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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

Awesome Animals @ Main Library
Come on out for a special program with the SPCA! Learn what they do and how you can help, Saturday, September 20 @ 1pm.

STEM Saturday @ North River Library
Join in the STEM fun this month and make a hovercraft, Saturday, October 25, 10:30am - 12 Noon. Open to children in grades K-5.

Oliver Twist @ YOUR Library
The Hampstead Stage Company is back again! Watch as Oliver overcomes great struggles.
Grottoes Library - Thurs., November 13 @ 4pm
Main Library - Thurs., November 13 @ 6:30pm
Village Library - Fri., November 14 @ 4pm
North River Library - Fri., November 14 @ 6:30pm
(@ John Wayland Elementary School)
Page Library - Sat., November 15 @ 10am
Elkton & Shenandoah Libraries - Sat., November 15 @ 2pm
(@ Elkton Community Center)

 

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 Creation: 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 4pm
  • Crafty Kids: 2nd Thursday @ 4pm
  • LEGO Club: 4th Thursday @ 4pm
  • Dogs 2 Read 2: Thursdays @ 4:30pm
  • Playful Puppets: last Saturday @ 1pm

@ 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

@ Shenandoah Community Library:

  • LEGO Club: 3rd Thursday @ 5pm

@ Village Library:

  • Crafty Kids: 2nd 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 Creation: 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! 

 
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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