Children's Room Programs

Children's Room Programs

Registration for all programs that require advance sign-up will open two weeks before the program date. Many of our programs and events do not require registration, however, due to space and limited supplies, some do require advance registration in order to attend. Please note the opening registration date for each program. On or after the date that registration opens, you can register online by clicking on the program, register by phone at 440-352-3383, or register in person at the Children's Desk.  

April Programs:

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, April 27

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Room Rotunda to make a fun, free craft. As supplies last, small children may need help.

No registration needed. Thursday, April 27 - Children's Room Rotunda - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

May Programs:

A Celebration of Leo Lionni

Saturday, May 6

For families with children ages 12 and under. Celebrate Leo Lionni--the first children's author/illustrator to use mixed media collage as the main source for his illustrations. Listen to some of Leo Lionni's well known stories, and watch them transformed on the big screen during this family script-to-screen program.

No registration needed.

Saturday, May 6 - Meeting Rooms AB - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Out in Space

Wednesday, May 10

For kids grades K-3rd. Blast off to outer space from Morley Library! Make a craft, play a fun game, and learn some interesting facts about the cosmos.

Registration is necessary and opens 2 weeks before the program on Wednesday, April 26th.

Wednesday, May 10 - Story Room - 4:15 - 5:00 PM

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, May 11

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Room Rotunda to make a fun, free craft. As supplies last, small children may need help.

No registration needed.

Thursday, May 11 - Children's Room Rotunda - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Mother's Day Tea Party

Saturday, May 13

For kids grades K-3rd. You're invited to a special Mother's Day Tea Party! Celebrate mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or any special woman in your child's life with stories, a fun craft, and a variety of tasty treats! This is a child & caregiver program, so the caregiver stays for the entire program.

Registration is necessary and opens 2 weeks before the program on April 29th.

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

LEGO Club!

Tuesday, May 16

Drop by the Story Room between 3:30-5:00 PM for the Morley Library LEGO Club! Build a LEGO creation and have your picture taken for the LEGO Club Wall! All ages welcome, parents must stay with children 5 and under.

No registration needed.

Tuesday, May 16 - Story Room - 3:30 - 5:00 PM

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, May 25

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Room Rotunda to make a fun, free craft. As supplies last, small children may need help.

No registration needed.

Thursday, May 25 - Children's Room Rotunda - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Registration Begins for the Children's Summer Reading Club: Build a Better World!

Tuesday, May 30

Build a Better World! Stop by the Children's Room to register your child, age birth through entering 7th grade, for the Morley Library Children's Summer Reading Club! The Summer Reading Club runs for 8 weeks and every day that your child reads for 20 minutes or more s/he will receive an entry for our big prize drawing! With fun weekly prizes, amazing performers, and awesome weekly programs, summer will never have a dull moment at Morley Library!

For more information about the Children's Summer Reading Club 2017, click here.

June Programs:

A Day at the Races!

Saturday, June 3

On your mark, get set....GOOOO! Families with children ages 12 and under can join Miss Robin in the basement Meeting Rooms for a morning full of speedy fun! Create your own portable race track (one per family) and use small cars to race your way through them.

No registration needed.

Saturday, June 3 - Meeting Rooms AB - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

The Construction Zone! LEGO Building

Tuesday, June 6

Caution: You're about to enter THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE! Kids 12 and under can drop in for this fun, free building program. Each week will feature a different building challenge (LEGOs, magnetic toys, and marble race tracks!). Have fun with friends and see if you can build a better world! Parents must stay with children under 9 years old.

No registration needed.

Tuesday, June 6 - Story Room - 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Family Afternoon Matinee: The LEGO Movie

Wednesday, June 7

Unwind and relax with our NEW Family Afternoon Matinees in the Story Room. Families with children ages 12 and under can grab a floor cushion and get comfy--we'll be showing a different family-friendly movie every Wednesday afternoon during the Children's Summer Reading Club! Covered beverages and movie snacks are permitted but they must stay in the Story Room and we ask families to please clean up afterwards. Parents must stay with children 8 and under--this is not a drop-off program.

No registration needed.

Wednesday, June 7 - Story Room - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Jungle Terry & Friends

Friday, June 9

Join us for an educational and engaging family-friendly show featuring Jungle Terry's famous animals, including reptiles, birds, and more! Jungle Terry has been helping to "Build a Better World" through wild animal education and conservation for over 30 years. 

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are FREE and will be available to pick up at the Children's Desk starting Friday, June 2nd. Seating is limited so don't miss out!

Friday, June 9 - Meeting Rooms AB - 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Touch-a-Truck!

