Summer Reading Program

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Listen to the Summer Reading Song!

It’s time for children to get ready to Fizz, Boom, Read! at the Rodman Public Library this summer. We will be exploring all kinds of science topics as part of our thirteen-week program, which begins on Monday, June 2, and concludes on Saturday, August 30. Programs will include “Amazing Animals”: discovering Ohio animals with help from The Wilderness Center Staff.  Discover World Science Director Lynette Reiner will present “Cyptids”: unlocking the secrets of mysterious creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot – are they real? 

Come to our “Book F.E.A.S.T.!” (Fun, Eats, And Stories, Too!). This family program will run on Thursdays from noon to 1p.m., June 12 to July 31, in the main library auditorium. Free hot lunches for those 18 years and under are provided by the Summer Food Service Program, or you may pack your own lunch.

Children will be able to record the amount of time spent reading over the summer in their own reading chart. Those who read, or are read to, for ten hours will receive a certificate of completion, their choice of a new paperback book to keep, and credit for their school. Offered for the first time as an added incentive, the library will hand out a Rodman Library “Reading Champion” sign or window cling to any child who completes ten hours of reading over the summer. These signs can be placed in your front yard or car window to show your support of libraries and reading. You can take a picture of your “Reading Champion” standing with the yard sign. Then post your photo to the library’s facebook page at or email it to to be posted onto facebook. Friends of Rodman Public Library have provided financial support for the Summer Reading Program yard sign project.

For more information on this or other programs, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

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