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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.

Cool After School @ North River Library
This is exactly what it says! Literacy-based events, for grades K-5, take place at North River Library on the 1st Tuesday of the month @ 4pm.  These events will center around current events, holidays, author studies, books, and STEAM SOL-related fun activities.  Contact North River Library for more information, 540.434.4475 option 4.

Cool After School @ Main Library
There's Always Something Going On

These events will center around STEAM SOL-related fun activities every Thursday @ 4pm.

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 Thursday @ 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.
North River Library: 4th Tuesday @ 4pm
Main Library: Every Thursday @ 4:30pm

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 Thursday @ 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

You never know what our puppets will be getting into. Join us @  the Main Library for an afternoon of fun and find out the last Saturday of the month @ 1pm.

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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