Category Archives: November

November is Picture Book Month!

“In a world where everything moves at such a fast place, picture books remind us to slow down and savor time reading with someone we love. To tuck into a favorite reading place or share a lap and be transported and transformed. And in doing so, picture books create memories we will have for eternity.”  – Carmen Oliver 

For more information about Picture Book Month and why picture books are important , visit:

Celebrate Picture Book Month with Rodman Library by checking out your favorite picture book to share with a loved one.  Below are some of my favorite picture books:

Book Cover  Mother Bruce

Book Cover  Meet the Dullards

Book Cover  Zombie in Love

Book Cover  Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing

Book Cover  Brimsby’s Hats

Book Cover  Little Elliot, Big City

Book Cover  Hug Machine

Image result for leo a ghost story  Leo:  A Ghost Story

Veterans Day – November 11th

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, a temporary stop of warfare was declared between the Allied nations and Germany during World War I. Armistice Day began the following year, and became a legal federal holiday in 1938. After World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day and now honors American veterans of all wars.

We have some great books about Veterans Day available for check out!



November is Picture Book month!

Celebrate Picture Book month with us by stopping in and checking out a few of your favorite picture books and maybe even a new favorite one!

Rodman Library’s NEW picture books:  Children’s Picture Books

The New York Times’ article about their 10 best illustrated books of 2015:  The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of 2015

A wonderful blog about picture books:  Picture Book Builders

A great resource for teachers:  Picture Book activities



November Story Time with Hot Pots!

turkey hand plate photo

Hot Pots Story Time continues in November!

Kids 3-12 are invited to enjoy a turkey-themed story time at Rodman Public Library Branch (in the Marketplace Plaza), and afterwards go to Hot Pots to paint a turkey hand plate just in time for Thanksgiving!

As with other Hot Pots events, the price is $10 per child to be paid to Hot Pots the day of the program. Small snacks will be provided.

The dates and times for November are:

Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 21 at 11:00 a.m.


Space and materials are limited, so please call the Branch at 330-821-1313 or stop in to register!

Hope to see you there!