ALPL AT HOME

Virtual Activities & Games

Children

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StoryTime @ Home

Join the Children’s staff on the ALPL YouTube channel each week for a quick story and rhyme at home. Accompanying craft bags will be available for pickup through our Curbside Service each Monday beginning at 10am. All ages. One craft bag/child/week.

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Baby Bounces with Ms. Kim

Join Ms. Kim on the ALPL YouTube channel to learn a couple of new fingerplays & lapsits to do with your baby.

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Scavenger Hunt

The Children’s Department has put together monthly scavenger hunts outside the library building.  Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet from the box outside the south door or print one here.

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Teen Events on Discord!

If you would like to join our Discord server and participate in our events, apply for an invite code via our Google form here.

The server will mostly be on read-only while we’re not holding events, but a suggestion channel will be available for your ideas.

Adults

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Lakeshore Writers Group

Local Writer Kathryn Eyring hosts aspiring writers and authors to virtually meet and share their work on a monthly basis.  Sign up here to join us anytime.

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Discover Your Past

Have you found yourself researching your family history lately? Join our virtual sessions with genealogists and learn new researching skills. Sign up here.

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Tech Tuesdays

Get up close and personal with technology. Computer expert Maxx Mittlestadt demonstrates important technology skills and encourages students learn and get more comfortable with the new tools. Sign up here.

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Storytelling Hour

Who doesn’t love a great story, told by a pro?  The Storytellers of WRAPPS (Western Reserve Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling) will tell original stories on themes every month. Sign up here.

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Learning for Savvy Seniors

Experts present topics of interest for seniors or their caregivers.  Sign up here.

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Stitch Niche

Bring out your knitting or crocheting project and enjoy the virtual company of fellow needlework enthusiasts. Presenter Valerie Dillard and guests will answer your questions and help you along. Sign up here.

Book and Activity Kits

Children

Each bag includes great picture books to read aloud, music options, extension activities, and craft ideas that you can do at home. Themes include Wild Animals, Kindness Counts, Pets on Parade, and more.  Request a bag here or call the Children’s Desk at 440-933-8917.

The Children’s Department staff loves to put together bundles of books for any age reader or listener!  These bundles can be picked up through our Curbside Service or at the Holds Window.  To request a bundle, call the department at 933-8917 or use one of the online forms below.

I Just Need Some Books! Fill out the form to give us some basic info, then come pick up a bag of books, videos, or other materials.

DIY Story Time Bags Each bag includes 5-7 great picture books to read aloud and a handout with suggestions for music, extension activities, and craft suggestions that you can do at home.  Choose a theme on the form.

Themed Bundles 5-10 books for beginning readers or chapter books based on some of our favorite themes.  Choose a theme on the form.

Family Read Alouds Each book includes a reading & activity guide to help make the book more fun and meaningful.  Choose a title on the form.

Each kit includes one of our favorite chapter book read-alouds as well as a reading & activity guide to help make the book more fun and meaningful.  Request a title here or by calling the Children’s Desk at 440-933-8917.

Curbside Crafters

* Request a bag when you arrive at the library by calling the Curbside Desk at 440-933-8128. One per person, per week, while supplies last. May require general supplies like glue, markers, or pencils from home.

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Winter Break Crafts

December 7-23 (as supplies last)

Stop by Curbside Service to pick up a salt dough craft kit to construct with your child over winter break. Kits include flour, salt, sparkly decorations, and a handout with instructions and pictures to inspire your creations. One kit per child while supplies last.

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Teen Take and Make Crafts

Ages 12-17 

 We provide most of the material you need, with remaining needs listed. Craft instructions will go live with a link to the youtube video when it’s time to pick them up. Sign up ahead of time here to let us know you want to make a craft!

Paper-Crafting

Paper Crafting TAKE and MAKE

Fashion a TAKE and MAKE pop up card at home.  Pick up a paper crafting kit with project supplies and instructions included. Sign up here. Ages 13+.

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Family Story Time at Home

Geared toward ages 2-6

Crafts to accompany the virtual Family Story Time at Home program are available for pickup at the Holds Window or through Curbside Service beginning each Monday at 10am while supplies last throughout the week.  Watch the story & rhyme on the ALPL YouTube channel then pick up the craft to continue the fun! One craft bag/child/week through November 20.

Take Home Science Bags

Experiment, explore and create! Come inside (to the Holds window), or use curbside service to pick up materials for hands-on science and art activities you can do at home. Activities may require you to provide general supplies like glue, tape and scissors. One per child, per week, while supplies last.

Take Home Science Starters

These activities are designed for children ages 3-5, aided by an adult. You may need to provide general supplies like glue, tape and scissors.

Bags will be available every other Thursday at 9am, starting, September 3, September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12, December 3, December 17.

Jr. Tree House Club

 (Ages 6 & 7)
Bags will be available every other Thursday at 9am, starting September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12, December 3, December 17.

 

Tree House Club

Tree House Club (Ages 8-11)
Bags will be available every other Thursday at 9am, starting September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12, December 3, December 17.

 

Kids Science!

60 Second Science

Learn some incredible facts about the world around us. All in 60 seconds! Click Here

Sidewalk STEAM

Looking for something to do outside? Have fun and learn along the way! Follow the signs and arrows that lead to our outdoor sidewalk chalk activity! Weather permitting. All ages.

 

Virtual Book Discussions

Spirits with a Twist

Stories with an unexpected turn, glass of wine optional.  We will meet using Zoom, details will be emailed to you when you register. Both books are also available on Hoopla.

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Tea Time Book Club

Join us for friendly discussion about a great book via Zoom. Books for the following month are available at the Information desk. Quantities are limited.

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Cuppas and Coppers

Sit down and enjoy a “cuppa”(British slang for a cup of coffee or tea) while discussing books by British authors featuring "coppers" from various walks of life. Meetings will be held via zoom. So if you fancy a cuppa, come and join us.

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Family Book Discussion

Read the book together as a family then get ready for the biggest trivia competition of the year….adults vs. kids for bragging rights and boxes of Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans to be picked up curbside. Register for the book discussion and check out a copy of the book beginning Monday, October 19. All ages.

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