Animal Stories as read by Jim Perone
Special Online Bonus Stories!
You can also call 330-821-TELL to hear any of these stories anytime on your phone.
Books to read aloud, games, puzzles, and books to listen to - and LOTS more!
Try TumbleBooks today! 
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which introduce preschool and elementary school-aged children to literature and the joy of reading in a format they love. TumbleBooks are searchable by Accelerated Reader and Lexile reading levels, and are available in English, French and Spanish, as well as some in Chinese, Russian and Italian. Rodman Public Library offers 300 TumbleBooks, 40 Read-Along chapter books, 160 TumbleGames, over 50 iPad compatible TumbleBooks and non-fiction books. Just click on the TumbleBooks button to begin.
 The Boss Baby, by Marla Frazee 
Told with sly, tongue-in-cheek humor, this is the story of "The Boss Baby". From the moment he arrives, it is obvious that the new baby is boss and he gets whatever he wants, from drinks made-to-order around the clock to his executive gym.
 Ten Terrible Dinosaurs, by Paul Strickland 
A group of rollicking dinosaurs counts down from ten to one as it introduces subtraction to the reader.
Yawn, by Sally Symes 
After Sean gives a yawn, it gets passed along to a series of animals, each revealed by a page turn, until Nellie the elephant decides it is time for bed.
 Apple Orchard Race, by Abby Klein (Ready, Freddy!) 
Freddy's first grade class is visiting an apple orchard where they will pick apples and search for a special hidden apple. Will sneaky Max cheat his way to the $5 prize?
 Ling & Ting : Not Exactly the Same!, by Grace Lin 
Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different.
Porcupines, by Emily Green 
This book introduces children to the unique physical features that help porcupines survive in the wild.
 The Adventures of Beanboy, by Lisa Harkrader 
Wheaton, Kansas seventh-grader Tucker MacBean loves comic books, so when his favorite comic has a contest to create a sidekick, he is hopeful that he can win, thereby fixing his struggling family.
 The Five Lives of Cat Zook, by Joanne Rocklin 
As ten-year-old Oona and younger brother Fred conspire to break their sick cat Zook out of the veterinary clinic, Oona tells the story of Zook's previous lives.
Man on the Moon : How a Photograph Made Anything Seem Possible, by Pamela Dell 
This book explores and analyzes the historical context and significance of Neil Armstrong's iconic photograph of Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon in 1969.
Materials owned by Rodman Library  - Search Rodman's catalog
Accelerated Reader 
Area teachers: Please use this form to request books to be used in your classroom. The library staff will create a collection geared to your topics or specific titles and notify you when the collection is ready to be picked up.
If you have any questions, please call Rodman Public Library's Children's Department at 330-821-2665 x224.
Classroom collections are extended loans of materials teachers select to use in the classroom. The service is available in the Children's Department of the Main Library, Branch, or on the Bookmobile.
Classroom collections allow a teacher to keep library materials together in the classroom for the duration of a particular study unit. Up to 150 items may be borrowed for classroom use. We regret that materials for personal use are not eligible for the extended loan period. This includes any adult materials.
When you have selected the materials you wish to borrow as a classroom collection, please let the Staff know as you present them for check-out. The loan period for classroom collections is 8 weeks.
The staff is willing to select materials for you if you give them at least one week's notice. We will use our professional expertise to make the selections or you may give us a bibliography. For your convenience, you may select your materials from our online catalog and then e-mail the list to the Children's Department. [ Details ]
A special online form  is also available for your use.
Both of these tools may be used outside the Library. The staff will select materials based on your criteria and prepare them for you to pick up at your convenience.
Because others are often waiting to use the materials, we ask that you return as many books as possible on the due date. However, materials in classroom collections may be renewed for an additional 28 days, if they are not on reserve for another patron. A maximum of three renewals (28 days each) may be made. For your convenience, renewals may be made by calling the library at (330) 821-2665 or online .
At the end of the loan period, you will receive an overdue reminder of any items not returned. After the first two-month loan period, we reserve the right to recall items which have been requested by other patrons. If an item is recalled, it is not eligible for renewal. We will notify you of items which need to be recalled.
For further information on borrowing teacher collections for use in your classroom, contact the Children's Department at (330) 821-2665 x224.
Homework help - Try Know It Now 
Our children's site features our mascot based on Dewey the Goldfish who lived in a fishbowl in the Children’s Department at the Main Library on Broadway Street. Dewey was brought to life by Kathy Gray Farthing, a local illustrator and graphic artist who owns Farthing Graphic Design.
For our new website, Kathy has created a friend for Dewey, named Herman the Hermit Crab.
Dewey is also available in PDF form to print out and color:
Dewey the Artist 
Dewey the Detective 
Here are some pictures of Dewey engaged in various fun library activities:
Dewey Reads a Good Book
Dewey the Artist
Dewey Enjoys Playing Checkers with a Friend
Dewey Reads to a Little Friend
Dewey Listens to Music
Dewey Looks for Clues to a Mystery
Dewey Enjoys the Summer Sunshine
Dewey Waves and Says, "Thank You for Visiting!"
Wee Read, a program offered by Rodman Library’s Children’s Department, is designed to introduce children to books, fingerplays and music incorporating the six early learning skills. Patrons, ages birth through two years, and their parents or caregivers are invited to Wee Read, Monday evenings, from 6:30-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday mornings, from 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Wee Read will be held in the Children’s Program Room at Rodman Main Library. Sessions last 20-30 minutes. No registration is required. Come as often as you like. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.