ALPL AT HOME
Virtual Activities & Games
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
* 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.
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.
Teen Take and Make Crafts
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 TAKE and MAKE
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.
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.
Virtual Book Discussions
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.