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Connecting for Kids is pleased to partner with local libraries to cross-promote their programming for children with special needs and their families.To learn more about a library partner, click the name below.


Adapted storytimes are offered at the following ASCPL branches:

  • Northwest Akron Branch, 1720 Shatto Ave., Akron 1-330-643-4702 (map)
  • Ellet Branch, 2470 E. Market St., Akron 1-330-784-2019 (map)

Website: akronlibrary.org
Registration: Use the registration links below or contact the library branches directly.

Show programs from Akron-Summit County Public Library only.



Address: 32649 Electric Blvd. (map)
Phone: 1-440-933-8917
Website: alpl.org
Registration: Use the registration links below or contact the library directly.

Show programs from Avon Lake Public Library only.



Adapted storytimes are offered at the following CCPL branches:

  • Middleburg Heights Branch, 16699 Bagley Rd., 1-440-234-3600 (map)
  • North Royalton Branch, 5071 Wallings Rd., 1-440-237-3800 (map)
  • Parma Branch, 6996 Powers Blvd., 1-440-885-5362 (map)
  • Parma-Snow Branch, 2121 Snow Rd., 1-216-661-4240 (map)
  • Solon Branch, 34125 Portz Pkwy., 1-440-248-8777 (map)

Website: cuyahogalibrary.org
Registration: Use the registration links below or contact the library branches directly.

Show programs from Cuyahoga County Public Library only.



Adapted storytimes are offered at the following EPLS branches:

  • Beginning Summer 2018 - Central Branch, 320 Washington Ave., 1-440-322-0287 (Youth Services) (map)
  • Beginning Fall 2018 - West River Branch, 1194 W River Rd. N., 1-440-324-2270 (map)

Website: elyria.lib.oh.us
Registration: Use the registration links below or contact the library branches directly.

Show programs from Elyria Public Library System only.



Adapted storytimes are offered at the following LPLS branches:

  • Avon Branch, 37485 Harvest Drive, Avon, OH 44011, 1-440-934-4743 (map)

Website: lorainpubliclibrary.org
Registration: Use the registration links below or contact the library branches directly.

Show programs from Lorain Public Library System only.



Address: 15425 Detroit Ave. (map)
Phone: 1-216-226-8275 ext. 140 (Youth Services Desk)
Website: lakewoodpubliclibrary.org
Registration: Use the links below (the library does not accept registration by phone).

Show programs from Lakewood Public Library only.



Address: 1600 Hampton Rd. (map)
Phone: 1-440-333-7610
Website: rrpl.org
Registration: Use the registration links below or contact the library directly.

Show programs from Rocky River Public Library only.



Address: 27333 Center Ridge Rd. (map)
Phone: 1-440-250-5471 (Youth Services Desk)
Website: westlakelibrary.org
Registration: Use the registration links below or contact the library directly.

Show programs from Westlake Porter Public Library only.


    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library, Northwest Akron Branch, 1720 Shatto Ave.
    • 9
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend, but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    • 1
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend, but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library, Northwest Akron Branch, 1720 Shatto Ave.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend, but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2121 Snow Rd.
    Register

    Join us for a Sensory Movie event, where the sound is lower and the lights are brighter, and where talking, singing and moving is perfectly acceptable! P.A.L.S. Sensory Movie programs are especially for people on the autism spectrum and/or with special needs (and their families), or for anyone who prefers this type of movie watching environment. Light snacks and covered beverages are welcome.

    P.A.L.S. stands for Programs for All Lives, a year-long series of adapted programs created especially for customers with special needs. P.A.L.S. is open to everyone, and is appropriate for anyone comfortable with adapted programming.

    For more information about this event (including the movie title), please contact the Parma-Snow Branch at 216-661-4240.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • North Royalton Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 5071 Wallings Rd.
    • 8
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 7
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Westlake Porter Public Library.

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library, Ellet Branch, 2470 E. Market St.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Avon Branch of the Lorain Public Library System, 37485 Harvest Dr.
    • 8
    Register

    Designed for children with special needs and their families, this fun and engaging music program is conducted by a board-certified music therapist from MTEC, the Music Therapy Enrichment Center. Caregivers will be given musical tools to use with their children outside of class.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Lorain Public Library System.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Rd.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Rocky River Public Library.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library, Northwest Akron Branch, 1720 Shatto Ave.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    • 5
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library, Northwest Akron Branch, 1720 Shatto Ave.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2121 Snow Rd.
    Register

    Join us for a Sensory Movie event, where the sound is lower and the lights are brighter, and where talking, singing and moving is perfectly acceptable! P.A.L.S. Sensory Movie programs are especially for people on the autism spectrum and/or with special needs (and their families), or for anyone who prefers this type of movie watching environment. Light snacks and covered beverages are welcome.

    P.A.L.S. stands for Programs for All Lives, a year-long series of adapted programs created especially for customers with special needs. P.A.L.S. is open to everyone, and is appropriate for anyone comfortable with adapted programming.

    For more information about this event (including the movie title), please contact the Parma-Snow Branch at 216-661-4240.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.

    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.
    • 9
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Lakewood Public Library.

    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Elyria Public Library System, Central Branch, 320 Washington Ave.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Elyria Public Library System.

    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 9
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Westlake Porter Public Library.

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Avon Branch of the Lorain Public Library System, 37485 Harvest Dr.
    • 7
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Lorain Public Library System.

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd.
    • 8
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This 30 minute storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Avon Lake Public Library.

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Elyria Public Library System, West River Branch, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Elyria Public Library System.

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Parma Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 6996 Powers Blvd.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Rd.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Rocky River Public Library.

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 10

    This program has been cancelled.

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Westlake Porter Public Library.

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library, Ellet Branch, 2470 E. Market St.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Parma Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 6996 Powers Blvd.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.

    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Lakewood Public Library.

    • 15 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Elyria Public Library System, Central Branch, 320 Washington Ave.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Elyria Public Library System.

    • 15 Oct 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 9
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Westlake Porter Public Library.

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2121 Snow Rd.
    Register

    Join us for a Sensory Movie event, where the sound is lower and the lights are brighter, and where talking, singing and moving is perfectly acceptable! P.A.L.S. Sensory Movie programs are especially for people on the autism spectrum and/or with special needs (and their families), or for anyone who prefers this type of movie watching environment. Light snacks and covered beverages are welcome.

    P.A.L.S. stands for Programs for All Lives, a year-long series of adapted programs created especially for customers with special needs. P.A.L.S. is open to everyone, and is appropriate for anyone comfortable with adapted programming.

    For more information about this event (including the movie title), please contact the Parma-Snow Branch at 216-661-4240.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library, Northwest Akron Branch, 1720 Shatto Ave.
    • 10
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Avon Branch of the Lorain Public Library System, 37485 Harvest Dr.
    • 8
    Register

    Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately.

    This is NOT a Connecting for Kids program; however, registration is available via our website through our partnership with the Lorain Public Library System.

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library, Northwest Akron Branch, 1720 Shatto Ave.
    • 10
    Register