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Rochester Hills Public Library to Offer Story Time at The Village


(ROCHESTER HILLS- June 15, 2018) The Rochester Hills Public Library has partnered with The Village of Rochester Hills to offer a series of fun and interactive story times this summer, starting June 25 at 11 a.m.

“At the Village of Rochester Hills we strive to enhance visitors’ experience by offering a wide variety of special events and programs, like the story hour.” says The Village of Rochester’s Hills Marketing and Communication Director Shelleen McHale. “Rochester Hills Public Library is the perfect addition to our summer activities because it brings the library to our busy families.”

“We are honored to be invited to do story times at the Village of Rochester Hills because it allows us the opportunity to connect with families who might not be regular library users and talk with them about early literacy practices,” says Outreach and Bookmobile Manager Mary Davis.

Lead by a friendly RHPL librarian, the story times will include the five early literacy practices reading, writing, talking and singing, which are designed to nurture early literacy skills.

“Research has shown that reading regularly with young children strengthens relationships, and builds language literacy and social skills that last a lifetime,” says Youth Services Manager Betsy Raczkowski. “Story times offered off site gives us the opportunity to share this information with parents and lay the foundation for reading.”

Registration is not required for the event. The Story Hour’s will be held in the gazebo of The Village. The Village of Rochester Hills is located on the corner of University and Adams in Rochester Hills. For future Village Story Hour dates, please contact the Rochester Hills Public Library at 248-656-2900.




Rochester Hills Public Library:

The Rochester Hills Public Library provides life-long learning opportunities, instills a love of reading, and offers equal access to information. The library serves as a community town square, where over 45,000 monthly visitors enjoy innovative ways to learn and socialize through a variety of programs including Sunday concerts, a summer reading challenge, parent-child workshops, and weekly lectures. The library’s expansive and user-friendly database system allows its 70,000 card holders access to eBooks, movies, and music downloads, language and genealogy services, and consumer reports from the comfort of their own home at no cost. Find more information on Rochester Hills Public Library’s unique offerings at

The Village of Rochester Hills:

The Village of Rochester Hills is a 375,000-square-foot outdoor shopping district in the heart of Rochester Hills, Michigan. Set up much like a bustling downtown, the Village of Rochester Hills is the first in Michigan to utilize the lifestyle streetscape concept.

The Village includes respected national and local retailers in various segments, including apparel, dining, home furnishings and beauty. These popular retailers are nestled into picturesque tree-lined boulevards with accessible, on-street parking.