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Storytimes for Winter, 2017

Starts January 17
Registration suggested, no space limit.

Toddler-18 mo-3 year olds
Tuesdays @ 10 & 11
With caregivers

Preschool—3-5 year olds
Wednesdays @ 10:30
Without caregivers

Storytimes generally include stories, rhymes,
songs/music, movement and a craft.


On-going programs

Read to Rover
Tuesdays, Bi-Weekly, January 10 & 24 @ 6:30

If your child is shy reading to humans, let him or her read to a non-judgmental dog! Sign up for Read to Rover.




Crazy Eights Math Club
Wednesdays, starting January 18 @ 7:00

The return of the craziest most fun Math Club in the world! We’ll do lots of wacky things while we learn basic math concepts.

Crazy Eights Math

Music & Me
Fridays @ 10:30 Starting January 20
Music is one of the 5 tools for a good literacy foundation and we’ll have all kinds of music to enjoy.
kids making music

Other Programs



Saturday, January 28 @ 10:30

We’ll read penguin stories, have penguin crafts and sing penguin songs!


Snow Clay
Thursday, February 2 @ 7:00
 Use wonderful, sparkly, homemade snow clay to sculpt your own figures!   



Shopkins Swap
Saturday, February 4 @  2:00
Swap your Shopkins while you
talk with your friends about them!                                            

Charlie Brown Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 11 @ 10:30
Watch “A Charlie Brown Valentine” hear a couple of Valentine stories and make some Valentines!
A great way to remember the ones you love!







Drop-In Valentine’s Crafts
February 13 & 14 all day
Make your Valentine happy with a beautiful homemade Valentine!


Build a Blanket Fort
Friday, February 24 @ 5:30-7:00
Bring blankets and pillows to
make a fort where you can read and relax!



The Romeo District Library is happy to announce Battle of the Books 2017. The Battle of the Books was started to get kids excited about reading. This year’s competition will be for any 5th grade student living in Romeo, Washington or Bruce, enrolled in Romeo Community Schools or homeschooled. Battle of the Books is energetic academic competition that builds comprehension and vocabulary skills, teaches teamwork and reinforces just how fun reading can be!


Teams of three to five students and one adult coach* each read the same 10 pre-assigned books over four months. These books have been selected by Romeo District Library staff, titles include a wide range of reading levels and subjects. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, large numbers of books are made available for individuals to check out. In addition to reading the books, teams choose a team name then dress accordingly.


During the “battle” (a 50-question exam), a moderator asks questions that relate to one of the following: a direct quote from one of the book characters; a statement about something that happens in the book; a passage taken directly from the book; details about an illustration or picture. Winning teams receive prizes and the name of the team will be listed on the Romeo District Library Battle of the Books plaque located at both the Graubner and Kezar libraries.


Important Dates

  • Final sign up date for teams – January 7, 2017
  • Battle of the Books contest at the Graubner Library – March 25, 11:00 am


*Teams must have 3 to 5 members of 5th grade students who are enrolled in the 5th grade at Romeo Community Schools or be 5th grade students who are homeschooled within the Romeo District Library service area and have a valid Romeo District Library card. Coaches must be 18 years of age or older

List of Battle Books:

War that Saved My Life                      Bradley

Murder is Bad Manners                     Stevens

Princess Curse                                     Haskell

Resisters                                              Nylund

Great Greene Heist                            Johnson

El Deafo                                                Bell

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers                   Sheinkin

Brown Girl Dreaming                          Woodson

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH   O’Brien


For more information, please contact Deborah Motley, Graubner Library 586-752-0603, deborah@romeodistrictlibrary.org or Stacie Guzzo, Kezar Library 586-752-2583, stacie@romeodistrictlibrary.org.


The Romeo District Library  Battle of the Books 2016 winners!! The NERD HERD from Amanda Moore!! BoB winners 2016


Runners up from Hamilton Parsons is The Book BustersBoB Runners Up 2016

Nine teams participated and the knowledge floating around the room was intoxicating!

The library wants to thank The Friends of the Romeo District Library, the Romeo Tim Hortons and Tomato and Basil for their generosity and support!!!!