Programs are beginning to return in limited numbers, and information will be updated on an ongoing basis. To find more information about paid City programs please visit roseville.ca.us/ExperiencePRL
Youth programs

Storytime

Storytime   

Join our special Bike Storytime 9:30 &10:30am Wednesday, May 22 at Riley Library! Bring your bikes, trikes and scooters. A 15 minute bike-themed Storytime will be followed by a watercolor helmet craft, an obstacle course and a ride-through bike wash presented by the Alternative Transportation Department. Free, registration required.

Best for ages 5 & under. Explore the wonders of reading with books, puppets, rhyme and songs! Regular Storytime sessions are offered at the following times:

9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am 
Mondays @ Riley Library - REGISTER

6:00pm
Mondays @ Downtown Library - DROP IN

Baby Lapsit Storytime
9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am
Tuesdays @ Maidu Library


9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am 
Wednesdays @ Riley Library - REGISTER


9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am 
Thursdays @ Maidu Library

9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am 
Fridays @ Downtown Library - DROP IN

Registration is required for all Storytime sessions at Riley Library. Please register in advance to guarantee your spot. Weekly Storytime registration opens each Monday at 8:00am. 

Click here to register for upcoming dates and times.

Note: Before you register on ACTIVENet, you will need to set up a personal account and add each of your children as Family Members. Once your account is set up, you will have easy access to browse and register for other City of Roseville youth programs in the future. Follow the steps below to get started or call us at 916-774-5221 for assistance.

  1. Click on the "Create an account" button in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Enter your e-mail address and click "Next".
  3. Fill in the information (parents--start with yourself first), create password and click "Next".
  4. Complete the remaining information and click "Submit".
  5. You should receive a confirmation e-mail. Follow the link in the email to verify and activate your account.
To add family members:
  1. Login to your account.
  2. Click on "Manage Family Member" on bottom right corner.
  3. Click on "Add Family Member" in middle grey bar.
  4. Complete the information and click "Submit".

Click the "Activities" button at the top of the page and search for "Storytime" to see upcoming dates.

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Baby Lapsit Storytime includes books, songs, rhymes, bounces and playtime for babies 0-24 months and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome and are encouraged to bring a doll or stuffed animal to use as their "baby". We'll introduce caregivers to new activities to do with their children and model how to cater to key early childhood development. 

9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:0am Tuesdays @ Maidu Library

No registration required.

ASL Storytime 

Do you have a deaf, hard of hearing, or signing child? Experience stories in American Sign Language and speech play to promote bonding and encourage language development in two modalities.

10:00am Wednesdays @ Downtown Library

*ASL Storytime will be on summer break from June 19 - August 7. Sessions will return Wednesday, August 14.


No registration required. Presented by PCOE Infant Program and Sign2Me Daycare. 

Storytime at the Fountains

Join us for Storytime at the Fountains at Roseville. Storytime is included as part of the Fountain's Tot Time program. Sessions take place the first and third Tuesday of the month through October.

10:00am 1st and 3rd Tuesdays May through October @ The Fountains at Roseville

No registration required. Click here to learn more.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.

Start a reading routine with your baby, toddler, or preschooler to help them develop school readiness skills. We'll help you stay on track by setting milestones and incentives on your child's path to reading 1000 books before kindergarten.

Simply color in, check off, or add a star sticker to the reading log each time you read a book with your child. When all the stars have been filled in, return your completed logs to the library and collect fun rewards.

Visit the Roseville Public Library to get started today. Click here for more information.


Fiero Code Club

Code at home for a chance to win prizes in our Fiero Code Club!

To participate, pick up a Fiero Code Club Log at any Roseville Public Library location. Use your log to track your minutes spent coding online. Once your log is complete, bring it to the front desk to be entered into our seasonal prize drawing! This season's prize is a Geek Basket!

This is an ongoing program. Winners will be randomly selected from all entries each season (Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer). For ages 8-18. Free, no registration required. Can't get to the library? Click here to download and print the coding log.

Fiero Code Hackathon

Compete in Fiero's International Hackathon!

Hackathons are contests run by the Fiero Code team. They are open to people all over the world. They host three per calendar year, free to library patrons.

Fiero's summer contest is called "Adventures in the Multiverse" and the theme is Choose Your Own Adventure.

