Children Have Plenty To Do at RPL This Fall


There’s a lot for children to do at Rodman Public Library this fall.

Two new programs – a Kids Book Club and Kids Gaming – will make their debut in September at the Main Library, while 10-week sessions of three old favorites -- Family Fun Night, Storytime and Wee Read – will return.

Meanwhile, at the Branch Library, Hot Pots Storytime returns in September. The Branch will also continue to offer take and make crafts for kids.

Here’s a look at the ongoing programs offered by Rodman Library:


Children, ages 8-12, are invited to join the Kids Book Club, which will meet at 4:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The selections for the remainder of 2021 include Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes on Nov. 17, and OCDaniel by Wesley King on Dec. 15. Books are available for extended checkout at the Children’s Department. Registration is required for each session.


Rodman Public Library invites children, ages 8-12, to Kids Gaming every first Wednesday of each month at the Main Library Auditorium. From 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., children will be treated to open play of video games, Minecraft, etc. on devices provided by the library. Registration is required for each session.


A children’s craft program is held each month. Children, ages 7-12, are invited to the Main Library at 4:00 p.m. on Dec. 9 to make a Gingerbread House ornament from a terracotta pot. Space is limited and registration is required.

To register for any of these events, visit Rodman Library’s online calendar at or by calling 330-821-2665, ext. 223.


Rodman Public Library will host fall Wee Read sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays between Sept. 13 and Nov. 15. Beginning on Monday, Sept. 13, Wee Read will be 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.


Preschool-aged children and their parents or caregivers are invited to attend Storytime sessions this fall at Rodman Public Library. Morning sessions will be held each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. between Sept. 16 and Nov. 18 at the Main Library. Evening Storytime sessions will be held each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. between Sept. 14 and Nov. 16 as part of Family Fun Nights at the Main Library. Storytime sessions are intended to encourage lifelong readers through stories, music, movement, and activities.


Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 14, Family Fun Night returns to Rodman Public Library. Each Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., parents or caregivers are invited to participate in an entertaining evening with their preschool and school-aged children in Rodman Main Children’s Department. 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 STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math) program.

No registration is required for Wee Read, Storytime, or Family Fun Night. For more information on any of these programs, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.


The Rodman Public Library Branch hosts Hot Pots Storytime for children, ages 3-12, each month. November sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 and at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 when attendees will listen to a story at the Branch Library and then visit Hot Pots to paint a ceramic turkey. The cost is $12 and patrons must register with Hot Pots by calling 330-823-3333. For more information about Hot Pots Storytime, call the Branch Library at 330-821-1313.


A kids take-and-make craft will be available (while supplies last) each month from the Branch Library. The November project is an owl/turkey craft.