- Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most events will be virtual until the end of the year. There will be a number of interesting virtual programs for children, so join us for one or more!
Virtual Family Storytime
Select Fridays at 10:00 A.M. on Facebook
Session 4: April 9, April 16, April 23
Join us for Virtual Family Storytime live on the library’s Facebook page. Enjoy songs, puppets, and of course, some great stories!
Friends & Family Game Night (At Home!): Pictionary
Thursday, April 15 at 6:00 P.M. on Zoom
We’ll be playing a different party game each month on Zoom! Get your family or friends together to form a team, or go it alone. Your team can play together in the same space or remotely. We will have to modify a rule here and there for some of these games to make sense on Zoom, but that will just add to the fun. No registration necessary. Use the Meeting ID: 998 3713 1826 or click the link to join. This event will be held online via Zoom.
Technology Note: Because this game requires the use of Zoom’s white board feature and screen sharing, we recommend that you join on a tablet or other device with a touch screen. However, you should be able to draw on a traditonal computer using the mouse. Unfortunately, Zoom’s white board feature is not currently supported on Chromebooks.
Cooking with Kids: Cat Treats
Monday, April 19 at 6:00 P.M. on YouTube and Facebook
Easy DIY cat treat recipes! Homemade cat treats save money and ensure that you know exactly what you are feeding your cat. This event will be recorded and presented on the library’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
Family Fun STEM: Play Clay Dough
Saturday, April 24
With just three ingredients make clay that will keep the kids busy for hours. Make creations and let dry for long term keeping. Or, store soft play clay in plastic bags or containers to stay moist and be used over and over again!
Register online for your craft kit including all supplies and instructions. Participants must have a valid Roseville library card in good standing in their name to register for this program. You’ll be notified by email close to the date of the event with instructions on how to pick it up from the library.
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 spiral notebook to record your books (we have 150 to give away) from the Youth Services Department.