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Kids Book Club

[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 July 20 selection is The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John.

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.


Kids Gaming

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, July 6. Registration is required for each session. Click here to register, or contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Kids Crafting

All children, ages 7-12, are invited to the Main Library at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 to create a glass fusion suncatcher with Troy from Hot Pots. Kids Crafting programs are held monthly and all materials are provided by the Friends of Rodman Library. Space is limited and registration is required by visiting our online calendar or by calling the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Summer Art Experience 

Rodman Library's Summer Art Experience 2022 is underway. In-person and virtual experiences are offered. For complete details, click here. 

Play Group

Tuesdays during the summertime means playtime for Rodman Public Library’s littlest patrons. Starting on June 7 and running through July 26, a play group will be offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays inside the Rodman Main Auditorium. Recommended for children, age birth through 5 years, the group will give parents and caregivers the opportunity to socialize with others. Board books and toys will be available for the children to play with while coffee and tea will be offered to the adults. A librarian will be in attendance at all times, but a parent or caregiver must be present with his or her child. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Storytime at the Branch

Children, ages 3 and up, attending Storytime at the Rodman Branch Library will go on an adventure each week as marine biologists, exploring a different aquatic creature each week in conjunction with RPL’s Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program. Storytime at the Branch sessions will be held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. between June 8 and July 27. 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. No registration is required. For more information, call 330-821-1313. For a list of featured sea creatures, click here.

Book Fest

How much fun can you pack into one half hour? Visit Rodman Public Library from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. for Book Fest on any Thursday between June 9 and July 14 and find out. Intended for kids of all ages, the six-week run of Book Fest will include lots of laughs on June 16 and June 23 when RPL’s own children’s librarians will provide skits, music and dancing, trivia, and interactive stories. During the other weeks, special guests are expected to visit RPL for Book Fest. No registration is required. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223. For a complete schedule of Book Fest, click here.

Summer Movie Series

Rodman Public Library’s Summer Movie Series continues in July when it will show The Perfect Storm on the big screen inside the Main Auditorium on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. Starring Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney, The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film based on the 1997 non-fiction book of the same title. It tells the story of a commercial fishing vessel that was lost at sea with all hands after being caught in a 1991 storm. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes long and is rated PG-13.

The movie is free and the library will provide popcorn to those attending.

No registration is required to attend any of the films, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

For more information about the Summer Movie Series, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.

 For complete details about the Summer Movie Series, click here.

Family BINGO

Patrons of all ages are invited to play Family BINGO from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 27. The game is free and prizes will be given out, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223. 

Wee Read 

Wee Read is on break for the summer and will return in the fall.


Rodman Main Library's storytime is on hold for the summer and will return in the fall.

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night will return to Rodman Public Library in the fall.

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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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