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Kids Book Club (February 21)

[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, which will be pizza in February. Books are available for extended checkout.

The February 21 selection is Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence & Richard Atwater.

[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 September 2023 through February 2024.


Kids Gaming (February 7)

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, February 7. Registration is not required for the free event. For information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.


Kids Crafting (February 8)

Rodman Public Library’s monthly Kids Crafting program continues at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 8 when children, ages 7-12, are invited to come to the Main Library to create a heart bookmark

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. 


Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Branch (February 9-10)

Do you have a stuffed animal that needs a getaway with some other stuffed animals?

If so, Rodman Branch Library has you covered 

On Friday, February 9, humans who have registered their stuffie buddy can drop it off at The Branch Library between 3:30 and 4 p.m. for a sleepover in the library. Check-in activities will include filling out a nametag and a permission slip as well as decorating a sleeping bag

Stuffed animals will get to enjoy activities like cart races, coloring, raiding the refrigerator, etc.  You can never tell what they might do throughout the night, but pictures will be posted on the library’s Facebook and Instagram pages so their humans can keep an eye on all the fun during the sleepover. 

On Friday, February 9, humans who have registered their stuffed animal buddy can drop it off at The Branch Library between 3:30 and 4 p.m. for a sleepover in the library. Check-in activities will include filling out a nametag and a permission slip as well as decorating a sleeping bag

Stuffed animals will get to enjoy activities like cart races, coloring, raiding the refrigerator, etc.  You can never tell what they might do throughout the night, but pictures will be posted on the library’s Facebook and Instagram pages so their humans can keep an eye on all the fun during the sleepover. 

Humans can enjoy a light breakfast of doughnuts, juice, and water when they pick up their stuffed animal friends on Saturday, February 10 at 10 a.m.

Space is limited and registration is required.

[REGISTRATION REQUIRED]

For more information, call 330-821-1313.

 


Virtual Whale Watch (February 13)

Living in Ohio, it’s impossible for Alliance residents to go out looking for whales, so Aquarium of the Pacific, located in Long Beach, California, is bringing the whales to Rodman Public Library – virtually, of course. 

As part of the One Book One Community program, patrons will be able to take part in the program from the comfort of their own homes or come to the library and watch it on the big screen in the auditorium either at 11 a.m. or 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13. 

Participants will first learn what a naturalist or explorer would bring on a boat and how to look for whales before “heading out to sea” in search of whales. A mix of pictures and videos will be used to explore different whales, including the blue whale like Blue 55 in Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly, the 2024 selection. Aquarium personnel will talk about the adaptions and habitats of the whales. 

Both at-the-library and virtual participants must register online at rodmanlibrary.com. 

[REGISTER FOR 11 A.M. IN-PERSON AT THE LIBRARY PROGRAM] 

[REGISTER FOR 7 P.M. IN-PERSON AT THE LIBRARY PROGRAM] 

Those registering to view the program virtually will be provided with instructions at the time of registration.

[REGISTER FOR 11 A.M. VIRTUAL AT HOME PROGRAM] 

[REGISTER FOR 7 P.M. VIRTUAL AT HOME PROGRAM]


Lego Lab (February 14)

Lego lab, intended for children ages 6-12, will continue on Wednesday, February 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. 

The theme in February will be Dragons Love Tacos, based on the book by Adam Rubin.

The program is free, thanks to Friends of Rodman Public Library, but registration is required.

[REGISTER HERE]

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


Movie Matinee (February 17)

Rodman Public Library will screen The Marvels inside the auditorium at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 17

The film, which is rated PG-13, runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

Films are always free to attend at RPL and popcorn is provided thanks to the Friends of Rodman Public Library. Registration is not required for the all ages program. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.


Storytime with Hot Pots (February 21 and 24)

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

Sessions will be held on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. and another on Saturday, February 24 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 lion figurine.

The cost is $15 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.


Animal Communication (February 24)

Have you ever wondered how animals talk to each other? 

As part of the One Book One Community program, The Akron ZooMobile will visit Rodman Public Library and talk just about that.

Zoo personnel will be on hand for two identical programs on Saturday, February 24 – one from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and another from 2 to 2:45 p.m.

The same information about animal communication, including non-verbal communication, will be presented at each session and patrons should register for just one time slot.

[REGISTER FOR THE 1 P.M. PROGRAM]

[REGISTER FOR THE 2 P.M. PROGRAM]

Those who attend will also get to meet an animal ambassador or two from the Akron Zoo. 

The One Book One Community program is supported by Friends of Rodman Public Library, Greater Alliance Foundation, and the University of Mount Union.


Winter Workout (February 28)

Designed to help participants keep moving when it is cold outside, Winter Workout will held on Wednesday, January 24 at 6 p.m.

The program is a half hour full of stories and songs that will get both children and their adult companions on their feet and moving around.

Kids, ages 3 to 12 years old, are invited to attend the monthly program. No registration required

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


Wee Read (January 15-March 27)

Winter Wee Read will run between January 15 and March 27, offered on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday mornings 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. No registration is required. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223. 


Storytime (January 16-March 28)

Children, ages 3-5, and their parents or caregivers are invited to attend Storytime sessions this winter at Rodman Public Library. Morning sessions will be on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. between January 18 and March 28 at the Main Library. Evening Storytime sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. between January 16 and March 26 as part of Family Fun Nights at the Main Library. Storytime sessions are intended to encourage lifelong readers through stories, music, movement and activities. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223. No registration is required


Family Fun Night (January 16-March 26) 

Each Tuesday between January 16 and March 26, 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 as part of Family Fun Night. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with stories and includes STEAM activities that are fun for the entire family. No registration is required. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

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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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