Program Calendar

Main Library
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for preschool aged children. Stories and activities will focus on Pre-K prep: counting, alphabet recognition, color recognition, playing with others and more.
Look, Listen, and Learn Storytime - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 2 - 5
Parents or caretakers of babies, bring your bundles of joy to the library for a guided literacy hour that will focus on developing your baby's literacy and social skills through rhymes, stories, songs, and loving interaction. Attendees must use the Courtyard Entrance on Wyman St, directly to the left of the Main Entrance. Doors will be open from 11:05-11:20. Age category: Babies
Babes and Books - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 2
Starlight, Starbright, come listen to stories at night! This evening storytime is for children of all ages and their parents. It will include stories, songs, and a craft for you to take home.
Sunset Storytime - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 2 - 10
Join us for this weekly storytime filled with stories, songs and crafts for all ages.
Drop in Storytime - Wednesday, 10:30:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 0
Fall is here and that means ... scarecrows! We will share stories and sing songs and make a craft that will be sure to scare away those pesky crows!
Stupendous Scarecrows - Wednesday, 11:00:00 AM - 11:45:00 AM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 0
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for preschool aged children. Stories and activities will focus on Pre-K prep: counting, alphabet recognition, color recognition, playing with others and more.
Look, Listen, and Learn Storytime - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 2 - 5
Parents or caretakers of babies, bring your bundles of joy to the library for a guided literacy hour that will focus on developing your baby's literacy and social skills through rhymes, stories, songs, and loving interaction. Attendees must use the Courtyard Entrance on Wyman St, directly to the left of the Main Entrance. Doors will be open from 11:05-11:20. Age category: Babies
Babes and Books - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 2
Starlight, Starbright, come listen to stories at night! This evening storytime is for children of all ages and their parents. It will include stories, songs, and a craft for you to take home.
Sunset Storytime - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 2 - 10
Join us for this weekly storytime filled with stories, songs and crafts for all ages.
Drop in Storytime - Wednesday, 10:30:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 0
The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and the pumpkins are orange- that means fall is here! Come celebrate our favorite time of year with stories, songs and a craft!
Fantastic Fall Frolic - Wednesday, 11:00:00 AM - 11:45:00 AM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 0
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for preschool aged children. Stories and activities will focus on Pre-K prep: counting, alphabet recognition, color recognition, playing with others and more.
Look, Listen, and Learn Storytime - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 2 - 5
Parents or caretakers of babies, bring your bundles of joy to the library for a guided literacy hour that will focus on developing your baby's literacy and social skills through rhymes, stories, songs, and loving interaction. Attendees must use the Courtyard Entrance on Wyman St, directly to the left of the Main Entrance. Doors will be open from 11:05-11:20. Age category: Babies
Babes and Books - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 2
Starlight, Starbright, come listen to stories at night! This evening storytime is for children of all ages and their parents. It will include stories, songs, and a craft for you to take home.
Sunset Storytime - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 2 - 10
Join us for this weekly storytime filled with stories, songs and crafts for all ages.
Drop in Storytime - Wednesday, 10:30:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 0
Celebrate Halloween - Rockford Public Library style with these stories that are sometimes funny but never very scary, stories and songs. We will make a BOO-tiful craft to take home.
Not so Scary Halloween Stories - Wednesday, 11:00:00 AM - 11:45:00 AM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 0
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for preschool aged children. Stories and activities will focus on Pre-K prep: counting, alphabet recognition, color recognition, playing with others and more.
Look, Listen, and Learn Storytime - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 2 - 5
Parents or caretakers of babies, bring your bundles of joy to the library for a guided literacy hour that will focus on developing your baby's literacy and social skills through rhymes, stories, songs, and loving interaction. Attendees must use the Courtyard Entrance on Wyman St, directly to the left of the Main Entrance. Doors will be open from 11:05-11:20. Age category: Babies
Babes and Books - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 2
Join us for this weekly storytime filled with stories, songs and crafts for all ages.
Drop in Storytime - Wednesday, 10:30:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 0
Listen to stories about our drowsy animal friends who will be snoozing this winter and make a sleepy time craft to take home.
Roars of Snores! - Wednesday, 11:00:00 AM - 11:45:00 AM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 0
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for preschool aged children. Stories and activities will focus on Pre-K prep: counting, alphabet recognition, color recognition, playing with others and more.
Look, Listen, and Learn Storytime - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 2 - 5
Celebrate Family Stories Month at RPL! Listen to books about all kinds of families, we ll sing songs and create a cool craft.