Participate for a chance to win code-able robots and toys! Access the Hackaton by logging into Fiero at app.fierocode.com and click "Challenge". 

Summer Reading Challenge

READ. IMAGINE. EXPLORE. is Roseville Public Library's annual Summer Reading Challenge for all ages from June 1 - August 3.

Pick up a reading log at any Roseville Public Library location or Summer Reading event. Complete the challenge by filling in your log to earn a FREE book and enter the grand prize drawing. Keep reading to earn more entries. The more you read, the more you win! Reading logs available June 1. 

Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored by Friends of the Roseville Public Library.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Join our Summer Reading Kickoff Party featuring a Trackless Train Ride, ReCreate GeniusMobile and Lizard Lady

10:00am-12:00pm Saturday, June 1
Riley Library


Let's get the reading party started! Join us at the Riley Library patio as we kick off this year's Summer Reading Challenge. There will be STEAM activities, games, crafts, popcorn and a fabulous outdoor Storytime for all. Don't forget to pick up your reading logs because this year's prizes are better than ever. This event is open to readers of all ages.

Summer STEAM Days

Join us at the library for Summer STEAM Days! Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with interactive activities and experiments. Ages 6-12. Free, no registration required.

4:00-5:00pm Tuesday, June 11 at Maidu Library
4:00-5:00pm Tuesday, June 25 at Riley Library
4:00-5:00pm Tuesday, July 16 at Downtown Library


Summer Blizzards

There's some crazy weather out at Maidu and we're celebrating with a spontaneous snowball fight. Stop by the Maidu Covered Soccer Arena for a morning of unexpected and unseasonable shenanigans. Snowballs are made of cloth and stuffed. Ages 2-12. Parent participation required.

10:00-11:30am Wednesday, June 19 at Maidu Covered Arena
10:00-11:30am Wednesday, July 24 at Maidu Covered Arena

Midsummer Show featuring NorCal Bats

Keep the Summer Reading Challenge vibes up with a Midsummer Show! We'll be going batty at the Maidu Community Center for NorCal Bats. One of the most exciting conservation organizations in Northern California, NorCal Bats puts on an amazing evening show featuring the world's only flying mammal. Free, drop in. This event is open to readers of all ages. 

5:30-6:30pm Wednesday, July 10
Maidu Community Center

Summer Reading Finale featuring The Conservation Ambassadors

To round off the summer, come see a live animal show from The Conservation Ambassadors featuring displaced and rescued wildlife from all over the world. Free, open to all. No registration required. 

10:00-11:00am Saturday, August 3
Mahany Fitness Center Gym

Create! Crafts at the Library: Tiny Art Contest

Our next Create! Crafts at the Library activity for the month of June is our Tiny Art Contest!

Pick up your 4”x 4” paper canvas at any of our library locations beginning Saturday, June 1. Fill out the back of your canvas by selecting your age category (0-5, 6-12 and teen/adult), listing your contact information and the title of your piece. All art mediums are welcome! Submissions are due Saturday, June 29.

One entry per person. Winners will be announced the first week of July. Each library will have a winner in all 3 categories and each winner will receive an age appropriate set of art markers! Art pieces will be publicly displayed in the libraries during the month of June and will be judged by a member of the Friends of the Roseville Public Library along with library staff.


   
   

Adult and Teen programs

Book Clubs

Book clubs meet the second Saturday of each month at the Maidu Library. New novels from all genres are chosen each month. Book clubs meetings are volunteer led and open to the public. The following titles will be discussed at the next meeting:

Page Turners – 10:30am-12:00pm
June: Woman of the Inner Sea by Thomas Keneally

Club Maidu – 12:30pm-2:00pm
June: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Click here for a list of upcoming book club titles.




Tech Help

Want to learn more about a particular computer program or learn how to use eBooks and Audiobooks? Our one-on-one Tech Help offers an opportunity to get answers to your computer and technology questions.

Drop in for Tech Help from 10:00am to 12:00pm on the first Friday of each month at Riley Library

*Tech Help is currently paused until further notice. Check back for program updates to come!

The library has desktop computers that are available for demonstration, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices. 

Please note, help is available on a first come first serve basis. The library will not attempt to troubleshoot computer problems or repair damaged devices.

Conversation Club

Join Conversation Club!

