Cuyahoga County Library System
Bay Village Branch Library
502 Cahoon Road
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road
North Olmsted Branch Library
27403 Lorain Road
The Cuyahoga County Public Library system is now open. The library strongly recommends that all customers wear masks when visiting. If a customer needs help on the computer or with any task that requires a staff person to come within 6 feet, a mask will be required. The library will provide a mask if one is needed. The first hour of each day from 9-10 a.m. Monday through Saturday will be designated for vulnerable, high-risk customers. Curbside/drive-through service at all branches will continue. “Imagine Your Story,” the summer reading program at the libraries, continues through Aug. 2. Register at cuyahogalibrary.org/srp. Each week during the summer reading program the library will present a different STEAM challenge you can try at home. At the North Olmsted Branch Library, summer lunch for children ages 18 and younger will be provided Monday through Friday from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. through Aug. 7. The free grab-and-go lunches are from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.
Lorain Public Library System
Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon
Domonkas Branch Library
4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake
North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road, North Ridgeville
These branch locations are open with temporary hours from 1-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with an additional time slot of noon-1 p.m. Monday through Saturday specifically for seniors and those immune compromised. Everyone will be required to wear a mask/face covering over both their mouth and nose for the duration inside the library. Contactless hold pickup will be available inside each branch as well. LEGO sets and Duplo sets by LEGO are circulating at each branch. These sets are loaned for a 21-day period with one renewal and no holds.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
The library plans to reopen at 9 a.m. July 13 for checkout and walkthrough browsing. To protect patrons and staff members, facial coverings will be required and there will be a limit of 50 patrons at any given time. Seating, computers, toys, meeting rooms and other services and attractions such as DiscoveryWorks will not be available during this first phase of reopening. Patrons who are not feeling well are asked to visit another day. Curbside service will continue.
Reading on Discord
Teens, join the library’s Discord service and participate in the events. Apply for an invited code via https://forms.gle/gqfxoTuNqhjVXq3EA. “What are you Reading?” will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. Share what you’re reading currently and get personalized recommendations from Gina.
Mental Health on Discord
Teen Space presents “Mental Health Mondays” at 2 p.m. this Monday. Lisa Goodwin from LCADA will be the guest. Apply for an invited code via https://forms.gle/gqfxoTuNqhjVXq3EA.
Jr. Tree House Club
DiscoveryWorks Jr. Tree House Club for ages 6-7 will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom. The topic is “Why Wash Your Hands?”
‘Cutting the Cord’
“Cutting the Cord” will be presented at 5 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom. Perplexed about computers and surviving in an increasingly digital world? Technology expert Maxx Mittlestadt will cover the options available for online streaming services and media.
Dungeons and Dragons
Teen Space presents “Dungeons and Dragons Brainstorm” on Discord at 3 p.m. July 15. Apply for an invited code via https://forms.gle/gqfxoTuNqhjVXq3EA. Gina wants to hear your input about what virtual RPG playing may look like.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
“Imagine Your Rocky River Story Writing Workshops” presented online at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and July 15. Explore place-based writing in this special virtual writing workshop series presented by Christine Howey of Literary Cleveland.
A Princeton Review free practice SAT for teens will be held online from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Take a free online full-length SAT practice test. Register at Https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/463950.
A weeklong “Outdoor Gallery” will be held Monday through July 18. Share a funny or heartwarming story about your COVID-19 experience or a piece of art that you created in response to the pandemic. All ages are welcome to participate.
Computer Breakfast Series
A virtual Computer Breakfast Series will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Join online at Livestream.com/rrpl for a discussion about social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). No registration.
Fantasy Book Club
The Fantasy Book Club, a children’s event, will be held online at 4 p.m. Monday. Join fellow Half Blood Campers in a book discussion of “The Lightning Thief” and fun Percy Jackson camp activities.
Ten Minute Tech Tips
Ten Minute Tech Tips for adults will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The topic is “Do You Really Need to Eject a Flash Drive Before Removing it?” Join online at Livestream.com/rrpl.
Streaming Story Spotlight
Streaming Story Spotlight for adults will be held online at 10 a.m. July 15. Visit the library’s YouTube channel to see Mary and Beth discuss the documentary “I Am Not Your Negro.” https://www.youtube.com/user/rockyriverlibrary/featured.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
“Calling Crafters” will be held all day Thursday. This adult-virtual craft class requires internet, email and a device to watch a webinar. You will need a glue stick and marker. Other materials provided. You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar and when to pick up materials.
“Are You a Nervous Interviewer?” will be held from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday. Join Cynthia Wilt via Zoom as she shares interviewing tips to help your present yourself with confidence. Attendees will receive a confirmation email with Zoom Instructions.
Hunger Games Book Club
The Hunger Games Book Club for teens and adults will meet online at 3 p.m. Tuesday. For this meeting, read “Catching Fire.” Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be emailed the day of the program.
The book discussion group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday online. This month’s title is “One Taste Too Many” by Debra H. Goldstein. Digital copies of the book are available on Hoopla. Participants will receive an email with a Zoom meeting invitation and instructions. For best results download the Zoom client or app onto your computer or mobile device, but you can also join via landline phone.
‘Stuffed Animal Adoption’
A “Stuffed Animal Adoption” will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 15. Drive by the tent in the parking lot south of the library building and take a tiny stuffed pet home with you while supplies last. This event is for children ages 8 and younger.