Family Stories - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 2 - 5
Parents or caretakers of babies, bring your bundles of joy to the library for a guided literacy hour that will focus on developing your baby's literacy and social skills through rhymes, stories, songs, and loving interaction. Attendees must use the Courtyard Entrance on Wyman St, directly to the left of the Main Entrance. Doors will be open from 11:05-11:20. Age category: Babies
Babes and Books - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 0 - 2
Montague Branch
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LOL Club (Library Out Loud) - Wednesday, 5:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM, Connie Lane Room, Ages: 6 - 11
Are you a smart apple? Do you like apples? Did you give your teacher an apple? The library loves so many kinds of apples. Come help us make apple crafts and listen to fun stories.
Apples! Apples! Apples! - Wednesday, 5:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM, Connie Lane Room, Ages: 6 - 11
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LOL Club (Library Out Loud) - Wednesday, 5:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM, Connie Lane Room, Ages: 6 - 11
Kids, here's your chance to get your hands on those tablets, cameras, Playaways and more. We'll explore Tumblebooks online, how to take a picture with a digital camera, play Angry Birds on a tablet, and how to use earbuds with a Playaway, tablet or iPod. This is real, hands-on fun!
Digital Kids - Wednesday, 5:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM, Connie Lane Room, Ages: 4 - 10
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LOL Club (Library Out Loud) - Wednesday, 5:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM, Connie Lane Room, Ages: 6 - 11
Sullivan Center
Alguna vez has querido aprender a tocar guitarra acustica? Ahora es tu oportunidad! Ven a la biblioteca y aprende a tocar la guitarra en un ambiente amistoso y divertido! No faltes! Acuerdate de traer tu guitarra!
Clases de guitarra básica para niños - Wednesday, 2:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM, Small Multi-Purpose Room, Ages: 5 - 12
Create a pop-art pumpkin with mom or dad. Bring your own, gutted pumpkin to the program and learn how to use Lite Brite pegs to make a glowing work of art. Adults must accompany children under 12! This program will run in conjunction with our Carving Masters program. So, adults, bring your own gutted pumpkins.
Lite Brite Pumpkins - Wednesday, 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM, Medium Multi-Purpose Room, Ages: 4 - 10
Join us for an afternoon of tingly tales, creepy crafts, and a spooky snack. Bring your courage and creativity!
Scary Tales - Wednesday, 2:00:00 PM - 3:30:00 PM, Rehearsal Room, Ages: 6 - 12
Alguna vez has querido aprender a tocar guitarra acustica? Ahora es tu oportunidad! Ven a la biblioteca y aprende a tocar la guitarra en un ambiente amistoso y divertido! No faltes! Acuerdate de traer tu guitarra!
Clases de guitarra básica para niños - Wednesday, 2:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM, Small Multi-Purpose Room, Ages: 5 - 12
Rockton Centre Branch
Children ages 3 to 5 will enjoy stories and fun activities. Check your hands and then your feet, come to your library so we can meet.
Preschool Storytime - Wednesday, 12:00:00 PM - 12:45:00 PM,Ages: 3 - 5
Children ages 3 to 5 will enjoy stories and fun activities. Check your hands and then your feet, come to your library so we can meet.
Preschool Storytime - Wednesday, 12:00:00 PM - 12:45:00 PM,Ages: 3 - 5
Kids, here's your chance to get your hands on those tablets, cameras, Playaways and more. We'll explore Tumblebooks online, how to take a picture with a digital camera, play Angry Birds on a tablet, and how to use earbuds with a Playaway, tablet or iPod. This is real, hands-on fun!
Digital Kids - Wednesday, 12:00:00 PM - 12:45:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 3 - 5
Children ages 3 to 5 will enjoy stories and fun activities. Check your hands and then your feet, come to your library so we can meet.
Preschool Storytime - Wednesday, 12:00:00 PM - 12:45:00 PM,Ages: 3 - 5
East Branch
Starlight! Star bright! Come to a storytime at night. Participants are encouraged to wear their pajamas.
Sunset Storytime - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:15:00 PM, Children's Area, Ages: 2 - 10
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for preschool aged children. Stories and activities will focus on Pre-K prep: counting, alphabet recognition, color recognition, playing with others and more. (Attendees must use side entrance.)
Look, Listen, and Learn Storytime - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM, Friends Community Meeting Room, Ages: 2 - 5
Parents or caretakers of babies, bring your bundles of joy to the library for a guided literacy hour that will focus on developing your baby's literacy and social skills through rhymes, stories, songs, and loving interaction. Age category: Babies
Babes and Books - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 4:45:00 PM, Friends Community Meeting Room, Ages: 0 - 2
Starlight! Star bright! Come to a storytime at night. Participants are encouraged to wear their pajamas.
