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, beginning August 20 

 

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, beginning August 21 Registration required     

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 Beginning August 21
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 resuming in August         

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 for discussion.  This will be followed by music, crafts, drama or games.  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.

El Deafo

A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid.
The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't--but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for.

 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:

Eighth Day

In this riveting fantasy adventure that VOYA called "absolutely necessary for middle grades," thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret Eighth Day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense.

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.

 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 May children will be learning about the layers of the Earth by eating the Earth, and exploring erosion.

3rd-5th graders join Miss Debbie for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math activities. In June children will be completing building challenges with Keva Planks.  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.