Youth Programming

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands-on investigations of S.T.E.M.-related topics. We’ll learn about rain, using a sponge as a cloud! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    It's time for bed! Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Thursday, April 15th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    All Ages


    They come out while you are sleeping . . . Nocturnal Animals. Listen to their stories this week. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Minecraft Mashup

    Saturday, April 17th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 9 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Calling all teens! Do you enjoy Minecraft? Are you familiar with Discord? If so, join our very own Discord server, where Miss Sarah will be hosting survival Minecraft hangout time! You must have a version of Minecraft that is capable of joining servers and a Discord account (free to make!) in order to join. If interested, please sign up online. Please contact Michal Ashby or Sarah May at Samuels Public Library at 540.635.3153 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. Please be sure to provide your Minecraft username and email address when signing up. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands-on investigations of S.T.E.M.-related topics. Watch how one “act of pollution” can spread across the world, using milk, dish soap, and food coloring. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Aspiring Artists

    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages 7 & Up


    Do you enjoy art? If so, please join us for our children's art class. Create your own art using the unique acrylic pour method. Learn about famous artists who have created abstract art. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    It's time for bed! Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Thursday, April 29th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    All Ages


    We all live on Planet Earth! Listen to some wonderful books about our home during this week’s story time. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Origami Yoda Scavenger Hunt

    May 1st - 31st, 2021 
    All Ages


    This month, search the Children’s Garden to help Dwight and Tommy find Origami Yoda and his friends! Pick up the clues at the Children’s reference desk, and get your prize when you are finished.

  • Minecraft Mashup

    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 9 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Calling all Minecrafters! Are you familiar with Discord? If so, join our very own Discord server, where Miss Sarah will be hosting survival Minecraft hangout time! You must have a version of Minecraft that is capable of joining servers and a Discord account (free to make!) in order to join. If interested, please sign up online. Please contact Michal Ashby or Sarah May at Samuels Public Library at 540.635.3153 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. Please be sure to provide your Minecraft username and email address when signing up. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In celebration of Star Wars Day on May the 4th we will be highlighting space science all month long. May the force be with you! This week we’ll be doing some Stormtrooper fractions! Request a S.T.E.M. kit from the Children’s desk after watching this program. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    It’s Picnic Time! Our stories this week will remind us of the fun and adventures we can have when we are on a picnic. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Garden Story Time

    Thursday, May 6th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring in your child for an enjoyable time filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, and finger plays in our Children's Garden! It’s Picnic Time! Our stories this week will remind us of the fun and adventures we can have when we are on a picnic. Seating is limited, so every child who attends must be registered in advance. For everyone's health and safety, please plan on social distancing and wearing masks. Register for this event online.

  • Younglings Mask Blast

    Saturday, May 8th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Younglings! Express your love of the Star Wars universe by joining us in the Children's Garden to make a Star Wars-themed mask and lightsaber! Contest winners will receive prizes. For everyone's health and safety, please plan on social distancing and wearing masks. Sponsored by the Friends of Samuels Library. Register for this event online.

  • Younglings Mask Blast

    Saturday, May 8th, 2021 
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Younglings! Express your love of the Star Wars universe by joining us in the Children's Garden to make a Star Wars-themed mask and lightsaber! Contest winners will receive prizes. For everyone's health and safety, please plan on social distancing and wearing masks. Sponsored by the Friends of Samuels Library. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In celebration of Star Wars Day on May the 4th we will be highlighting space science all month long. After learning about the planets, you can make a model of the earth! Request a S.T.E.M. kit from the Children’s desk after watching this program. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Miss Pattie will read beautiful stories this week, for our In the Garden theme. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Garden Story Time

    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring in your child for an enjoyable time filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, and finger plays in our Children's Garden! Miss Pattie will read beautiful stories this week, for our In the Garden theme. Seating is limited, so every child who attends must be registered in advance. For everyone's health and safety, please plan on social distancing and wearing masks. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In celebration of Star Wars Day on May the 4th we will be highlighting space science all month long. You can make a model of an eclipse after learning about the two different kinds that you can see. Request a S.T.E.M. kit from the Children’s desk after watching this program. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    It's time for bed! Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Let’s Go Fishing! Will be the theme of our stories this week. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Garden Story Time

    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring in your child for an enjoyable time filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, and finger plays in our Children's Garden! Let’s Go Fishing! Will be the theme of our stories this week. Seating is limited, so every child who attends must be registered in advance. For everyone's health and safety, please plan on social distancing and wearing masks. Register for this event online.

  • Younglings Mask Blast

    Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Younglings! Express your love of the Star Wars universe by joining us in the Children's Garden to make a Star Wars-themed mask and lightsaber! Contest winners will receive prizes. For everyone's health and safety, please plan on social distancing and wearing masks. Sponsored by the Friends of Samuels Library. Register for this event online.

  • Younglings Mask Blast

    Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Younglings! Express your love of the Star Wars universe by joining us in the Children's Garden to make a Star Wars-themed mask and lightsaber! Contest winners will receive prizes. For everyone's health and safety, please plan on social distancing and wearing masks. Sponsored by the Friends of Samuels Library. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In celebration of Star Wars Day on May the 4th we will be highlighting space science all month long. Learn about the pictures in the night sky, made by stars! You can make your own constellation after that! Request a S.T.E.M. kit from the Children’s desk after watching this program. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Bugs are all around us! Enjoy some great stories about these fascinating creatures. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Garden Story Time

    Thursday, May 27th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring in your child for an enjoyable time filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, and finger plays in our Children's Garden! Bugs are all around us! Enjoy some stories about these fascinating creatures. Seating is limited, so every child who attends must be registered in advance. For everyone's health and safety, please plan on social distancing and wearing masks. Register for this event online.