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”

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201504_cfpb_moneysmart-preK-2-parent-caregiver-guide.pdf

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

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201504_cfpb_moneysmart-grades-3-5-parent-caregiver-guide.pdf

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

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201504_cfpb_moneysmart-grades-6-8-parent-caregiver-guide.pdf

 

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

 

Family Movie March 12th

Children of all ages are invited to an animated  movie on Saturday, March 12th, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., in Rodman Auditorium. You may bring your own blanket or previously made cardboard box car. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is needed. Rated G. Call 330-821-2665, ext. 223, for more information.

The movie shown is also available for check out.  Click the picture below to be taken to the library’s catalog where a hold may be placed.

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Family Movie February 27th

 

Children of all ages are invited to an animated movie on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., in Rodman Auditorium. What if dinosaurs never became extinct? Watch how a small boy and one dinosaur build an unlikely friendship—and how the dinosaur learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. You may bring your own blanket or previously made cardboard box car. Children of all ages are invited—under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is needed. Rated PG. Call 330-821-2665, ext. 223, for more information.

The movie shown is also available for check out.  Click the picture below to be taken to the library’s catalog where a hold may be placed.

The Good Dinosaur DVD | New Arrivals | Disney Store

“Snowed In” at the Library

Monday, February 15th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Enjoy winter without the cold! Rodman Library will host “Snowed In… at the Library” for children, ages 6-10, in the main auditorium. Listen to winter stories while drinking hot chocolate. Create a decorative snow shield to use during an indoor “snowball” fight using soft, stuffed snowballs. Attendees can also practice their throwing skills by hitting  targets.

This program is free, but does require registration. Call 330-821-2665, ext. 223, or stop by the Children’s Desk to register. We ask that adult caregivers remain in the library during the program.

Staff Picks – February

Children’s books recommended this month by the Children’s Department staff.  Click the picture or title of book to reserve or view the catalog.

Picture Books

  Janet – Sam Who Never Forgets by Eve Rice

Sam the zookeeper never forgets to feed the animals.

 

Book Cover  Stacy –   Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato

Elliot the little elephant has a hard time with a lot of things in the city he loves until he meets Mouse, who is even smaller–and hungrier.

 

Book Cover  Marcie – Little Elliot, Big Family by Mike Curato

At Mouse’s house, Elliot the elephant finds more than a friend–he finds a family.

 

Book Cover  James – Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin

While Raccoon is eating pizza at his secret pizza party, he sees a masquerade party going on in the house next door to him and joins the fun.


Easy Readers

  Janet – Fox and His Friends by Edward Marshall

In three separate episodes Fox wants to play with his friends, but duty in one form or another interferes.

 

Book Cover  Stacy – Clammy Clam by Chris Raschka

In this tribute to the silent type, readers are reminded that kids can be unpredictable, requiring improvisation and compromise. Chris Raschka’s expert balance of visual and textual humor will bring even the shyest of readers out of their shells!

 

Book Cover  James – Walruses by Cari Meister

This photo-illustrated nonfiction story for young readers describes the body parts of walruses and how they fight with their tusks. Includes photo glossary and quiz.

 


Fiction

Book Cover  Janet –  Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff

As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on.

 

Book Cover  Marcie –  A Long Way From Chicago : A Novel In Stories by Richard Peck

A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

 

Book Cover  James – The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold


Non-Fiction

Book Cover  Janet – Earmuffs for Everyone! : How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs by Meghan McCarthy

This picture-book biography of Chester Greenwood explores the invention of the earmuffs and the patenting process.

 

SNYDER , Laurel. Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova . illus. by ...  Stacy – Swan : The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder

So begins the journey of a girl who will one day grow up to be the most famous prima ballerina of all time, inspiring legions of dancers after her: the brave, the generous, the transcendently gifted Anna Pavlova. Beautiful, inspirational, and triumphant, Anna Pavlova’s life is masterfully captured in this exquisite picture book.

 

Book Cover  James – How to Make Slime by Lori Shores

Simple text and full-color photos instruct readers on how to make slime and explain the science behind the activity.