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November 2019
Rodman Library will be closed 
Wednesday, November 27 at noon and
Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving.

Rodman Buzz for Kids

Sit and Read Event at Rodman Library

Join us on Saturday, November 2, at 1 p.m., when Alliance City Schools and Early Childhood Education Alliance (ECEA) will be having a FREE Sit and Read Event in the auditorium at Rodman Public Library. Students from Alliance High School will be reading with children ages 3-5, and creating a project together. The children will get to keep the books from the event. If you would like your child to participate in this Sit and Read program, please sign up at Rodman Public Library located at 215 E. Broadway St., in Alliance. You may also call the library’s Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Chapter Chat Book Club for Kids

Chapter Chat Book Club is for ages 8 to 12, and meets on the second Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is Wednesday, November. 13, at 4:15 p.m., with a book discussion, games and activities.

The Best Friend Battle by Lindsay Eyre“The Best Friend Battle,” by Lindsay Eyre is November’s book. 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.

Gingerbread Storytime with Hot Pots

gingerbread manChildren, ages 3-12, are invited to Rodman Branch Library for a Fall Storytime on Wednesday, November. 20, at 6:30 p.m., or Saturday, November. 23, at 11:00 a.m.

A story will be read first at the library, then children and their guardian will proceed to Hot Pots Pottery to paint a gingerbread man ceramic 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 or by phone at 330-823-3333. 

bead pumpkin and Indian corn

Beaded Pumpkin and Indian Corn Make and Take

Kids, have fun decorating your own small pumpkin with colorful beads or create an Indian corn craft, then take it home! Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 21, at 4 p.m., in the Children’s Program Room at the Main Library. All supplies will be furnished. Make one or both items. This is a free event open to children, ages 6-12. Space is limited so registration is needed. Patrons may sign up the child using the online calendar at and click on See full calendar, or by calling the Children's Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Rodman Library.

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.

Family Fun Night, preschool and school-aged children - For children ages 3 to 5, Storytime will offer music, interaction and stories. During this same time, all school-aged children will share in their own fun activities that are based on the S.T.E.A.M. program.

Storytime Main Library, ages 3-5 - Meets at the Main Library every Thursday mornings 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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