Rodman Public Library recently collaborated with the City of Alliance to microfilm and digitize City Council minutes and ordinances dating from the incorporation of Alliance in 1854 through 1924. The 12,998 pages scanned are bound in large ledger books that measure up to 3” thick and 11” x 17”. They were sent to Backstage Library Works in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in late July for microfilming and digitization.
Rodman Public Library offers mobile WiFi HotSpot units and portable chargers for patrons’ use. Ten HotSpots have been acquired to check out and two portable chargers for in-library use. A mobile HotSpot allows the user to have on-the-go WiFi Internet access for up to 10 devices and may be borrowed for seven days.
Rodman Public Library's calendar of events offers direct registration for programs and classes that require it. When you register for an event, you can also request a reminder notification be sent to you via email or text message a day or two before the event. If a program is popular and there is a waiting list, the next person on the waiting list will be notified that they can attend if someone cancels.
School's back in session and time to learn a new skill or get a new job. Try one of our FREE database sites that can help you reach your goals to:
- Learn a musical instrument
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Our online catalog offers more than just titles, call numbers, and availability. We also include 1st chapters, synopses, series info, and author background along with a few other options for most of our collection.
These additions to our catalog entries include:
Have a favorite author? Want to find out more about them and the books they have written? Try our new Author Check service.
Ever wondered what are the newest books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks are that the library has purchased? Try our New Book Alerts service and find out.
You can take the library with you wherever you go through the use of Library Anywhere, a mobile application that lets you use the library on your smart phone or other web-capable device. Keep track of your due dates easily with this application, search Rodman Library's catalog, place holds, renew items, and more. Users can also find library hours and locations, including bookmobile stops, send questions to library staff members, and find information about events happening at the library. You can now have access to all of this right from your phone.
Library Anywhere has a special application for iPhones (iPads,etc.) and Androids, and a universal version for Blackberry and all other web-enabled devices. Simply search for Library Anywhere in the app store (or equivalent) on your phone and download the application for free. Those not using iPhones or Android phones can find the app by visiting https://www.libanywhere.com/m/286.
Starting Monday, January 4, kids, ages preschool through third grade, can stop by the Children’s Department at the Rodman Main Library to “adopt” a stuffed animal buddy to read to. Buddy bags will include a book buddy, an adoption certificate, a reading log, and several other surprises.
Rodman Library invites you to join us for our online book club “Books & Coffee.” The next book club meeting will be on Thursday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m. The selected title will be The Queen's Secret by Karen Harper. Copies are available through the Main and Branch libraries or digitally through the Ohio Digital Library and Hoopla. If you would like to participate in the discussion, send your email address to email@example.com. You will receive a link on how to connect via Zoom.