Youth Programs

Printable Youth Events Schedule: November/December 2019 (PDF)

Science Scouts & More

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Children will explore popular books and book series through science, games, food, and more! After reading a Christmas story, we’ll discuss how Christmas tree farms work, and how Christmas trees grow. During our craft time, we will make Christmas tree ornaments. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Enjoy some Christmas cheer during our stories, songs, and craft this week! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Enjoy some Christmas cheer during our stories, songs, and craft this week! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, December 12th, 2019 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Enjoy some Christmas cheer during our stories, songs, and craft this week! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, December 12th, 2019 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Enjoy some Christmas cheer during our stories, songs, and craft this week! Siblings welcome.

Celebrate George Washington

Saturday, December 14th, 2019 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ages 7 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


December 14 is the 220th anniversary of George Washington's death.  Today we will learn more about this great leader of our country and celebrate his legacy. Register for this event online.

Science Scouts & More

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Children will explore popular books and book series through science, games, food, and more! After reading a Christmas story, we’ll make a picture for someone and wrap it up, ready for gift-giving. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Something we all enjoy this time of year is giving and receiving gifts. Our stories, songs, and craft will reflect the spirit of the season! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Something we all enjoy this time of year is giving and receiving gifts. Our stories, songs, and craft will reflect the spirit of the season! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, December 19th, 2019 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Something we all enjoy this time of year is giving and receiving gifts. Our stories, songs, and craft will reflect the spirit of the season! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, December 19th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Something we all enjoy this time of year is giving and receiving gifts. Our stories, songs, and craft will reflect the spirit of the season! Siblings welcome.

Studio 330

Saturday, December 28th, 2019 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Ages 9 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join Front Royal artist, Michael Whited, in a class for budding young artists ages 9 to 18. Young artists will complete one work of art in each 1 1/2-hour session. The class emphasizes using basic shapes in drawings and painting, shading and shadowing techniques, and combining elements into a cohesive composition. Techniques may include using colored pencils, water colors, or acrylics. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Happy Winter! Our stories, songs, and craft today will reflect all the fun that children can have during the winter! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Happy Winter! Our stories, songs, and craft today will reflect all the fun that children can have during the winter! Siblings welcome.

Books & Barks

Saturday, January 4th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Beginning Readers & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Come to our extremely popular monthly program that gives developing readers the chance to read and relax with a trained therapy dog. Register for this event online by clicking on your preferred time slot - 10:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.

Wild Winter

Saturday, January 4th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
All Ages 


Hibernation happens differently for the many animals that sleep throughout the winter. Join us as a staff member from the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center teaches us about the winter habits of a variety of animals. We expect a corn snake, an Eastern wood turtle, an Arctic fox, and a bird of prey to be in attendance. The whole family will enjoy this up-close look at some amazing animals!

Time for Baby

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 2 & Under


What do books, scarves, puppets, music and babies have in common? They are all part of Time for Baby. Join us as we use all of our senses to explore the world around us. Happy New Year and New Beginnings will be the themes this month. Siblings welcome.

Novel Ideas

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Children will explore popular books and book series through S.T.E.M. activities, games, food, and more! Based on books about Balto, we will learn more about service dogs this week. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


We’ll have a fuzzy, furry, fun story time with our Favorite Bears! Bring your favorite bear to the library to share the stories, songs, and craft! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


We’ll have a fuzzy, furry, fun story time with our Favorite Bears! Bring your favorite bear to the library to share the stories, songs, and craft! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, January 9th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


We’ll have a fuzzy, furry, fun story time with our Favorite Bears! Bring your favorite bear to the library to share the stories, songs, and craft! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 9th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


We’ll have a fuzzy, furry, fun story time with our Favorite Bears! Bring your favorite bear to the library to share the stories, songs, and craft! Siblings welcome.

Art by Carmine

Saturday, January 11th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages 8 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Art by Carmine is a special needs art discovery program. Participants will observe Carmine the dog as he paints, then have the opportunity to paint wooden stars. Young people will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about dogs, stars, and their art during a story circle. Participants should have a caregiver or attendant present in the program. Register for this event online.

Cupcake Wars

Saturday, January 11th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Can you judge a book by its cover? How about a cupcake? Can you tell what is in it by looking? Come make cupcakes with unusual ingredients, decorate pre-made cupcakes, and taste all of them. (This program will involve dairy products, eggs, meat, and gluten.) Register for this event online.

Novel Ideas

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Children will explore popular books and book series through S.T.E.M. activities, games, food, and more! Based on books about Balto, this week we’ll learn about Alaska, the last frontier. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Get ready for a belly laugh! This week, Miss Pattie will read Funny Stories. We’ll have a craft, songs, and finger plays, also. Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Get ready for a belly laugh! This week, Miss Pattie will read Funny Stories. We’ll have a craft, songs, and finger plays, also. Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Get ready for a belly laugh! This week, Miss Pattie will read Funny Stories. We’ll have a craft, songs, and finger plays, also. Siblings welcome.

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