All Library programs for youth are free.  They are generously funded by Karen and Paul Laski, Friends of the Library and Corporate Sponsors.   Ask us how you can become a Friend!

Children's Programs

 

 Call 540-825-8691 to register where necessary  

Jonathan Austin Magic and Juggling--                                              Thursday, June 13, 10:30, 2:30, 6:30 or Friday, June 14, 10:30
Enjoy watching great tricks with lots of audience  participation, and juggling while riding a unicycle.  First come, first served.  Space is limited.
ScienceTellers--                                                                  Thursday, June 27, 10:30, 2:30, 6:30 or Friday, June 28, 10:30
Enjoy six interactive science experiments and listen to the story, When Aliens Escaped from Earth.  First come, first served.  Space is limited.
Disney Descendants Crafts Drop-in                                                Friday, June 7, between 10:30 and 12:00
All ages, drop in between 10:30 and 12:00 to make crafts based on the popular Descendants books and movies.  Parents attend with children.  We will be making Evie's Heart Necklaces, Jafar Hats, Mal or Carlos Bracelets, and an Ursula's Tentacles Snack.  No registration necessary.
Snakes Alive--                                                                              Thursday, July 11, 10:30, 2:30, 6:30 or Friday, July 12, 10:30
Come learn about nature’s most misunderstood creatures.  Everyone gets to hold a snake.  First come, first served.  Space is limited.
Superhero Extravaganza--Friday, July 19, between 10:30 and 12:00
All ages, drop in between 10:30 and 12:30 to make superhero themed crafts.  Parents attend with children.  We will be coloring superhero masks, making superhero stick puppets, doing superhero scratch art, and making an Aquaman snack.  No registration necessary.  

 Itsy Bitsy Storytime--1st and 3rd Thursdays in June, 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 Morning Storytimes--Tuesdays, 10:30, beginning June 4     No storytime June 11 for elections

On Tuesday mornings storytimes for toddlers (age 2), pre-school children (ages 3-5) and grade school children (K-2), are offered.  Toddlers and pre-school children enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and puppets.  Grade school children listen to stories geared towards their age group.  No registration necessary.

 Pajama Storytime--Tuesdays, 6:30, beginning June 4                       No storytime June 11 for elections

Children of all ages can enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and puppets at this engaging and interactive program.  Kids are encouraged to attend in their pajamas.  No registration necessary.  
Music and Movement--Friday, July 26, 10:30-11:00                  Registration Required
This 30 minute program features scarf 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.  
 K-2 (completed) Book Worms--4th Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15 

Each month Miss Laini will be sharing picture books and selections from chapter books for discussion.  This will be followed by music, crafts, drama or games.  Call 825-8691 to sign up in advance.

 3rd Grade (completed) Book Club--1st Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45                 

Children read a new book each month.  We begin each meeting with an ice breaker game and snack, followed by book discussion and a game. Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up your copy of the book and sign up.  2nd graders reading at an end of 3rd grade level may join.  

June-One and Only Ivan

Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.

 4th-5th Grade (completed) Book Club--3rd Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45

Children read a new book each month.  This month we will be doing a Skype visit with the author, Kathi Appelt. Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up your copy of the book and sign up.

Book Description:

June-The Underneath

A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest, and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raise her kittens there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use them as alligator bait should he find them. But they are safe in the Underneath...as long as they stay in the Underneath.

Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures. And one kitten's one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. For everyone who loves Sounder, Shiloh, and The Yearling, for everyone who loves the haunting beauty of writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Flannery O'Connor, and Carson McCullers, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love -- and its opposite, hate -- the fragility of happiness and the importance of making good on your promises.

 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.

 Full STEAM Ahead                                                                           3rd-5th Grade (completed) 1st Saturdays, 1:30-2:30                       1st-2nd Grade (completed) 3rd Wednesdays 4:45-5:30

1st-2nd graders join Miss Laini for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math activities.  In June children will be building ramps for balls using Keva Planks.

3rd-5th graders join Miss Debbie for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math activities. In June children will be exploring solar energy with Snap Circuits solar cells and related projects.

Call 825-8691 to sign up in advance.

 K-5 Lego Club--2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 4:45-5:45                
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. Call 825-8691 to sign up in advance.