The Children’s Department has a variety of programs that are fun but also will stimulate creativity and learning. Among the most popular are:
Monthly movies – newly released movies shown in the late afternoon.
Large group programs – magic shows, puppet shows, science demonstrations, acrobats and other exciting programs.
Saturday Programs – held every Saturday at 10:30 AM and rotated weekly.
- Lego Creations – thousand of Legos on tables ready for making all kinds of creative designs.
- Snap Circuits – electronic kits aimed at children eight years and older. The kits consist of a breadboard (construction base) with pre-wired interconnections, into which the various components can be snapped to easily create a working circuit. It’s a great way for children to learn elementary STEM concepts.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
RPL participates in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. Numerous studies over the years have demonstrated the connection between reading and early stimulation for brain development, the acquisition of key reading and language skills as well as a child’s increased chances for future academic success. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics urges parents to read aloud to children daily. The goal of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is to help guide parents and children on their paths toward developing and sustaining a healthy daily dose of reading aloud age-appropriate literature.
Literacy is the most important skill that a student can have for academic success, and children should be introduced to books as early as possible. The ultimate goal is to ensure that young students are at or above reading level by the time they enter Kindergarten. Parents can come into RPL and get a start up kit which includes a letter that explains the program, a reading log with 100 spaces and stickers to mark each book that has been read. When the completed log is returned, the child gets a prize and another log to complete. There is a special prize for 1000 books!
Please visit the library to register for this program and receive your start-up kit.
Click HERE to go to our calendar page for specific dates and to sign up online for events.