Children's Programs

Summer Reading Program


The Summer Reading Program is for youth of all ages, and includes lots of activities, events and entertainment.  The 2017 Summer Reading Program takes place June 26 - August 2, 2017.  This year's theme is "Reading by Design."  Some events require registration - check the details of each event at the calendar listing below:

View the Calendar of Summer Reading Program Events Here!

ReadingbyDesignLibrary

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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 May 3rd 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 Wednesdays at 10:15 am through April 5th. 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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Clever Canines' Book Buddies Program


Clever Canines' Book Buddies Program offers bi-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.

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Tumblebooks


Tumblebooks TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

Visit Tumblebooks Library