Sunset Storytime - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:15:00 PM, Children's Area, Ages: 2 - 10
Are you a smart apple? Do you like apples? Did you give your teacher an apple? The library love so many kids of apples. Come help us make apple crafts and listen to fun stories.
Apples! Apples! Apples! - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:15:00 PM, Children's Area, Ages: 6 - 11
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for preschool aged children. Stories and activities will focus on Pre-K prep: counting, alphabet recognition, color recognition, playing with others and more. (Attendees must use side entrance.)
Look, Listen, and Learn Storytime - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM, Friends Community Meeting Room, Ages: 2 - 5
Parents or caretakers of babies, bring your bundles of joy to the library for a guided literacy hour that will focus on developing your baby's literacy and social skills through rhymes, stories, songs, and loving interaction. Age category: Babies
Babes and Books - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 4:45:00 PM, Friends Community Meeting Room, Ages: 0 - 2
Are you a smart apple? Do you like apples? Did you give your teacher an apple? The library love so many kids of apples. Come help us make apple crafts and listen to fun stories.
Apples! Apples! Apples! - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM, Friends Community Meeting Room, Ages: 2 - 5
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for preschool aged children. Stories and activities will focus on Pre-K prep: counting, alphabet recognition, color recognition, playing with others and more. (Attendees must use side entrance.)
Look, Listen, and Learn Storytime - Wednesday, 11:15:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM, Friends Community Meeting Room, Ages: 2 - 5
Starlight! Star bright! Come to a storytime at night. Participants are encouraged to wear their pajamas.
Sunset Storytime - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:15:00 PM, Children's Area, Ages: 2 - 10
Starlight! Star bright! Come to a storytime at night. Participants are encouraged to wear their pajamas.
Sunset Storytime - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:15:00 PM, Children's Area, Ages: 2 - 10
Celebrate Family Stories Month at RPL! Listen to books about all kinds of families, we ll sing songs and create a cool craft.
Family Stories - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:15:00 PM, Children's Area, Ages: 0 - 0
Rock River Branch
Kids, here's your chance to get your hands on those tablets, cameras, Playaways and more. We'll explore Tumblebooks online, how to take a picture with a digital camera, play Angry Birds on a tablet, and how to use earbuds with a Playaway, tablet or iPod. This is real, hands-on fun!
Digital Kids - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 4 - 10
What will you discover at RPL? Join us at our interactive weekly story hour that is fun for all ages. Each week we will celebrate a theme as we read exciting stories, sing silly songs, play entertaining games, and make an easy craft to take home.
Family Story Hour - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 0 - 0
Vengan cada jueves a escuchar nuestros cuentos bilingües y al terminar haremos una manualidad muy divertida y diferente. ¡No se lo pierdan!
Jueves de Cuento Bilingüe/ Thursday Bilingual Storytime - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 4:45:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 3 - 8
What will you discover at RPL? Join us at our interactive weekly story hour that is fun for all ages. Each week we will celebrate a theme as we read exciting stories, sing silly songs, play entertaining games, and make an easy craft to take home.
Family Story Hour - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 0 - 0
Vengan cada jueves a escuchar nuestros cuentos bilingües y al terminar haremos una manualidad muy divertida y diferente. ¡No se lo pierdan!
Jueves de Cuento Bilingüe/ Thursday Bilingual Storytime - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 4:45:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 3 - 8
Are you a smart apple? Do you like apples? Did you give your teacher an apple? The library love many kinds of apples. Come help us make apple crafts and listen to fun stories.
Apples! Apples! Apples! - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 4:45:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 6 - 11
What will you discover at RPL? Join us at our interactive weekly story hour that is fun for all ages. Each week we will celebrate a theme as we read exciting stories, sing silly songs, play entertaining games, and make an easy craft to take home.
Family Story Hour - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 0 - 0
Are you a smart apple? Do you like apples? Did you give your teacher an apple? The library love so many kids of apples. Come help us make apple crafts and listen to fun stories.
Apples! Apples! Apples! - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 6 - 11
Vengan cada jueves a escuchar nuestros cuentos bilingües y al terminar haremos una manualidad muy divertida y diferente. ¡No se lo pierdan!
Jueves de Cuento Bilingüe/ Thursday Bilingual Storytime - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 4:45:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 3 - 8
What will you discover at RPL? Join us at our interactive weekly story hour that is fun for all ages. Each week we will celebrate a theme as we read exciting stories, sing silly songs, play entertaining games, and make an easy craft to take home.
Family Story Hour - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 0 - 0
What will you discover at RPL? Join us at our interactive weekly story hour that is fun for all ages. Each week we will celebrate a theme as we read exciting stories, sing silly songs, play entertaining games, and make an easy craft to take home.
Family Story Hour - Wednesday, 6:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 0 - 0