Children's Programs

Summer Reading/Learning Programs

Jeff Beatman Music & Storytelling - Monday July 30 at 10:00am

Come join the fun with singer and storyteller, Jeff Beatman. Mr. Beatman regularly performs to rave reviews at Barnes & Noble and the Children’s Museum of Richmond. This is a toddler age program. No registration is required.

Building Bridges presented by VDOT - Tuesday July 31 at 11:00am

Come learn about engineering with an interactive program offered by the Virginia Department of Transportation! Find out about different types of bridges and how they are built. Learn about the bridges that VDOT builds in Virginia. Try your hand at engineering by designing a gumdrop bridge. How sturdy can you build it? VDOT will also bring a work vehicle to check out at the conclusion of the program. This program is intended for children in kindergarten -grade 5. No registration is required.


Tampa Taiko - Wednesday August 1 at 11:00am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive program. You’ll get an introduction to the essentials of Japanese taiko drumming through active hands-on participation on taiko drums. Participants will learn about full-body warm up, proper stance, grip, taiko vocabulary, and a practice piece that combines these skills. Culture, live entertainment, and a chance to play on some great, big drums! FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Stay after the program for lunch (for kids up to age 18) and our annual ICE CREAM SUNDAE SOCIAL. No registration is required.


Clever Canines' Book Buddies Program

Clever Canines' Book Buddies Program offers monthly school year sessions on Mondays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Children in elementary school have the chance to read to one of the Clever Canines' friendly, certified therapy dogs.  

Participation is limited to 10 children per session; therefore registration is recommended to guarantee a 15 minute reading slot.  Walk-ins are welcome when time allows.  Registration begins two weeks prior to each reading session.


Story Time Sessions


Story time sessions take place in the Fall/Winter and the Winter/Spring.  Story hours are a wonderful way for children to gain important pre-reading skills, learn to socialize with other children, and to begin a lifelong love of books and reading. No registration is necessary. A parent or caregiver must attend with the child. Please call Chantal Emerson at 804-520-9384 with any questions.

  • Family Storytime

     takes place each Tuesday and Wednesday at 11 am through December 6th and includes stories, music, lots of movement and a craft.  ALL children are welcome.
  • Babies & Books Storytime

     for ages 6-24 months old, takes place on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:15 am through December 6th. Parents/caregivers interact one-on-one with their child, reading board books and acting out songs and finger plays, as the presenter leads the activities.


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