Early Literacy Activities for Families | Fall 2022


Storytimes should be enjoyed by all. Children of all abilities and their families are invited to enjoy a fun-filled storytime in a caring environment where diverse-abilities are respected and supported. Sessions are designed for ages 3 – 7 but all are welcome. Each event includes giveaways for each family while supplies last. Space is limited and registration is required. 

Questions? Call (216) 623-7114

This program is funded by a grant from Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. 

Storytime with Sign Stage Cleveland 

Bill Morgan of Sign Stage Cleveland will read and teach signs for Green Eggs and Ham.   

Saturday, September 24 | 11 am
Glenville Branch

Storytime with North Pointe Ballet

Ballet and dance are for everyone!  Enjoy a ballet and dance themed storytime and meet a dancer from North Pointe Ballet. 

Saturday, October 8 | 11 am
Fulton Branch

Storytime with Tender Touch Equine Mini Horses 

Join us for an animal-themed storytime, then enjoy meeting and petting mini horses from Tender Touch Equine.

Saturday, October 29 | 11 am – 12:30pm
Rice Branch


Together, enjoy a literacy-based program featuring engaging, once-a-week lessons for children based on the Ohio Department of Education Learning Standards. Parents are provided with research-based tips that support learning opportunities at home. Enrolled families receive free materials and books to support at-home learning. 

Sessions are offered online via Zoom or in-person at select library branch locations.  Morning and afternoon sessions are available.  Space is limited. Registration is required. Questions? Call (216) 623-7114 

Beginner Academy 

For scholars ages 3 – 4 and their caregivers. The scholar must be 3 years old by the start of the academy. 

Transitional Academy

For children ages 4 – 6 who will be entering Kindergarten by Fall 2023 and their caregivers.

0-3: Read to Me

Literacy begins at birth and every caregiver can learn and use simple, research-based techniques to build language and literacy skills right from the start. Beginning this fall, we’re launching and building a new collection of programs and events designed especially for children from birth to age 3 and caregivers. Questions? Call (216) 623-7114

CPL Violin Program

Welcoming scholars in grades 3-5 to learn to play the violin and the beauty of its music.

Rice Branch & Langston Hughes Branch
Days & Times May Vary
Register by calling 216-902-4906 or 216-623-7114