At Home Activities


Family Storytime at Home

Join the Children’s staff on the ALPL YouTube channel each Monday at 10am starting January 18 for a quick story and rhyme at home.

Baby Rhymes & Signs

Join Ms. Kim on the ALPL YouTube channel every fourth Monday at 10am to learn a couple simple rhymes or ASL signs to do with your baby.

Scavenger Hunt

Put on your thinking caps for the monthly scavenger hunt. Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet from the south door box or print one at the link down below.


Spring Break Magic at Home

Join magicians from Zap Entertainment on the ALPL YouTube channel starting April 5 for step-by-step magic trick instructions. Register and pickup an optional supply kit beginning March 29. Instructional handouts can be downloaded and printed by clicking the link here. Videos will be available until April 30.



T(w)eens (12-17)

Virtual Events on Discord!

What Are You Reading?

Share what you’re reading currently and get personalized recommendations.

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Mental Health Mondays

We want to make sure you’re feeling OK. Lisa Goodwin from LCADA will answer your questions and help you through any stuff you have going on.

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Dungeons and Dragons Brainstorm Session

Now is a fantastic time to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons, or continue playing with us!

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Discover Your Past

Join our virtual sessions with genealogists and learn new researching skills.


Stitch Niche

Bring out your knitting or crocheting project and enjoy the virtual company of fellow needlework enthusiasts.


Lakeshore Writers Group

Local Writer Kathryn Eyring hosts aspiring writers and authors to virtually meet and share their work.


Gentle Yoga Series

Touch down and pamper yourself with yoga instructor Marcia Camino from the comfort of your own home.


Trivia Night! I Know That Song

Artists, songs, lyrics, albums, you know ‘em! Or, try to guess correctly with the clues provided. We’ve got a non-trivial music collection that is rivaled by few libraries and we hope you want
to check it out.


Trivia Night! I know that Library

Match your knowledge with others about libraries in general, and Avon Lake Public Library in particular! Even if you don’t know all the answers, you will have fun guessing and learning about your Library.


Cut the Cord 2021

Is it possible to save money and have more choice by cutting your cable TV subscription?  ALPL’s experts will give you the latest updates on the state of streaming.


Trivia Night! I Know That Movie

Do you know movies? Have fun with this trivia challenge to identify movies, characters, and those memorable quotes and scenes that pepper our discourse. It may inspire you to dig deeper into our very deep video collection.


Download Our Winter Guide

Download a print a physical copy of our winter guide here filled with all of our virtual programs! Check out our special 90th Anniversary articles by clicking here and celebrate all things Avon Lake Public Library.

Book and Activity Kits

These bundles can be picked up through our Curbside Service or at the Holds Window.

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 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!

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.

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

Kids Clubs by Mail!

Pokemon Club

Ages 5+

Registration open:  January 1-20
Kits mailed the week of January 25

We miss seeing all those Pokemon cards at the library too! Register below to receive your own Pokemon activity pages, a guide to playing the game with your family, as well as a craft to do at home and a few mystery cards to add to your collection. 

Baby-Sitter’s Club

Ages 8-12

Registration open:  February 1-20
Kits mailed the week of February 22

Are you in love with Ann M. Martin’s Baby-Sitter’s Club series, the updated graphic novels, or the Netflix series? Receive your own membership card, a guide to babysitting, and a quiz to help you figure out your own babysitting style, suggestions from Kristy & crew, and a craft.

Dogman by Mail

Ages 7-11

Registration deadline:  March 1-20
Kits mailed the week of March 22

Receive a Dogman quiz that you can use to test the knowledge of friends and family, along with guides that show you how to draw your favorite Dogman characters, new colored pencils, and a blank comic book that you can use to create your own Dogman story.

Bibliobox for Teens!

Get your very own ALPL subscription box!

Pick up your personally tailored box at the Library each month. Your box contains a library book, a book for you to keep, a bookmark, and a snack.

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. Bags will be available every other Thursday at 9 am, starting January 7, January 21, February 4, February 18, March 4, March 18, April 8, and April 22. 


Wee Science Starters

Ages 3-5


JR. Tree house Club

Ages 6 & 7

tree house club

Tree house Club

Ages 8-11.

Kids Science

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.

60-Second Science

Got A Minute? Learn Something New About The World Around You. All In 60 Seconds!

Curbside Crafters

May require general supplies from home. Reserve your craft kit, and we will notify you when your craft is ready for pick up. Craft kits can be picked up through our curbside service or in-person at the Holds window.


Family Story Time at Home Crafts

Ages 2-6

Watch the weekly story on the ALPL YouTube channel, then pick up a craft bag each Monday at 10am starting January 18. One per person, per week, while supplies last.

Request a bag when you arrive at the library by calling the Curbside Desk at 440-933-8128. No sign-up necessary.

Colored balls of hydrogel in child's palms. Sensory experiences

Sensory Creations

All Ages

Receive supplies and instructions for some of our favorite all-inclusive, all ages sensory activities. Monthly, sign up starting 1st of the month, pick up the week of the 15th.

Sign up by clicking on the link below to reserve your kit, and join us on YouTube for an awesome craft. We provide most of the materials you need, with remaining needs listed.

Have you ever wanted to make your own sourdough starter, mulled wine, or homemade cheese? Register online, and pick up one of our food project kits. Each bag contains instructions, ingredients, and/or tools.

Our take-home kit includes coloring designs based on works by known artists, a colored pencil set, an art-themed activity, and suggested reading and viewing.

Reserve your monthly kit, and design a pop-up slider card for all occasions…birthday, anniversary, and thank you. Cardstock and instructions included.

Light Up Winter Reading Challenge 

Bring a little light to your winter! Participate in the ALPL Winter Reading Challenge simply by reading or listening to something that makes you happy. Print out a log from or pick one up at the Library, and track your reading at home. When you complete 30 days of reading, show your log at the Holds Window or at our Curbside Service to receive your own reading light and continue the fun after dark! One reading light per participant, while supplies last.

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 Libby.

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.

Cuppas and Coppers

Sit down and enjoy a “cuppa” while discussing books by British authors featuring "coppers" from various walks of life. So if you fancy a cuppa, come and join us.

Book in a Bag

Looking for the perfect activity to get through the pandemic? Try our newest book club! Book in a Bag is as easy as 1-2-3. 

Beginning Reader Book Club

Grades K-2

Buzz and his trusty super Fly Guy rescue school lunch in this Ted Arnold classic. Ms. Carol will lead a few buzz-worthy online games and a discussion of all things Fly Guy. Register  beginning Thursday, February 18.

Magic Tree House Book Discussion

Grades 1-3

Can’t get enough of 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 Friday, January 15.