Reading Programs

June 6th - August 13th

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Our Summer Reading Program begins for the whole family on June 6th. Dive into an Ocean of Possibilities with our Summer Reading Program. Get your feet wet and read books of your choice to win prizes!

Summer Reading Club is sponsored by Friends of Samuels Library, Kiwanis Club of Front Royal, Ledo Pizza, and Elks Lodge #2382.

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.

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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

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Part of the Warren Reads Program in collaboration with Warren County Parks and Rec. Each month throughout the summer enjoy an important community member guest reading during story time. This month we will have a special guest from the Police Department! Enjoy their story and then visit their police car. Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Part of the Warren Reads Program in collaboration with Warren County Parks and Rec. Each month throughout the summer enjoy an important community member guest reading during story time. This month we will have a special guest from the Police Department! Enjoy their story and then visit their police car. Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Trails: Bug Bingo at Eastham Park

    Friday, July 8th, 2022 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Off-Site Event | Eastham Park, 860 Luray Avenue, Front Royal
    Ages 2 - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us at Eastham Park, where we will lend magnifying glasses for all the children to take a close look at the cool bugs we can find along the path! We will play a game of "bug bingo" while we walk and explore, and then enjoy a story time! This program is brought to you in partnership with Warren County Parks & Recreation. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. Register for this event online.

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, July 11th, 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, July 13th, 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! Bees Knees will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, July 13th, 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! Bees Knees will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, July 18th, 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, July 20th, 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 all about our community helpers! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Read With the Sheriff! This week we will have a special guest from the Sheriff’s office! Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Register for this event online.

  • Dance Program Presented by Dancing by His Grace

    Friday, July 22nd, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3 - 8  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Sing, dance, explore musical instruments, and have fun putting them all together! Learn about Composer Camille Saint-Saens and his beautiful "Carnival of the Animals" while dancing like the fish in the aquarium, or the swans on the lake, or maybe the elephant in the circus! Register for this event online.

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, July 25th, 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, July 27th, 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! By the Sea will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, July 27th, 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! By the Sea will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.