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Kids Book Club 5/17

[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 May 17 selection is Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins.

Registration is required.

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

Click here for a list of book club selections and descriptions of the books for May through August 2023.


Who Are The People in Your Neighborhood?

Who are the people in your neighborhood?

The Rodman Branch Library will help youngsters get to know a few of them during storytime sessions at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday between April 11 and May 30.

With a theme of “All Together Now,” a preview of the 2023 Summer Reading Program, each week of Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood Storytime will feature a guest speaker and a special activity.

The scheduled guest speakers include:

  • April 11 – Veterinarian Dr. Patricia Tucker (Bring in a stuffed animal for a checkup.)
  • April 18 – Artist/entrepreneur Troy Myers from Hot Pots
  • April 25 – Alliance police officer Captain Akenra X
  • May 2 – Librarian Charlene Duro
  • May 9 – Farmer Eugene Miller
  • May 16 – A Counselor from CommQuest in honor of Mental Health Month
  • May 23 – Washington Township Fire Chief Craig Cobb
  • May 30 – Alliance Mayor Alan Andreani

For more information about Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood Storytime, call the Branch Library at 330-821-1313.

Fishy Storytime with Hoy Pots 5/31

There’s something fishy going on at Rodman Branch Library.

It’s Fishy Storytime with Hot Pots on Wednesday, May 31 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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 Nemo fish plate.

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 Gaming 6/7

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, June 7. Registration is not required for the free event. For information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Wee Read 

Wee Read is on break until September. Look for other fun programs planned at both the Main and Branch Library.

Storytime (at Main Library)

Storytime at the Main Library is on break until September. Look for other fun programs planned at both the Main and Branch Library.

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night is on break until September. Look for other fun programs planned at both the Main and Branch Library.

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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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