Avon Lake Public Library

32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org

Summer reading

“Read 20 in 2020,” the summer reading challenge runs now through Aug. 31. The program is available for all ages and allows readers to set their own monthly summer reading goals. Participants can choose to: read or listen to 20 books each month; read or listen to 20 hours each month; or read or listen to 20 minutes per day for 20 days each month. When participants reach these goals, success can be logged from home using the forms you can download or by calling the library (Children, 440-933-8917; adults & teens, 440-933-8127). Those who log completed goals will be awarded prizes through our curbside services or entered into a prize drawing. Prize selections are found within the forms.

Curbside pickup

Place a hold, park and pick up your materials from the library. Please do not come to the library until you receive notification by text, email or phone call saying your hold is available. You can place a hold through the online catalog, by emailing info@alpl.org or by calling 440-933-8128. For children’s material bundles, email juvdesk@alpl.org or call 440-933-8917. Curbside pickup will operate during the following hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Bay Village Branch Library

502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392, cuyahogalibrary.org

Digital service

While the branch remains closed to the public, you can still connect online through the “Ask Us Online: service. You are encouraged to check out the “Digital Collection” eBooks, magazines, movies, music, quality children’s entertainment and learning resources, online learning platforms and more.

Fairview Park Branch Library

21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org

Curbside service

Curbside service is available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Staff will call customers when items placed on hold are available to schedule a pickup time. Customers should bring their library card (or have the library card number associated with the hold) and call the branch when they arrive in the parking lot for their scheduled pickup. The staff will then check out the materials and deliver them to your car.

North Olmsted Branch Library

27403 Lorain Road, 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org

Digital service

While the branch remains closed to the public, you can still connect online through the “Ask Us Online: service. You are encouraged to check out the “Digital Collection” eBooks, magazines, movies, music, quality children’s entertainment and learning resources, online learning platforms and more.

Rocky River Public Library

1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.

Weeklong event

Now through Saturday, Ms. Melisa of the Children’s Services Department will share a video on how to make a stone painting.

History talks

During this virtual presentation at 7 p.m. today, Leslie Cade, director of Museum Archives at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will present “Artists in Residence: Researching Local Artists at the Cleveland Museum of Art Archives.” Registration required.

Red Cross Bloodmobile

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “RockRiverLibrary” or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Virtual writing workshop

Explore place-based writing in this special story writing workshop presented by Christine Howey of Literary Cleveland at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Books and music

“Movin’ with Books and Music at Home” for children ages 4-6 will be held all day Monday. Miss Donna will lead this program of movement, music and books. Participants may pick up a packet prior to the program with directions and supplies.

Cooking with Gleeson

For students completing fourth through sixth grades, meet cookbook author Erin Gleeson and work alongside Ms. Heather virtually from home. Together make fried banana splits and create fizzy drinks. Participants should check out “The Forest Feast” by Erin Gleeson via Hoopla.

Join William Bailey for this online event at 7 p.m. Monday as he discusses “The Battle of Guadalcanal: Our First Land Victory in World War II.”

Dog walks and stories

“Dog Walks and Stories” is a weeklong event from Monday through July 4. Register for a kit to take home that will include some treats and swag for your dog. Walk around the library with your pooch.

Storytelling event

Join local story teller Lindsay Bonilla online all day Tuesday as she presents stories featuring fantastical creatures from around the world.

‘Smart Art’

“Smart Art” an online event for kindergarten through second-graders will be held all day Tuesday. Show your artistic talents as you learn how to create a fun art project.

Westlake Porter Public Library

27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org

Sing and dance

Join Miss Nancy on Zoom for “Let’s Sing and Dance” at 11 a.m. today.

STEAM challenge

“Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge” for first- and second-graders will be held online at 6 p.m. Thursday. Bags will be available for pickup at the library. Each bag contains mystery craft materials and a challenge card.

Pokemon Fun

A virtual Pokemon Fun will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Medicare ins and outs

“Medicare Ins and Outs Zoom Meeting” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Attend this informational program presentation by OSHIP. Participants must provide an email to receive a confirmation with details about how to join the meeting.

Chair dance

Join Tiffany Curtin for an online “Intro to Chair Dance” at 7:15 p.m. Monday. Wear clothing that is easy to move in and flat shoes, socks or barefoot. Participants must provide an email to receive login details.

Kinder Club

Pick up a packet for Kinder Club, for children ages 4-6, from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the library. Each bag contains four alphabet letter activities that will be featured weekly in the Kinder Club blog found on the library’s website and social media. If unable to pick up a packet at this time, call 440-250-5471 to arrange another pickup time.


A webinar titled “Storytelling in the Time of COVID: Networking and Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations” will be presented at 10 a.m. July 1. In cooperation with Candid, a panel of experts will explore creative approaches for organizations to use to make connections, tell their stories and raise funds in response to the COVID-10 pandemic.

Horror Film Club

The Horror Film Club returns for online viewing at 6:30 p.m. July 1. This month’s creepy classic stars Vincent Price as Robert Morgan, a lone survivor of a pandemic that turns everyone into vampires. The film club will meet using the video sharing site Watch2Gether. To participate, visit Https://bit.ly/2zaS36Z as early as 6 p.m. on the day of the program. There will be a link to take you to the site. You do not need an account with Watch2Gether to participate.

Lorain Public Library System


Avon Branch Library, 37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743; Domonkas Branch Library 4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410; and North Ridgeville Branch Library 35700 Bainbridge Road, North Ridgeville, 440-327-8326. These branch locations are now open with temporary hours from 1-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with an additional timeslot 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. In-person programs and book saves have been postponed.

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