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And the Winner is ... Book tournament concludes

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During the entire month of March, the Children’s Department hosted a “Sweet Sixteen” tournament as a tie-in to the NCAA “March Madness” basketball tournament – but we did it with a twist! We honored outstanding picture books published in 2014 and put them in a head-to-head battle to choose the best of the best.

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Patrons of all ages (children and adults) stopped in to the Children’s Department and viewed our “Sweet Sixteen” brackets located on our four office windows. Then, they browsed the sixteen picture books chosen as contenders which were on display underneath the brackets. Ballots were available each week to vote for your favorites. Our overall winner was announced on Monday, March 30.

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R.E.A.D. me a story

The R.E.A.D. Alliance Mystery Readers are here to read you the stories featured on Channel 11's Mystery Reader show.

Want to hear a story?

Check out Dial-a-Story online or by phone at 330-821-TELL. New stories every month. Brought to you by the Alliance Kiwanis Club.

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Just for Girls Book Club

Girls, ages 8-11, are invited to meet in the Children’s Department at Rodman Public Library for the Just for Girls’ Book Club. The next meeting is April 15, 2015, from 4:15-5:00 p.m. and includes a book discussion, games and other activities. The book for the month is The Doll People, by Ann M. Martin.

Children must be able to read on a 4-6 grade reading level. Participants have a four-week checkout of a selected title one month in advance. Registration is required. Participants need not attend all sessions. For more information or to register, 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


Tales for Tails

Rodman Public Library offers children the chance to try their reading skills on local therapy dogs by reading to specially trained dogs who will “listen” to stories in the Children’s Program Room at the Main Library.

All dogs that will be in attendance are members of Therapy Dogs International and the “Paws and Reflect” Pet Therapy group of Alliance Community Hospital. Studies have shown that children can become better readers when they regularly read aloud to dogs. An animal reading companion provides a relaxing, stress-free and non-judgmental “listening partner” for a beginning or struggling reader.

The program will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Fifteen minute time slots are available. Patrons may sign up in advance for a preferred time slot. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

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