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Kid Innovation Center

Children entering Grades 1 - 6 / Summer Fun for Everyone

2024-06-04 13:00:00 2024-06-04 15:00:00 America/New_York Kid Innovation Center Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events. Parma-Powers Branch - Homework Center (49)

Tuesday, June 04
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-04 13:00:00 2024-06-04 15:00:00 America/New_York Kid Innovation Center Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events. Parma-Powers Branch - Homework Center (49)

Parma-Powers Branch

Homework Center (49)

Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Monday to Thursday

June 3 to July 25

1 PM - 3 PM

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No registration, but participants sign into the room. 

If the KIC room is full, ask for a waitlist pass.  Stay in the Children’s Room.  Staff will call you in when there is space.

If there is a waitlist, staff may ask the kid(s) who have been in the KIC the longest to exit after 30 minutes.

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Family welcome.  Siblings under Grade 1 must be supervised by a caregiver at all times.

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Summer Lunch is served 12 PM - 1 PM, Monday to Friday.  All kids eat for free!
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New Construction Center challenges every week (subject to change):

Week 1 – Cardboard Castles – Build with MakeDo tools

Week 2 – Snap Circuits Bric – Build with circuit sets and LEGOTM

Week 3 – Keva - What can you construct with simple planks?

Week 4 – Cardboard City – Build with MakeDo tools

Week 5 – Maze Building – MakerBot and HexBugs

Week 6 – Domino Runs - Build a maze for vibrating HexBugs

Week 7 – Straw Construction - Do a big build with straws

Week 8 – Squishy Circuits – Build with dough and add lights

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Funded by AECOM, ASCE Cleveland Section and Friends of the Parma Libraries.

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Beat the summer slide and get a running start into next school year at Cuyahoga County Public Library.  

This summer we are expanding our FREE summer programs for students. Registration is no longer required. Just drop in and enjoy reading, science, technology, engineering, arts and math activities. It's summer fun for everyone! 


This program will use a wide variety of products. By participating in Cuyahoga County Public Library's (CCPL) Summer Fun for Everyone programs, you are agreeing to the terms of CCPL's Release and Hold Harmless Agreement. If your child has allergies, please review the products daily with the children's staff at the host branch. Learn more.

Parma-Powers Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440.885.5362
Fax: 440.884.2263
Branch manager
Donna Meyers

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jun 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Located across from University Hospitals Parma Medical Center and adjacent to city hall, the Parma-Powers Branch offers a full service drive-up window, community meeting spaces and an interactive children’s area featuring artwork by beloved writer/illustrator Rosemary Wells.

This branch is a Student Success Center and a Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kids Café location.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jun 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Six-month fiction writing workshop focused on short stories. Led by Eric Anderson.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 14, 11:30am - 5:30pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Fri, Jun 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Teen (49)
Play Pokemon, swap cards, play board games and the Nintendo Switch or bring your tabletop games. Prizes and refreshments!

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Learn about and meet real snakes and other reptiles. Program at 2 PM. Display and opportunity to handle live animals from 2:30 - 3:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Mon, Jun 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
A show about the science of hot air balloons, hovercrafts and more. Presented by Mad Science of Northeast Ohio. Release and Hold Harmless form required. Please register. Summer Fun for Everyone.

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 10:50am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jun 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Come and learn the ins and outs of buying a car from Professor Howard Katz.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 10:55am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jun 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C/D (90)
Learn how to make treats & drinks. 6/19 Candy Sushi; 7/10 Smoothies; 8/20 Italian Soda
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room (35)
Orientation class for English to Speakers of Other Languages and Aspire ESOL/Citizenship TABE CLAS-E Testing.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Learning Center (16)
Join us for a night of genealogy tips and tricks.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Can you find the hidden Dandee Diamond? Solve riddles, discover clues, and go on an epic escapade.
This event is full

Fri, Jun 21, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Discover your next favorite book. Register for a book pack that contains a hand-selected book for checkout along with GOODIES to keep! Click on "BookJoy" for more info. Pick up at the Parma Branch.

Fri, Jun 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Mon, Jun 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Touch live animal ambassadors from the Akron Zoo. Learn about animals and habitats in a small group. Space is limited and first come, first serve. Release Form required. Summer Fun for Everyone.

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Touch live animal ambassadors from the Akron Zoo. Learn about animals and habitats in a small group. Space is limited and first come, first serve. Release Form required. Summer Fun for Everyone.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 10:50am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jun 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Conference Room (35),Technology Learning Center (16)
The Greater Cleveland RTA will present their current opportunities, assist candidates with applications, send assessments and schedule their virtual interviews.  

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Join us for a workshop where you will learn the basics of this well-loved practice.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 10:55am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C/D (90)
Meet the artists whose work will be displayed on the Parma-Powers Branch Gallery Wall for the Summer exhibit! Free refreshments will be served!

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A (50)
This event will be held in-person at the Parma-Powers Branch.

Fri, Jun 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 01, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
ESOL Class for registered students. To register, call: 1-833-277-4732.

Mon, Jul 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Mon, Jul 01, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 10:50am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 02, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jul 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Wed, Jul 03, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
ESOL Class for registered students. To register, call: 1-833-277-4732.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:30am - 10:55am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Wed, Jul 03, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room (35)
Orientation class for English to Speakers of Other Languages and Aspire ESOL/Citizenship TABE CLAS-E Testing.

Thu, Jul 04, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Fri, Jul 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 08, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
ESOL Class for registered students. To register, call: 1-833-277-4732.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Mon, Jul 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room D (40)
This is a 12-week class running from July 8-September 24, 2024. Call or text 216-990-8271 for more information.

Mon, Jul 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (50)
Join us and learn how to ensure your medical care is what you want.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Conference Room (35)
Join us for a discussion of Tom Lake by Ann Patchett. Books will be available one month in advance.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 10:50am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Wed, Jul 10, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
ESOL Class for registered students. To register, call: 1-833-277-4732.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 10:55am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B (80)
Learn how to make treats & drinks. 6/19 Candy Sushi; 7/10 Smoothies; 8/20 Italian Soda
This event is full

Wed, Jul 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C/D (90)
Monthly movie discussion group. July film is Dumb Money.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Drop in to the KIC to explore robotics, coding, construction, stop-motion animation, writing and making books at your own pace. See branch calendar for weekly building challenges and special events.

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Six-month fiction writing workshop focused on short stories. Led by Eric Anderson.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Join the party! Fun activities and Honey Hut ice cream for all. Children must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Fri, Jul 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Jul 13, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Teen (49)
Play Pokemon, swap cards, play board games and the Nintendo Switch or bring your tabletop games. Prizes and refreshments!

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Join us for this exciting family reading and hands-on lava lamp building program that explores the Scientific Method. Register under one name and add the total number of participants when prompted.
This event is full