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Kids Book Club 2/15
[Everything You Need to Know About the Kids Book Club]
Kids Book Club is for ages 8 to 12,and meets at 4:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Each session will include book discussion, games and activities. Books are available for extended checkout.
The April 19 selection is The Notebook of Doom: The Rise of the Balloon Goons by Troy Cummings.
For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Click here for a list of book club selections and descriptions of the books.
Click here for a list of book club selections and descriptions of the books for May through August 2023.
Easter Storytime with Hot Pots at the Branch 4/5 and 4/8
April's Storytime with Hot Pots will have an Easter at the Rodman Branch Library.
Two sessions are planned, including one on Wednesday, April 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and another on Saturday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to noon.
Children, ages 3-12, will come to the Branch for a mini storytime and then proceed to Hot Pots, accompanied by their guardian, to paint a spring duck candy dish.
The cost is $15 per figurine and registration is required. The fee for the event is payable to Hot Pots upon registration at hotpotspottery.com.
For more information, call the Branch Library at 330-821-1313.
Kids Crafting 4/6
Rodman Public Library’s monthly Kids Crafting program continues at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 6 when children, ages 6-12, are invited to come to the Main Library and decorate their own spring basket and maybe receive a treat to put inside.
All materials used during monthly kids crafting programs are provided for free thanks to the Friends of Rodman Public Library.
Registration is required.
For more information, call the Children's Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Kids Gaming 4/12
Due to a scheduling conflict, Kids Gaming at Rodman Public Library will be off its normal schedule and will be held on date other than the first Wednesday in April.
The April date is Wednesday, April 12.
All Kids Gaming sessions run from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. inside the Rodman Public Library Auditorium.
In May, Kids Gaming will resume its regular meeting date of the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
During Kids Gaming, children ages 8-12 are treated to open play of video games, Minecraft, etc. on devices provided by the library.
Registration is not required for the free event. For information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Who Are The People in Your Neighborhood?
Who are the people in your neighborhood?
The Rodman Branch Library will help youngsters get to know a few of them during storytime sessions at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday between April 11 and May 30.
With a theme of “All Together Now,” a preview of the 2023 Summer Reading Program, each week of Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood Storytime will feature a guest speaker and a special activity.
The scheduled guest speakers include:
- April 11 – Veterinarian Dr. Patricia Tucker (Bring in a stuffed animal for a checkup.)
- April 18 – Artist/entrepreneur Troy Myers from Hot Pots
- April 25 – Alliance police officer Captain Akenra X
- May 2 – Librarian Charlene Duro
- May 9 – Farmer Eugene Miller
- May 16 – A Counselor from CommQuest in honor of Mental Health Month
- May 23 – Washington Township Fire Chief Craig Cobb
- May 30 – Alliance Mayor Alan Andreani
For more information about Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood Storytime, call the Branch Library at 330-821-1313.
Winter Wee Read, which will run between January 16 and April 5, is offered every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. and every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Children, ages birth through two years, and their parents or caregivers are invited to attend. Wee Read includes stories, fingerplays, music and movement. No registration is required. For more information, call the Main Library Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Children, ages 3-5, and their parents or caregivers are invited to attend Storytime sessions this winter at Rodman Public Library. Morning sessions will be held each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. between January 19 and April 6 at the Main Library. Evening Storytime sessions will be held each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. between January 17 and April 4 as part of Family Fun Nights at the Main Library. Storytime sessions are intended to encourage lifelong readers through stories, music, movement and activities. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Family Fun Night
Each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. between January 17 and April 4, parents or caregivers and their children, ages 3 to 12, are invited to participate in an entertaining and educational evening in Rodman Main Children’s Department as part of Family Fun Night. There will be stories before participants break into small groups to visit various stations where they will play games, complete challenges and create crafts that will provide fun for all ages. No registration is required. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
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
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Offered at Rodman Library
Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 100 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.4 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
As a participant in this gifting program, Rodman Public Library is partnering with the Early Childhood Education Alliance and Greater Alliance Foundation to make this available to children within the 44601 zip code area. For more information, call the Rodman Library Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223 or register online at https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/affiliate/OHSTARK/.
Rodman Public Library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative for families with children ages 0-5 is designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: starting kindergarten. Research has shown that children get ready to read years before they begin their formal education, and an excellent way to get children ready to learn is to read to them. To that end, Rodman Public Library hopes the program will encourage families to read at least 1000 books to their children before they enter school. Find out more...