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Learn about Wee Read, Storytime, and other recurring programs for children


Kids Gaming

Kids Gaming is held on the first Wednesday of each month at Rodman Public Library in the Main Library Auditorium. From 4:00 to 5:00 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, January 5. Registration is required for each session. To register, click here or contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.


Kids Crafting

All children, ages 7-12, are invited to the Main Library at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 13 to make a sock snowman craft. Kids Crafting programs are held monthly and all materials are provided by the Friends of Rodman Library. Space is limited and registration is required by visiting our online calendar or by calling the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.


Wee Read 

Wee Read is offered every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Children, ages birth through two years, and their parents or caregivers are invited to attend. Wee Read includes stories, fingerplays, music and movement. Wee Read returns January 10 and runs through April 13. For more information, call the Main Library Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.


Storytime

Rodman Main Library will host Storytime for 3-5 year olds. Patrons may attend Storytime on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. The goal of Storytime is to encourage life-long readers through stories, music, movement and activities. Pre-registration is not required. Storytime returns January 13 and will run 14 weeks through April 14. Rodman Main is located at 215 E. Broadway St. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.


Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night will return to Rodman Public Library for a 14-week winter session beginning Tuesday, January 11 and ending Tuesday, April  12, but the format will be a little different. Each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., parents or caregivers and their children, ages 3 to 12, are invited to participate in an entertaining and educational evening in Rodman Main Children’s Department. There will still be stories, but participants will break into small groups to visit various stations where they will play games, complete challenges and create crafts that will provide fun for all ages. No registration is required. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Kids Book Club

Kids Book Club is for ages 8 to 12, and meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Each session will include book discussion, games and activities. Registration is required for a four-week checkout of a selected title one month in advance. To register, or for more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223. 

 The January 19 selection is Front Desk by Kelly Yang and you can register for the January meeting by clicking  here.

 

 

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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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