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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 February 15 selection is The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling.

Registration is required.

For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Click here for a list of book club selections and descriptions of the books.


Kids Gaming 2/2

Due to scheduling conflicts, Kids Gaming at Rodman Public Library will be off its normal schedule and will be held on special dates during the months of February, March, and April.

In February, the monthly program will be held Thursday, February 2.

The March session will be held Thursday, March 2.

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.

Take Your Child To The Library Day 2/4

Rodman Public Library is encouraging all caregivers to bring their little ones in for a visit on Saturday, February 4, which is Take Your Child to the Library Day.

Several literacy stations and games will be set up throughout the children’s area all day at the Main Library. A craft table will also be available as well as a “photo booth” where families can take pictures.

At 2 p.m., family BINGO will be played in the auditorium and children’s prizes will be awarded to the winners.

All activities are free. Registration is required for those wishing to take part in BINGO. [REGISTER HERE]

No registration is necessary for the other activities, which will be held from the library’s opening at 10 a.m. to its close at 4 p.m.

If you haven’t been to the library in a while, Take Your Child to the Library Day is a perfect time to stop in and see the newly “refreshed” children’s area. Families will also be able to discover everything their local library has to offer every member of the family, no matter what their age.

For more information about children’s programming at Rodman Public Library, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Valentine Storytime with Hot Pots at the Branch 2/8 and 2/11

February's Storytime with Hot Pots will have a valentine theme at the Rodman Branch Library.

Two sessions are planned, including one on Wednesday, February 8: 30 to 7:30 p.m., and another on Saturday, February 11 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 heart tealight candle luminary. 

The cost is $15 per figurine and registration is required. The fee for the event is payable to Hot Pots upon registration at

For more information, call the Branch Library at 330-821-1313.

Kids Crafting  2/9

Rodman Public Library’s monthly Kids Crafting program continues Thursday, February 9 when children, ages 7-12, are invited to come to the Main Library and decorate an 11- by 11-inch wooden heart. All materials used during monthly kids crafting programs are provided for free thanks to the Friends of Rodman Public Library. Registration is required. [CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

For more information, call the Children's Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223. 

Wee Read 

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. 

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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


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library FAQ

1000 Books before Kindergarten

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...

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