Reading Programs

January 3rd - March 1st

Warm blankets, relaxing by a fire with your favorite book while the winds howl outside...this years Winter Reading Club theme is Keep Calm and Cozy On! Sign up starting January 3rd in person or online.

Note: If you have participated in one of our reading programs in the past using Beanstack, you don't need to create a new user to sign up - simply login to your original account and check the box to register for the current program.

Pre-readers will listen to 5 books each week to earn their prize.

Use Beanstack to log your books online, earn badges for books read and activities completed. You can write reviews to share with others, and see what other kids are reading this summer. Follow this link for more information on using Beanstack.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten logo

Join our reading readiness program designed to expose children to an assortment of classic stories that will help them on their journey to become independent readers! Sign up online or in person at the Youth Reference desk.

The program is ongoing throughout the year, so you may start any time. Periodically, as children accomplish listening milestones they will be invited to special parties at the library to celebrate their achievement!

This program is designed to encourage parents and caregivers to read at least 1000 books to children from birth to kindergarten.

If you have any questions, please contact the Youth Reference department at children@samuelslibrary.net or 540.635.3153 ext. 106. Follow this link for more information on using Beanstack.

Events for Ages 5 & Under

  • CANCELLED - Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, January 24th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 2 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    This event has been cancelled due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

    Join our relaxed and joyful time with our little ones as we incorporate music, beginning yoga, and multisensory activities designed to delight your baby. Register for this event online.

  • CANCELLED - Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    This event has been cancelled due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Cooking will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • NOW VIRTUAL EVENT - Toddler & Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    Virtual Event
    Ages 5 & Under


    This event will now take place virtually due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

    Tune in with your toddler or preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Cooking will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft. This program will be available to watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • CANCELLED - Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, January 31st, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 2 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    This event has been cancelled due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

    Join our relaxed and joyful time with our little ones as we incorporate music, beginning yoga, and multisensory activities designed to delight your baby. Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Dogs: Man’s Best Friend will be the theme of our stories, songs and finger plays this week. Each child will receive a take-home craft kit. Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Dogs: Man’s Best Friend will be the theme of our stories, songs and finger plays this week. Each child will receive a take-home craft kit. Register for this event online.

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, February 7th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 2 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join our relaxed and joyful time with our little ones as we incorporate music, beginning yoga, and multisensory activities designed to delight your baby. Register for this event online.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Virtual Event
    All Ages


    Join Miss Pattie for our special story time in your jammies. Bring your favorite buddy and get cozy! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Love will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Love will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, February 14th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 2 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join our relaxed and joyful time with our little ones as we incorporate music, beginning yoga, and multisensory activities designed to delight your baby. Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Trees will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Trees will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, February 28th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 2 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join our relaxed and joyful time with our little ones as we incorporate music, beginning yoga, and multisensory activities designed to delight your baby. Register for this event online.