May - August 2023

Tots & Tales Mondays 5/1, 5/8, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 10 AM This storytime, for children 18 months to 4 years, is a great stepping stone from Babypalooza. We'll read books, sing songs, and even get some of those wiggles out. You won't want to miss the fun! Babypalooza Thursdays, 5/4, 5/11, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 10 AM Join us on Thursdays for this short and lively program for babies (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers. Babypalooza is a great way to introduce baby to the world of stories using songs, rhymes, and lap bounces. Family Storytime Wednesday, 5/17, 10:30 AM Wednesdays, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 11:30 AM Join Miss Maggie in the Children's Department to read stories, sing songs, perform fingerplays, and more! Do U Dino? Tuesday, June 6, 3 PM It's a lesson, an activity, and a scientist-led video from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History featuring scientists and dino experts! Do U dino? Yes, I do! This program is for ages 8 - 11. Registration is required. Composting: Children's Edition Thursday, June 8, 6 PM Discovering Bees: Children's Edition Monday, June 12, 6:30 PM Backyard Birds: Children's Edition Monday, June 19, 6:30 PM Backyard Chickens: Children's Edition Thursday, June 22, 6 PM Tummy Time Art - Fourth of July Friday, June 23, 10 AM Make Fourth of July art with your baby! We'll try to stay clean, but please dress for a mess. For ages birth to 18 months. Registration is required. Baby Sensory Time Saturday, July 15, 10 AM Bring your baby for some sensory fun! Please dress for a mess! For ages birth to 18 months. Registration is required Farming Fun with Schriver Farms Monday, July 17, 11 AM Angela Schriver of Schriver Family Farms will provide children with an educational, hands-on look into the exciting world of farming. Stuffed Animal Camp Out Thursday, July 20, 6 PM Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a camp out at the Library! Stay for a story time, then pick your stuffed animal up in the morning. We'll share the fun they had overnight! For ages 3 - 6. CHILDREN'S First Lady Tea Party Saturday, May 27, 12 PM What would it be like if First Ladies Julia Grant, Ida McKinley, and Florence Harding gossiped over afternoon tea? Join actresses from Women In History Ohio as they bring these powerful women to life and "spill the tea" on the First Ladies' childhoods, marriages, and accomplishments. Come with your pinkies out because we will serve a tea-house-style lunch. Join us at the Grafton Township Hall, 17109 Avon Belden Road, Grafton. Touch-a-Truck Saturday, June 3, 10 AM Check out our Touch-a-Truck event to kick off our Summer Reading Program! This is a unique, interactive outdoor event that allows children to climb on, explore, and discover their favorite vehicles! Stop by to check out the trucks and register for Summer Reading! For children with sensory sensitivities, we will have a silent hour from 10 AM to 11 AM, with no honking of any horns allowed. Nature Walk at Sheldon Woods Tuesday, June 6, 10 AM Krystalyn, a naturalist from the Lorain County Metro Parks, will lead families through the Indian Hollow Reservation at Sheldon Woods, 38744 Parsons Road, Grafton, Ohio 44044. Storywalk Tuesday, July 11, 4 PM Join Miss Maggie at the Lorain County Metro Parks at Sheldon Woods for a beautiful nature walk, and a fun story to read along the way. Tea Rex Party Saturday, June 17, 1 PM Cretaceous and gracious! Join us for a story, drinks, treats, and games. Come dressed for a tea party, as a dinosaur, or both. FAMILY GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY MAY - AUGUST 2023 9 Registration begins 4/19. Most programs require registration unless noted. Registration begins 4/19. Registration is not required unless noted. ALL TOGETHER LEARNING These "Children's Edition" programs are offered while parents are listening to a program downstairs. Children are welcome to come up to Youth Services for a story and a craft on the same topic. This program is for children ages 5 - 8. Children ages 3 - 4 are welcome with an older sibling. Registration is required. Be Our Guest, Princess Belle! Saturday, July 8, 2 PM Princess Belle invites you to be her guest at the Grafton-Midview Public Library for an hour of singing songs, dancing, and of course, reading stories!