Special Events for Kids

In the summer, the library continues to offer our usual wide variety of children's classes, but we also have some special events and celebrations to further highlight the importance of summer reading.
 
Summer Reading Kickoff | Discovery Tables | Catch on to Science (Juggling) | Superhero Magic | A View from the Top | Library FunFest

Alphabet Soup Special: Summer Reading Kickoff

Every-Hero-Has-a-Story-themed Fun! Babies - age 5 with a caregiver.

Headquarters Library, Tuesday, June 2, 10:00 - 11:30

England Run Branch, Wednesday, June 3, 10:00 - 10:30 & 11:00 - 11:30

Snow Branch, Monday, June 8, 11:00 - 11:30

Salem Church Branch, Friday, June 12, 10:00 - 11:30

Porter Branch, Friday, June 26, 9:30 - 10:00 & 10:30 - 11:00

Discovery Tables

Drop in for a rotating series of self-guided, discover-it-yourself activities! All promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and encourage critical thinking. Your children are learning while they have fun! Don’t forget to come back to enjoy the next one! 

Visit England Run, Porter, Salem Church and Snow branches and the Headquarters Library to enjoy!

June 11 - June 21
June 25 - July 5
July 9 - July 19
July 23 - August 2
August 6 - August 16
August 20 - August 30

Amazing Circles
Folding and cutting fun with circles! Go beyond the simple circle to create a Möbius strip and more.

Fantastic Four vs. Fantastic Frogs Challenge
Go on a scavenger hunt to discover the true superpowers of frogs and test your knowledge of superheroes and villains.

Geoboard Shape Making
​Use your imagination to make super shapes and patterns!

Optical Illusions
Optical illusions trick our brains into seeing something that may or may not be real. What do you see?

Pick-A Predator
Mix and match body parts from the Earth’s mightiest predators to make your own super creature!

Tangram Animals
Solve tangram puzzles and create amazing animals with shapes!

Catch on to Science! with The Juggling Hoffmans

Kick off summer reading as we tackle gravity and trajectory in a smile-along, laugh-along, interactive good time.

Thursday, June 18
Newton Branch, 11:00 - 11:45
Montross Branch 2:30 - 3:15
Cooper Branch, 5:00 - 5:45

Superhero Magic! with Joe Romano

A fun and dynamic show combining books, magic, and superheroes. Grades K-6. Sign-up begins May 1.

Monday, June 22
Headquarters Library, 9:30 - 10:15; 11:00 - 11:45
England Run Branch, 2:00 - 2:45 & 4:00 - 4:45

Tuesday, June 23
Snow Branch, Tuesday, 2:30 - 3:15

Wednesday, June 24
Porter Branch, 1:00 - 1:45 & 2:30 - 3:15

A View from the Top

Birds of prey have "superpowers" that make them successful hunters. The Wildlife Center of Virginia will bring live birds to teach us about these magnificent predators. Grades K-6. Sign-up begins May 1.

Monday, July 20
Headquarters Library, 9:30 - 10:15 & 11:00 - 11:45
England Run Branch,  2:00 - 2:45 & 4:00 - 4:45

Tuesday, July 21
Salem Church Branch, 10:00 - 10:45 & 11:30 - 12:15
Snow Branch,  2:30 - 3:15

Wednesday, July 22
Porter Branch, 1:00 - 1:45 & 2:30 - 3:15

Thursday, July 23
Newton Branch, 11:00 - 11:45
Montross Branch, 2:30 - 3:15
Cooper Branch, 5:00 - 5:45

Library FunFest

Community celebration with games, activities, popsicles and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages.

England Run Branch, Wednesday, August 5, 10:00 - 12:00
Salem Church Branch Saturday, August 8, 10:00 - 12:00
Headquarters Library, Wednesday, August 12, 2:30 - 4:00
Porter Branch, Friday, August 14, 10:00 - 12:00
Snow Branch, Friday, August 14, 11:00 - 12:00