Category Archives: Early Childhood

Launching 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

It’s official- we have launched the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program here at Rocky River Public Library! Wednesday evening was our special Launch Party during which patrons could come in with their littles to sign up for the program and … Continue reading

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Learning Shapes & Colors with Felt Boards

Our Makerspace will feature 8″ x 10” felt boards until the end of May. There are a number of skills that children learn from using felt boards (also called flannel boards) for story telling, and the following website provides a … Continue reading

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Little Yoga: Exploring Poses with Picture Books

Many of us, both children and adults, live in a busy world full of screens around every corner, schedules for every minute of our day, and plenty of stress. We might often not stop to think about how this hustle … Continue reading

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Celebrate Día – Diversity in Action

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Reading Day Everyday!

National Reading Day is celebrated on  January 23. This annual event  celebrates and encourages reading by younger children and is celebrated in thousands of schools and libraries all around the United States.  What do YOU think? Please take our poll. I … Continue reading

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“There are New Friends in the House!!”

“Purple Lady Dragon has returned from the spa, And she is thrilled to be joined by her ‘Taco Loving’ friend, “AW!!” The most proper bulldog, Gaston, has arrived-he is super neat! And our bulldog buddy is welcomed by the super … Continue reading

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Up for a Challenge?

  Beginning Tuesday, the LEGO® Six Brick Challenge will be ready for you at our 2nd floor Children’s Makerspace. Did you know that six eight-stud (2×4) LEGO® Duplo® bricks can be connected in 915,103,765 different ways! Using just six LEGO® … Continue reading

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The Library: the place where a child can play, learn & grow!

“Through play, they learn. Through learning they grow.” This describes the experience enjoyed by participants of the quarterly Play, Learn & Grow programs here at the Library. If your child is 6 months to 3 years old and has not … Continue reading

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Come here to play!

Our Lego program, the Guild of the Brick is coming up on the following Saturday afternoons. Saturday, September 10th, October 8th and November 12th from 2-4 p.m., for ages 5 and up with no registration required. Why come visit us to … Continue reading

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Baby & Me

by Mary Ellen Apples, pumpkins, back to school, and colorful leaves are all indications that autumn is just around the corner! At the Library, that also means that fall programs and HALLOWEEN are almost here! I am fortunate to be responsible for … Continue reading

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