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Story Times @ MRL

All story times are free and open to all. No library card required! Story times are an excellent way for caregivers to interact with their children, learn songs and activities to play, observe new ways of reading to their children, and support developing language skills. 

While Virginia no longer has a current mask mandate, MRL requires that all participants ages 2 and up wear a mask for indoor library programs, regardless of vaccination status. We appreciate your consideration in protecting our youngest patrons who are not yet eligible for vaccination and protection against the coronavirus and its variants. Thank you!

2021 Schedule:
Session 1:
 September 7 - October 14
Session 2: November 3 - December 16

Central Library – Downtown Harrisonburg
Stories, Rhymes, & Movement (ages 0-5) – Mondays @ 9:30 AM & 10:15 AM
Momma Goose Rocks (ages 0-3) – Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 10 AM
Precious Preschoolers (ages 3-5) – Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 11 AM
Fantastic Family Fun (all ages) – Thursdays @ 11 AM

Elkton Community Library
Fantastic Family Fun (all ages) – Mondays @ 11 AM

Grottoes Branch Library | Outdoors
CircleTime (all ages) – Wednesdays @ 11 AM

North River Library – Bridgewater  | Outdoors
Fantastic Family Fun (all ages) – Thursdays @ 10:15 AM

Page Public Library – Luray
Fantastic Family Fun (all ages) – Mondays @ 10 AM
Tremendous Toddlers (ages 2-3) – Thursdays @ 10:30 AM

Shenandoah Community Library
Fantastic Family Fun (all ages) – Tuesdays @ 11 AM

Village Library – Broadway | Outdoors @ Heritage Park
Fantastic Family Fun (all ages) – Thursdays @ 10 AM


1,000 Things Before Kindergarten

A little reading every day gets your little one ready for school! Earn a free, new book for every 100 read! Visit any MRL location to get started. 

How it works: Read books and do suggested activities with your child. The goal is to have read 1,000 books and/or do 1,000 activities before the child starts kindergarten. Books and activities can be repeated. Books read at library story times count.

Feel free to print extra reading logs at home.

Summer Reading Program 2021 Statistics

  • Participants

    2,243

  • Titles Read

    13,590

  • Badges Earned

    12,262

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