Category Archives: April

Arbor Day – April 29th

“The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska.  Julius Sterling Morton, a journalist and politician from Nebraska, felt that Nebraska’s landscape and economy would benefit from the wide-scale planting of trees.  Morton set an example by planting trees on his own farm and urged his neighbors to follow suit.  Today all 50 states celebrate Arbor Day although the dates may vary in keeping with the local climate.”

For more information on Arbor Day, click on the links to the websites below:

National Arbor Day Foundation

Beadle Conservation District

We also have many Arbor Day books available for check-out.  You may reserve items by clicking the links below:

Book Cover  Arbor Day

Book Cover  Arbor Day Square

Book Cover  Tell Me Tree: All About Trees for Kids

Book Cover  Celebritrees : Historic and Famous Trees of the World

Book Cover  Little Tree

Book Cover  As an Oak Tree Grows





April is National Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month.  Even very young children can begin to learn about the power of money and how to wisely save and spend it.  Visit the Children’s Department at Rodman Public Library all month to see the wonderful display behind our desk and take home some books (and educational games) to share with your family.

If you are a teacher or homeschooling parent looking for great ideas to use in the classroom, you may want to download one of these wonderful “Money Smart” guides – a series of lessons and activities developed by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) with consultation from the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau).

“Money Smart for Grades Pre-K-2 Parent/Caregiver Guide”

“Money Smart for Grades 3-5 Parent/Caregiver Guide”

“Money Smart for Grades 6-8 Parent/Caregiver Guide”


The following materials may be reserved by clicking the links.  Please stop by the Main Children’s Department to see our display which includes these activities, books and many more!

Book Cover Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

You Can’t Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime

Book Cover Show Me the Money

Book Cover The Coin Counting Book

Book Cover Neale S. Godfrey’s Ultimate Kids’ Money Book


Here are some of the items available in our Parent/Teacher section:

Math Lacers – Money

Counting Money Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3

Money Equivalency Puzzles

Double Sided Magnetic Money