There’s SNOW Better Time to READ – All Ages Winter Reading
Monday, January 17 through Saturday, February 26
Join the Roseville Library Winter Reading Challenge! This program is open to all ages. Read five books or five hours between Monday, January 17 and Saturday, February 26th to win a small prize and be entered into the drawing for a grand prize. You can keep track of your books or hours with the online reading log or stop by the library for a paper reading log. Everyone who signs up for the challenge will receive a packet of hot chocolate and bookmark craft project. All participants (or their guardian) must have a valid Roseville Library card in their name.
If you need reading recommendations – new books, new series, new genres – ask one of the knowledgeable children’s, teen or adult librarians for assistance. They are always happy to make recommendations. A cozy mystery to keep you warm on a cold day, a book of suspense to get your blood pumping, a graphic novel for both words and images? There’s SNOW Better time to READ at the Roseville Public Library.
Storytime Session 1
January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14 at 10:00 A.M.
Join us for books, songs, movement, and crafts that encourage the development of early learning skills. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers with their caregivers. Please register in advance.
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Saturday, January 29 at 2:00 P.M.
Celebrate your Unbirthday and join us for a special Mad Hatter tea party. Create your very own hat while we watch Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Refreshments will be provided. Please register in advance as space is limited. Online registration begins January 8th. All attendees including parents need to register for this event for social distancing purposes. Participants must have a valid Roseville library card in good standing in their name to register for this program.
Family Fun Craft: Diamond Art Stickers
Tuesday, February 1
Create sparkling animal stickers with this fun diamond painting take-and-make craft. Please register in advance as supplies are limited. Online registration begins January 11th. Participants must have a valid Roseville library card in good standing in their name to register for this program.
Family Fun STEM Kit: Fingerprinting
Tuesday, February 8
Use a pencil and some clear tape to make fingerprints! This is a fun detective science activity because the fingerprints come out so clear and detailed. Please register in advance for this Take and Make activity as supplies are limited. Online registration begins January 18th. Participants must have a valid Roseville library card in good standing in their name to register for this program.
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.
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!