Children's Room Programs

Children's Room Programs

Children's Winter Reading Club!

Sunday, January 5th through Saturday, February 22nd

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 7 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 5th.
The Morley Library Children's Winter Reading Club is generously sponsored by the Painesville Rotary Club.

Winter Paws 2 Read

Drop-in to snuggle up and read with a certified therapy dog! This program is intended for independent readers ages 5 to 12.First come, first seated for a 10 minute reading slot - no pre-registration.

Read with Snow ~ Thursday, January 30th ~ 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Read with Amaretto ~ Thursday, February 20th ~ 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Read with Snow ~ Thursday, February 27th ~ 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Read with Amaretto ~ Thursday, March 26th ~ 6:30 - 7:30 PM

January Programs:

Library Winter Olympics

Saturday, January 25th ~ Story Room ~ 11:00 - 11:45 AM

If you can't wait around for this year's Summer Olympics this is the program for you! 96 years ago today the very first winter Olympics kicked off in France. We will have Olympics-Inspired crafts for you to take home as well as kid friendly Olympics-Style "sporting events" to take part in. See if you can take home a medal! This program is geared towards families with children 12 and under and no registration is required.

February Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, February 1st through Saturday, 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.

Noah's Ark Animal Workshop: Build-a-Polar Bear

Saturday, February 1st ~ Story Room ~ 11:00 - 11:45 AM

For kids ages 3-8. You're invited to build your very own polar bear cub to take home and keep! Join us for this Build-A-Bear workshop and storytime. This is a FREE workshop but space is limited to the first 20 kids who register and each child must be accompanied by an adult to assist in the stuffing process.

Registration is required and begins on 2 weeks before the program on Saturday, January 18th.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, February 6th ~ Story Room ~ 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free heart necklace craft, while supplies last. Small children may need help. No registration needed.

The Magic of Michael Mage

Saturday, February 8th ~ Meeting Rooms 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.

Homeschool Art Explorers

Tuesday, February 11th ~ Project Room ~ 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Calling all homeschoolers age 6-12 years! Do you love art? Join other homeschoolers to discuss art techniques and make some beautiful creations! Please dress for mess as we may be doing some messier projects. Registration is required and will begin two weeks before each session. Winter session dates are January 14th, February 11th, and March 24th.

Jiggling Jello

Saturday, February 15th ~ Project Room ~ 11:00 - 11:45 AM

This week is National Jello Week, so let’s play with our food!  Come and squish jello through your fingers, paint with jello, explode jello, decorate jello and, of course, eat jello!  This is a family program and no registration is required.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, February 20th ~ Story Room ~ 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free paper lace snowman craft, while supplies last. Small children may need help. No registration needed.  

Arctic Adventures

Saturday, February 22nd ~ Story Room ~ 11:00 - 11:45 AM

International Polar Bear Day is on February 27th. Come celebrate these wondrous creatures at Morley Library! We will read a story, play games, and make an arctic craft. Be prepared for an exciting adventure in the tundra without ever leaving the library! This program is for families with children 12 and under.  No registration needed.   

Frog-tastic Leap Day Celebration!

Saturday, February 29th ~ Story Room ~ 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Leap Day only comes around every four years so let's make it memorable!  Join us for frog-themed carnival games and crafts geared towards families with children 12 and under. No registration needed.

March Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, March 1st through Sunday, 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!

Monday, March 2nd ~ Project Room ~ 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Drop by the Children's Story Room between 3-7pm to celebrate with fun crafts and cupcakes! No registration needed.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, March 5th ~ Story Room ~ 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free beaded shamrock craft, while supplies last. Small children may need help. No registration needed.

Wonderful Women! A Celebration of International Women's Day

Saturday, March 7th ~ Story Room ~ 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Tomorrow is International Women's Day! So many woman have impacted our culture, from Cleopatra to Rosie the Riveter, J.K. Rowling to Raina Telgemeier,  Frida Kahlo to Greta Thunberg, and many more. We will have a scavenger hunt as well as different crafts and games to explore and honor these wonderful women. This program is geared towards families with children 12 and under and no registration is required.

St. Patrick's Day Craft & Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, March 14th ~ 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 19th ~ 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, while supplies last. Small children may need help. No registration needed.

March Madness!

Saturday, March 21st ~ Story Room ~ 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Do you love basketball? Come and join us as we celebrate March Madness by shooting some hoops, creating fun crafts together as a team, and having some FAN-tastic treats!  This program is for families with children 12 and under.  No registration needed.   

Homeschool Art Explorers

Tuesday, March 24th ~ Project Room ~ 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Calling all homeschoolers age 6-12 years! Do you love art? Join other homeschoolers to discuss art techniques and make some beautiful creations! Please dress for mess as we may be doing some messier projects. Registration is required and will begin two weeks before each session. Winter session dates are January 14th, February 11th, and March 24th.

Holi - Festival of Colors!

Saturday, March 28th ~ Project Room ~ 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Let’s welcome the coming of Spring this year with a rainbow of colors. We’ll explore this Hindu Spring festival of love, family, and forgiveness through storytelling, music, and art! This is a family program and no registration is required.

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