Conversation Club is a free, drop-in program for adult English language learners looking to practice conversational English through casual group discussion.

11:30am-12:30pm Thursdays at Downtown Library

*Conversation Club will be on summer break from May 30 - September 19. Sessions will resume Thursday, September 26.

Offered in association with the Roseville Public Library Adult Literacy Program.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a new leadership opportunity for Roseville teens. Make a positive difference in our local community by sharing your input on how the library can best serve teens.

Earn volunteer credit and/or community service hours by attending the monthly TAB meeting with our Librarian. Help plan new programs, recommend books and DVDs for purchase, judge contests, sponsor library events, and more!

We invite interested teens in grades 8 through 12 to take part in this exciting new leadership opportunity. Click here to learn more.

Email [email protected] for more information.

RPD Series: Senior Safety

Drop in for our Roseville Police Department Presentations Series on Senior Safety!

Learn how to recognize and avoid fraud, scams, elder abuse and other crimes that target active adults. 

1:00-3:00pm Thursday, May 16 at Riley Library Meeting Rooms

1:00-3:00pm Thursday, May 23 at Maidu Community Center Activity Room


For ages 18 & up. No registration required. Call (916) 774-5221 or email [email protected] for more information.

Summer Reading Challenge

READ. IMAGINE. EXPLORE. is Roseville Public Library's annual Summer Reading Challenge for all ages from June 1 - August 3.

Pick up a reading log at any Roseville Public Library location or Summer Reading event. Complete the challenge by filling in your log to earn a FREE book and enter the grand prize drawing. Keep reading to earn more entries. The more you read, the more you win! Reading logs available June 1. 

Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored by Friends of the Roseville Public Library.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Join our Summer Reading Kickoff Party featuring a Trackless Train Ride, ReCreate GeniusMobile and Lizard Lady

10:00am-12:00pm Saturday, June 1
Riley Library


Let's get the reading party started! Join us at the Riley Library patio as we kick off this year's Summer Reading Challenge. There will be STEAM activities, games, crafts, popcorn and a fabulous outdoor Storytime for all. Don't forget to pick up your reading logs because this year's prizes are better than ever. This event is open to readers of all ages.

Midsummer Show featuring Norcal Bats

Keep the Summer Reading Challenge vibes up with a Midsummer Show! We'll be going batty at the Maidu Community Center for NorCal Bats. One of the most exciting conservation organizations in Northern California, NorCal Bats puts on an amazing evening show featuring the world's only flying mammal. Free, drop in. This event is open to readers of all ages. 

5:30-6:30pm Wednesday, July 10
Maidu Community Center


Summer Reading Finale featuring The Conservation Ambassadors

To round off the summer, come see a live animal show from The Conservation Ambassadors featuring displaced and rescued wildlife from all over the world. Free, open to all. No registration required. 

10:00-11:00am Saturday, August 3
Mahany Fitness Center Gym

Recycled Book Craft Night featuring ReCreate

Give old books new life. Book enthusiasts and crafters of all skill levels welcome. Free, for ages 18+.

5:00-7:00pm, Wednesday, June 12
Riley Library


Teen Trivia Night

Step right up, young scholars and trivia whizzes! Get ready to unleash your brainpower in the ultimate Jeopardy-style trivia challenge! Free, no registration required. For ages 13-17. Refreshments provided.

5:00-7:00pm Saturday, June 29
Downtown Library

Create! Crafts at the Library: Tiny Art Contest

Our next Create! Crafts at the Library activity for the month of June is our Tiny Art Contest!

Pick up your 4”x 4” paper canvas at any of our library locations beginning Saturday, June 1. Fill out the back of your canvas by selecting your age category (0-5, 6-12 and teen/adult), listing your contact information and the title of your piece. All art mediums are welcome! Submissions are due Saturday, June 29.

One entry per person. Winners will be announced the first week of July. Each library will have a winner in all 3 categories and each winner will receive an age appropriate set of art markers! Art pieces will be publicly displayed in the libraries during the month of June and will be judged by a member of the Friends of the Roseville Public Library along with library staff.

MAGIC Mayhem

Learn and play the tabletop game MAGIC the Gathering. For ages 12-17, refreshments provided.

5:00-8:00pm Friday, July 19
Riley Library
    

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