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More for Young Children 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

It’s never too early to help your child learn to love reading! Join our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and track the books you and your child read before they start school. Check in regularly at the library to log your progress and receive rewards along the way. Read 1,000 books and make it onto our Wall of Fame!  Reading together from infancy helps to boost your child’s early literacy skills and better prepares them for school. Register online or at your local library branch and then read, read, read!


Art Cart

Preschool and elementary school-aged children are invited to express their creativity using our art supplies. Offered weekly at each library location. 

Story Times
Preschool Story Time
Up to age 5
Bring  your little ones to a story time perfect for children and their families. Parents and caregivers must remain in the children’s area.


Pajama Story Time
Children and families
This fun interactive story time is filled with stories, songs and activities. PJs welcome!

**Tiny Tots 
Birth to age 2

Simple stories, songs and rhymes for tots accompanied by a parent or caregiver

**Raising Readers 
Ages 2 – 4

Longer stories, finger plays and songs for children accompanied by a parent or caregiver

**Pre-registration is not required, however tickets to the program will be available first come, first served at the Youth Services desk the morning ofo the program. Quantities are limited.

Special Story Times Presented by Friends of the Rappahannock

Ages 3-5 and their families
Learn about plants and animals in special story times featuring books and activities on a nature theme.

Summer Reading Program

This annual program provides free programs and activities suitable for all ages, from birth to adult.  Participation promotes life-long learning, helps children retain their reading skills during the summer and motivates people of all ages to read.

Watch for details about the next summer reading program, coming soon!

The Naturalist Is In

Members of the Old Rag Virginia Master Naturalists answer questions about Virginia's flora and fauna. 

Visit our calendar of events for the complete list of library programs.

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