Rockwell Library hopes to increase reader traffic

The "kids corner" has a huge selection of reads for youngsters of all ages. SAVANNAH HOWE

Despite the city's size, the community of Rockwell perseveres with its many resources and assets. From a fun-filled community pool to a beautiful public school campus, this township holds a mighty little candle to all the challenges it faces as a rural Iowan city. The Rockwell Public Library is no exception, and its administrators are eager to share the library's many treasures with members of the community.

Laura Starbuck, Assistant Director of the Rockwell Public Library, emphasized all that the facility has to offer to children, including after-school arts and crafts at 3:45 p.m. on Mondays. She said that the library hopes to incorporate more STEM activities into its after-school programs, but attendance numbers for the club are unfortunately low. This could be because the library afternoon program competes with school-provided programs, and there is no bus transportation from the school to the library.

Kids that can't make it to the Monday club have no need to fret; the library also offers weekly crafts for children. Youngsters can come in to create the week's craft as many times as they want, and can enjoy the library's bright, colorful children's center while they're creating.

Read More in the February 1 edition.