All Library programs for youth are free.  They are generously funded by Karen and Paul Laski, Rappahannock Electric Company and the Friends of the Culpeper Library.

Children's Programs

Registration is done by phone or in person.  

 

Itsy Bitsy Storytime--Thursdays, 10:30 
For ages birth--23 months. No registration required.  Bouncing, hugs and kisses, tickle time, lots of rhymes, and one book are shared at this fun program, designed to help our youngest library users develop pre-literacy skills.  Followed by 20 minutes of socializing and play time.
Toddler Storytime--Mondays, 10:30 No storytime February 18
This is a fun and engaging "lapsit" program designed to help young children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten.  Parents or caregivers sit on the floor with their 2-year-olds in their laps, and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, puppets, and flannel board activities together.  Followed by 20 minutes of socilaizing and play time.  No registration required.
 Pre-School Storytime--Tuesdays, 10:30 Registration Required
Call or stop by to register now.  Children, ages 3-5, attend storytime on their own while a parent remains in the Library.  This is a fun and engaging program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten.  Stories, songs, puppets, and finger plays make this a fun time for all.
 Pajama Storytime--Tuesdays, 6:30       
This is a fun and engaging program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten.  Stories, songs, puppets, and finger plays make this a fun time for all.   Children attend with a parent or other caregiver.  Children are encouraged to attend in their pajamas.   No registration required!

 Fun Friday Walk-In Storytime--1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th Fridays 10:30    

This is a fun and engaging program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten.  Stories, songs, puppets, and finger plays make this a fun time for all.   Children attend with a parent or other caregiver. No registration required!

 

Music and Movement--4th Fridays 10:30 
This 30 minute program features scarf and parachute play, percussion instruments, music, and one book that incorporates movement.  This is a rollicking, educational, good time! Following instructions given in songs helps children develop comprehension skills.  Music also helps children to hear that words are made up of smaller parts called phonics.  No registration required!
 K-2 Book Worms Party--4th Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15                    

Each month Miss Laini will be sharing stories, followed by games or crafts and a fake snowball fight.  For March we will be exploring Kate DiCamillo's Mercy Watson series.  Sign up in advance.

 

 Read to the Dogs--4th Saturdays 10:30-11:30                              
The Welcome Waggers therapy dogs are coming back for another fun-filled Saturday morning of  sharing books!  Pre-readers are welcome to show dogs pictures in a favorite book. Beginning readers get to practice  reading without the pressure of getting all the words right.  No registration required.  First come, first serve.
 3rd Grade Book Party--1st Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45

Children read a new book each month.  We begin each meeting with socializing and a snack, followed by book discussion and games. The March book is Frindle.

Book Description:

A 5th grader named Nick is a little on the enterprising side mixed with mischievous, and the love for pushing his limits. To irk his tough teacher, he invented a word "frindle," and convinced everyone this is a real word. Years later when the word made it into the dictionary, Nick discovered that his teacher was secretly rooting for and helping him. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

 4th-5th Grade Book Party--3rd Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45

Children read a new book each month.  We begin each meeting with socializing and a snack, followed by book discussion and a game.  For February we are reading When You Reach Me.  Stop by the Youth Services Desk to pick up a copy of the book and sign up.

Book Description:

Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter—a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone.

It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that is the case, then Miranda has a big problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it.

 Full STEAM Ahead--                                                                         Grades 1-2-3rd Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30                                  Grades 3-5 -1st Saturdays, 1:30-2:30

Join our skilled Library staff for adventures in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. These are the perfect programs to help kids develop creative and abstract thinking, teamwork, and problem solving skills while having fun.  Call or stop by to register.  
 Lego Club--4:45-5:45  2nd and 4th Wednesdays 
For children old enough not to put Lego in their mouths.  Ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Come build something extraordinary with the Library's Lego.  The Library owns 70 pounds of Lego.  This is an opportunity for children to explore a new collection of pieces, and have free building time. It's also a perfect way to make new friends!