Children's Programs

Summer Reading/Learning Programs

Edible Education Cooking Program (Registration Required)
The Pillowcase Project (Registration Required)

Summer Lunches at the Library (June 18-August 1)

Youth through age 18 are invited to enjoy a free, fresh lunch at the library on Mondays and Wednesdays between 12:00-1:00 p.m. during our Summer Learning Program dates of
June 18-August 1. No registration necessary. Sponsored by the USDA, the Virginia Department of Education, and Feedmore.

Science Tellers presents: “Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano” (June 18 @11:00 a.m.)

Grab your spurs and journey to the Wild West on an action-packed adventure to foil a great bank robbery. Runaway trains, escapes from abandoned mines, and a mysterious piano are all part of this rollicking combination of storytelling and science. Volunteers from the audience will help explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia, and more. You won’t want to miss this interactive, hilarious, and educational show! No registration is required.

Fort Lee Museum presents: "Whatzit" (June 19 @11:00 a.m.)
Whatzit? Is an entertaining and hands-on program that allows participants to expand critical thinking skills through an artifact identification program. Youth use their senses to identify objects, trying to discover who used these objects, how they were used, and why they were important. Museum educators will reveal  the items’ interesting uses and purposes and put them into historical perspective. No registration is required.

Amazing Mr. B Magical Entertainment (June 20 @11:00 a.m.)
You’re in for a treat with a highly engaging, interactive show that includes magic tricks, jokes, and great fun for the whole family. 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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