All Library programs for youth are free.  They are generously funded by Karen and Paul Laski, Rappahannock Electric Company and the Friends of the Culpeper Library.

Children's Programs

Registration is done by phone or in person.  

 

 Disney Descendants Craft Drop-In                                                   Monday, April 22, between 1:30-3:30

All ages are invited to come make an Evie heart necklace, character bracelet, Jafar hat, and Ursula tentacle snack.  Parents attend with children.  No registration necessary.  While supplies last.  
Itsy Bitsy Storytime--Thursdays, 10:30 
For ages birth--23 months. No registration required.  Bouncing, hugs and kisses, tickle time, lots of rhymes, and one book are shared at this fun program, designed to help our youngest library users develop pre-literacy skills.  Followed by 20 minutes of socializing and play time.
Toddler Storytime--Mondays, 10:30 
This is a fun and engaging "lapsit" program designed to help young children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten.  Parents or caregivers sit on the floor with their 2-year-olds in their laps, and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, puppets, and flannel board activities together.  Followed by 20 minutes of socilaizing and play time.  No registration required.
 Pre-School Storytime--Tuesdays, 10:30 Registration Required
Call or stop by to register now.  Children, ages 3-5, attend storytime on their own while a parent remains in the Library.  This is a fun and engaging program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten.  Stories, songs, puppets, and finger plays make this a fun time for all.
 Pajama Storytime--Tuesdays, 6:30       
This is a fun and engaging program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten.  Stories, songs, puppets, and finger plays make this a fun time for all.   Children attend with a parent or other caregiver.  Children are encouraged to attend in their pajamas.   No registration required!

 Fun Friday Walk-In Storytime--1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th Fridays 10:30    

This is a fun and engaging program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten.  Stories, songs, puppets, and finger plays make this a fun time for all. Children attend with a parent or other caregiver.  No registration required!

 

Music and Movement--4th Fridays 10:30 
This 30 minute program features scarf and parachute play, percussion instruments, music, and one book that incorporates movement.  This is a rollicking, educational, good time! Following instructions given in songs helps children develop comprehension skills.  Music also helps children to hear that words are made up of smaller parts called phonics.  No registration required!
 K-2 Book Worms Party--4th Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15                    

Each month Miss Laini will be sharing stories, followed by games or crafts and a fake snowball fight.  For April we will be reading a sloth themed graphic novel and making sloth crafts.  Sign up in advance.

 

 Read to the Dogs--4th Saturdays 10:30-11:30                              
The Welcome Waggers therapy dogs are coming back for another fun-filled Saturday morning of  sharing books!  Pre-readers are welcome to show dogs pictures in a favorite book. Beginning readers get to practice  reading without the pressure of getting all the words right.  No registration required.  First come, first serve.
 3rd Grade Book Party--1st Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45

Children read a new book each month.  We begin each meeting with socializing and a snack, followed by book discussion and games. The April book is The Zombie Project.

Book Description:

This book is a part of the popular Boxcar Children mystery series.  While at the Winding River Lodge, the Aldens hear about a zombie living in the surrounding forest!

 4th-5th Grade Book Party--3rd Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45

Children read a new book each month.  We begin each meeting with socializing and a snack, followed by book discussion and a game.  For April we are reading Wonder.  Stop by the Youth Services Desk to pick up a copy of the book and sign up.

Book Description:

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

 Full STEAM Ahead--                                                                         Grades 1-2-3rd Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30                                  Grades 3-5 -1st Saturdays, 1:30-2:30

Join our skilled Library staff for adventures in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. These are the perfect programs to help kids develop creative and abstract thinking, teamwork, and problem solving skills while having fun.  

For April 3rd-5th grade will be extracting DNA from strawberries and making candy DNA. 1st-2nd grade will be making geometric structures and bridges using binder clips, clothespins, popsicle sticks, and Keva Planks. 

Call or stop by to register.  

 Lego Club--4:45-5:45  2nd and 4th Wednesdays 
For children old enough not to put Lego in their mouths.  Ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Come build something extraordinary with the Library's Lego.  The Library owns 70 pounds of Lego.  This is an opportunity for children to explore a new collection of pieces, and have free building time. It's also a perfect way to make new friends!