All Library programs for youth are free.  They are generously funded by Karen and Paul Laski 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
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
Registration for the October-December session begins October 16.  Children, ages 3-5, attend storytime on their own while a parent remains in the Library.  Stories, rhymes, songs, puppets and activities are shared.  
 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 (except in November)
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 and selections from chapter books.  This month we will be making up a poem together with "lion" from one of our books, and of course, having a fake snowball fight.  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--Tuesday, November 13, 4:45-5:45

Childrenread a new book each month.  We begin each meeting with socializing and a snack, followed by book discussion and an activity. The October book is The School is Alive

Book Description:

In this first book in the series, Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school Is Sam up to the challenge? He'll find out soon enough: the class play is just around the corner. Sam teams up with friends Lucy and Antonio to stop this scary school before it's too late

 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 September we are reading Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin.  Stop by the Youth Services Desk to pick up a copy of the book and sign up.

Book Description:

Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children - and the world - have been changed for ever.

 

 Full STEAM Ahead--                                                                         Grades 1-2-3rd Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30                                  Grades 3-5 -1st Saturdays, 1:00-2:00

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.  
 K-5  Lego Club--4:45-5:45  2nd Wednesdays 
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!