Mom Report: Best Story Times in Greater Cincinnati

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Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have you covered for story times and other special activities.

MidPointe Library

MidPointe Library has tons of story time opportunities and other engaging activities for all ages – some require registration, some do not. They have a sensory space, too! 

Family Story Time

Liberty – Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

Trenton – Tuesdays, 11 a.m.

West Chester – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.

Beaks and Talons presented by Raptor Inc.

Join in for a presentation featuring three live avian ambassadors. Learn about the adaptations which make birds of prey supreme hunters of the sky.

Trenton – February 14, 10:30 a.m.

Shakespurr’s Sensory Space

Visit Southwest Ohio’s first free and open to the public sensory space! All ages and abilities are welcome to join in for weekly drop-in sessions. This will be a safe space to learn and explore, with added therapeutic benefits.

Trenton – Mondays, 10:30 a.m.

 Visit MidPointeLibrary.org for details.

Kenton County Libraries 

Kenton County libraries in NKY have some great story times and fun programming to look forward to! 

Baby Music and Rhyme Wiggletime, ages 0 – 24 months.

Erlanger: Monday, 10 a.m.; Tuesday, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Covington: Thursday, 10 a.m.

William E. Durr: Wednesday 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 7 p.m.

Family Story Time, ages 0 months – 6 years old

Erlanger: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

Covington: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Toddler Story Time (for age 2)

Erlanger: Wednesday, 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Tiny Toddlers Story Time, ages 18 months – 2 years old 

William E. Durr: Wednesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5 years old

Covington: Tuesday, 10 a.m.

Music and Motion with Joel the Singing Librarian, ages 3 – 5 years old

William E. Durr: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.

Playart, ages 3 – 6

William E. Durr: Thursday, 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Visit kentonlibrary.org/events for more programs and details.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Cincinnati Public Libraries have you covered for all sorts of story times and events at various branches. There is everything from arts and crafts, to yoga and animal encounters!

CAC Homeschool Wednesdays, ages 6 – 12 years old (Register)

Cheviot Branch (register): Wednesday, February 12, 12 -1 p.m.  Join the Contemporary Arts Center for a special workshop designed specifically for homeschool families. Stop by the library to participate in hands-on art making, learn about contemporary artists and take home an extended learning sheet with tips and resources for building on what you’ve discovered. 

New Leaf Kitchen Cooking Class for Teens, ages 11 – 18 (Register)

Clifton Branch: Wednesday, February 12, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Join New Leaf Kitchen for a hands-on cooking demonstration.  Learn how to make a healthy, delicious treat!

2nd Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Party, grades 6 – 12 (Registration available)

Harrison Branch: Thursday February 13, 6 – 8 p.m. No Valentine for Valentine’s Day? Head down to the library for some cathartic and slightly destructive crafts, snacks and games. 

Third Annual Chocolate-Tasting, teens in grades 6 – 12 (Register)

Monfort Heights Branch, Thursday, February 13, 6 – 7 p.m. Sample chocolate flavors and treats from around the globe! Supplies are limited.

Cards and Letters to our Troops

Greenhills Branch: Monday, February 17, 3 – 5 p.m. As part of Random Acts of Kindness Week beginning Feb. 17, visit the Greenhills Branch Library each day between 3 and 5 p.m. to make a card or letter for deployed soldiers overseas. They accept completed cards or letters at any time during the week, too; the non-profit group Hugs for Soldiers is facilitating: hugsforsoldiers.org/cards-and-letters. Keep messages upbeat and positive; do not include date; pictures and stories encouraged! 

Magic Show!

Corryville Branch: Monday, February 17, 3 – 4 p.m. Join in for an hour of magic with magician Terry Francis! 

Visit cincinnatilibrary.evanced.info/signup/List for more programs and details.

There are tons more places in Greater Cincinnati and NKY that offer great story times and activities, too: 

Head to our award-winning Things to Do calendar for more library events and fun!

Susie lives in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati with her husband and three kids. She has a 5-year-old, 3-year-old and a 14 month baby! Together, they like to explore new things in Cincinnati as well as favorite places like Summit Park and Sharon Woods. Susie is a former high school teacher and now a stay-at-home mom. She also enjoys running, being outside, spending time with family and friends, road tripping, participating in her church's activities and drinking coffee.

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