Youth

Upcoming Programs

Toddler Lapsit

Toddler Lapsit is offered free for children who are 2 years old to 3 ½ years old, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Toddler Lapsit is intended to provide an introduction to the Library through nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs, puppets and of course, STORIES! Thirty minute classes are held on Fridays at 9:30 a.m.  Each session is four consecutive weeks.  Register for one or both sessions. Registration is required and starts January 4.

Pre-School

Pre-school Storytime is offered free for children who are independent listeners 3 ½ years old to 5 years old. Children enjoy songs, puppets, crafts and of course, STORIES!  Thirty minute classes are held on Fridays at 11:00 am. Each session is four consecutive weeks.  Register for one or both sessions.  Registration is required and starts January 4.

Stem Saturday: Year of the Rat, Rodents

Saturday, January 25 @ 2:00 PM

The Chinese New Year begins on January 25, 2020, so why not discover new ideas in the new year? The Rat is the first sign of the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, making 2020 the Year of the Rat. Rats and other rodents are active and adaptable, and come in all shapes and sizes—mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks, and ground hogs to name a few…
Come celebrate the habitats and habits of these indispensable creatures!

Valentine STEM Makerspace

Saturday, February 1 @ 4:00 PM

Join us for some Valentine engineering challenges and science fun! Children will build a candy tower, experiment with candy chromatography, and design and make a candy catapult. Join us for friendship and fun! This event is being opened up to all ages. Children under grade 3 should be accompanied by an adult helper. Registration is required.

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 spiral notebook to record your books (we have 150 to give away) from the Youth Services Department.