Parent Resources

Parents can also bring their child to visit the Youth Services Department, to experience and participate in:

Activities and Programs: Group story times, introduction to library resources, and school tours available by appointment.

Art Lab: Art Lab is an art studio offering engaging workshops, story times and activities especially designed to give children and their caregivers the opportunity to experiment with different materials and techniques.

BeanstackBooks are handpicked by librarians and then matched to each kid’s interests.

Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library: Our staff has been trained to implement a new ALA approved approach to storytimes, utilizing “five basic early literacy skills” to help young children learn to read.

The Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award: This award is given biennially by the Cleveland Public Library to honor excellence in the field of biography for children.

Studio 470: The purpose of Studio 470 is to gently guide youth as they have fun, learn/engage in the creative process in a safe, comfortable environment, with nurturing, creative Youth Services staff. Studio 470 hours: Monday – Friday 3:30-5:30 p.m.