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Kids Book Club 2/15
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 book discussion, games and activities. Books are available for extended checkout.
The February 15 selection is The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling.
For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Click here for a list of book club selections and descriptions of the books.
Kids Gaming 2/2
Due to scheduling conflicts, Kids Gaming at Rodman Public Library will be off its normal schedule and will be held on special dates during the months of February, March, and April.
In February, the monthly program will be held Thursday, February 2.
The March session will be held Thursday, March 2.
The April date is Wednesday, April 12.
All Kids Gaming sessions run from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. inside the Rodman Public Library Auditorium.
In May, Kids Gaming will resume its regular meeting date of the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
During Kids Gaming, children ages 8-12 are treated to open play of video games, Minecraft, etc. on devices provided by the library.
Registration is not required for the free event. For information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Take Your Child To The Library Day 2/4
Rodman Public Library is encouraging all caregivers to bring their little ones in for a visit on Saturday, February 4, which is Take Your Child to the Library Day.
Several literacy stations and games will be set up throughout the children’s area all day at the Main Library. A craft table will also be available as well as a “photo booth” where families can take pictures.
At 2 p.m., family BINGO will be played in the auditorium and children’s prizes will be awarded to the winners.
All activities are free. Registration is required for those wishing to take part in BINGO. [REGISTER HERE]
No registration is necessary for the other activities, which will be held from the library’s opening at 10 a.m. to its close at 4 p.m.
If you haven’t been to the library in a while, Take Your Child to the Library Day is a perfect time to stop in and see the newly “refreshed” children’s area. Families will also be able to discover everything their local library has to offer every member of the family, no matter what their age.
For more information about children’s programming at Rodman Public Library, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Valentine Storytime with Hot Pots at the Branch 2/8 and 2/11
February's Storytime with Hot Pots will have a valentine theme at the Rodman Branch Library.
Two sessions are planned, including one on Wednesday, February 8: 30 to 7:30 p.m., and another on Saturday, February 11 from 11 a.m. to noon.
Children, ages 3-12, will come to the Branch for a mini storytime and then proceed to Hot Pots, accompanied by their guardian, to paint a heart tealight candle luminary.
The cost is $15 per figurine 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 Crafting 2/9
Rodman Public Library’s monthly Kids Crafting program continues Thursday, February 9 when children, ages 7-12, are invited to come to the Main Library and decorate an 11- by 11-inch wooden heart. All materials used during monthly kids crafting programs are provided for free thanks to the Friends of Rodman Public Library. Registration is required. [CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]
For more information, call the Children's Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Winter Wee Read, which will run between January 16 and April 5, is offered every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. and every 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. No registration is required. For more information, call the Main Library Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
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 held each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. between January 19 and April 6 at the Main Library. Evening Storytime sessions will be held each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. between January 17 and April 4 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.
Family Fun Night
Each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. between January 17 and April 4, 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. There will be stories before participants 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.