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

Children's Programs

Registration is done by phone or in person.  

 

Pirate Crafts and Snack--All ages join us on Tuesday, September 17, between 6:00 and 7:30 to make three pirate crafts and a pirate snack.  No registration required.  Activities take about 25 minutes.  
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       
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 September 17 is special pirate event instead of storytime 
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 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.  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-5th Grade Snacks and Games--1st Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30

Children are invited to join Miss Laini and teen volunteers in playing games, such as Uno, Apples to Apples Jr., Taboo Jr., Pictionary, and Sleeping Queens.  Oreos and gummy snacks served.  A great way to make new friends!  Register in advance.

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

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.  

For August 1st-2nd grade will be making electrical circuits with graphite and batteries to light LED bulbs. 

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!  Registration required.