Rochester Hills Public Library Offers New Programs For Millennials

The Rochester Hills Public Library is reaching out to millennials through several new programs this summer. A recent Pew Research project found 50 percent of millennials confirm having used a public library in the last year and are the most likely demographic to read books for pleasure. Yet many library programs are focused on youth, teen and senior citizens. "At the Rochester Hills Public Library we make it a priority to serve all of the age groups in our community. These new programs … [Read more...]

World Read Aloud Day 2014

Reading aloud to children is so important. It will help build the foundation of literacy for their entire lives. There is a plethora of information available that describes exactly how and why reading aloud to our children is important. With all our knowledge we still find it difficult to sit down and read to our children. Some of that is due to the busy lives we lead as well as the distraction of television, computers and other electronics. I believe a bigger part is that we simply don't know … [Read more...]

Decorate a gingerbread man as fast as you can!

My family and I attended The Polar Express event at The Rochester Hills Public Library this past Friday. It was so busy but everything was well-organized so we didn't feel crowded or rushed. Before I proceed, let me emphasize that we do not handle organized fun very well. If it's supposed to be fun then we will be disappointed. I'm not really sure why because we're really fun people! I guess it's just the pressure to purposely do something that's fun. Anyway, we waited in line just a bit and … [Read more...]

The Gift of Reading Together

The Rochester Hills Public Library wants to encourage parents to read with their children. “Being involved in what your kids are reading helps them in school while also reinforcing the joy of reading,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. And reading together doesn’t have to stop once your kids can read on their own. Reading anything—comics, poems, graphic novels, magazines or books—out loud together is a great way to spend time with older kids and teens. click here Get a free library … [Read more...]

Junior Women Support Early Literacy at the Library

The Rochester Junior Women’s Club designated the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library as one of three beneficiaries of their 2012 – 2013 fundraising efforts. The Junior Women presented a check to Friends’ Secretary Sally Giacobbe for $5,900. The money will be used to enhance the early literacy area of the Rochester Hills Public Library. “Robin Moore, one of our Board members, wrote a funding proposal to the Junior Women on behalf of the Friends, and we were thrilled to be selected as … [Read more...]

Fleur de Lys Chamber Ensemble to Perform at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library’s Sunday Concert on January 9th at 2 p.m. features the Fleur de Lys Chamber Ensemble.  The Fleur de Lys Chamber Ensemble is a group of musicians from the Michigan Opera Theater who will present a program of intimate chamber music ranging from the Baroque to the Modern Era. Registration is required and open to those with a Rochester Hills Public library card. To register go to the Events Calendar at or call 248-656-2900. The Rochester Hills … [Read more...]