Be A Marine Biologist during Storytime at the Branch

Children attending Storytime at the Rodman Branch Library will go on an adventure each week as marine biologists.Storytime at the Branch


Beginning Wednesday, June 8, children ages 3 and up will explore a different aquatic creature each week through Wednesday, July 27 as part of RPL’s Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program.

Due to the popularity of the program, two identical sessions will be held every Wednesday, one at 10:30 a.m. and another at 11:30 a.m.

The 45-minute sessions will include songs, stories and a different activity each week. Each storytime will conclude with a short video highlighting the sea animal of the day.


Kids are encouraged to bring a beach towel to sit on each week. After each session, they will be awarded a brag tag for attending. At the end of the eight weeks, those who have attended all of the storytimes will have an entire necklace of brag tags.


During the first storytime on June 8 – Dive Into Reading! – children will get their feet wet by talking about the ocean and read about a few fish. The activity will be a science experiment that will explore how fish breathe.


Topics for subsequent storytime sessions and their special activities are:


  • June 15 – Jellyfish with a fruit cup jellyfish craft.
  • June 22 – Walrus with a walrus treasure hunt.
  • June 29 – Seahorse with a seahorse painting craft.
  • July 6 – Penguins with an egg drop experiment.
  • July13 – Narwhal with a narwhal wheel craft
  • July 20 – Polar bear with a “who has the ice cube?” game.
  • July 27 – Sharks with a shark headband craft.


No registration is required to attend Storytime at the Branch, which is supported by Friends of Rodman Public Library.


For more information, call 330-821-1313.