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Kids Book Club (November 15)

[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 a brief book discussion, a game and/or activity as well as a snack, which will be pizza in November. Books are available for extended checkout.

The November 15 selection is Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire by Polly Horvath.


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

Click here for a list of book club selections and descriptions of the books for September 2023 through February 2024..

Storytime with Hot Pots (November 8 and November 11)

Turkeys will be the theme for Hot Pots Storytime in November.

Two sessions will be held in October with pumpkins being the theme, including Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. and another on Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m.

Children, ages 3-12, are invited to come to the Branch for a mini storytime and then proceed to Hot Pots, accompanied by their guardian, to paint a turkey figurine.

The cost is $15 per child 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.

Kids Crafting (November 9)

Rodman Public Library’s monthly Kids Crafting program continues at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 14 when children, ages 7-12, are invited to come to the Main Library to create a chalk art turkey

All materials used during monthly kids crafting programs are provided for free thanks to the Friends of Rodman Public Library.

Registration is required.


For more information, call the Children's Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223. 

Holiday Storytime at the Branch (Nov. 21 - Dec. 19)

The holiday season will soon be upon us, and the Rodman Branch Library has just the thing to get little ones feeling festive – Holiday Storytime.

Each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. between November 21 and December 19, children of all ages are invited to visit the Branch Library to hear stories, sing songs, and take part in an activity.

Each week will feature a different theme with corresponding stories.

The schedule includes:

November 21 – Thanksgiving Storytime.

Children will make a placemat.

November 28 – Elf Storytime. 

Children will make stockings with watercolors and white crayons. 

December 5 – Reindeer Storytime. 

Children will make reindeer slime.

December 12 – Countdown to Christmas Storytime. 

Children will make a Twelves Days of Christmas paper countdown chain.

December 19 – Polar Express Storytime. 

Children are encouraged to come in their pajamas to enjoy the story, and take part in some candy cane fishing and stringing bells. They will also be treated to hot chocolate.

No registration is required to attend the weekly program, which is supported by Friends of Rodman Public Library.

For more information, call 330-821-1313.


Stories in Motion (November 29)

Designed to help participants shake their sillies out, Stories in Motion will held on Wednesday, November 29 at 6 p.m.

The program, led by Cyndi Shutt, is a half hour full of stories and songs that will get both children and their adult companions on their feet and moving around as everyone inside the auditorium for Stories in Motion is expected to participate.

Kids, ages 3 to 12 years old, are invited to attend the monthly program. No registration required

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

Kids Gaming (December 6)

Kids Gaming is held on the first Wednesday of each month at Rodman Public Library in the Main Library Auditorium. From 4  to 5 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 6. Registration is not required for the free event. For information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Lego Lab (December 13)

Lego lab, intended for children ages 6-12, will continue on Wednesday, December 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. 

The program is free, thanks to Friends of Rodman Public Library, but registration is required.


For more information, call the Children's Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223. 

Wee Read 

Wee Read is on a break until January.

Storytime (at Main Library)

Storytime is on a break until January.

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night is on a break until January.

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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

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library FAQ

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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