Children's Programs

Summer Reading/Learning Programs

Super Skill Toys - Monday July 23 at 11:00am

What are Skill Toys? Skill toys are a collected from cultures around the world that encourage self-directed learning and a growth mindset as individuals and growth. Some require precision, others allow for creative play. The skill toys we will be using during this program include: flop balls, kendama, flower sticks, diabolos, yoyos, spinning plates, and juggling balls. Do I need to be good at playing with these toys? NO! A lot of the fun is in the learning process.  An important part of achieving a goal and being successful is in failing, trying again (often many times), and persistence! No registration is required, program is for ages 4th Grade and up.


Old Macdonald's Sing-A-Long - Tuesday July 24 at 9:30am

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre. Everybody on the farm has a favorite song. Join Farmer Macdonald and his wife, Daisy the cow,  Simon the pig, and all your favorite friends from the farm for a fun  and energetic sing-along that brings everyone together. From tunes like “Camptown Races” to classic nursery rhymes like “Hey, Diddle Diddle,” this interactive show has a strong character message of sharing and caring for others. Program is intended for Pre K and Kindergarten children. No registration is required.

African Folktales - Tuesday July 24 at 10:45am

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre. African Folktales brings to life the vastness of the African landscape and a variety of clever animals. Join Akili as she shares these exciting tales that were traditionally passed down by word of mouth. African music helps to set the stage for these energetic stories. With imaginative costumes and lots of audience participation, this production also includes valuable character-education themes. Program is intended for children in 1st Grade and up. No registration is required.


Clever Canines' Book Buddies Program

Clever Canines' Book Buddies Program offers monthly school year sessions on Mondays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Children in elementary school have the chance to read to one of the Clever Canines' friendly, certified therapy dogs.  

Participation is limited to 10 children per session; therefore registration is recommended to guarantee a 15 minute reading slot.  Walk-ins are welcome when time allows.  Registration begins two weeks prior to each reading session.


Story Time Sessions


Story time sessions take place in the Fall/Winter and the Winter/Spring.  Story hours are a wonderful way for children to gain important pre-reading skills, learn to socialize with other children, and to begin a lifelong love of books and reading. No registration is necessary. A parent or caregiver must attend with the child. Please call Chantal Emerson at 804-520-9384 with any questions.

  • Family Storytime

     takes place each Tuesday and Wednesday at 11 am through December 6th and includes stories, music, lots of movement and a craft.  ALL children are welcome.
  • Babies & Books Storytime

     for ages 6-24 months old, takes place on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:15 am through December 6th. Parents/caregivers interact one-on-one with their child, reading board books and acting out songs and finger plays, as the presenter leads the activities.


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