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May 2019

We will be closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day observance

Rodman Buzz for Kids
Pet rock cactus family

Kids Make & Take Pet Rock Cactus

Kids, have fun painting and creating your special “pet rock” to look just like a cactus. Then it take home with you!

Join us on Thursday, May 16, at 4 p.m., in the Children’s Program Room at the Main Library. All supplies will be furnished.

This is a free event open to children of all ages. No registration is needed. For more information, call the Main Library Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Family Movie Night - May 15

Families are invited to see an animated movie, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, on Wednesday, May 15, at 6:00 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium.

It’s been an amazing five years for the citizens of a brick civilization but now a new threat appears, destroying their way of life faster than they can rebuild.

No registration is needed. Rated PG. Call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223, for more information.

Family Movie Night - May 22

Families are invited to see an animated movie, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, on Wednesday, May 22, at 6:00 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium.

A young human and his dragon must make difficult decisions to save their own kind when danger mounts at home – will they find the secret dragon utopia?

No registration is needed. Rated PG. Call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223, for more information.

Pink flamingo

Flamingo Storytime with Hot Pots

Children, ages 3-12, are invited to Rodman Branch Library for a Flamingo Storytime on Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., or Saturday, May 18, at 11:00 a.m.

A story will be read first at the library, then children and their guardian will proceed to Hot Pots to paint a ceramic flamingo figurine.

Snacks will be offered. The cost is $10.00, payable to Hot Pots before the event. Registration is required and can be made at https://hotpotspottery.com/ or by phone at 330-823-3333.

Wee Read and Storytime on Summer Break

Storytime and Wee Read at Rodman Main Library will be on summer break beginning on April 29.

Please note that Storytime at the Branch Library will continue with its regularly scheduled times on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Rodman Branch is located at 1808 West State St. in the Marketplace Plaza.

For more information, call the Main Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223, or the Branch at 330-821-1313.

Chapter Chat Children's Bookclub

Smile by Raina TelgemeierChapter Chat Book Club is for all children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 8, at 4:15 p.m. It includes a book discussion, games and activities, and meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

May’s book is Smile, by Raina Telgemeier. Registration is required for a four-week checkout of a selected title one month in advance. To register, or for more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Ongoing Kids' Programs

Ongoing Programs at Rodman Public Library

Join us for one of our ongoing programs at Rodman Public Library. For specific dates and times, please check our monthly calendar of events.

 

Wee Read Main Library, ages birth through two years - Meets at the Main Library every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. and every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Wee Read introduces children to books, fingerplays and music incorporating the six early learning skills.

Storytime Main Library, ages 3-5 - Meets at the Main Library every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. It encourages life-long readers through stories and activities.

Storytime Branch Library, ages 3-5 - Meets at the Branch Library every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. It encourages life-long readers through stories and activities.

Chapter Chat now combines the individual Boys and Girls Clubs into one club for all children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old. It includes a book discussion, games and activities, and meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:15 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. Registration is required for a four-week checkout of a selected title one month in advance. To register, or for more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Play Group allows children to make friends, play, and share stories on every third or fourth Saturday in the Children’s Program Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This play group is designed for children to learn, socialize, and explore through play. It is aimed for birth to kindergarten ages with an adult caregiver, but all are welcome. No registration is needed.

Tales for Tails - From January through May, meets the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:00-3:00 p.m., in the Main Children's Program Room. Children try their reading skills on local therapy dogs that will "listen" to stories. Dogs in attendance are members of Therapy Dogs International and the "Paws and Reflect" Pet Therapy group of Alliance Community Hospital. Sign up in advance. Call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Tween Council is open to enthusiastic 4th to 6th graders who want to make a difference in the library. Tweens will meet monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:15 p.m. to share ideas for upcoming programs, current trends, and what they and their peers are reading. Tween Council will meet in the Children’s Program Room and no registration is needed.

 

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