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Teens! at Rodman Public Library


Summer Reading Program - June 1 - August 31

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Teen Olympics at RPL

Calling all teens, ages 12-18: Join us on Thursday, June 16, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in Rodman’s Main Auditorium for an exciting afternoon of Library Olympics as we play a series of different library-themed events. The Library Olympics opens with all teens creating their own country flag to represent them in the games then teens proceed to Event One: Relay Race. In this event, teens are divided into groups of three and compete by navigating an obstacle course while steering a half-full book cart.

Event Two: Head Book Carry challenges teens to walk to one end of the room, pick a book and place it on their head. They must then carry the book on their head to the opposite end of the room without the book falling off—if the book falls off, they must start over. Once the opposite end of the room is reached, teens must place the book on a shelf in the proper order it would be located on a library shelf. After placing the book, they must race back and continue grabbing books until all books have been placed in their proper order.

Event Three: Scavenger Hunt has teens using iPads or smart phones to take pictures of assorted items they must find within the library. In Event Four: Blind Beach Volleyball, teens are divided into groups of two or three to compete. This plays like normal volleyball except with a twist. The net will be covered so the only thing visible will be the ball being tossed over the net.

Medals will be awarded at the end of each event. There will be a closing ceremony recapping the medal count after which ice cream will be served. No registration is needed for this free event. This program is supported by Friends of Rodman Library. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.

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Teen Gaming Days 06/09 & 06/23:

On Thursdays, from 3-5 p.m., area teens, ages 12-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library to play their favorite video games on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Playstation 3 & 4, and Nintendo Wii & WiiU. The next sessions will be held Thursday, June 9 & 23. Visitors will have the opportunity to play a different game each week. Games with ratings from “E” for Everyone, up to”T” for Teen level, will be offered. Along with the video games, the iPad and Nook are available to teens. The library urges teens to suggest games, books and movies they would like the library to purchase.

No registration is required for these free gaming events. For more information, call the library at 330-821-2665, ext. 214. Video gaming is in partnership with Synergy Alliance.

Gaming Unplugged 06/21:

Teens, ages 12-18, gather your friends and come to the main library on Tuesday, June 21st, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Choose your favorite board games... or card games on hand at the library. Be adventurous. Try something new. Bring your own magic and duel it out with your friends. No registration is needed.

Anime Club 06/28:

All teens, ages 13-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library on the last Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Teens will have the chance to pick their favorite episodes to be shown on RPL’s big screen. Anime Club will meet in the library's main auditorium located at 215 East Broadway Street in Alliance, OH. No registration is required. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.

Teen Movie Premiere 06/07:

All teens, ages 13-18, are invited to see a free movie on RPL’s big screen in the auditorium on Tuesday, June 7, at 5:30 p.m. Deadly alien attacks coming in four surges have left the earth destroyed. While trying to save her brother, a young woman prepares for the final attack and joins forces with a young man as her final hope—but is he? The movie is rated PG-13. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.