Summer Time is Fun Time for Kids at RPL

There's always something going on for kids at Rodman Public Library, and that couldn't be more true than in June and July while the Summer Reading Program is happening.

On Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings, a Play Group is held for RPL's youngest patrons.

On Tuesdays youngsters can attend World Travel Storytime at the Branch in the morning and go to the Main Library in the evening for Camp Shenanigans. And on Thursday mornings, kids have a standing appointment to attend Book Fest followed by crafts.

For a PDF version of Rodman Public Library's children's programming guide through the Adventure Begins at Your Library Summer Reading Program CLICK HERE.

Here's a description of the weekly fun happening at RPL:


Play Group is offered at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays between June 19 and July 24.

All ages are welcome, but the group is recommended for children, ages birth through 5.

Board books and toys are available for the children to play with while coffee and tea are offered to the adults, who supervise and socialize.

A librarian will be in attendance at all times, but a parent or caregiver must be present with his or her child.

No registration is necessary.


 The Rodman Branch Library will take children around the globe through stories and songs this summer when it hosts World Travel Storytime.

The 45-minue program will be held weekly on Tuesdays between June 4 and July 30. Identical storytimes will be held at 10:30 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m. 

In keeping with the 2024 Summer Reading Program theme of Adventure Begins at Your Library, children will learn about the customs and food of a different country each week through stories, songs, crafts, and games, with a little bit of science thrown in.

The summer’s itinerary includes:

  • June 4 – United States.

  • June 11 – Great Britain (dress fancy for the tea party).

  • June 18 – Belgium.

  • June 25 – Italy (special guest).

  • July 2 – Egypt.

  • July 9 – China.

  • July 16 – Australia.

  • July 23 – Antarctica.

  • July 30 – Brazil (Carnaval celebration).

At the end of each storytime, children will receive a brag tag with the country on it to add to their necklaces with the others they’ve earned during storytimes of previous years.

No registration is required at attend storytime.

Camp Shenanigans


Camp Shenanigans will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays between June 4 and July 23.

The program will feature stories, songs, games, and other activities inspired by traditional summer camp experiences.

No registration is required to attend.



 Book Fest is offered at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday between June 6 and July 18 inside the Main Auditorium and includes a half hour of fun with each week featuring a different presenter.

Following Book Fest, children will move to the Children’s Program room to complete a craft project from 11 a.m. to noon.

The schedule of Book Fest guests include:

  • June 6 – Knot Tying with Scout Troop 205G

  • June 13 – RPL Children’s Department

  • June 20 – Stuffed Animal Pet Show

  • June 27 – Upside Down Fairy Tales with Auntie Kayte

  • July 4 – Library Closed

  • July 11 – Magic Myths in the Forest with the Wilderness Center

  • July 18 – Book Fest Olympics

No registration is required to attend wither Book Fest or the crafts, and children can attend both or either one on any given Thursday.