Saturday, June 10

Are you wild about trucks? Get up close and personal! We will have an assortment of awesome trucks and vehicles on hand to explore in the parking lot behind the library, plus you can meet the pros who operate them.

No registration needed.

Saturday, June 10 - Morley Library Back Parking Lot - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Construction Zone! Magnetic Building Toys

Tuesday, June 13

Caution: You're about to enter THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE! Kids 12 and under can drop in for this fun, free building program. Each week will feature a different building challenge (LEGOs, magnetic toys, and marble race tracks!). Have fun with friends and see if you can build a better world! Parents must stay with children under 9 years old.

No registration needed.

Tuesday, June 13 - Story Room - 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Family Afternoon Matinee: Beauty & the Beast (animated)

Wednesday, June 14

Unwind and relax with our NEW Family Afternoon Matinees in the Story Room. Families with children ages 12 and under can grab a floor cushion and get comfy--we'll be showing a different family-friendly movie every Wednesday afternoon during the Children's Summer Reading Club! Covered beverages and movie snacks are permitted but they must stay in the Story Room and we ask families to please clean up afterwards. Parents must stay with children 8 and under--this is not a drop-off program.

No registration needed.

Wednesday, June 14 - Story Room - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, June 15

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Room Rotunda to make a fun, free Father's Day craft. As supplies last, small children may need help.

No registration needed. 

Thursday, June 15 - Children's Room Rotunda - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

The Construction Zone! Marble Race Tracks

Tuesday, June 20

Caution: You're about to enter THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE! Kids 12 and under can drop in for this fun, free building program. Each week will feature a different building challenge (LEGOs, magnetic toys, and marble race tracks!). Have fun with friends and see if you can build a better world! Parents must stay with children under 9 years old.

No registration needed.

Tuesday, June 20 - Story Room - 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Family Afternoon Matinee: The Secret Life of Pets

Wednesday, June 21

Unwind and relax with our NEW Family Afternoon Matinees in the Story Room. Families with children ages 12 and under can grab a floor cushion and get comfy--we'll be showing a different family-friendly movie every Wednesday afternoon during the Children's Summer Reading Club! Covered beverages and movie snacks are permitted but they must stay in the Story Room and we ask families to please clean up afterwards. Parents must stay with children 8 and under--this is not a drop-off program.

No registration needed.

Wednesday, June 21 - Story Room - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Dr. Insecta's Bug Lab

Friday, June 23

Join us for Dr. Insecta's incredible, unforgettable bug lab experience! Get up close and personal with hissing Madagascars, hairy arachnids, foot-long millipedes and “Darth Vader,” the emperor scorpion. Families will love it and kids will never forget it! 

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are FREE and can be picked up at the Children's Desk starting Friday, June 16th. Seating is limited so don't miss out!

Friday, June 23 - Meeting Rooms AB - 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Rescues & Reading

Friday, June 24

Looking for a new best friend? How about a great new book? Morley Library and the Lake County Humane Society are teaming up to bring you both! Join us for a morning of pet stories, crafts for kids, and pets just waiting for a home of their own.

All ages welcome, no registration needed. 

Saturday, June 24 - Meeting Rooms AB - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cookies & Canvas

Monday, June 26

For kids grades K-3rd. Learn the technique of fork-painting and make a unique creation to take home! After we're done painting we'll enjoy yummy cookies while our paintings dry. Parents, please make sure your child wears a cover-up or old clothing as we'll be using non-washable paint.

Registration is necessary and opens 2 weeks before the program on June 12th.

Monday, June 26 - Project Room - 4:15 - 5:00 PM

The Construction Zone! LEGO Building

Tuesday, June 27

Caution: You're about to enter THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE! Kids 12 and under can drop in for this fun, free building program. Each week will feature a different building challenge (LEGOs, magnetic toys, and marble race tracks!). Have fun with friends and see if you can build a better world! Parents must stay with children under 9 years old.

No registration needed.

Tuesday, June 27 - Story Room - 3:30 - 4:30PM

Family Afternoon Matinee: The Angry Birds Movie

Wednesday, June 28

Unwind and relax with our NEW Family Afternoon Matinees in the Story Room. Families with children ages 12 and under can grab a floor cushion and get comfy--we'll be showing a different family-friendly movie every Wednesday afternoon during the Children's Summer Reading Club! Covered beverages and movie snacks are permitted but they must stay in the Story Room and we ask families to please clean up afterwards. Parents must stay with children 8 and under--this is not a drop-off program.

No registration needed. 

Wednesday, June 28 - Story Room - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, June 29

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Room Rotunda to make a fun, free 4th of July craft. As supplies last, small children may need help.

No registration needed. 

Thursday, June 29 - Children's Room Rotunda - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Ronald McDonald Magic Show!

