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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 11-17? Find programs and events geared towards an older crowd in the Youth Spot.

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

Ongoing Events

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

@ Central Library:

Cool Afterschool STEAM Programs

  • Kids Create: 1st Thursday @ 4 PM
  • LEGO Club: 2nd Thursday @ 4 PM
  • Crafty Kids: 3rd Thursday @ 4 PM
  • Keva Building: 4th Thursday @ 4 PM
  • Dogs 2 Read 2: Thursday @ 4:30 PM

@ Elkton Community Library:

  • Crafty Kids: 1st Wednesday @ 4:30 PM
  • LEGO Club: 2nd Wednesday @ 4:30 PM
  • Keva Building: 3rd Wednesday @ 4:30 PM
  • LEGO Club: 4th Wednesday @ 4:30 PM

@ Grottoes Branch Library:

  • LEGO Club: 1st Thursday @ 4 PM
  • Crafty Kids: 2nd Thursday @ 4 PM
  • LEGO Club: 3rd Thursday @ 4 PM
  • Keva Building: 4th Thursday @ 4 PM

@ North River Library:

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

@ Page Public Library:

  • Dogs 2 Read 2: 1st Wednesday @ 3:30 PM
  • LEGO Club: 2nd Wednesday @ 3:30 PM
  • Crafty Kids: 3rd Wednesday @ 3:30 PM
  • LEGO Club: 4th Wednesday @ 3:30 PM

@ Shenandoah Community Library:

  • Crafty Kids: 2nd Thursday @ 5 PM
  • Keva Bulding: 3rd Tuesday @ 5 PM
  • LEGO Club: 3rd Thursday @ 5 PM

@ Village Library:

  • LEGO Club: 1st Tuesday @ 4 PM
  • Crafty Kids: 2nd Tuesday @ 4 PM
  • Lego Club: 3rd Tuesday @ 4 PM
  • Keva Building: 4th Tuesday @ 4 PM

 

Cool Afterschool: These literacy based events will center around current events, holidays, author studies, books, and STEAM SOL-related fun activities. Keva Building: Drop by the library and build with Keva Planks. Let your creativity explore what you can build and create with these fun, simple planks!
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! Crafty Kids: An awesome new craft each month.

Literacy Tools

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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!

AR Book FinderAccelerated 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

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!

TumbleBook Library are currently unavailable on school networks but should be available elsewhere. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Freading – downloadable ebooks for all ages.

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OneClick Digital
– downloadable audiobooks for all ages.

Dewey Decimal System for Kids 

Learning Resources

Pronunciator_LogoPronunciator – Learn one of 80 languages! All languages have kid-friendly lessons.

LearningExpressLibrarySMLearning Express – Skill building courses for all levels of students from elementary to graduate!

Fun Stuff

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