Children’s Department

Welcome to the Children’s Department

The Children’s Department at Rocky River Public Library includes excellent materials and programs for a variety of ages from infants to students in middle school. In addition to our extensive book and digital library collections, children can enjoy high-quality resources of all kinds, such as:

  • S.T.E.A.M. Kits
  • Puzzles
  • Read-n-Play Packs
  • Launchpad Tablets
  • Computer Access

Children’s Reference Servichildrens Referencece Available

Looking for a good book to read with your child? Have a question about virtual programs or need help with homework?

  • Email the Children’s Staff at with your question.  We are here to answer your inquiries and get you an answer within 24 hours.
  • Call (440) 333-7610 “press 4” (Available during normal library hours)

Register for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Librarydolly Parton imagination library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a unique early-year book gifting program that mails a brand new, age-appropriate book to enrolled children every month from birth until five years of age, creating a home library of up to 60 books and instilling a love of books and family reading from an early age.

All children from birth to age five who live in the following communities/school districts are welcome to register for the Imagination Library program.


Children’s Department FAQs:

Q – How do I register for programs?
A –
  View and register for our programs here!


Q – Where can I get a library card for myself or my child?
– You can apply for a Library Card online here.


Q – Do you offer the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program?
A –
Yes, click here for more information.


Q – My child would like to volunteer at the library, do you provide volunteer opportunities for students?
A –
Our  Volunteer Youth Crew program is just one of the many great ways for kids to help at the Library.


Q – Do you offer services for teachers?
A –
We love our teachers and offer great services.  Please see our services for teachers.

Program Guides

2020 Holiday Virtual Programs pdf

Fall 2020 Virtual Programs pdf

Being mindful of safety guidelines due to COVID-19, our programs have been modified to protect everyone in our community. Please be aware that all programs are subject to change. Call the Children’s Department at (440)333-7610, check our blog, or the online registration calendar for updates.

Librarian Picks

October New Titles

Reading Requests

Fiction Book Request
Nonfiction Book Request
Picture Book Request
Kids Depot Blog