Joining a club with your family is enriching for all. There are clubs for families and youth that cater to many different interests, such as storytimes, play dates, outings, events, charities, and opportunities to contribute to volunteer organizations. Crème de la Crème invites you to check out six local clubs your family can join in Westerville.
Westerville Public Library Groups
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Public libraries are an excellent source for various family activities, from story time to drop-in activities. Westerville Public Library has many offerings available, such as:
- Saturday Storytime. An event for the whole family with read-aloud stories, rhymes, and songs on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Baby Storytime. Storytime for babies from newborn to 1 year and their caregivers on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The group includes reading stories from books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Siblings are welcome to attend, but you must register each child individually.
- Stories & Songs. This group is for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers for read-aloud stories, action songs, rhymes, and more. Siblings are also welcome, and you must register each child attending. Stories and Songs is also on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Read With Me. Read With Me is a drop-in service where your child will receive one-on-one reading support. Read With Me is available Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- STEAM Experiments. A group for kids aged 6 to 11 years old. Children get to explore experiments and projects that include the study areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math but are made to be fun, engaging, and imaginative.
- Tail Waggin’ Tutors. A unique service for kids aged 6 to 11, designed for new readers or those who need practice. You can sign your child up for a 10-minute read-aloud time with the gentle, certified therapy dog, Rizzo.
All these fun and engaging events and groups happen at Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. in Westerville.
Highland Lakes Moms Westerville
The Highland Lakes Moms Westerville group is for caregivers of any age who live in Highland Lakes in Westerville. They hold Mom’s Night Out events, play dates for groups of children and moms, and parties for the entire family. They also run a book club, family movie night, and an egg hunt at Easter time. Highland Lakes Moms Westerville dues are $20 for the entire calendar year, which covers all events and activities.
Worthington Moms welcomes Worthington area moms at home on weekdays with young children looking to connect with other parents. Being a stay-at-home mom can lead to feelings of isolation, which this group helps to combat. Being part of the group provides support, friendship, laughs, and lots of fun stuff to do with your children. This group is well-suited for moms with kids preschool age and younger, and you’re eligible to join if you have at least one kid between 1 day to 5 years old.
The Worthington Moms monthly calendar of events includes community service programming, age-specific playgroups, summer tours of area playgrounds, and three parties. Most events are held on weekday mornings. To provide breaks from child care, they also have a Mom’s Night Out once a month, with visits to new places in the area, events to meet new people, and time to spend with other moms from the group. They have annual dues of $25 to pay for charitable donations, special events, and meet-up fees.
NW Cbus Moms
NW Cbus Moms plans and organizes daily activities during the year, which include outings, community activities, home-based play dates, holiday celebrations, and other special events. All the events encourage kids to socialize and play while moms enjoy time together, conversation, sharing information and resources, and being sounding boards for each other.
Events for NW Cbus Moms are free to attend, and you’re welcome to participate in as few or as many as you like. Most events are in and around Hilliard, with some occurring nearby in Columbus. Their annual dues are $30, which are applied to organizing play dates with materials and supplies, as well as for charitable activities, and special events.
Moms-n-Munchkins of Northwest Columbus
Moms-n-Munchkins of Northwest Columbus is an extraordinary group of primarily stay-at-home moms, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. They provide opportunities to form lasting friendships for moms and their children, with most meet-ups on weekday mornings. They vary their meet-up locations to various communities around central Ohio, which include Hilliard, Powell, Plain City, and Dublin. Moms-n-Munchkins of Northwest Columbus schedules fun meet-ups a few times a week. Events include visits to local attractions such as the Play Cafés, Columbus Zoo, Rec Centers, Chuck E. Cheese, Graeter’s Ice Cream, or COSI. They also organize play groups and play dates at homes or parks.
Moms-n-Munchkins holds a monthly meet and greet for new potential members to give existing members a chance to connect with newcomers. They also plan a monthly Mom’s Night Out once a month to have an opportunity to socialize without having to run around after kids.
Kiwanis Club of Westerville
The Kiwanis Club of Westerville focuses on bettering the lives of children by serving them one child at a time. They hold weekly programs, networking, and business meetings. They’re also involved in K-family programs and SLP (Service Leadership Programs) with many local elementary, middle, and high schools. Kiwanis has been involved with 150,000 service projects and continues raising nearly $100 million yearly for families, communities, and projects.
Kiwanis impacts the local community and reaches people through special programs and service projects, such as the following family clubs: K-Kids for primary school children, Builders Clubs for adolescents, Key Clubs for teens, Circle K clubs for university students, and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities. They meet Wednesday evenings at the Westerville library from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with 6:30 to 7 p.m. dedicated to networking and committees and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. reserved for a presenter or club activity.
The Crème de la Crème of Westerville staff hopes this list has given you some ideas of groups and events you can enjoy with your child. Joining a group with your family provides a change of pace for you and an outlet for your child to play and explore, making it a valuable and fun time for you both.