All Library programs for youth are free.  They are generously funded by the Friends of the Culpeper Library, Karen and Paul Laski, and Corporate Sponsors.   Ask us how you can become a Friend!

Children's Programs

 

 Call 540-825-8691 to register where necessary  

 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 (Age 2)--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 (Ages 3-5)--Tuesdays, 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, flannel board activities and finger plays make this a fun time for all.   This program also helps foster independence as children attend on their own while parents wait in the Library. Registration required.

 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!

 Friday Morning Walk-In Programs at 10:30                                      Storytime--1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Fridays                                                                Music and Movement--4th Fridays                                                             

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. No registration required!

Music and Movement: 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--4th Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15  

Each month Miss Laini will be sharing picture books and selections from chapter books.  This will be followed by creative and educational play. For September we will be learning all about "man's best friend," the dog, making dog bookmarks, and playing dog games.  Call 825-8691 to sign up in advance.

 3rd Grade Book Club--1st Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30                 

 

Children read a new book each month.  We begin each meeting with an ice breaker game, followed by book discussion and a related activity. Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up your copy of the book and sign up.

Flat Stanley: African Safari Discovery    

Stanley's not the only flat one
When a flat skull is discovered in Africa, Stanley Lambchop decides to travel there with his brother, Arthur, and their father, George. Maybe studying the skull will give them clues to Stanley's flatness. But once in Africa, the Lambchops are in for more adventure than they bargained for. From lions to zebras to elephants, it's the safari of a lifetime

 

 4th-5th Grade Book Club--3rd Tuesdays, 4:30-5:45

Children read a new book each month.  We begin each meeting with an ice breaker game, followed by book discussion and a related activity. Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up your copy of the book and sign up.

Book Description:

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, Tommy assembles this first case file in the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series.
 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.
 Full STEAM Ahead--1st Saturdays, beginning October 7, 1-2 or      1-2:30    
3rd-5th graders, join Miss Debbie, a licensed elementary school teacher, for our new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math program. This program resumes in October with paper marbleizing.  Call 825-8691 to sign up in advance.
 K-5 Lego Club--2nd or 4th Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30  Due to high demand  we ask that kids attend just one Lego event per month
Come build something extraordinary with the Library's Lego. Then, we will take a photo of it to post on the Library's Facebook page. Call 825-8691 to sign up in advance.