All Library programs for youth are free.  This Summer they are generously funded by Karen and Paul Laski, the Friends of the Library, Walmart, Culpeper Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Children's Programs

Registration is done by phone or in person.  

 

Summer Reading

June Summer Reading Challenge Sheets will be coming home from school with children in the next week and a half.  We also have Sheets available at the Library.  Sheets are not due until any time in June.  There will also be July Sheets.  This program is free and is for all ages.  Children who have just completed grade 5 may choose to participate in the children's program or the teen program.  

Keep children reading this summer in order to avoid summer learning loss!

 Peter Wood Magic--Thursday, June 14, 10:30, 2:30, or 6:30             Friday, June 15, 10:30
Join us for the amazing magic of Peter Wood.  Interactive fun for the grade school crowd.  No registration.  First come, first serve.  Space is limited.  Thank you to Karen and Paul Laski for funding this program.  
 Take a Giant Leap with Rainbow Puppets--Thursday, June 28,   10:30, 2:30 or 6:30 Friday, June 29, 10:30
Join us for a spectacular performance by Rainbow Puppets as they explore the history of space flight.  They will introduce the audience to the timeline from the Wright Brothers to the astronauts.  No registration.  First come, first serve.  Space is limited.  Thank you to Walmart for funding this program.
Under the Sea--Thursday, July 12, 10:30, 2:30 or 6:30                   Friday, July 13, 10:30 
Come meet ocean animals.  Every seat in the house is front row.  There are cameras in every tank, and images are projected on the big screen for all to see.  No registration.  First come, first serve.  Space is limited.  Thank you to the Culpeper Foundation for funding this program.  

Movie Showings--Friday, June 22 Clifford at 10:30, Moana at 2:30 Friday, July 27 Winnie the Pooh at 10:30 Wreck it Ralph at 2:30   

All seating for these programs will be on the floor.  Feel free to bring a blanket or towel to sit on.  Clifford's Really Big Movie and Winnie the Pooh are perfect for younger children.  Moana and Wreck it Ralph are recommended for Kindergarten and up as content may be boring for the little ones.  

There is no registration for these programs.  It is first come, first serve.  Space is limited.

 Minions Mania--Friday, June 8, 1:00 or 2:30                                Ages 4-grade 4 completed
Join us for Minions themed ring toss, bean bag toss, bingo, simple craft, snack and more.  Sign up in advance.
Itsy Bitsy Storytime--weekly through May 17th                            1st and 3rd Thursdays in June and July, 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.
 Tuesday Storytimes--10:30-11:15 June 5, 19, 26 July 3, 10, 17, 24
Children are divided by age group for storytime on Tuesdays. Age groups include: Toddlers (age 2), Pre-School (ages 3-5), and Grade School (Kindergarten completed and older).  Younger children enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and puppets.  Older children enjoy stories and discussion.  No registration necessary.  
 Pajama Storytime--Tuesdays, 6:30 May 15 June 5, 19, 26 July 3, 10, 17, 24                
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!
 K-2 (completed) Book Worms--4th Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15  

Each month Miss Laini will be sharing stories and selections from chapter books.  This will be followed by games or 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 (completed) Book Club--1st Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30             

Childrenread a new book each month.  We begin each meeting with an ice breaker game, followed by book discussion and a related activity. This month's book is Togo.           

Book Description:

Siberian Husky Togo recalls the heroic 1925 journey in which he and his master risked death and traveled twice the distance of any other relay team, including Balto's, to get life-saving medicine to diphtheria victims in Nome, Alaska.

 4th-5th Grade (completed) Book Club--3rd Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30

Children read a new book each month.  We begin each meeting with an ice breaker game, followed by book discussion and a game.  This month we are reading The Eighth Day.  Stop by the Youth Services Desk to pick up a copy of the book and sign up.

Book Description:

When Jax wakes up to a world without any people, he assumes it's the zombie apocalypse. But when he runs into his eighteen-year-old guardian, Riley Pendare, he learns that he's really in the Eighth Day-an extra day sandwiched between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people-like Jax and Riley-are Transitioners, able to live in all eight days, while others, including Evangeline, the elusive teenage girl who's been hiding in the house next door, exist only on this special day.

There's a reason Evangeline's hiding. As the descendant of the powerful wizard Merlin, her magic is highly sought by corrupt Transitioners who want to use her to destroy the seven-day world. Torn between protecting his new friend and saving the human race from destruction, Jax is faced with an impossible choice. Even with an eighth day, time is running out.

 

 Full STEAM Ahead--                                                                         Grades 1-2 (completed)-3rd Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15                       Grades 3-5 (completed)-1st Saturdays, 1:00-2:15      

3rd-5th graders, join Miss Debbie, a licensed elementary school teacher, for our  3rd-5th grade Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math program.  1st and 2nd graders, join MIss Laini, a licensed elementary school teacher, for our 1st-2nd grade STEAM program.  These are the perfect programs to help kids develop creative and abstract thinking, teamwork, and problem solving skills while having fun.  Call or stop by to register.  
 K-5 (completed) Lego Club--4:30-5:30  2nd or 4th Wednesdays 
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! Due to popularity we ask that kids attend ONE LEGO PROGRAM per month in the summer.