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K-5 Stuff

These programs and activities are geared towards grades K-5, unless otherwise noted. Younger children welcome with a grown-up.

Looking for something for older kids, ages 12-17? Find programs and events geared towards an older crowd in the Youth Spot.

We also have Storytimes for all ages! Check out the Schedule.

Upcoming Special Events

Family Flicks @ Main Library
Saturday, September 5
we will show Disney's Big Hero 6 upstairs in the Community Youth Center at Main!

Playful Puppets @ Main Library
Our mischeivious friends will be having Autumn Adventures on Saturday, September 26 @ 1 PM

STEM Saturday @ North River Library

Drop by Saturday, October 10 between 10:30 AM and 12 Noon and experiment and discover the powers of magnets!

Family Flicks @ Main Library
Saturday, October 10
we will show Disney's Bedknobs & Broomsticks upstairs in the Community Youth Center at Main!

Candy Corn Thursday @ Main Library
Games, science and art with Candy Corn, Thursday, October 29 @ 4 PM!

Halloween @ YOUR Library

  • Village Library - Broadway: HalloweenFest, Thursday, October 29, 4-7 PM
  • Main Library - Harrisonburg: Halloween on the Square + Playful Puppets, Saturday, October 31, Get a treat 12-2 PM; Puppets @ 1 PM
  • Elkton Community Library: Halloween Hoodoo, Saturday, October 31, 5:30-7 PM
  • Grottoes Branch Library: Trick-or-Treating, Sdaturday, October 31, 6-8 PM

Ongoing Events

Ongoing events take place during the school year, September-May. See descriptions of each program below the schedule.

@ Elkton Community Library:

  • Crafty Kids: 1st Wednesday @ 4:30pm
  • LEGO Club: 3rd Wednesday @ 4:30pm

@ Grottoes Branch Library:

  • Crafty Kids: 2nd Thursday @ 4pm
  • LEGO Club: 4th Thursday @ 4pm

@ Main Library:

Cool Afterschool STEAM Programs
  • Kids Create: 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 4pm
  • LEGO Club: 2nd Thursday @ 4pm
  • Crafty Kids: 4th Thursday @ 4pm
  • Dogs 2 Read 2: Thursdays @ 4:30pm

@ North River Library:

  • Cool Afterschool: 1st Tuesday @ 4pm
  • LEGO Club: 2nd Tuesday @ 4pm
  • Crafty Kids: 3rd Tuesday @ 4pm
  • Dogs 2 Read 2: 4th Tuesday @ 4pm

@ Page Public Library:

  • LEGO Club: 2nd & 4th Wednesday @ 3:30pm
  • Crafty Kids: 3rd Wednesday @ 3:30pm

@ Shenandoah Community Library:

  • Crafty Kids: 2nd Thursday @ 5pm
  • LEGO Club: 3rd Thursday @ 5pm

@ Village Library:

  • Crafty Kids: 2nd Tuesday @ 4pm
  • Lego Club: 4th Tuesday @ 4pm

Cool Afterschool: These literacy based events will center around current events, holidays, author studies, books, and STEAM SOL-related fun activities. Crafty Kids: A new craft each month. Younger children welcome with a grown-up
LEGO Club: Let your imagination go WILD! Create and build with Legos. To help us build the program please consider donating legos to the library. Bigger blocks for smaller hands also available. Dogs 2 Read 2: Grab a book, get comfy and read to YOUR Library’s very own registered therapy dog. All reading levels are encouraged. Younger children are welcome with a grown up.
Kids Create: Come on out for a special hands-on STEAM program! Playful Puppets: You never know what our puppets will be getting into. All ages welcome.

Literacy Tools



NoveList K-8 Plus
Find your next great read with this new database! Make sure you have your library card handy to enter your patron ID (the barcode number on your card) and get started discovering a new title!


Accelerated Reader (AR) Book Finder 
Please check with your school to make sure that they carry the AR test for the book you choose from the AR website. 

TumbleBooks are online, animated, talking picture books. These books are available for FREE to all library patrons, courtesy of the Library of Virginia!  Just click on the icon to the left to begin enjoying the TumbleBookLibrary! 
Did you know we have Big Nate and Magickeeper books available to download and

 
Dewey Decimal System for Kids 

Fun Stuff

Click here for a list of great kid-friendly websites where you can find online games and activities.


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