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

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2021 Holiday Programs

Fall 2021 – Programs

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.

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Librarian Picks

CYS New Titles - November 2021


Reading Requests

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Picture Book Request
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