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Important Dates to Remember ~
We will be closed May 24 through May 27th for the Memorial Day Holiday
Mon. May 27 1:30 Rochester's Memorial Day Parade(see details below)
Sat. June 8 9:30 - 1:00 Summer Program Registration Begins
Rochester's Memorial Day Parade
As in years past the Rochester Public Library children will be marching in the parade on Monday, May 27th. Children may meet at the Rochester Fire Department on Hwy FF no later then 1:15. They may ride on a float or may decorate bikes and ride the parade route with their parents. Children are encouraged to dress as pirates! Our theme for the parade is "Dig Into Treasure at the Library". We will provide an "eye patch" for the kids!
Please sign up at the library if you plan to join us!
Mrs. Fladwood is Retiring
Mrs. Cheryl Fladwood Announces her retirement from the Rochester Public Library
Cheryl Fladwood, children’s librarian for the Rochester Public Library has announced her retirement. Cheryl became the children’s librarian here in 1998 after a combined 26 years teaching grade school and preschool.
Cheryl has delighted children with her creative programming which has included stories, crafts, music, puppets and many other innovative techniques. She has instilled in children a love of books, curiosity of life, and early childhood reading and language skills. Cheryl estimates that she has worked with as many as 10,000 children at the library level! Especially rewarding has been the implementation of a lap sit program for ages 2 and under and getting the ABC Early Literacy program going for 4 and 5 year olds. Cheryl has also enjoyed her outreach to local day care centers in the Waterford and Rochester area, by obtaining relevant material for them and visiting their programs for special reading events.
Cheryl has many special memories of her time spent at the library. “One special memory was when I told the children my true story of not winning a single bingo game when I was in the 5th grade. How disappointed I was when I never won the prized candy bar! I would share this story with the children at the end of each Summer Program so that in the event that they did not win a door prizes, their life would go on. One time, an hour or so after the program ended, 2 children returned to the library. They proudly presented me with 2 large candy bars! They had begged their mother to stop and buy them for me to make up for my bad luck in fifth grade! “
Now, Cheryl plans to spend her retirement, traveling more and spending time with her family. “I have a few projects and ideas that have been on the back burner for a long time and I want to focus on those, and clean my basement!”, Cheryl said. Cheryl appreciates and thanks her husband, Steve, who has listened to her read and tell children’s stories as he drove the car to church or anywhere else they traveled. Is it possible that Cheryl will be writing stories instead of reading them as she and Steve travel the roads of their retirement?
We know that Cheryl has touched the lives of many children and parents. She has been a valuable member of the Rochester Public Library family and she will be missed. Thank you Cheryl, for 15 amazing years here in Rochester and best wishes on your retirement!
<Rochester Public Library Fine Art Show>
The 2013 Annual Art Show
May 6th through June 6, 2013
Presented by Kathryn Wenzel's Art Class ~ 262-763-2034
* * * * * * * * *Children's Programming @ The Rochester Public Library
Please click on the "Children" tab at the top of this page for a full schedule of story times, Lap sit and ABC Learning Fun programming at the library.
We are in the process of planning our Summer Reading Program. The theme this year will be "DIG INTO READING". Our staff is busy planning fun activities for the children, so check this website often for up to date information. Right now you may want to mark your calendars for some events that we already have scheduled, such as the Summer Story Wagon, Summer Program Sign Up and Memorial Day Parade. Please click on the "Summer Program" tab at the top of the page to see the current schedule of events. Of course you may call or stop at the Library any time for further information!
(Oct. 1 - Apr 30th)
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(May 1 - Sept 30th)
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
9:30 am -1:00 pm
Friday and Sunday