Youth

Upcoming Programs

Tween Take and Make: Perler Bead Bowl Craft

Wednesday, August 10 

Create a decorative bowl out of perler beads in this take and make event. This event is for tweens going into in grades 5 through 8. Registration is required and participants must have a valid Roseville library card in good standing in their name to register for this program. The Take and Make craft kit will be available at the Youth Services desk for those who registered starting on the date of the event. Registration begins July 20.

Family Fun STEM Kit: Spaghetti Marshmallow Tower Challenge

Tuesday, August 23

Build the tallest, strongest structure that you can using uncooked spaghetti as the beams and marshmallows as joints. The challenge is not to eat all the marshmallows before the structure is complete! Please register in advance as supplies are limited. Online registration begins August 2. Participants must have a valid Roseville library card in good standing in their name to register for this program.

Upcycle Craft Drop-In

Tuesday, August 23 starting at 10:00 A.M.

We are going to turn your trash into treasure! We will be having an open crafting day for all ages to give your old containers a second life. You may bring any item you wish to decorate with you, or use the Library-provided containers and decoration materials. Make whatever you like or follow provided steps to make the sample crafts.

Drop in anytime between 10am and 3pm to work on your craft. The program will take place in the Youth Programming Room.

*As this event is a drop-in event, the room will not be actively monitored for the duration of the program. Parents are asked to please monitor your child’s safety with craft tools and to try to prevent damage to library property (like tables, chairs, carpet, and supplies) due to paint and glue. See the Librarian at the Youth Reference Desk for assistance.

Tween Water Gun Painting

Wednesday, August 24 at 2:00 P.M.

Ready, Set, and Paint! Use water guns filled with paint to create fun works of art in this outdoor event. This event is for tweens going into grades 5 through 8. Registration is required.

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!