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

Children's Programs

 

 Call 540-825-8691 to register where necessary  

 Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 or                    Friday, October 27, 10:30

Put on your costumes and come down to storytime! We will have Halloween themed stories, songs and skits followed by a costume parade around the Library to collect candy at the Library Desks.  No registration necessary.

 

 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 (Age 2)--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 (Ages 3-5)--Tuesdays, 10:30, No storytime Nov. 7 due to elections              

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, flannel board activities and finger plays make this a fun time for all.   This program also helps foster independence as children attend on their own while parents wait in the Library. Registration required.

 Pajama Storytime--Tuesdays, 6:30, No storytime Nov. 7 due to   elections
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!

 Friday Morning Walk-In Programs at 10:30                                      Storytime--1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Fridays                                                                Music and Movement--4th Fridays (cancelled in October--come to Trick-or-Treat  Storytime instead)                                                             

Storytime: 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: 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--4th Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15 (Cancelled in October for Trick-or-Treat Storytime)

Each month Miss Laini will be sharing picture books and selections from chapter books.  This will be followed by music, crafts, drama or games. For November we will be celebrating Todd Arnold's Fly Guy series of books.  Call 825-8691 to sign up in advance.

 3rd Grade Book Club--1st 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 related activity. Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up your copy of the book and sign up.

Sideways Stories from Wayside School  

Accidentally built sideways and standing thirty stories high (the builder said he was very sorry for the mistake), Wayside School has some of the wackiest classes in town, especially on the thirtieth floor. That's where you'll meet Bebe, the fastest draw in art class; John, who only reads upside down; Myron, the best class president, ever; and Sammy, the new kid--he's a real rat.
More than nine million readers have laughed at the wacky stories of Wayside School. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Wayside School

 

 4th-5th Grade Book Club--3rd Tuesdays, 4:30-5:45

Children read a new book each month.  We begin each meeting with an ice breaker game, followed by book discussion and a related activity. Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up your copy of the book and sign up.

Book Description:

Gregor the Overlander

This is the first book in the Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins.  When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
 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--1st Saturdays, 1-2 or 1-2:30    
3rd-5th graders, join Miss Debbie, a licensed elementary school teacher, for our new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math program. This program resumes in October with paper marbleizing.  Call 825-8691 to sign up in advance.
 K-5 Lego Club--2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30  
Come build something extraordinary with the Library's Lego. Then, we will take a photo of it to post on the Library's Facebook page. Call 825-8691 to sign up in advance.