Youth

Upcoming Programs

Winter Reading Challenge

January 16 through February 11

The Winter Reading Challenge is back! Read 5 books or for 5 hours between Monday, January 16th and Saturday, February 11th to win a prize and to have your name entered for the Grand Prize drawing! You even get incentive prizes just for signing up. All participants (or their guardian) must have a valid Roseville Library card in their name. You can use the READSquared to track your progress, or visit the Library to pick up a paper reading log.

Mini and Me

Friday, January 27 at 10:00 A.M.

Come have a playdate at the library! Join us for a drop-in social and play program for children 5 and under and their grown-ups. Children will get a chance to play and socialize with others their age, while the adults get to network and trade stories and tips. Moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, caregivers – all are welcome! No registration is required.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors – Prescott

Thursday, February 2 Starting At 5:00 P.M.

Come read with our Tail Waggin’ Tutor, Prescott. Children practice 15 minutes reading aloud from a book of their choice to our friendly therapy dog. Reading with a dog can help young readers become more confident as they discover the joy of reading.

*Registration is required for a 15-minute reading timeslot. Registration opens one week prior to event. This event is for children ages 4-12 years old.

Teen and Tween Take and Make: Fizzing Heart Art 

Wednesday, February 8

Art and science mix in this fun and messy craft. Using baking soda and food dye colored vinegar on watercolor paper, create a colorful heart shaped artwork that fizzes as it comes together. This event is for teens and tweens in grades 5 to 12. Registration is required and participants must have a valid Roseville library card to register for this program. Kits must be picked up within two weeks of event.

Family Fun Craft: Lovebug

Tuesday, February 14

This cute Lovebug craft roll is a fun Valentine’s Day take-and-make craft.

Please register in advance as supplies are limited. Online registration begins January 24th. Participants must have a valid Roseville library card in good standing in their name to register for this program. Kits must be picked up within two weeks of event.

Tween Game Day: Mario Kart

Wednesday, February 15 at 3:30 P.M.

Stop by for some fun with video games as we play Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch. This event is for tweens in grades 5 through 8.

TALK, Text and Learn Before Kindergarten

We know little ones learn best through daily interactions with parents and caregivers. But busy schedules can make it hard to find time to create quality learning experiences. Michigan libraries are here to help! TALK sends easy activity ideas that build pre-literacy skills starting from birth up to age five. Activities also build STEM and social emotional skills, to help parents make sure their children are fully prepared for a successful school experience. You can easily register by texting TALK to 75547 to start receiving texts.

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.

Book Bundles

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!