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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Dog Man Trivia

Show off your knowledge of all things Dog Man in this virtual trivia event!  Join fans on Zoom to see who can answer the most correct questions. Sign up here.

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Play Quiplash on Zoom!

Grab your phone and meet up with us on Zoom to play Quiplash! Quiplash is a funny virtual board game where the “best” answer to the question gets the most points. “Best” may be subjective - it depends on the other players’ votes! Sign up here or by phone. Ages 12-17.

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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.

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Quarantine Squares

It's time to play The Hollywood Squares! This is a game based on the simple game of tic, tac, toe. Contestants will be challenged with trivia questions related to a different movie each month. Movies will be available on Hoopla. So move over Peter Marshall, and join Jess for a fun "quarantine approved" game. 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.

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.

Each bundle includes 5-10 books for beginning or chapter book readers based on some of our favorite themes--like Potty Humor Classics, Mo Willems All Day, Fairy Friends, and more. Request a themed bundle here or by calling the Children’s Desk at 440-933-8917.

Teen BiblioBox!

Get your very own library version of those trendy subscription boxes right here at the Library! Each monthly box will be tailored to your interests. Register online by September 10 here. Ages 12-17.

Curbside Crafters

* Request a bag when you arrive at the library by calling the Curbside Desk at 440-933-8128. One per child, per week, while supplies last.

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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!

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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+.

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 Wednesdays at 9am starting September 9, September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, December 9 and December 30.

 

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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Magic Tree House Book Club

Can’t get enough Jack & Annie?  Join Ms. Nicole to play a couple online games and talk to other fans of the series. Register for the book discussion and check out a copy of the book beginning Monday, August 24. Grades 1-3.

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Book Worms Book Club

Let’s have some silly fun and discuss our favorite pranks! Register for the book discussion and check out a copy of the book beginning Monday, September 21. Grades 4-6.

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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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