Children's Room Programs

Children's Room Programs

January Programs:

The Children's Winter Reading Club!

Sunday, January 6th through Saturday, February 16th

Kids 12 and under can stop by the Children's Desk to pick up a Winter Reading Log and start reading! The Children's Winter Reading Club will run for 6 weeks. All children who turn in their reading log at least once receive a FREE book! Additionally, for every day that a child reads or is read to for at least 20 minutes, s/he will receive an entry into the prize raffle. Prizes include gift certificates, toys, and a Kindle Fire tablet! Registration is ongoing starting January 6th. The Morley Library Children's Winter Reading Club is generously sponsored by the Painesville Rotary Club.

Storytime with the Mentor Ice Breakers!

Saturday, January 19th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:30 AM

Join us for a very special storytime with members of Mentor's pro hockey team, the Mentor Ice Breakers! The Ice Breakers are the newest team in the FHL and will help us celebrate National Skating Month. Enjoy fun stories about ice skating read by pro hockey players themselves, and learn about all the programs that the Mentor Civic Ice Arena has to offer. No registration needed.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, January 24th - 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 snowman craft. As supplies last; small children may need help. No registration needed. 

The Construction Zone!

Tuesday, January 29th - 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.

February Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Friday, February 1st through Friday, February 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.

Chinese New Year

Saturday, February 2nd - Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

You’ve celebrated Western New Year, now celebrate again! Hear the story of the Chinese New Year and help us chase away the dragon of last year! After the story, we will make a themed craft to bring in the New Year! Then enjoy a fun snack!  This is a family program and no registration is required.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, February 7th - Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

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

The Magic of Michael Mage

Saturday, February 9th - Meeting Room AB - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Known as a comedian stuck in a magician’s shoes, national award-winning magician Michael Mage incorporates comedy and endless audience participation into this hilarious show. Join us for a family friendly presentation as the audience becomes the highlight of this comedy magic spectacle. No registration needed, all ages welcome.

Valentine's Baby Craft

Tuesday, February 12th - Project Room - 10:30 - 11:00 AM

For babies age 0-2 and a caregiver.  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 sweet keepsake plate using baby’s footprint.  

Registration is required and begins two weeks before the program on Tuesday, January 29th. Please register your baby's name only.

Homeschool Passport: Around the World at Morley Library

Tuesday, February 12th - Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Calling all homeschoolers ages 6-9! Join us for an adventure through a different country each month. We will learn about the country’s culture, traditions, and foods. Each child will receive their own passport, which will be stamped upon entering each country!

Registration for each class is required and will begin two weeks prior to each class. February 12th is Checking Out China, and registration begins on January 29th.

Peculiar Presidents

Saturday, February 16th - Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Can you name the presidents on Mount Rushmore? Do you know which president kept a pet alligator in his bathroom? What about which presidents have best selling toys named after them? Come learn the answers to all these questions and more at our Peculiar Presidents program! We will have hands on crafts and activities inspired by Mount Rushmore, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt and more. There will also be coloring sheets, word searches, and crosswords about our presidents to help you get ready for Presidents Day on Monday. This program is for families with children under 12 and no registration is needed.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, February 21st - Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free color-your-own winter tote bag. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

Paws 2 Read

Saturday, February 23rd - Story Room - 2:00 - 3:00 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 DAY OF (February 23) AT 9:00 AM. To register, please call the Children's Room at 440-352-3383. 

The Construction Zone!

Tuesday, February 26th - 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.

March Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Friday, March 1st through Friday, March 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.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Saturday, March 2nd - The Story Room - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Help us celebrate the birthday of the late, great Dr. Seuss! Enjoy a 30-minute storytime from 11 - 11:30 am. Participate in a fun, free scavenger hunt to win a small prize, make a Seuss-tastic craft, play a candy guessing game, and enjoy a free mini-cupcake! No registration needed. This celebration is for families with children ages 12 and under.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, March 7th - 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 DIY foam bookmark craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

Just Sparkle! (A Unicorn Party)

Saturday, March 9th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Come and have a magical time crafting and playing games that involve these beautiful creatures! We will make unicorn headbands, have a delicious treat, and play a fun game.  Add some sparkle to your day by coming to this mystical program! This program is for children in grades K-3.

Registration is required and will begin on February 23rd.  

Homeschool Passport: Around the World at Morley Library ~ Inquiring About Ireland

Tuesday, March 12th - Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Calling all homeschoolers ages 6-9! Join us for an adventure through a different country each month. We will learn about the country’s culture, traditions, and foods. Each child will receive their own passport, which will be stamped upon entering each country!

Registration for each class is required and will begin two weeks prior to each class. Registration for March 12th begins on February 26th.

St. Patrick's Day Craft & Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, March 16th - The Story Room - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the library! Families can drop by any time between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM to make a fun St. Patrick's Day craft and do a scavenger hunt. Kids who participate in the scavenger hunt get to pick a free small prize from the treasure chest. No registration needed.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, March 21st - 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 color-your-own sports call key chain craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

Holi - Festival of Colors

Saturday, March 23rd - The Project Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Come celebrate the Hindu Festival of Colors, Holi, at Morley Library! We will enjoy all the colors of love, family and friendship through crafts, music and activities. This program is for families with children 12 and younger. No registration needed.

