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April 24, 2024

Head to the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library Main Downtown branch Wednesdays for homework help, games and more!

Fun, Winter Library Activities

Cozy up inside your local library for a good time with the kids.

While cold temps have us screaming for warm coffee, our kids can enjoy some fun winter library activities. Roundup the kiddos and head to your local library branch for weekly and weekend indoor, educational fun!

Editor’s Note: Check websites for up-to-date information due to COVID-19 cancellations and more; some events require advanced registration. 


Winter Library Activities Day by Day


Kids Activity Days; Deer Park Branch; 4020 E Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, Oh;
8 – 9 a.m.; Mondays are kids’ activity days! Each week of the month will has a special theme:

  • First Monday: Art
  • Second Monday: Craft
  • Third Monday: Science
  • Fourth Monday: Lego Day
  • Fifth Monday (if applicable): Craft Stew


Tale to Tails; North Central Branch; 11109 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, Oh;
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; register; Read a story aloud to registered therapy dog, Lucy!

West End Chess Club; West End Branch, 805 Ezzard Charles Drive, Cincinnati, Oh;
4 – 5 p.m.; Your little gamer can learn, practice and sharpen her gaming skills with this fun and educational chess club.


Kinderbridge; Green Township Branch, 6525 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, Oh;
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.; Kiddos ages 4 – 6 can get Kindergarten-ready with engaging stories, songs and hands-on STEM activities.

(Real) Face Time; Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library Downtown Main Branch, 800 Vine St., Cincinnati, Oh;
3 – 5 p.m.; Have a virtual learner or home-schooler who needs a change of atmosphere? Head to the library every Wednesday to hang out, play games and get homework help, too!



Lego Crew; Madeira Branch; 7200 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, Oh;
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.; Let the kids get creative as they imagine and design! Kids ages 6 – 12 can build with LEGOs at the library.

Winter Science Experiments; Cold Spring Branch CCPL, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Ky;
4 – 5 p.m.; register; Kids can channel their inner scientist and create fun science experiments inspired by the winter snow, ice and weather.



Family Playdate; Mount Healthy Branch; 7608 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, Oh;
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; register; Watch the little play, sing, dance and hear stories from a librarian while you chit-chat with other grown-ups over a hot cup of coffee!


Winter Crafts; Cold Spring Branch CCPL, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Ky;
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; register; Create masterpieces and memories inspired by a winter wonderland with your little ones!

Build-a-Bot; Newport Branch CCPL, 901 E 6th St., Newport, Ky;
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; register; Build a mini robot that actually moves.


Wave Foundation: African Penguin; Scheben Branch BCPL, 8899 US-42, Union, Ky;
2 p.m.; register; Kids can get an up-close and personal look at a penguin and learn a whole lot about it, too!

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About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.