Friday, June 30

Join us for a fun, family-friendly magic show with Ronald McDonald! Enjoy silly jokes, slight-of-hand, and plenty of audience participation. Then stay after the show for a picture with Ronald himself. 

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are FREE and will be available to pick up at the Children's Desk starting Friday, June 23rd. Seating is limited so don't miss out! 

Friday, June 30 - Meeting Rooms AB - 2:00 - 3:00 PM

July Programs:

Family Afternoon Matinee: Cars

Wednesday, July 5

Unwind and relax with our NEW Family Afternoon Matinees in the Story Room. Families with children ages 12 and under can grab a floor cushion and get comfy--we'll be showing a different family-friendly movie every Wednesday afternoon during the Children's Summer Reading Club! Covered beverages and movie snacks are permitted but they must stay in the Story Room and we ask families to please clean up afterwards. Parents must stay with children 8 and under--this is not a drop-off program.

No registration needed. 

Wednesday, July 5 - Story Room - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Juggle Matt Jergens

Friday, June 7

Matt's back at Morley Library! International gold medalist juggler Matt Jergens will perform his award-winning show featuring amazing juggling skills, music, high energy, laughter, and fun. Watch Matt spin plates, juggle hilariously crazy items, and ride a giant unicycle! 

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are FREE and will be available to pick up at the Children's Desk starting Friday, June 30th. Seating is limited so don't miss out!

Friday, June 7 - Meeting Rooms AB - 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Paws 2 Read

Saturday, July 8

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 June 24th. To register, please call the Children's Room at 440-352-3383 to choose a dog.

Saturday, July 8 - Children's Room - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Construction Zone! Magnetic Building Toys

Tuesday, July 11

Caution: You're about to enter THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE! Kids 12 and under can drop in for this fun, free building program. Each week will feature a different building challenge (LEGOs, magnetic toys, and marble race tracks!). Have fun with friends and see if you can build a better world! Parents must stay with children under 9 years old.

No registration needed.

Tuesday, July 11 - Story Room - 3:30 - 4:30PM

Family Afternoon Matinee: Finding Dory

Wednesday, July 12

Unwind and relax with our NEW Family Afternoon Matinees in the Story Room. Families with children ages 12 and under can grab a floor cushion and get comfy--we'll be showing a different family-friendly movie every Wednesday afternoon during the Children's Summer Reading Club! Covered beverages and movie snacks are permitted but they must stay in the Story Room and we ask families to please clean up afterwards. Parents must stay with children 8 and under--this is not a drop-off program.

No registration needed. 

Wednesday, July 12 - Story Room - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, July 13

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Room Rotunda to make a fun, free sun magnet craft. As supplies last, small children may need help.

No registration needed. 

Thursday, July 13 - Children's Room Rotunda - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Build Musical Instruments

Saturday, July 15

Families with children 12 and under can join Miss Robin in the basement Meeting Rooms to make some fun DIY musical instruments before heading down to Party in the Park! Use an assortment of recycled materials provided and examples of different instruments to make. This is a go-at-your-own-pace program, so feel free to drop in any time between 11:00 - 11:45 AM.

No registration needed.

Saturday, July 15 - Meeting Rooms AB - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

The Construction Zone! Marble Race Tracks

Tuesday, July 18

Caution: You're about to enter THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE! Kids 12 and under can drop in for this fun, free building program. Each week will feature a different building challenge (LEGOs, magnetic toys, and marble race tracks!). Have fun with friends and see if you can build a better world! Parents must stay with children under 9 years old.

No registration needed.

Tuesday, July 18 - Story Room - 3:30 - 4:30PM

Family Afternoon Matinee: Zootopia

Wednesday, July 19

Unwind and relax with our NEW Family Afternoon Matinees in the Story Room. Families with children ages 12 and under can grab a floor cushion and get comfy--we'll be showing a different family-friendly movie every Wednesday afternoon during the Children's Summer Reading Club! Covered beverages and movie snacks are permitted but they must stay in the Story Room and we ask families to please clean up afterwards. Parents must stay with children 8 and under--this is not a drop-off program.

No registration needed. 

Wednesday, July 19 - Story Room - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Jumper the Kangaroo from Sky Zone

Friday, July 21

Stop by the Children's Room to say hi to Jumper the Kangaroo from Sky Zone in Highland Heights! Show him your Summer Reading Log and receive a complimentary 30 minute jump session coupon for Sky Zone!

No registration needed. Don't forget, it's also the LAST day to turn in your Reading Log for tickets for the big prize drawing. Reading Logs and final tickets must be turned in by 5:00 PM.

Friday, July 21 - Children's Room Rotunda - 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Miss Barbara




Miss Robin