Children’s Services

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SUMMER READING
SEE SUMMER READING EVENTS HERE

“Read to the Rhythm” this summer at the Rochester Public Library! Sign-up for summer reading starts on Tuesday, May 19th. Children ages 3 to 11 will receive a library bag for their books, a reading goal sheet, temporary tattoo, and bookmark. We ask that you read for 30 days this summer. For every five days you read, come to the library to receive a prize. Please return reading goal sheets by July 27th to receive a certificate of accomplishment, additional prizes, and an entry for prize drawings at our end of summer reading party on Thursday, July 30th, at 2:00 p.m.

Outdoor Water Day: Thursday, July 23rd, 11:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Our Children's Area
Events and Programs
Youth Activities

The Rochester Public Library has a variety of fun events for youth planned throughout the year. Click on the link above to see what’s coming up soon!

Story-Time | Spring

Lapsit | Mondays 10:00a.m. – 10:20a.m.

Lapsit story-time is for babies ages 0-23 months old.  Join us for songs, simple stories, movements, and play.

Morning Story-time | Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.- 11:15a.m.

Morning story-time is for ages 2-5 years old. We’ll have fun reading stories, singing songs, and making crafts. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome!

June:
3rd – Robots; 10th – St. Patrick’s Day; 17th – Shapes; 24th – Spiders

July: 
1st – Fourth of July; 8th – Lions; 15th – The Five Senses; 22nd – Water Fun; 29th – Fireflies

August: 
OFF (Morning Story-time will resume in September)

Evening Story-time | Thursdays 6:30p.m.- 7:15 p.m.

Evening story-time is for ages 2-5 years old. We’ll have fun reading stories, singing songs, and making crafts. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome!

June:
4th – Robots; 11th – Ice Cream; 25th – Spiders

April: 
2nd – Fourth of July; 9th – Lions; 16th – The Five Senses; 23rd- Water Fun; 30th – Fireflies

August: 
OFF (Evening Story-time will resume in September)

Resources

The Lexile Framework for Reading: A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual’s reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. Click to get your Lexile Measure!

Children’s E-books

Storyline Online

We Give Books

Award-winning Book Lists

American Library Association List of Awards

Bluestem Award List

Caldecott Award List

New York Times Bestsellers List (Children’s)

Newbery Award List

Monarch Award List

Rebecca Caudill List