See what’s springing up at the RHPL!

The days are getting longer and the temps are getting (slightly) warmer. Fill your free time with these fun events happening at the Rochester Hills Public Library.

As always, residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these exciting events at Rochester Hills Public Library. Remember, each child who registers for library programs must have his or her own library card and be a resident of Rochester, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township. Registration is online and confirmation numbers are required at the door. All youth programs are funded by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library.

Spring Session I:  Sunday, March 3 through Thursday, March 28; registration opens Tuesday, February 26 at 9:00 a.m.
Storytimes are open to children with library cards who reside in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township.  So we can accommodate as many children as possible, we ask that each child choose one time slot per session.  A detailed schedule of storytimes is available at or in the youth room. Children should be registered using their own library card numbers.

Glow in the Dark Party!
Tuesday, March 5
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
Grades K and up
Register all children attending this event. Join us on your day off for science and adventure! Try out all the stations, and be ready to be creative. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 26 at 9:00 a.m.

FABULOUS FRIDAY – Sing and Dance With Miss Carissa

Birth to age 5 plus a caregiver
Friday, March 8
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Multipurpose Room

Join Miss Carissa and sing, dance, pretend and play an instrument! Music and movement are the order of the day, so don’t miss out on Miss Carissa’s Rochester debut! Online registration begins Friday, March 1.

Expectant Parent Story Time
Saturday March 9
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
Expectant parents and parents of newborns (3 months and younger) are invited to join our Early Childhood Specialist, Wendy for a fun story time focused on early literacy for infants. We will review the hows and whys of reading to babies and discuss the parents’ roles in making their new baby’s literacy journey a success! Online registration begins Saturday, March 2 at 9:00 a.m.


Saturday, March 9

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Multipurpose Room

Students ages 12 and under are invited to drop in for some free video game play. Parents are welcome to stay. All games will be rated “E” for everyone.  No registration is required.


Tuesday, March 12

K-Grade 2

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Story Room

Register all children attending this event.

Confirmation numbers required at the door.

Islands of the World

Sailing around the globe, we will stop in the Philippines, Australia, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico to hear tales at each port. Before our adventure is over we will create an assortment of sea creatures to decorate a bulletin board in the Youth Room. Online registration opens Tuesday, March 5 at 9:00 a.m.


All ages

7:00 p.m.

Story Room

Hear stories in different languages, sing songs and maybe even learn a new word or two! Many thanks to the volunteers who will help present this interactive program.

Register all adults and children attending. Stories and songs will be presented in English and another language…you need not speak either language fluently to enjoy!

Bilingual French and English Storytime

Monday, March 18

Bilingual German and English Storytime

Monday, March 25

Bilingual English and American Sign Language Storytime

Thursday, March 28

Bilingual Spanish and English Storytime

Date and time to be announced. Please see RHPL Events Calendar at

Varsity Legos

Saturday, March 23

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Multipurpose Room

Grades 6 -12

Students in middle and high school are invited to come make some fantastic Lego creations! Legos and bases will be provided. Online registration opens Saturday, March 16 at 9 a.m.

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