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Alice in Wonderland

"Mad" Tea Party

I’m late, I’m late for a very important date. All children, ages 6-12, are invited to Rodman Library Main Auditorium on Saturday, May 28, from 2 to 3 p.m., for a Mad Hatter Tea Party based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass. At the party, stories will be told and games played such as Red Queen Says, Mad Hatter Hat Toss, and Find the White Rabbit. Snacks will be offered. This program is limited to 30 participants, so registration is required. Participants may wear a costume, but it is not required. For more information or to register, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223, or stop in at the Children’s Department. Don’t be late for this date. See you at the party.

Summer Reading Program

2016 Summer Art Experience Sign-Ups to Begin

Sign-up form available here

Official registration for the 2016 “Summer Art Experience” for children will begin Monday, April 11. Applications may be picked up at the main and branch libraries or online. This will be the fifth 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. Class dates will be on Monday afternoons from June 13-July 25, or Tuesday afternoons from June 14-July 26. There will be no classes the week of July 4. After successful completion of classes, children will receive art supplies to take home.

Funding this year is provided with the generosity of The Alliance Kiwanis Club, Alliance Quota Club, Alliance Rotary Club, and Hatherill Insurance, Inc.

For more information, stop by or call the Main Library Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223. Return forms to the Children’s Department or the Branch Library by May 30, 2016.


BOOK F.E.A.S.T. (FUN, EATS, AND STORIES, TOO) AT RPL

Join us at Rodman Public Library every Thursday, June 9 through July 28, from noon to 1:00 p.m. For children, ages 3 and up, and their families, Book F.E.A.S.T. replaces Storytime at the Main Library. Staff will share books on the 2016 Summer Reading Program theme “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read”. For every five books checked out, the child’s name will be entered into a weekly drawing to win prizes during the Thursday program.

Lunches will take place in the main auditorium. Free hot lunches will be served at 11:45 a.m. for those who are 18 years and under as part of the Summer Food Service Program through the Alliance City Schools or participants may pack their own lunch/beverage. No registration is required! For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.


Lindsay BonillaLindsay Bonilla Presents Summer Reading Program

Let the Games Begin! “Coach” Lindsay Bonilla returns to Rodman Library and the Children’s Department with audience-participatory stories based on the Summer Reading theme “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read”. She will entertain children and adults alike on Friday, June 17, from 2 to 3 p.m., in the main auditorium. Visit the land of Africa as Rabbit, tired of being teased about being small, decides to teach two of Africa’s biggest animals a lesson. Also find out how Cheetah became the fastest animal in the world. Then we’re off to Brazil to watch an exciting race between Beetle and Rat. Be at the finish line to find out who wins. With high entertainment value and high energy, Bonilla will delight the whole family. Open to all ages and no reservations are needed. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.


Kids' Connection

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The Rodman Public Library Children’s Department is embarking on a new adventure... our first blog! Join Janet Metzger, Head of the Children’s Department and fellow Children’s Librarian, Stacy Digianantonio, as they share with you their love of children’s books, reading and libraries. The goal is to keep everyone (kids, parents, caregivers, and teachers) in the know about current materials, services and events available through the Children’s Department. We invite you to share with us any of your thoughts or questions through this new offering. Check it out at kidsconnection.rodmanlibrary.com

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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. 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.

The book for June is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, by Chris Grabenstein.

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. 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.

The book for June is The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer  L. Holm.Registration is required.

Participants need not attend all sessions. For more information or to register, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Drive-in Movie for Children

Children of all ages are invited to an animated Drive-in Movie on Saturday, June 18, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., in Rodman Auditorium. Visit a thriving mammal metropolis where animals from every environment live together and have a profession. When the police force hires its first rabbit officer, she learns that being the new bunny in a department of really tough animals is anything but easy. She jumps at the chance to solve a case to prove she is capable at her job, even though she has to work with a cunning fox who makes things harder. You may bring your own blanket or previously made cardboard box car. Children of all ages are invited—under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is needed. Rated PG. Call 330-821-2665, ext 223, for more information.

Tales for Tails

Rodman Public Library offers children the chance to try their reading skills on local therapy dogs. These specially trained dogs 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.

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