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Kids

Summer Reading Program


Historic Scavenger Hunt

The Children’s Department of Rodman Library will tackle a Historic Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, August 13, at 9:30 a.m., at Freedom Plaza as part of their summer reading program “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read”. Attendees are asked to gather at Freedom Plaza on Main Street in downtown Alliance to begin the search for items and information such as what three flags are flying over the plaza and which U.S. president is standing in the plaza? This program is open to children from ages 7-13. No reservations are needed. 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

Dial-a-Story

 

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.

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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. 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. 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. 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