Check out the Bay Village Branch

The Bay Village Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library offers many services and programs. If you haven’t visited recently, here are just a few reasons to stop by.

Did you know that we are a Passport Acceptance Facility? We process passports and take passport photos every day up until an hour before we close.

All Ohio residents can sign up for a library card which allows you to browse and borrow books, magazines, movies, music and more. We also offer Senior, Educator and Institution cards that allow those cardholders to check out materials without worrying about late fees.

Our Digital Collection includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and streaming movies and music. The Digital Collection is available 24/7, 365 days a year, from the comfort of home and there are never any late fees!

Did you know we have a Toy Collection? Cuyahoga County Public Library is committed to developing children’s literacy by engaging parents and children in stimulating and educational play. Our catalog includes toys for children ages birth to 10 years old that are educational, safe, sturdy and clean. Check out some toys if you are hosting a play group or have grandchildren visiting.

Most items at the library are free, however, there are a few things you may not know the library has available for purchase including bus passes, stamps, USB drives and other office supplies, headphones and chocolate bars!

The Bay Village Branch has public computers with high-speed internet access and the Microsoft Office suite. Our copy machines also serve as fax machines and allow you to scan documents to a flash drive or e-mail address. New this year – mobile printing from your own device!

If you are unable to come to the library but would like to take advantage of our services, you might want to take part in our Library2You program where items can be sent to you. Give the Bay Village Branch a call and we can help you get set up; call 440-871-6392 or apply online at

We have a Homework Mentor available to provide students in grades K-8 with homework assistance. The Homework Mentor is available from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday from mid-September to mid-May.

The Bay Village Branch offers a variety of free programs for children, teens and adults. While many of the programs require registration, they are all free of charge!

We offer six storytimes a week – no registration required! Each storytime is targeted to a specific age incorporating literacy skills appropriate to that developmental stage.

Our youth programs for school-age children and teens encourage 21st century skills and focus on building Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) skills. This summer we will be offering drop-in programs for children in grades 1-8 on Wednesdays. The programs are Brick Builders (Lego building challenges), STEAM Ahead (STEAM programs) and Unplugged Coding (low-tech coding activities).

For adults we offer maker programs including glass etching, screen printing, vinyl decal mugs, canvas button art and more. Registration for maker programs begins one month before the program and they fill up quick!

Interested in joining a book discussion? We offer three monthly book discussions and one quarterly discussion. Our Wednesday afternoon group talks about popular titles, the Thursday evening group discusses literary and award-winning titles and our Friday morning group meets on the porch at BAYarts. Our quarterly Real Read group discusses nonfiction titles.

Here are some of our upcoming programs. We look forward to seeing you at the library soon!


We offer storytimes nine months out of the year, with breaks in May, August and December.

Mondays and Tuesdays (10 a.m.) TODDLER STORYTIME – ages 19-34 months

Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) FAMILY STORYTIME – for all ages

Wednesdays (10 a.m.) BABY & ME STORYTIME – ages birth-18 months

Thursdays (10 a.m.) PRESCHOOL STORYTIME – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)

Fridays (10 a.m.) FAMILY STORYTIME – for all ages

Saturday, May 11 (10 a.m.) PRESCHOOL STEAM – Join us for stories and a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity.


Thursday, May 9 (7 p.m.) TERRY PLUTO – The author and Plain Dealer sports columnist will discuss the good and bad of Cleveland sports.

Tuesday, May 14 (6 p.m.) LIBRARY FOR ALL: ADAPTED ADULT PROGRAMS – Join us for fun, adapted programs featuring stories, art, music and more, specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.

Thursday, May 16 (7 p.m.) 'DEAR EVAN HANSEN': BEHIND THE MUSICAL – As the Broadway musical "Dear Evan Hansen" arrives in Cleveland, a scholar from the Center for Popular Music Studies at CWRU provides insight and background on the production.

Saturday, May 18 (2 p.m.) CREATIVE SPACE – Calling all Makers! Bring an art project to work on or try out new art mediums alongside other creative individuals. Some supplies will be provided but you are also welcome to bring your own. 

Wednesday, May 22 (7 p.m.) VINYL DECAL MUG – Join us to learn about the Innovation Centers and create a mug with a pre-cut vinyl design. 

Please register to attend the programs online at, call us at 440-871-6392, or stop in to the library at 502 Cahoon Road and register with a librarian.

Sarah Polace

Sarah Polace is the Children's Librarian at the Bay Village Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library System. 

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:16 PM, 05.06.2019