After Hours: Evening and Weekend GAR Classes

Families can expect lots of fun as specially trained staff present stories, songs, and activities that lay the foundation your children need to get ready to read. We understand that it can be a challenge to fit one more thing into your busy weekday schedule, that's why we offer evening and weekend classes and events for children!


  • See all Books Before Bedtime classes here. PJs welcomed!            
    • Salem Church, Tuesdays except September 25 & November 20, 7:00-7:30
    • Porter, Wednesdays except October 31, November 14*, & November 21, 7:00-7:30
    • Montross, 2nd Mondays except October 8*, 6:30-7:00
    • Fried Center, Tuesdays, 7:00-7:30

*Special holiday-themed class on these dates.



  • See all Saturday Tales classes here.             
    • Howell, 1st Saturdays, 11:00-11:30
    • Newton, 2nd Saturdays except October 13* & November 10*, 11:00-11:30
    • Fredericksburg, 3rd Saturdays except November 17* 1:00-1:30
    • Fried Center, Saturdays except November 24, 10:00-10:30

*Special holiday-themed class on these dates.



Read more about PAWS for Reading.


New or experienced readers will love the opportunity to practice their reading with the perfect listener - a Blue Gray Therapy dog! For children in grades K-6.

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