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  

 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     

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 
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          

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 

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 January we will be celebrating trees in folk tales and nature.  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 game or craft. Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up your copy of the book and sign up.

Because of Winn Dixie 

One summer’s day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries – and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It’s because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it’s because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie.

 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 or Apples to Apples Junior. Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up your copy of the book and sign up.

Book Description:

Into the Wild by Erin Hunter

For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their ancestors. But the warrior code has been threatened, and the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger. The sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying--and some deaths are more mysterious than others.

In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary housecat named Rusty... who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.
 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 1st Saturdays, 1-2:15                                                 1st-2nd Grade 3rd Wednesdays 4:30-5:15   

1st-2nd graders join Miss Laini for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math activities.  In February children will be making magnetic sculptures, magnetic mazes, and testing magnetic force and liquids.  

3rd-5th graders join Miss Debbie for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math activities. For February children will be experimenting with ice.  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.