Storytime

Storytime is now available to watch or listen.

Virtual Storytime

Library staff, community partners, and local celebrities recorded children’s books to help families introduce their children to the joys of reading.

Dial-A-Story

Dial-a-story allows children to explore books using their imagination by calling to hear a recording of classic children’s stories, jokes and poetry. To listen to a story, dial 216-777-6500

Storytime at CPL

You can still enjoy storytime with your favorite neighborhood branch’s children’s librarian. Out of precaution, storytime’s are being online via Zoom. Call your local branch for dates and times.

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  • Once Upon A Family Storytime

    Jefferson
    Saturday, December 03 | 11 am

     Join us in the newly re-imagined Jefferson Branch for a story time for all ages. Stories, crafts, songs and more to celebrate the tales that delight all of us.

  • Wee Read & Play Storytime

    Union
    Saturday, December 03 | 11 am

    Continue to develop your toddler's language and social skills through stories, active songs, rhymes, and time for play. 

  • Good Morning, Glenville!

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, December 05 | 11 am

    Start your week off right with us on Zoom for a digital storytime filled with songs, picturebooks, finger-rhymes, and fun!

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Carnegie West
    Wednesday, December 07 | 10:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Online Event
    Wednesday, December 07 | 11 am

    Storytimes for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include songs, activities, and rhymes designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten. 

  • Preschool Storytime (3-5)

    Sterling
    Wednesday, December 07 | 11:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Family Circle Time

    South
    Thursday, December 08 | 5 pm

     Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays during our family story circle. 

  • Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5)

    Glenville
    Friday, December 09 | 11 am

    Storytimes for preschoolers ages 3 – 5 include songs, activities, and rhymes designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten. 

  • Once Upon a Cuento

    South
    Saturday, December 10 | 11 am

    Join us for our bilingual Storytime in English and Spanish! Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in both languages. 

    Únase a nosotros para nuestro cuento bilingue en Inglés y Español! Disfrute de historias, canciones y rimas en ambos idiomas.

  • Good Morning, Glenville!

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, December 12 | 11 am

    Start your week off right with us on Zoom for a digital storytime filled with songs, picturebooks, finger-rhymes, and fun!

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Carnegie West
    Wednesday, December 14 | 10:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Preschool Storytime (3-5)

    Sterling
    Wednesday, December 14 | 11:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Family Circle Time

    South
    Thursday, December 15 | 5 pm

     Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays during our family story circle. 

  • Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5)

    Glenville
    Friday, December 16 | 11 am

    Storytimes for preschoolers ages 3 – 5 include songs, activities, and rhymes designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten. 

  • Good Morning, Glenville!

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, December 19 | 11 am

    Start your week off right with us on Zoom for a digital storytime filled with songs, picturebooks, finger-rhymes, and fun!

  • Preschool Storytime (3-5)

    Online Event presented by Sterling
    Wednesday, December 21 | 11:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Family Circle Time

    South
    Thursday, December 22 | 5 pm

     Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays during our family story circle. 

  • Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5)

    Glenville
    Friday, December 23 | 11 am

    Storytimes for preschoolers ages 3 – 5 include songs, activities, and rhymes designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten. 

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Carnegie West
    Wednesday, December 28 | 10:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Preschool Storytime (3-5)

    Sterling
    Wednesday, December 28 | 11:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.