Musical Sundays | Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Throughout the year, performances are held in the main atrium area of the Library. Many styles are presented in an attempt to appeal to the wide variety of tastes within the Roselle community. Find information about the next scheduled performance here!
Grandparents Got Game! Spring Break Edition: An intergenerational drop-in program during spring break where grandchildren play and create with their caregivers! Work on spring-related crafts, play board games and share a snack.
Money Smart Week: Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and delivered by a network of supporters that empowers people with the knowledge and skills to make better-informed personal financial decisions around the key financial pillars of saving, spending, borrowing and planning. The Roselle Public Library District offers programming designed to build financial literacy. Look for upcoming programs during the week of April 4-11, 2020.
National Library Week: A time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. National Library Week was born as an effort to reintroduce patrons to their neighborhood library and encourage time spent reading.
Book Lover's Day: card holders celebrate Book Lovers’ Day during National Library Week. Join us for lunch and a roundtable discussion of books you have especially enjoyed this year. The adult services staff will also talk about an assortment of books they have loved reading in the last 12 months. Look to register for a ticket as next year's date arrives.
Free Comic Book Day: Every year, on the first Saturday in May, the Library provides free comics to encourage both curious, first-time comic book readers and seasoned comic book fans to continue reading comics and try new titles. The diverse range of titles available each year proves that there’s truly a book for everyone: from super heroes, to popular film and television shows, to beloved video games, and all-ages tales.Summer
Summer Reading: Readers of all ages may participate in Summer Reading at the Roselle Public Library! Throughout the summer of 2020, Roselle Public Library District's summer reading program Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover will be available entirely online. Enjoy many of the same activities and events you've enjoyed in years past, viewed from your home! Through August of 2020, the Library will host a wide range of free, fun activities for children, teens, and adults that you can participate in virtually, also from the safety and comfort of your home.
Summer Specials: Family-friendly performers entertain throughout the summer months! Visit the Library on Thursdays between June and August for animal acts, puppeteers, magicians and more!
Grandparents Got Game! Summer Kits: Grandparents Got Game! is an intergenerational weekly drop-in program where grandchildren play and create with their caregivers! They work together on crafts related to the Library’s summer reading theme, play board games and share a snack.
Through the summer of 2020, due to the Library's temporary closure, Grandparents Got Game will be available as a take home kit! You may reserve a GGG kit weekly from Monday, June 22 - Saturday, August 1. Each kit includes craft supplies, an activity or game, a snack, and instructions for other activities to do at home. Additionally, there is an option of including five checked out library books and a music CD in the kit! Kits can be reserved each week, over the phone or by completing an online form. Schedule a time for curbside pick up of these kits by calling or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master Gardener Help Desk: Turn to the Library for gardening help from the experts! The DuPage County Master Gardeners will be on hand once a month, June through August, to answer your questions on flowers, trees, lawn care and other horticulture issues.
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by University of Illinois Extension educators to provide a network of gardening and horticulture programs to educate the public. All information provided is based on research from the University of Illinois.
Library Card Sign-Up Month: September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
On the Same Page: On the Same Page is a collaborative community reading event. Live music, films, lectures, crafts, and book discussions take place throughout the month of October. Bloomingdale, Itasca and Roselle Public Libraries offer unique programming based on each year's book. Copies of the selected book will be made available for all interested patrons near the date of the event. Library users are encouraged to attend programming at any or all of the participating libraries.
Celebrate the Season & Cocoa Crawl: Typically held on the last Saturday of November, people of all ages are invited to kick off the holiday season with the Village of Roselle, the Roselle Public Library District, and the Roselle Main Street Merchants for Celebrate the Season at the Library & Cocoa Crawl along Roselle's Main Street.
Festivities begin at the Library with Celebrate the Season. Participants enjoy a musical performance and await Santa's arrival by fire truck. Cocoa Crawl takes place along Roselle’s Main Street, with participating businesses from Roselle Main Street Merchants. Families can visit Roselle’s local businesses for cocoa, treats, and other specials on Small Business Saturday. Cocoa Crawl includes entertainment in the Civic Plaza at the corner of Main and Prospect Streets, strolling carolers, beloved characters including the Grinch and Anna & Elsa from Disney's Frozen, an ornament-making station, trolley stops, the lighting of the Community Tree, and much more! Find more information at the Village's website and at the Library.
Winter Reading: Programs for kids and for teens. From December 1st to January 31st, children from birth to 5th grade earn prizes just for tracking their minutes of reading. Teens get rewarded for writing reviews of the books they've read from December 1st to February 14th. Each review earns an entry into a prize giveaway at the end of the program.
Grandparents Got Game! Winter Holiday Edition: A holiday themed intergenerational drop-in program where grandchildren play and create with their caregivers! Work on winter-related crafts, play board games and share a snack.