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Kids Book Club (April 17)

[Everything You Need to Know About the Kids Book Club]

Kids Book Club is for ages 8 to 12,and meets at 4:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Each session will include a brief book discussion, a game and/or activity as well as a snack. Books are available for extended checkout.

The April 17 selection is The Best Friend Battle by Lindsay Eyre

[REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED]

For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Click here for a list of book club selections and descriptions of the books for March 2024 through May 2024.


Spring Storytime at the Branch 

(Tuesdays through May 28)

All youngsters are invited to attend eight weeks of Camp Rodman Branch.

Each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. through May 28, the Rodman Branch Library’s Spring Storytime will  feature a theme related to camping with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo serving as mascots.

During each of those weeks, kids will begin by searching for a picnic basket that will contain something that relates to the topic of the week inside of it. Of course, the storytime will also include lots of books, songs, and a fun activity.

The themes for the storytimes include:

  • April 2 – Camping

  • April 9 – Bears (bring a bear with you)

  • April 16 – Nature

  • April 23 – S’mores

  • April 30 – Fishing

  • May 7 – Nocturnal Animals (wear your pajamas)

  • May 14 – Tents

  • May 21 – Bugs

  • May 28 – First Aid

Registration is not required to attend storytime.

For more information, call 330-821-1313.


Play Group (Mondays at 6:30 p.m.)

Play Group is offered each Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

The program is recommended for children ages birth through 5 years, but all ages are welcome. 

During Play Group, children play together while caregivers supervise and socialize.

For information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.


Kids Crafting (April 11)

Rodman Public Library’s monthly Kids Crafting program continues at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 11 when children, ages 7-12, are invited to come to the Main Library to create a mixed media flower.

All materials used during monthly kids crafting programs are provided for free thanks to the Friends of Rodman Public Library.

Registration is required.

[REGISTER HERE]

For more information, call the Children's Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223. 


Hot Pots Storytime (April 24 & 27)

Spring will be the theme for Hot Pots Storytime in January.

Sessions will be held on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. and another on Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m.

Children, ages 3-12, are invited to come to the Branch for a mini storytime and then proceed to Hot Pots, accompanied by their guardian, to paint a bunny egg holder and chick egg.

Frogs will be the theme for Hot Pots Storytime in April.

Sessions will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. and another on Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m.

Children, ages 3-12, are invited to come to the Branch for a mini storytime and then proceed to Hot Pots, accompanied by their guardian, to paint a froggy figurine.

The cost is $15.99 per child and registration is required. The fee for the event is payable to Hot Pots upon registration at hotpotspottery.com. 

For more information, call the Branch Library at 330-821-1313.


Kids Gaming (May 1)

Kids Gaming is held on the first Wednesday of each month at Rodman Public Library in the Main Library Auditorium. From 4  to 5 p.m., children, ages 8-12, are treated to open play of video games, Minecraft, etc. on devices provided by the library. The next session is Wednesday, May 1. Registration is not required for the free event. For information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.


Wee Read 

Wee Read at the Main Library is on a break until the fall. 


Storytime

Storytime at the Main Library is on a break until the fall.


Family Fun Night  

Family Fun Night at the Main Library is on a break until the fall.

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Early literacy stations for children

Rodman Public Library has two Advanced Workstations in Education, Inc. (AWE) Early Literacy Stations and desks for the Main Children's Department and one station available at the Branch. One bilingual Spanish computer is available at each the Main Library and the Branch. Read more

 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Offered at Rodman Library

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 100 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.4 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

As a participant in this gifting program, Rodman Public Library is partnering with the Early Childhood Education Alliance and Greater Alliance Foundation to make this available to children within the 44601 zip code area.  For more information, call the Rodman Library Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223 or register online at https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/affiliate/OHSTARK/.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library FAQ

1000 Books before Kindergarten

Rodman Public Library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative for families with children ages 0-5 is designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: starting kindergarten. Research has shown that children get ready to read years before they begin their formal education, and an excellent way to get children ready to learn is to read to them. To that end, Rodman Public Library hopes the program will encourage families to read at least 1000 books to their children before they enter school. Find out more...

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