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
Youth Art Month Exhibit @ Main Library
Artwork from over 200 K-12 Harrisonburg City Students will be featured throughout the library March 10-28.
Child Identification Program @ Main Library
After the Playful Puppets program on Saturday, March 29
stick around @ 2pm
for CHIP, find out the "abc's for prevention education & abduction awareness" and get a free Child ID kit.
Stories with a Twist @ YOUR Library
Storyteller Barbara Spilman Lawson brings stories & fun!
Village Library - Fri., April 4 @ 4pm
Page Public Library - Sat. April 5 @ 10am
Main Library - Sat. April 5 @ 2pm
Grottoes Branch Library - Thurs., April 10 @ 4pm
North River Library - Sat., April 12 @ 10am
Elkton Community Library - Sat., April 12 @ 2pm
(@ Elkton Community Center)
Chem STEM @ Main Library
Hands on STEM activities with the JMU Chemistry Club Saturday, April 26 @ 2pm.
Ongoing events take place during the school year, September-May.
Book Club for Kids @ YOUR Library
This is exactly what it says! This book club, for grades K-5, meets at North River Library on the 1st Tuesday of the month @ 4pm
. Contact North River Library
for more information, 540.828.4492.
Crafty Kids @ YOUR Library
A new craft each month for kids grades K-5. Younger children welcome with a grown-up.
Elkton Library: 1st Wednesday @ 4:30pm
Village Library: 2nd Tuesday @ 4pm
Grottoes Library: 2nd Thursday @ 4pm
North River Library: 3rd Tuesday @ 4pm
Main Library: 4th Tuesday @ 4pm
Dogs 2 Read 2 @ YOUR Library
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.
Main Library: 2nd & 4th Tuesday @ 4:30pm
North River Library: 4th Tuesday @ 4pm
LEGO Club @ YOUR Library
Let your imagination go WILD! Create and build with Legos. To help us build the program please consider donating legos to the library.
North River Library: 2nd Tuesday @ 4pm
Main Library: 2nd Tuesday @ 4pm
Page Library: 2nd & 4th Wednesday @ 3:30pm
Elkton Library: 3rd Wednesday @ 4:30pm
Shenandoah Library: 3rd Thursday @ 5pm
Village Library: 4th Tuesday @ 4pm
Grottoes Library: 4th Thursday @ 4pm
Playful Puppets @ YOUR Library
Massanutten Regional Library Main Branch
now has a puppet stage! Thank you Nancy Wayland and family. You never know what those puppets will be getting into. Join us for an afternoon of fun and find out the last Saturday of the month @ 1pm
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!
Dewey Decimal System for Kids
Click here for a list of great kid-friendly websites where you can find online games and activities.