FALL REGISTRATION begins Saturday, September 9, after 9:00 a.m. for Rocky River School District residents. Open registration is Tuesday, September 12, after 9:00 a.m. To register, visit our Kids Depot page at www.rrpl.org, and click on Programs & Registration or call 440.333.7610 ext. 5502 or stop by the Children’s Department. A parent or caregiver must be present in the building during all programs for children 10- years-old and younger.
Fall Story Times
Registration required. Story times are five-week sessions beginning Monday September 25th.
Baby & Me
For babies and toddlers and their caregivers
Join us for a 20-minute lapsit program of songs, stories and rhymes in the Purple Room.
Mondays, 9:15 or 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays, 6:15 or 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 9:15, 10:15 or 11:00 a.m.
Family Story Time
For toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers
Join us for a 30-minute program of stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft or Lego® Duplo® play.
Tuesdays 9:45 or 10:30 a.m., Purple Room
Thursdays, 9:45 or 11:00 a.m., Green Room
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Purple Room
Preschool Story Time
For ages 4, 5 & 6 on their own
Join us for a 45-minute program of stories, crafts and concepts for the independent child in the Green Room.
Mondays, 1:30 or 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.
Bats in the Library
Tuesday, October 3, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Auditorium
Meet four bats from across the world, including the species of bat the book Stellaluna was based on. Learn why these wonderful animals are so important to ecosystems and to you. Presented by the Organization for Bat Conservation.
Play, Learn & Grow!
For ages 6 months to 3 years & their caregivers
Wednesdays, September 20 or December 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Purple Room
Thursdays, September 21 or December 14, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Purple Room
Perfect for children and adults to enjoy some quality “together time” while playing with toys and reading books. Let’s have some fun!
Messy Art for 2s & 3s
For ages 2-3 & their caregivers
Wednesdays, September 20 or November 15, , 9:30-10:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m., Purple Room
It’s time for paint, play dough, and more! Bring an art smock or cover t-shirt and be prepared to get messy as we explore several process-centered art projects.
For ages 3-5 & their caregivers
Thursdays, September 14 or November 2, 6:30-7:00 p.m., Purple Room
This classic story time has a digital component. By sharing excellent age-appropriate apps along with books and songs, the librarian will model joint media engagement between adul and child. Tablets will be provided.
For ages 4-6
Mondays, November 20 or December 18, 1:30 or 7:00 p.m., Purple Room
Jump in and get energized with a parachute, music and movement!
Yoga Story Time
For ages 4-6 & their caregivers
Mondays, September 18 or November 6, 6:30-7:00 p.m. or Wednesday, November 8, 1:30 – 2:00 p.m., Auditorium
In this twist on traditional story times, children will build literacy skills while stretching their imaginations and muscles! We will explore fun, easy yoga poses and breathing exercises while sharing books and songs. Wear movement clothes and bring a yoga mat or beach towel.
Adapted Story Time
For children with special needs & their families
Saturdays, September 16, October 14, November 18 & December 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Purple Room
Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. Programs incorporate double visuals, a schedule board and an opportunity for play and socialization.
Cats, Bats & Halloween Crafts
For students in grades K-2 & a parent/adult friend
Saturday, October 28, 12:00-2:45 p.m., Purple Room
Let’s scare up some fun with several creative Halloween crafts. These spirited decorations are sure to put you in a festive Halloween mood!
For students in grades K-2
Saturdays, September 23 or October 21, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Purple Room
Discover great artists, illustrators, art concepts and more at Saturday Morning Art. All supplies are provided – just bring your creativity and a smock or old t-shirt.
For students in grades 1-3
Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 4:15-5:00 p.m. or
Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 4:15-5:00 p.m., Purple Room
Please choose one 4-week series either Tuesdays or Thursdays. Programs in each series are identical.
Explore science, technology, engineering, math and the arts in each hands-on program. Full STEAM ahead!
Visit the Enchanted World of the Rainbow Magic Fairies
For students in grades 1-3
Friday, October 13, 11:00-11:45 a.m. , Purple Room
Do you have a favorite fairy? Have you heard who the newest fairies will be? Join us for fun activities and crafts as we visit the world of the Rainbow Magic Fairies by Daisy Meadows. Fairy snacks provided.!
