Story Time, Session 1
October 15 at 10:00 A.M.
Join us for books, songs, movement, and crafts that encourage the development of early learning skills. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers with their caregivers. Please register in advance.
Virtual Story Time
September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18
Foster a love of reading in your toddlers and preschoolers with this virtual story time! Join us on Facebook for books, rhymes, and movements that encourage the development of early learning skills. No registration is required.
PROGRAM POSTPONED: Exotic Animal Program
Saturday, October 2 at 2:00 P.M.
Lou’s Pet Shop presents the GP Zoology Program! The focus of this all ages event is to inspire conservation and respect for all living creatures. It is geared to bring participants up close and personal with some amazing animals from Asia, Africa, and South America. Registration is required as spaces are limited.
Family Fun Craft,: Halloween Fuse Bead Kit
Tuesday, October 5
Pick up a spooky Halloween-inspired fuse bead design to make at home. We will choose the design for you. Please register in advance as supplies are limited. Online registration begins September 14. Participants must have a valid Roseville library card in good standing in their name to register for this program.
Take & Make Craft: Decorate Your Own Face Mask
Tuesday, October 12
Decorate your own face mask with colorful fabric markers. Each kit contains one youth-sized white cotton face mask and a set of 10 fabric markers. Please register in advance as supplies are limited. Online registration begins September 21. Participants must have a valid Roseville library card in good standing in their name to register for this program.
We know many families are missing the ability to browse the library shelves, especially those who check out lots of books for young kids. 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!
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 (we have 150 to give away) from the Youth Services Department.