Children's Room Programs

Children's Room Programs

March Programs:

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.

Read with Amaretto

Saturday, April 20th - Story Room - 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Attention young readers, Amaretto, a certified therapy dog, will be stopping by on Saturday, April 20th from 2:30 to 3:30. This program is intended for independent readers ages 5 to 12. Parent or guardian must sign waiver. First come, first seated for a 10 minute reading slot - no pre-registration.

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!

June Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, June 1st through Saturday, June 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.

There's No Place Like Space! Build-a-Martian Workshop

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

For kids ages 3-8. You're invited to build your very own martian to take home and keep! Join us for this Build-A-Martian workshop and storytime featuring There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat In the Hat Learning Library). 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 Tuesday, May 28th.

Mission SpaceCRAFT

Tuesdays during Summer Reading starting June 4th - Story Room - 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join us Tuesday afternoons during the Children's Summer Reading Club between 3:00 - 4:00 PM to make a different space-themed craft each week! Small children may need help. No registration needed.
 
Week 1: Space-themed Wreath

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

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

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun and free moon & space station sticker scene craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

Space is the Place - Wump Mucket Puppet Show

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

Wump Mucket Puppets presents Space is the Place - Launching Summer 2019! Space is the Place is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Featured stories in the show include:
Squatch on The Moon
 where Coleman the Sasquatch dreams about traveling to the stars and landing on the moon.  Coleman’s dream happens after he reads about the real-life astronauts who made the historic journey fifty years ago.
Super Space Princess and the Pirates from Zwonk
 returns to our stage with new songs and silliness.  In this story, our cast performs a sci-fi tale of Princess G’Wizzl discovering her superpowers just in time to save her uncle’s kingdom from the Star Pirates.  Will she send the Pirate Captain to the dungeon to peel potatoes? 

Due to limited seating, this is a ticketed event. Tickets are FREE and will be available at the Children's Desk one week prior to the show on Friday, May 31st.

Touch-a-Truck!

Saturday, June 8th - Job & Family Services Parking Lot behind Morley Library - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

Toddler Craft - Solar System Creations

Monday, June 10th - Project Room - 10:30 - 11:00 AM

For toddlers 2-4.  Enjoy a free half hour art session with your toddler and leave the mess to us!  Have your little one experiment and make their own solar system with coffee filters, water, glue, paint and glitter! Be sure to have your child bring or wear a cover-up.

Registration is required and begins two weeks before the program on Tuesday, May 28th. 

Books on the Bus! Storytime on a Laketran Bus

Tuesday, June 11th - Morley Library parking lot - 11:00 - 11:30 AM

Join us for a special transportation storytime on a Laketran Bus! Laketran will have a bus parked in the Morley Library parking lot, and families will board for a 30-minute parked storytime.

Due to limited space, registration is required and begins on Tuesday, May 28th. Please register all people in your party, including adults, so that everyone has a seat.

Mission SpaceCRAFT

Tuesday, June 11th - Story Room - 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join us Tuesday afternoons during the Children's Summer Reading Club between 3:00 - 4:00 PM to make a different space-themed craft each week! Small children may need help. No registration needed.
 
Week 2: Alien Magnet

Mission SpaceCRAFT

Tuesday, June 18th - Story Room - 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join us Tuesday afternoons during the Children's Summer Reading Club between 3:00 - 4:00 PM to make a different space-themed craft each week! Small children may need help. No registration needed.
 
Week 3: Straw Rockets

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

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

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

Bilingual Storytime with the Painesville Police Department

Saturday, June 22nd - Story Room - 11:00 - 11:30 AM

Come and get up close and personal with a Painesville Police Department in this bilingual Storytime! A Painesville Police Officer will read you a story or two in both and English and Spanish. Afterwards, you can enjoy a fun craft and meet the Police Officer! No registration is necessary.

Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show

Saturday, June 22nd - Meeting Rooms AB - 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Join us for this educational, entertaining show and meet Outback Ray's amazing animals! From Spongebob the Python to Oscar the cockroach and everything in between! Fun for the whole family!

Due to limited seating, this is a TICKETED EVENT. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Children's Desk starting Saturday, June 15th.

Mission SpaceCRAFT

Tuesday, June 25th - Story Room - 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join us Tuesday afternoons during the Children's Summer Reading Club between 3:00 - 4:00 PM to make a different space-themed craft each week! Small children may need help. No registration needed.
 
Week 4: Telescope tubes

Exploration Engineers

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

Maybe you have heard of Orion the constellation but have you ever heard of Orion the multipurpose crew vehicle? NASA used to rely on ocean landings called "splashdowns" to get their crew back safely to Earth. Come learn more about NASA and their crew exploration vehicles. The you will get to build your very own Crew Exploration Vehicle with your family. Once designed and built, your CEV will be put through our very own "splashdown test" to see whether it is up to the task! This program is geared towards families with children 12 and under and no registration is required.

July Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Monday, July 1st through Monday, July 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.

Mission SpaceCRAFT

Tuesday, July 2nd - Story Room - 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join us Tuesday afternoons during the Children's Summer Reading Club between 3:00 - 4:00 PM to make a different space-themed craft each week! Small children may need help. No registration needed.
 
Week 5: Solar system mobile

Kids Indoor Carnival

Saturday, July 6th - Meeting Rooms AB - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Step right up to the Morley Library Indoor Carnival! We have something for everyone folks:  ring toss, glitter tattoos, silly photo ops, and popcorn! If you're up for a mind-bending mystery, try our rubber ducky prize station! If you’re tired of the heat, bugs, and humidity come on down and enjoy a morning of old-fashioned fun. We’ll have snacks, activities and games galore, and all for FREE! All ages welcome, and no registration needed.

Mission SpaceCRAFT

Tuesday, July 9th - Story Room - 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join us Tuesday afternoons during the Children's Summer Reading Club between 3:00 - 4:00 PM to make a different space-themed craft each week! Small children may need help. No registration needed.
 
Week 6: Space shuttle

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

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

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

Space Ranger Training

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

Do you think you have what it takes to be a space ranger? Decode alien messages, test your precision with bowling, and complete other missions. Families with children 12 and under are asked to join us to receive their certification as a space ranger. No registration is needed.

Baby Craft

Tuesday, July 16th - Project Room - 10:30 - 11:00 AM

For babies age 0-1.  Enjoy a free half hour art session with baby and create a keepsake for when your little one isn’t so little anymore!  Fake your own moon landing and, as evidence, show your baby’s footprints on the moon! 

Registration is required and begins two weeks before the program on Tuesday, July 2nd. Please register your baby's name only.

Mission SpaceCRAFT

Tuesday, July 16th - Story Room - 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join us Tuesday afternoons during the Children's Summer Reading Club between 3:00 - 4:00 PM to make a different space-themed craft each week! Small children may need help. No registration needed.
 
Week 7: Moon phase spinners

The LAST Day of the Children's Summer Reading Club!

Friday, July 19th

Don't forget--today is the LAST DAY of the Children's Summer Reading Club: Libraries Rock! All tickets for the prize drawing need to be turned into the prize containers on the Children's floor by 5:00 pm. The prize drawing will take place during the week of July 22nd and all winners will be contacted by phone. Good luck and thanks for reading with Morley Library this summer!

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

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

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

Miss Barbara

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