Sleeping Beauties of the Garden: All About the Magic
For students in grades 2 & 3
Monday, September 25, 4:15-5:00 p.m., Purple Room
Learn the mysteries of bulb power from the Rocky River Beach Cliff Garden Club.
For students completing grades 2-5
Thursdays, September 28 or November 16, 3:30-5:30 p.m. or Mondays, October 16 or December 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Computer Training Room
Come and explore the digital world of Minecraft! Minecraft is an Internet game focusing on creativity and building in a randomly generated 3D world. Minecrafters is held in the Computer Training Room.
Tween Book Clubs & Fall Programs
Registration required. A copy of the book for each club member will be available for pick up in the Children’s Department at time of registration. Snacks provided.
Book Club for students completing grades 4-6
Mondays, October 30 & November 27, 3:30 -4:30 p.m., Purple Room
Do you love comics and graphic novels? If so, then Going Graphic is a book club for you! We will read Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, followed by Crogan’s Loyalty by Chris Schweizer.
Book Club for students in grades 4-6
Tuesdays, October 17 & November 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Purple Room
Fun, friends, food, and books all come together in the River Readers book club.
Middle School Book Club
Book Club for students in grades 6-8
Wednesdays, September 13, October 11, November 8 & December 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Community Room
Walk over the to the Library after school to join Ms. Heather and Ms. Megan for a book club just for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
Tween Tech Club
For students in grades 4-6
Mondays, October 2, November 6, & December 45, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Purple Room
Each month we will explore a new hardware or software – coding, circuitry, robotics and more!
Volunteer Youth Crew
For students in grades 4-6
Wednesdays, October 4, November 1 & December 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Purple Room
Make a difference at your Library by volunteering to work in the Children’s Department. Projects include shelving DVDs, a community service project, and decorating the Library’s holiday tree.
For students in grades 4 & up
Wednesday, December 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Auditorium
Just in time for Winter Break! A book seller from the publisher Penguin Random House will be here to share what’s new in middle grade and teen books. Each “course” of books will feature a different snack.
Frankentoy House of Horrors
For students in grades 5 & up
Tuesday, October 24, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Community Room
Breathe new life into broken, abandoned toys and help create an army of Frankentoys! Transform our old toys into something freakishly new. We’ll provide the supplies.
For students in grades 5& up
Monday, September 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Purple Room
With virtual reality, you can explore the solar system or ride a roller coaster without ever leaving the Library. We are bringing this technology to you, so come experience the adventure for yourself.
No registration required.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten Launch Party
Wednesday, September 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Children’s Department
Help kick off the the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program with a special re-a-louds, snacks, face painting, and more. Learn more about this wonderful program register your child at this event to start working your way toward 1000 books.
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record
For all ages
Thursday, October 19, 4:15-4:45 p.m. Children’s 2nd Floor Play Area Join us and more than 2 million people around the world to read together the book Quackers by Liz Wong and Read for the Record! After the reading, stay for fun activities and a craft.
Crack the Mystery of Coding
Tuesday, September 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. , Purple Room
Do you know about the Hour of Code? Join us for a family presentation to learn the many resources and tolls available online and at the Library to learn coding. Get started working on a simple coding program with us!
Guild of the Brick
For ages 5 & up
Saturdays, September 9, October 7 & November 4, 2:00 -4:00 p.m., Auditorium
Are you crazy about Legos®?Do you dream in bricks? Sounds like Guild of the Brick is the place for you. We provide the Legos®, you bring the imagination.
Mini Makerspace Exploration
For students in grades K-3
Thursday & Friday, November 9 & 10, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Purple Room
Drop in anytime from 11:00 -3:00 on your day off for hands-on-activities to explore, create, build, tinker, and invent to stretch your imagination!
Get in the Game!
For students in grades 3-6
Wednesdays, September 27, October 25 & November 29, 3:15-5:00 p.m., Auditorium
Meet up after school to hang out with your friends, play games and munch on snacks. Join us for Wii U Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart, iPads, board games and candy prize bingo!
For students in grades 3-6
Mondays, September 11, October 9, November 13 & December 11, 3:30 p.m. Purple room Enjoy a movie after school with free popcorn and drinks. We will feature newly released DVDs along with everyone’s favorite classics!