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Kids Book Club 12/21

[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 December 21 selection is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Registration is required.

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

For a list of book club selections and descriptions of the books click here.


Holiday Storytime at the Branch 

A special Holiday Storytime will run for five weeks at the Rodman Branch Library between November 15 and December 13.

Miss Becky will share stories, songs, holiday fun facts and a special activity each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

No registration is necessary to attend Storytime, which is open to children of all ages and is intended to encourage lifelong readers through stories, music, movement, and activities.

Each week of Holiday Storytime will feature a different theme, including:

  • November 15 – During Turkey Week, children will make turkey costumes out of paper bags.
  • November 22 – During Gobble Gobble Week, children will explore sounds the turkey makes and will create their own kazoos and Thanksgiving story bracelets.
  • November 29 – Children will decorate Christmas cookies as they mark Christmas Cookie Week.
  • December 6 – Children will make Santa binoculars during Santa Week.
  • December 13 – During Rudolph Week, children will make reindeer food and play a reindeer game.

For more information about Holiday Storytime, call The Rodman Branch at 330-821-1313.

Kids Crafting (Beginning 12/1)

For December, the Kids Crafting program at the Main Library will be a take and make project. Beginning Thursday, December 1, children can pick up a gingerbread house kit (while supplies last). No registration is required. This program is supported by Friends of Rodman Public Library. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Kids Gaming 12/7

Kids Gaming is held on the first Wednesday of each month at Rodman Public Library in the Main Library Auditorium. From 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., children, ages 8-12, are treated to open play of video games, Minecraft, etc. on devices provided by the library. The next session is Wednesday, December 7. No registration is required for the free program. For information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Polar Express

Get on board The Polar Express! Children and their family are invited to join the staff of Rodman Library’s Children’s Department on a trip to the North Pole. The run will be offered four times, including at 5:00 OR 6:00 on Monday, Dec. 12, OR at 5:00 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m.  on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The Polar Express, written by Chris Van Allsburg, will be read and passengers should be prepared for surprises along the way. Pajamas are encouraged, but not required. Registration is required for each person attending (children and adults). For more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Rodman Library.








Snowman Storytime with Hot Pots at the Branch 1/4 and 1/7

January's Storytime with Hot Pots will feature a snowman at the Rodman Branch Library.

Two sessions are planned, including one on Wednesday, January 4 from 6: 30 to 7:30 p.m., and another on Saturday, January 7 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 snowman figurine. 

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.

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

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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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