Upcoming Programs


Chess Nuts: Drop-in Chess Play!

Saturday, October 6, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 3, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Love to play Chess and looking for a place to play or new people to challenge? One day a month, we will have Chess sets out in the Michigan History Room for you to use. Bring a friend or meet a new opponent here! You may also bring your own set if you like. Please note: the Library will not be offering Chess tutorials at these events.



 Toddler Lapsit

Session 1

Friday, September 21 @ 9:30 AM
Friday, September 28 @ 9:30 AM
Friday, October 5 @ 9:30 AM
Friday, October 12 @ 9:30 AM


Session 2

Friday, October 26 @ 9:30 AM – come dressed in your Halloween costume!
Friday, November 2 @ 9:30 AM
Friday, November 9 @ 9:30 AM
Friday, November 16 @ 9:30 AM


Toddler Lapsit is offered free for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old accompanied by a parent or guardian. The purpose of this program is to provide children with an introduction to the library. Registration begins September 1 for Session 1 and October 5 for Session 2.


Pre-school Storytime

Session 1

Friday, September 21 @ 11:00 AM
Friday, September 28 @ 11:00 AM
Friday, October 5 @ 11:00 AM
Friday, October 12 @ 11:00 AM


Session 2

Friday, October 26 @ 11:00 AM – come dressed in your Halloween costume!
Friday, November 2 @ 11:00 AM
Friday, November 9 @ 11:00 AM
Friday, November 16 @ 11:00 AM


Pre-school Storytime is offered free for children who are independent listeners, 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Children enjoy songs, puppets, crafts and of course, STORIES! Registration begins September 1 for Session 1 and October 5 for Session 2.


Youth LEGO® Club

Saturday, October 20 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 22 @ 2:00 PM
No registration is required for elementary school aged children.

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.


Christmas Tree Craft

Saturday, October 20 @ 1:00 PM
For all ages – younger children will need an adult to help
Register beginning September 29 – Tree with LED lights cost $10.00 – Fee due at registration (see the circulation clerk)

Do you need a mini tree? At this program you will get a mini-Christmas Tree loaded with LED lights that you can decorate and take home. Bring some miniature ornaments and your glue gun if you have one. Christmas treats will be provided as you work.


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.