Youth

Upcoming Programs

Tree Lighting Activities – Magician, Balloon Twisting, Crafts

Thursday, December 5 @ 7:30 PM

Even thought the Library closes at 5:00 PM our staff will be hosting some fun activities in the Library’s warm and cozy indoor Erin Auditorium (enter either from our South entrance or through City Hall) from 7:30pm-9:00pm. Enjoy a visit from Christmas Carol who performs strolling magic and balloon twisting. Also, we’re crafting for the holidays! Drop-in craft stations include star ornaments, paper gingerbread houses, candy cane reindeer, snowflake ornaments and more. There will not be “visions of sugar plums” but there will be sugar floss (cotton candy). All ages welcome. No registration required. Children under the age of 5 will need an adult helper.

Youth LEGO Club

Saturday, December 21 @ 2:00 PM

Bring your LEGOs or use ours. Use your imagination or choose one of our LEGO challenges and build a LEGO creation for us to display in the library. This event is for elementary school aged children and no registration is required.

STEM Winter Makerspace Fun!

Friday, December 27 @ 2:00 PM

Children and tweens will use their creativity to design and construct a winter themed device using the materials provided. This event is for children and tweens in grades 4 to 8. Registration is required and begins December 6.

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.

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.