Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library and Paul Wellington, Social Media Specialist, Downtown Main Library
Exciting and educational outings for your children are waiting for you at the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library! Each of our 41 library locations is packed with materials perfect for kids of any age and host hundreds of kid-friendly events each year, and many locations have play spaces you just have to see to believe.
Take a look at just some of the innovative, engaging, and fun children's play spaces and plan your visit to a library location near you.
Your Next Favorite Play Place
See where the library takes you at the Anderson Branch, where kids can visit destination discovery to explore a charming playhouse, hop into a play vehicle, and even put on their own shows at the puppet theater. It's a perfect place for creative play.
It's all about hands-on exploration at the Green Township Branch's play spaces. Kids can embark on a shopping adventure at the play store, let their creativity soar on toy surfaces, and enjoy hours of fun in a vibrant playhouse designed to spark their imagination.
Mesmerizing lights await at the Madisonville Branch with an interactive light wall, captivating young visitors and promoting sensory play. Paired with the inviting playhouse, children can embark on imaginative adventures that stimulate their cognitive development, all while having endless fun.
Dive into the world of make-believe at the Price Hill Branch Library where little chefs can whip up imaginary meals in the play kitchen. The coloring table is perfect for budding artists, and the playhouse provides endless opportunities for storytelling and cooperative play. Parents will appreciate the diversity of activities, fostering a wide range of skills in their children.
Learning and playing aren't mutually exclusive at the Reading Branch Library. An exceptional three-surface toy table offers a variety of sensory experiences and an interactive Smart TV adds an educational dimension to playtime with multiple learning experiences ready to explore.
Take the spotlight at the Walnut Hills Branch Library where kids can perform in the play area's stage. The branch's versatile play space features a play kitchen for imaginative cooking adventures and a play wall that's perfect for exploring (and family photos!). Parents will love how these activities promote creativity, physical development, and confidence in their kids.
These are just some of the one-of-a-kind play spaces available at CHPL's 41 library locations. Bring the whole family and plan a visit to your nearest Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library branch and let your kids explore these unique play spaces.