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Summer Reading Fun

Sign-up for 2015 Summer Art Experience

Official registration for the 2015 “Summer Art Experience” for children will begin Friday, May 1. Applications may be picked up at the main or branch libraries. This will be the fourth year for this popular program. Designed for children ages 5-13, participants register for a total of three free art classes over a six-week period, utilizing various art techniques taught by local art instructors.

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Dial-a-Story

Battle of the Picture Book Barcodes

Vote for your favorite creative use of the barcode as imagined by picture book illustrators from titles found in the Rodman Public Library children’s collection.  Titles are ranked and paired up in eight brackets (sweet sixteen contestants) during the first round.

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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 Boys' Book Club

Boys, ages 8-11, are invited to meet in the Children’s Department at Rodman Public Library for the Just for Boys’ Book Club. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month from 4:15-5:00 p.m., through August 2015 (please note that in August the book club will be held on the third Wednesday due to the Used Book Sale). The next meeting is May 13, and includes a book discussion, games and other activities. The book for the month is Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen. 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.

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. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month from 4:15-5:00 p.m., through August 2015 (please note that in August the book club will be held on the fourth Wednesday due to the Used Book Sale). The next meeting is May 20, and includes a book discussion, games and other activities. The book for the month is Ava and Pip, by Carol Weston. 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.

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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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