Winter & Spring Story Times

Help your child nurture a love of reading by attending one of our weekly story times.

Story Time Schedule

Check the schedule below to find the story time that suits your family best. The schedule is for the week of Jan. 13 through the week of April 13. However, it is always best to search our calendar to make sure a story time hasn’t been cancelled for the date you are planning to attend.

Babies

Newborn – Age 2

Alexandria Branch
• Babies & Books
– 11:15 am Fridays
Register


Cold Spring Branch
• Baby Sign Story Time
– 9:30 am Thursdays


Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
• Lap Time
– 9:30 am Wednesdays
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• Baby Time
– 9:30 & 10:30 am Thursdays
Register


Newport Branch
• Baby Bounce & Rhyme
– 10 am Wednesdays

Tots & Toddlers

Ages 2-3 (Unless Noted)

Cold Spring Branch
• Tot Time
– 9:30 & 11:30 am Mondays
– Ages 1-3

• Toddler Time
– 10 & 11 am Wednesdays


Newport Branch
• Movers & Shakers
– 10 am Tuesdays

Pre-K

Ages 3-5

Alexandria Branch
• Terrific Tuesdays
– 11:15 am Tuesdays
Register


Cold Spring Branch
• Preschool Time
– 10:30 am Thursdays


Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
• Story Time Stars
– 10 am Tuesdays


Newport Branch
• Ready for K Through Play
– 10 am Mondays

• Story Tots
– 10 am Thursdays

Family & All Ages

Cold Spring Branch
• Family Story Time
– 11 am Saturdays


Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
• Movers & Shakers
– 11 am Wednesdays

Touch Tone Tales

If you can’t make it to the weekly story times, catch a free story every week on Touch Tone Tales. Call 859-572-5039 for free any time of day or night to hear a funny story. The stories are especially enjoyable for ages 4 and older.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a great way to help families prepare their little ones for later reading success. The program is open to all children ages 0-5. Participants receive a reading log and incentives after every 100 books read.

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Additional Children’s Programs

Our story times are just a few of the children’s programs we have each week. Additional children’s programs, including those for children in grades 1-5, can be found below.

 
 

Take & Make: Halloween Character Lanterns

FULL - Call for availability
Registration Required
Friday, October 2, 2020 - Saturday, October 3, 2020, 2:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

YouTube Program: Tween Scene - Learning the Kalimba

Friday, October 2, 2020, 4:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Online Program: CCPL Roblox Club

Registration Required
Saturday, October 3, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Teen  Games  STEAM  

YouTube Program: Baby Time with Miss Nina

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Zoom Program: Cool Critters Outreach

Registration Required
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  STEAM  

Zoom Program: Homeschool Hangout Planning Meeting

Registration Required
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Homeschool  

Zoom Program: Thursday Mornings with Miss Nina

Registration Required
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Zoom Program: Tween Book Club - The BFG

Registration Required
Friday, October 9, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Bookclubs  

Library Drive-In: '80s Throwback Double Feature

Friday, October 9, 2020, 7:30 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Zoom Program: Puppy Tales

Registration Required
Saturday, October 10, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  

Online Program: CCPL Roblox Club

Registration Required
Saturday, October 10, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Teen  Games  STEAM  

YouTube Program: Baby Time with Miss Joyce

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 10:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Take & Make Program: Masterpiece Makers — Mondrian

FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 2:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Take & Make Program: Pokémon Terrariums

FULL - Call for availability
Registration Required
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 11:00 am
Alexandria Branch
Children  Teen  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Zoom Program: The Cincinnati Museum Center Presents- Bats

Registration Required
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  STEAM  

Zoom Program: Thursday Mornings with Miss Jennifer

Registration Required
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

YouTube Program: CCPL Read to Their Pets

Friday, October 16, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  

Take & Make Program: LED Magic Wands

FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Friday, October 16, 2020, 4:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Online Program: CCPL Roblox Club

Registration Required
Saturday, October 17, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Teen  Games  STEAM  

Curbside Trick or Treat!

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Teen  Family  Holidays  

Curbside Trick or Treat!

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Family  Holidays  

Curbside Trick or Treat!

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Family  Holidays  

YouTube Program: Baby Time with Miss Arden

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Take & Make Program: Pumpkin Painting

FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 2:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Zoom Program: Thursday Mornings with Miss Brittany

Registration Required
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Zoom Program: Tween Virtual Hangout

Registration Required
Friday, October 23, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  

Online Program: CCPL Roblox Club

Registration Required
Saturday, October 24, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Teen  Games  STEAM  

YouTube Program: Baby Time with Miss Molly

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 10:00 am
Alexandria Branch
Children  Story Times  

Zoom Program: Thursday Mornings with Miss Molly

Registration Required
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Alexandria Branch
Children  Story Times  

Online Program: CCPL Roblox Club

Registration Required
Saturday, October 31, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Teen  Games  STEAM  

YouTube Program: Baby Time with Miss Nina

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 10:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Zoom Program: Show & Tell

Registration Required
Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  Homeschool  

Zoom Program: Leaf Etching

Registration Required
Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  STEAM  

Zoom Program: Thursday Mornings with Miss Nina

Registration Required
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Take & Make: Paper Decorations - Diyas and Turkeys

FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Friday, November 6, 2020, 2:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

YouTube Program: Tween Scene - Sewing Gift Bags

Friday, November 6, 2020, 4:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Online Program: CCPL Roblox Club

Registration Required
Saturday, November 7, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Teen  Games  STEAM  

YouTube Program: Baby Time with Miss Joyce

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 10:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Take & Make Program: Friendship Bracelets

Registration Required
Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 2:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Take & Make Program: Fairy Lanterns

FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 11:00 am
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Zoom Program: Thursday Mornings with Miss Jennifer

Registration Required
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Zoom Program: Homeschool Cook A Book

Registration Required
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  STEAM  

Zoom Program: If You Give a Kid a Book Club — "Pushing Up the Sky" by Joseph Bruchac

Registration Required
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Bookclubs  

Zoom Program: Tween Book Club — "Pie in the Sky"

Registration Required
Friday, November 13, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Bookclubs  

Zoom Program: Puppy Tales

Registration Required
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  

Online Program: CCPL Roblox Club

Registration Required
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Teen  Games  STEAM  

YouTube Program: Baby Time with Miss Arden

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Take & Make Program: Masterpiece Makers — Matisse

FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 2:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Zoom Program: Thursday Mornings with Miss Brittany

Registration Required
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

YouTube Program: CCPL Read to Their Pets

Friday, November 20, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  

Take & Make Program: Shrink Plastic Keychains

Registration Required
Friday, November 20, 2020, 4:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Online Program: CCPL Roblox Club

Registration Required
Saturday, November 21, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Teen  Games  STEAM  

YouTube Program: Baby Time with Miss Molly

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 10:00 am
Alexandria Branch
Children  Story Times  

HOLIDAY CLOSING - Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2020, All Day
All Locations
Children  Teen  Adult  Family    

HOLIDAY CLOSING - Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27, 2020, All Day
All Locations
Children  Teen  Adult  Family    

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