Junior Jeopardy!

Saturday, March 30th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Did you know that the very first episode of Jeopardy aired 55 years ago today? In honor of this classic TV game show's 55th birthday we are turning our story time room into a Jeopardy Show! All of the categories will be designed for children 12 and under with one special category geared towards the parents and guardians in the room. Unfortunately we can't give money to our Junior Jeopardy winner but there will be prizes! No registration needed.

April Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Monday, April 1st through Monday, April 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.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, April 4th - 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 Swing Into Spring craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

Holden Arboretum Tree Tale Tellers

Saturday, April 6th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:30 AM

Join us for a special storytime with Holden Arboretum's Tree Tale Tellers to celebrate Arbor Day! Help us honor our friends, the trees, with special stories, songs, and rhymes. No registration needed.

Pikachu Party!

Saturday, April 6th - The Story Room - 2:00 - 2:45 PM

Let’s celebrate the upcoming release of the new Detective Pikachu movie next month! We will make a craft that will transform you into a Pikachu! We will also play a fun game and activities that will let you show off your electrical energy! This program is for children in grades K-3. 

Registration is required and will begin 2 weeks before the program on March 23rd. 

National Library Workers Day

Saturday, April 13th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Do your part for National Library week and come in and read to a librarian! We get tired too and want a fun storytime!  Pick out a book to read and adopt a librarian for 15 minutes. Then enjoy several activities including crafts and a scavenger hunt to see what our stuffed friends are reading around the library.  This is a family event and does not require registration.

Homeschool Passport: Around the World at Morley Library ~ Fabulous France!

Tuesday, April 16th - Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Calling all homeschoolers ages 6-9! Join us for an adventure through a different country each month. We will learn about the country’s culture, traditions, and foods. Each child will receive their own passport, which will be stamped upon entering each country!

Registration for each class is required and will begin two weeks prior to each class. Registration for April 16th begins on April 2nd.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, April 18th - 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 garden critter craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

Easter Crafts & Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, April 20th - The Children's Room - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

"Hoppy" Easter! Celebrate the arrival of spring with fun crafts and a scavenger hunt to win a free, small prize! Families can drop in any time between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. No registration needed.

Marble Run Madness!

Tuesday, April 23rd - The Story Room - 4:00 - 5:30 PM

It's Marble Run Madness at Morley Library! Test your wits to see what you can build, and then have fun speed testing your marble race track against other kids' creations! The sky is the limit! This is a drop-in program with no registration needed, but parents must stay with children 8 and younger.

Super Saturday!

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

Tomorrow is National Superhero Day! Whether you love Captain America, Wonder Woman, or Gekko today is the day to come let your inner superhero be unleashed! Start off by finding the Superheros around the Childrens floor of the library and then come in to the Story Room for some crafts , including coloring your own super hero mask and a story. Families with children 12 and under are invited to dress up in super hero costume or wear their every day clothing to this fun event.No registration needed.

May Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, May 1st through Wednesday, May 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.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, May 2nd - 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 unicorn craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

May the 4th Be With You - Star Wars Spectacular!

Saturday, May 4th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Are you a Star Wars fan?  If so – this is the program for you!  Come and join your fellow jedis to make some out of this world crafts, play some galactic games, and have a snack that will strengthen the force within you!  This program is for children in grades K-3. 

Registration is required and will begin 2 weeks before the program on April 20th.

Baby Craft: DIY Memory Box

Tuesday, May 7th - The Project Room - 10:00 - 10:45 AM

For babies age 0-1 and their caregiver.  Enjoy a free half hour art session with baby and create a keepsake for when your little one isn’t so little anymore!  Come and decorate a Memory Box where you can save bits and pieces of your baby's childhood.

Registration is required and begins two weeks before the program on Tuesday, April 23rd. Please register your baby's name only.

Mother's Day Gift Makerspace

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

Usually Mom gets to have all the crafting fun, but this time, you (Dad/Grandparent/Aunt/Uncle or someone special) get to come with your little one to create a beautiful craft for Mom that comes from the heart!  Paint a picture, create a flower bouquet, or whatever else strikes your fancy.  It’s up to you!  We will have a stocked makerspace with several example crafts , and snacks available in case you get hungry while you craft. Make something that Mom will treasure because it was made with love! No registration needed.

Homeschool Passport: Around the World at Morley Library ~ Learning in London

Tuesday, May 14th - Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Calling all homeschoolers ages 6-9! Join us for an adventure through a different country each month. We will learn about the country’s culture, traditions, and foods. Each child will receive their own passport, which will be stamped upon entering each country!

Registration for each class is required and will begin two weeks prior to each class. Registration for May 14th begins April 30th.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, May 2nd - 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 flower dot art craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

Marble Run Madness!

Tuesday, May 21st - The Story Room - 4:00 - 5:30 PM

It's Marble Run Madness at Morley Library! Test your wits to see what you can build, and then have fun speed testing your marble race track against other kids' creations! The sky is the limit! This is a drop-in program with no registration needed, but parents must stay with children 8 and younger.

The 2019 Children's Summer Reading Club: A Universe of Stories

Tuesday, May 28th through Friday, July 19th

A Universe of Stories ~ 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!

 

Miss Barbara

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