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Storytimes for Fall, 2016

Starts November 15
Please register starting November 1.
Registration is required.
Space is limited

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.

Read to Rover

Tuesdays, Bi-Weekly, December 13 & 27 @ 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.




On-going programs

Thursday Drop-in Crafts
3rd Thursday, October 20, November 17, December 15 from 6:30—8:30
We’ll have something special each month to make as gifts or to keep for yourself.
kid doing crafts


Music and Me
Fridays @ 10:30 Starting November 18
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

DIY Holiday Gifts

Thursday, December 8 @ 7:00diy-holiday-gifts
We’ll have many stations for you to make one gift or several to give to family and friends!





Rhythm Stars 

Saturday, December 10 @ 2:00
There will be rhythm and music in this wonderful holiday program that celebrates multicultural traditions and the camaraderie of family and friends. Experience the comfort and joy!

New Year’s Craft

Wednesdjournalsay, December 28 @ 10:00 am
Start your New Year right by learning how to make and keep a beautiful journal. Supplies provided.




Count Down to Noon

Friday, December 30 @ 11:00
Do your little ones want to stay up on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop and celebrate the New Year? Are they frustrated because they fall asleep before the big event? We’re going to show them how it’s done as we count down to noon the day before New Year’s Eve. We’ll have streamers and music and do the final countdown. What fun!new-years-baby


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!!!!