Youth

Upcoming Programs

Pokémon Day

Tuesday, February 27 at 9:00 A.M.

Come celebrate National Pokémon Day at Roseville Public Library by taking part in a Pokémon Scavenger Hunt. Hidden high and low are Pokémon of all different shapes and sizes. Follow the clues to “catch ‘em all” and prove you have what it takes to be a Pokémon Master! Turn in your completed “Pokédex” for a special prize. Registration is not required.

March Madness: Reading

March 1  through March 28

Join Roseville Public Library in our first ever NCAA style bracket reading challenge! Vote for your favorite books as they go head-to-head for the chance to become this year’s champion!

Baby Signs: Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 4 at 10:00 A.M.

Sign, Say & Play® Classes are a fun way for caregivers to engage their young children in early communication! This 6-week play series uses songs, games, books, and other interactive activities to engage families in learning sign language concepts that complement the development of young children!

Registration is highly recommended and begins January 15, 2024.

Mini and Me

Friday, March 8 at 10:00 A.M.

Come have a playdate at the library! Join us for a drop-in social and play program for children 5 and under and their grown-ups. Children will get a chance to play and socialize with others their age, while the adults get to network and trade stories and tips. Moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, caregivers – all are welcome! No registration is required.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors – Prescott

Saturday, March 9 Starting at 1:00 P.M.

Come read with our Tail Waggin’ Tutor, Prescott. Children practice 15 minutes reading aloud from a book of their choice to our friendly therapy dog. Reading with a dog can help young readers become more confident as they discover the joy of reading.

*Registration is required for a 15-minute reading timeslot. Registration opens one week prior to event. This event is for children ages 4-12 years old.

St. Patrick’s Day Slime

Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00 P.M.

Come join us and make some ooey gooey green slime for St. Patrick’s Day.

This program is for school-aged children 12 and under. Supplies are limited so registration is required. Registration is open to Roseville Public Library cardholders and begins on February 20, 2024.

Storytime at Macomb Mall

Wednesday, March 13 at 1:30 P.M.

Join Miss Amanda for stories, songs, and more in an exciting new setting! No registration is required.

Macomb Mall is located at 32233 Gratiot Ave. Roseville, MI 48066.

Solar Eclipse Glasses

Starting Monday, March 18th

A total solar eclipse will pass over North America, Monday, April 8th. While Detroit is not in the path of the total eclipse, it will see a deep partial eclipse. The only way to safely view the eclipse is with certified solar-viewing or eclipse glasses. The library has solar eclipse glasses and will be giving them out while supplies last.

To receive a pair of glasses you must have a Roseville library card in good standing. One pair of glasses per card.  Don’t have a library card? Not a problem. Come to the library to apply for a library card. There is no charge and the process just takes a few minutes.

We will start handing out solar eclipse glasses on Monday, March 18th.  Please come early to get your glasses as we have a limited supply.

TALK, Text and Learn Before Kindergarten

We know little ones learn best through daily interactions with parents and caregivers. But busy schedules can make it hard to find time to create quality learning experiences. Michigan libraries are here to help! TALK sends easy activity ideas that build pre-literacy skills starting from birth up to age five. Activities also build STEM and social emotional skills, to help parents make sure their children are fully prepared for a successful school experience. You can easily register by texting TALK to 75547 to start receiving texts.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Parents and caregivers! On behalf of the 1,000 Books Foundation and the Roseville Public Library, we challenge you to participate in this FREE program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten.

Why is reading so important?  Books help children develop language abilities, enhance social skills and enrich lives, plus reading is fun! The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.  Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler.  The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.  Does it sound hard?  Not really if you think about it.  If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year.  That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years.  If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think, so get started!

Pick up Program Instructions and Reading Tips, a suggested reading list and a booklet to record your books from the Youth Services Department.

Book Bundles

We’ve created a way to get some “surprise” books to you based on your child’s interest.  Simply fill in the form provided here. Then, the children’s librarians will select five books and place them on hold for you to pick up.  Choose up to three topics or themes but know that due to demand not all choices may be available.  We hope that you and your children will discover some new favorites as you enjoy reading these books!