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Meet The Author—Sequoia Bostick

Enjoy watching local author and illustrator Sequoia Bostick read her children's book Bridget & Bot.

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Meet The Author—Holly Maholm

Local author Holly Maholm talks about her collection Offered Magic: My Life Among the Unicorns, a collection of episodes from her long-running fantasy series first published in Chicago’s Grab Magazine.

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Storytime—Prince Cinders and Falling For Rapunzel

Watch Lakewood Public Library’s Jeffrey Siebert read Prince Cinders by Babette Cole and Falling For Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox.

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The Ohio Watercolor Society’s Competitive Juried Exhibition

Visit second floor Gallery on the second floor to see the Ohio Watercolor Society’s competitive juried exhibition, a showcase for the talent, diversity and energy of artists working in water soluble mediums.

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Meet The Author—Janet Macoska and Peter Chakerian

Rock photographer Janet Macoska and writer Peter Chakerian talk about their book Bruce Springsteen: Live in the Heartland.

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Meet The Author—Caron Wykle

Watch local author Caron Wykle read from The Last Green Leaf, her first book which features Petey, a green leaf, who despairs when he is the last green leaf left on the trees in fall.

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Storytime—Kevin the Unicorn and Unicorns Are the Worst!

Watch Lakewood Public Library’s Julie Strunk read Kevin the Unicorn: Why Can't We Be Bestie-corns? by Jessika von Innerebner and Unicorns Are the Worst! by Alex Willan.

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Chromebook and Printing Information

Up-to-date policies regarding Chromebooks and printing services at Lakewood Public Library.

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Storytime—Inch by Inch and The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Watch Lakewood Public Library’s Angela Bair read Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

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COVID Test Kit Pick-Up Sites

Download a list of Northeast Ohio libraries that offer at-home COVID test kits. Updated December 21, 2021.

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Meet The Author—Kathleen Stefancin

Watch author Kathleen Stefancin, a registered dietitian, raw food chef and plant-based food adviser, read three of her books that encourage children to have nutritious diets.

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Meet The Author—Janice Mitchell

Author Janice Mitchell tells the wild true story of how she ran away from her home in Cleveland and went to London during the height of Beatlemania in her book My Ticket to Ride.

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Meet The Author—Jyotsna Sreenivasan

Ohio author Jyotsna Sreenivasan talks about her award-winning collection of short stories These Americans. The stories are inspired by her own experiences as an Indian-American growing up in the Midwest.

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Virtual All Day Just Baby ‘N Me

A six-week virtual lap-sit story time ideal for babies from birth through early walkers.

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Virtual All Day Pre-school Story Time

This six-week pre-school story time is ideal for walkers, new talkers, and learning early literacy skills.

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Girls Who Code Club

Create something awesome in 2022 using Python, Micro Bits, Scratch, and HTML/CSS.

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Meet The Author—Michael J. Armstrong

Enjoy watching local author Michael J. Armstrong with help from co-worker Lauren Redding-Jackson, read his children's book Best Day Ever about a boy on the search to have fun on his last day of summer vacation.

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Meet The Author—Kathy McKinsey

Lakewood author Kathy McKinsey shares her love of writing and storytelling, and talks about her most recent book Gifts of Grace. This collection of novellas tell the stories of three women, and how their faith helps them through difficult times.

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StoryWalk®—Cat’s Colors

Read this story by Airlie Anderson page by page as you walk across the front of the Main Library and read the pages in the windows.

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Virtual Outer Space Storytime

On December 9, 2021, join Librarian Nic Starr as he builds anticipation and excitement about the launch by reading stories about outer space.

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Homework Help

Need a little extra help with homework, or just want a cool place to work? Visit the Library to get assistance and to use the Library’s resources in a quiet place free of distractions. For students through 8th grade.

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Prepare For the Jobs of the Future With Prenda

Learn to innovate, problem-solve, set goals, and think creatively with Prenda.

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Reopening the Library

Learn what to expect and safety practices we have put in place upon the reopening of the Main Library and Madison Branch.

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Homebound Delivery Service

Find out how homebound patrons may have Library items delivered directly to their residence.

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Browse the Children’s Virtual Events Archive

Explore links to past events geared toward children.

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Browse the Adult Virtual Events Archive

Explore links to past events geared toward our adult patrons.

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Madison Branch – Connecting, Serving and Encouraging

The Lakewood Public Library has been proud to serve the Lakewood community with its two branch locations, Main and Madison, for over 100 years. Today, Library Trustees seek to invest in a much-needed renovation of the Madison Branch. Learn about the plans and how you can support our community of learners and readers.

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Let’s Keep it Up. Let’s All #Maskup.

A letter from Northeast Ohio healthcare leaders encouraging everyone to help decrease the risk for spreading infection, be it coronavirus or flu.

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Reopening the Library

Learn what to expect and safety practices we have put in place upon the reopening of the Main Library and Madison Branch.

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Connecting for Kids Programs

All families, including children with and without formal diagnoses are welcome to participate in virtual educational programs for adults, virtual Music Therapy and More for children, and numerous other resources.

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Proctoring Services Available

Lakewood Public Library continues to offer proctoring services. Please complete a form for each course requiring proctoring services. Once your request is submitted, a Library staff member will contact you to schedule your proctored exam.

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Sign Up for a Juvenile Library Card

Children ages two years to twelve years may register online for a juvenile library card on their own.

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Reapertura de la Biblioteca

Conozca las medidas de seguridad que hemos implementado.

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CDC Guidance for Karen Speakers

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Creativebug

Creativebug offers unlimited access to thousands of free online video workshops and classes taught by design experts and artists.

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Storytime at Home With Your Child – Early Literacy

TumbleBooks adds music, narration, games, puzzles, quizzes and movement to classic fiction and nonfiction titles to create a new book experience for your child.

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Storytime at Home With Your Child – Early Numeracy

TumbleMath is a comprehensive collection of animated, talking math story books and nonfiction math books available in the TumbleBook format.

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Learn a New Language at Home

We offer three portals to learning foreign languages quickly and easily. Each option provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.

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Free WiFi Available Outside Library Buildings

Click through for network names at both locations.

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