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Kids Book Club (May 15)

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

Kids Book Club is for ages 8 to 12. In June, young readers can choose to attend at either 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. Each session includes a brief book discussion, a game and/or activity as well as a snack. Books are available for extended checkout.

The June 12 selection is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.

Registration is required to attend.

[REGISTER FOR 11 A.M. SESSION]                                    [REGISTER FOR 6 P.M. SESSION]

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.

Movie Matinee: Dune Part Two (May 25)

Rodman Public Library will screen Dune Part Two on the big screen inside the Main Auditorium at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 25.

The film, which is rated PG-13, runs 2 hours and 46 minutes.

All movies are free at RPL and fresh popcorn is provided, thanks to Friends of Rodman Public Library. Registration is not required. All ages are welcome to attend, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Kids Gaming (June 5)

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, June 5. Registration is not required for the free event. For information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Tabletop Gaming (June 12)

Feeling bored?

Try playing some new board games at Rodman Public Library’s Tabletop Gaming.

The popular all-ages program returns to the Main Library at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12.

Each month, a new game will be featured so that patrons can learn a new game. Of course, other games available in the library’s collection will also be available and visitors are always welcome to bring their own games.

The aim of the family program is to give area residents an opportunity to gather with others to play their favorite card and board games and make new friends.

Light snacks will be offered and no registration is required to attend the monthly program.

Although the program is open to players of all ages, children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about Tabletop Gaming, call 330-821-2665, ext. 217.

Wee Read 

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


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

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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