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.  

 

 All Ages Frozen 2 Crafts and Snack     Drop in February 25 between 6:00 and 7:30 (clean up starts at 7:30, activities take about 25 minutes)   Parents attend with children to help with crafts.  Make an icicle crown, Olaf hat, snowy magnet, and frosty wand snack.  No registration.
Mother Goose Time--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 cancelled Feb. 17
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 February-March session begins on February 25 and is ongoing.  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.

 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                    

For November Miss Laini will be sharing the hilarious Skippyjon Jones books, and leading related activities.  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., Pictionary, and Sleeping Queens.  Oreos and gummy snacks served.  A great way to make new friends!  Register in advance.

 Maker Time--4th Wednesdays, 4:45-5:45

Children, ages 4-11, are invited to come explore a variety of building materials and basic coding robots.  Ages 8 and up can learn to use Snap Circuits.  Ages 7 and under should be accompanied by an adult who will help with exploring different materials.  

Call or stop by to register.  

 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.  Lots of hands on activities!

Call or stop by to register.  

 Lego Club--4:45-5:45  2nd Wednesdays 
For pre-school-6th grade.  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 and lots of mini-figures.  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.