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The Summer Reading Program for teens at Rodman Library will run from May 29 through July 28. There will be programs, prizes, hands-on creative opportunities and special events.


Teens, ages 12-18 will have several opportunities to win prizes. By completing 20 hours of reading, the teen will get a choice of a paperback book. Each additional 5 hours will be awarded with a Summer Reading themed prize.

For every week the teen reads 4 hours, they will get entered into the grand prize drawing for 1 of 2 prize baskets.

There will also be weekly online challenge questions for teens. For each correctly answered challenge question, participants will receive an additional entry into the grand prize drawing.


2018-07-17 Gaming Unplugged

Teens, ages 12-18, gather your friends and come to the main library on the next to last Tuesday of each month from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Choose your favorite board games... or card games on hand at the library. Be adventurous. Try something new. Bring your own magic and duel it out with your friends. No registration is needed


2018-07-18 Teen Advisory

Teens, ages 12-18 - We Want You! Help us decide what kind of programs we will have for our teen patrons. Those teens interested in having their voices heard, come to Rodman Library's Auditorium. The Teen Advisory meets on the third Monday of the month to help decide teen programming at the Library. This is a great opportunity for teens looking to do community service.  For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.


2018-07-19 Teen Gaming Days

On Thursdays, from 3-5 p.m., area teens, ages 12-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library to play their favorite video games on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Playstation 3 & 4, and Nintendo Wii & WiiU. The next sessions will be held Thursdays, July 5th, and 19th. Visitors will have the opportunity to play a different game each week. Games with ratings from "E" for Everyone, up to"T" for Teen level, will be offered. Along with the video games, iPads are available to teens. No registration is required for these free gaming events. For more information, call the library at 330-821-2665, ext. 214. Video gaming is in partnership with Synergy Alliance


2018-07-20 Tales for Tails

Rodman Public Library offers children the chance to try their reading skills on local therapy dogs on Saturday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. These specially trained dogs will "listen" to stories in the Children's Program Room at the Main Library.

All dogs are members of Therapy Dogs International and the "Paws and Reflect" Pet Therapy group of Alliance Community Hospital.  Studies have shown that children can become better readers when they regularly read aloud to dogs.  An animal reading companion provides a relaxing, stress-free and non-judgmental "listening partner" for a beginning or struggling reader.

Fifteen minute time slots are available.  Patrons may sign up in advance for a preferred time slot.  For more information, call the Children's Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.


2018-07-25 Teen Writing Club

A Teen Writing Club, for ages 12-18, is meeting for the summer on every other Wednesday at Rodman Library. The first meeting date is Wednesday, June 13, from 3 to 4 p.m., and will continue until the end of August. The purpose of this group is to give teens a place to meet with fellow writers to work on writing exercises, to share about what they are writing (and reading), and to hone their writing skills. Any teen who is interested in writing can join, whether they have written a lot or are just getting started. There will be opportunities to share work with the group, but sharing is not a requirement to come. No registration is needed. For more information, call the Main Library at 330-821-2665, ext. 213.