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1000 Books before Kindergarten

Rodman Public Library announces the launch of its 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative for families with children ages 0-5. The program 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...

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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