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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.


Programs are offered at the following ASCPL branches:

  • North Hill Branch, 183 East Cuyahoga Falls Ave. 1-330-535-9423 (map)
  • Ellet Branch, 2470 E. Market St. 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.



Programs 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.



Address: 2015 3rd St. (map)
Phone: 1-330-928-2117
Website: cuyahogafallslibrary.org
Registration: Use the registration links below or contact the library directly.

Show programs from Cuyahoga Falls Library only.



Programs are offered at the following EPLS branch:

  • Central Branch, 320 Washington Ave., 1-440-322-0287 (Youth Services) (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.



Programs are offered at the following LPLS branch:

  • Avon Branch, 37485 Harvest Dr., 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.


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

    • 22 Dec 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.

    • 03 Jan 2019
    • 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.

    • 05 Jan 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Parma Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 6996 Powers Blvd.
    • 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 Cuyahoga County Public Library.

    • 06 Jan 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.
    • 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 Lakewood Public Library.

    • 07 Jan 2019
    • 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    • Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd.
    • 10
    Register

    Join us for a private play time at Discovery Works, just for kids who need a quieter, less-crowded experience and their families. Lights will be dimmed, admission will be limited, and loud displays will be quieted. All ages welcome with a participating adult. Siblings welcome also.

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

    • 07 Jan 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge 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 Westlake Porter Public Library.

    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Avon Branch of the Lorain Public Library System, 37485 Harvest Dr.
    • 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 Lorain Public Library System.

    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley 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 Cuyahoga County Public Library.

    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Cuyahoga Falls Library, 205 3rd St., Cuyahoga Falls
    • 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 Cuyahoga Falls Library.

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy.
    • 2

    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. This session is closed due to capacity. Contact the library at 440-248-8777 for more information. 

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge 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 the Westlake Porter Public Library.

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 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.

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 3rd. St., Cuyahoga Falls
    • 9
    Register

    Children learn through exploring the world around them, but that world can sometimes be a little overwhelming, especially for children with disabilities. With this in mind, we're offering a new series of programming, called Senseploration! During Senseploration, we'll present a variety of activities that engage the senses, allowing children to take in new experiences at their own pace. Children with special needs and their families are invited to attend. Registration is required.

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

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 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.

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library, North Hill Branch, 183 E. Cuyahoga Falls 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.

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Avon Branch of the Lorain Public Library System, 37485 Harvest Dr.
    • 10
    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.

    • 01 Feb 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge 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 Westlake Porter Public Library.

    • 02 Feb 2019
    • 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.

    • 02 Feb 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 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.

    • 02 Feb 2019
    • 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.

    • 03 Feb 2019
    • 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.

    • 04 Feb 2019
    • 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    • Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd.
    • 8
    Register

    Join us for a private play time at Discovery Works, just for kids who need a quieter, less-crowded experience and their families. Lights will be dimmed, admission will be limited, and loud displays will be quieted. All ages welcome with a participating adult. Siblings welcome also.

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

    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Avon Branch of the Lorain Public Library System, 37485 Harvest Dr.
    • 10
    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.

    • 10 Feb 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd.
    • 10
    Register

    This fun and engaging music program is designed for children (ages 3-7 years) with special needs and their families and conducted by staff from Music on a Mission. Adults are expected to participate in the program with their child. 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. 

    • 11 Feb 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge 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 Westlake Porter Public Library.

    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 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.

    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Cuyahoga Falls Library, 205 3rd St., Cuyahoga Falls
    • 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 Cuyahoga Falls Library.

    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy.
    • 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. 

    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 6
    Register

    Learn basic cooking skills with fast, simple, no-bake recipes for kids! For students with special needs (ages 8-12 years) and their typical peers. If you have an allergy or special diet concern, please contact the Youth Department at 440-250-5471 for a list of ingredients.

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

    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 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.

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 3rd. St., Cuyahoga Falls
    • 9
    Register