Children’s News

 

Middle Grade Book Club
Join Book Nerds, our middle grade book club! Email us for details.

Children’s Virtual Visits
Children’s Virtual Visits are coming to Rockville Library! Starting September 1, patrons can schedule a 15-minute session to meet with a staff member and virtually browse the children’s collection through Zoom or FaceTime to select their books for curbside pick-up. There may even be some fun surprises! Please call 860-875-5892 ext. 1 or email rockvillelibrary@vernon-ct.gov with Virtual Visit in the subject line to schedule your session.

Themed Book Pick-ups
Looking to learn all about a fascinating topic? Can’t get enough of books about trains? Schedule a themed pick-up with us! Let us know your child’s age and what subject they’d like, and we’ll put together a fun themed pick-up they’re sure to enjoy. Email us at rockvillelibrary@vernon-ct.gov or call us at 860-875-5892 ext. 2 to get started.

Storytime on the Lawn
Librarians, and books, and stories, oh my! Get together for story time on the lawn.

 

Grab ‘n Go Kits
Seasonal, ready-to-go project kits to do at home! We have two kits for October: a leaf wreath kit (Oct. 1 – 15) and Make a Monster kit (Oct. 18 – Oct.29).

Grab ‘n Go Kits are advertised as events on Facebook and Instagram and can be picked up curbside.

Quick Crafts for Kids
‘Quick Crafts for Kids’ is an ongoing playlist of projects available on our Facebook page. Using simple, everyday materials families can learn at their own pace and make something creative. Follow this playlist so that you get updates: https://www.facebook.com/watch/RockvillePLCT/164759841566980/

Library Card Sign-up
Sign up for a card: https://rockvillepubliclibrary.org/use-the-library/borrowing-information/. Call us at 860-875-5892 Ext. 1 to renew your card.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten​
Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read. Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success. Public formal education does not typically start until ages 5-6. Before then, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple (read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten) and very manageable endeavor. Sign up at rockvillelibrary@vernon-ct.gov with “1000 Books Before K” in the subject. Not only does reading increase the bond between parent and newborns, infants and toddlers but it’s fun and free! Together you track their progress and receive fun rewards along the way.

Launchpads and Other Cool Resources for Kids
Have you checked out any of our Playaway Launchpads? These tablets come pre-loaded with games and activities to promote fun and learning for kids of all ages. We have Launchpads focusing on animals, STEAM, English language arts and more! Launchpads are available for curbside pick-up. Looking for some online resources for kids? Check out Bookflix and Trueflix, located under the Homework Help section on the library’s website. These resources are perfect for fun and research. https://rockvillepubliclibrary.org/childrens/homework-help

Teen News

Library Card Sign-Up
Sign up for a card here: https://rockvillepubliclibrary.org/use-the-library/borrowinginformation. Call us at 860-875-5892 x 1 to renew your card.

Chronically Crafting
Follow ‘Chronically Crafting’ on the library’s Facebook page to access a playlist of craft tutorials suitable for teens through adults. Projects utilize basic supplies that you probably already have at home. This is where you will find the videos to correlate to some Tween + Teen Grab ‘n Go kits. https://www.facebook.com/watch/RockvillePLCT/367067190911726

Tween + Teen Craft Kits
Teens are invited drop-in and paint a haunted house on Oct. 14 at 4 pm. This craft is for teens in grades 7-12.

Brain Flex Trivia for Teens
Come to one of our trivia sessions and show what you know! Each session will have different categories.

September 30 – pop culture, world mythology, books, the great outdoors
October 26 – monster movie edition
November 18 – books, geekdom, zoology, retro throwbacks (gizmos, music, & pop culture from the 70s-90s)