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The RRPL Reading Partner Program is where children thrive!

Each summer I have the pleasure to operate our youth Reading Partner Program where younger children get paired up with older children to practice their reading skills over the summer.  I use award winning read alouds and staff favorites then organize … Continue reading

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Working together with Rocky River Middle School to host “Book Tastings” and the love of reading!

Ms. Megan the Teen Librarian and I have enjoyed a new merger between Rocky River Middle School and Rocky River Public Library.  We have been thrilled to offer “Book Tastings” to 375 students in the 6th and 7th grade.  What … Continue reading

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Proposed federal library cuts would affect us here in Ohio & Rocky River. Find out how and what you can do about it.

President Trump has called for the elimination of The Institute of Museum and Library Services in his FY2018 budget.  This would have drastic affects for libraries across the country including Ohio and here in Rocky River as well. Per State Librarian … Continue reading

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Voracious Readers,what to read next?

We have lots of voracious tween readers in our community which is a fabulous problem to have. However, where does your reader go when they are not ready or interested in the more saucey topics in the teen room but they say … Continue reading

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Newbery Medals have been announced!

I was very happy to see this year’s winners.  Many of them are also Rocky River children’s favorites which is a breath of fresh air since often times what the critics love children do not…and there were a lot of … Continue reading

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Fantastic beasts and where to find them!

Our River Readers Book Club created their own fan fiction entries for Harry Potter’s textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” complete with  sculptures!  Read on below to discover Rocky River’s fantastic budding authors and artists and be prepared … Continue reading

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Grrr! What to do with those angry leftovers

Sometimes holiday gatherings can be stressful especially for kids.  Crowded rooms, loud voices, different smells, and having to share toys and our space with others can lead to angry feelings. It’s natural to feel angry, but it’s important for us to … Continue reading

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Registration for Holiday Programs & Story Times begins November 12th!

Bring your family and join us for another year of holiday traditions at Rocky River Public Library! Registration for Rocky River School District residents begins Saturday November 12 at 9:00 am.  Open registration starts Tuesday November 15 at 9:00 am.   … Continue reading

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Our After School Maker Space program is where creativity, ingenuity and youth thrive!

Here at the Rocky River Public we are proud to provide our community’s youth an environment where they are able to develop and expand their intelligence, creativity, and collaboration skills so they are ready for the future. To keep things … Continue reading

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Week of Welcome was a huge success!

During the first week of school Teen Librarian Megan and I had a blast welcoming, feeding, and entertaining over 400 tweens and teens at the library! It was really important for us to make sure that this group of youth … Continue reading

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