no longer with us with the vibrant colors of banners and marigolds and the appealing scents of favorite foods, sweet breads, and cookies.  Join us a few days before November 1st, the Dia de los Muertos, and learn about this colorful, joyous celebration through music, stories, games and a traditional sugar skull craft.  No registration is needed.

The Construction Zone!

Tuesday, October 30th - The Story Room - 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Drop by the Story Room between 4:00-5:30 PM for The Construction Zone! Build a LEGO creation, test your marble race track skills, or play with fun magnetic toys. All ages welcome, parents must stay with children 5 and under. No registration needed.

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