Fall Fest 2019

Fall Fest 2019

‘Tis the season for Great Pumpkins, falling leaves, and cool nights. It’s also time for the annual library-wide event at Rogers Public Library!

Once again, RPL is proud to present Fall Fest on Saturday, November 9th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will have a multitude of crafts and carnival games in the Children’s Library. From 2 pm to 4 pm, there will be a petting zoo and pony rides on the front lawn. We know from experience that the petting zoo animals are some of the cutest you’ll see that day!

There will be tabletop games to play in the Glotzbecker Room. Also, in our Friends of the Library Community Room, various organizations will be talking to people about the awesome things they do to make Northwest Arkansas shine bright. Some of these organizations include Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Marshallese Education Initiative, the Rogers Historical Museum, and the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks.

If your to-read pile of books is getting a little low, local authors will be here to help you remedy that!

The Friendly Bookstore will also be here with a fabulous collection of gently used books, games, and more. All proceeds from The Friendly Bookstore comes right back to the library so we can put on great events like this and more!

If you’re a local author or are a part of an organization similar to those listed above, feel free to contact us at rplaskalibrarian@rogersar.gov to get more information about Fall Fest.

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Library Card Sign-Up Month 2019

This September, Rogers Public Library is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers and students that a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

A library card opens a world of infinite possibilities through resources and services that give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond. From STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs, family storytimes, to makerspaces and virtual homework help, libraries transform lives through education.

Libraries offer free and fun educational resources and activities that bring families and communities together. Family Storytime on Mondays at 6:30 pm, Teen DIY on Mondays at 6:00 pm, Full STEAM Ahead on Thursdays at 3:30 pm, and Saturday Storytime on the 4th Saturday of each month at 2:00 pm are just a few of the events offered. View more on our events page.

Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

“Our library programs serve students of all ages,” says Judy Casey, Library Director. “For younger children, we offer early literacy resources to help them learn to read and encourage school readiness, and for teens and older students, we provide access to technology and digital tools such as GED and homework help resources on Tutor.com, languages on Mango, and a variety of video tutorials on Lynda.com.”

This year, Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are going on adventure as Honorary Chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. In their role, they will promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries transform lives and communities.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. For more information about how to sign up for a library card, please visit Rogers Public Library in person or online at rogerspubliclibrary.org/get-a-card.