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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.

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.

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

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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. Registration is required. Participants need not attend all sessions. For more information or to register, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223. List of Boys' Book Club Titles

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. Registration is required. Participants need not attend all sessions. For more information or to register, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223. List of Girls' Book Club Titles

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