Reading Programs

May 1st - August 26th

In the midst of the unusual circumstances we are facing, children, teens, and adults are challenged to Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover. Samuels Library’s Summer Reading Clubs are beginning early, on May 1st, and library patrons are invited to register for Summer Reading Club, log their books read, attend virtual programs, and collect badges online. When the library re-opens, come in to receive your prizes and enjoy some great programs. We look forward to seeing you then!

Pre-readers may earn their prizes by listening to five books each week.

Use Beanstack to log your books online, earn badges for books read and activities completed. You will also have access to themed guides for researching and enjoying topics of interest, write reviews to share with others, and see what other kids are reading this summer. Follow this link for more information on using Beanstack.

Thank you to the sponsors of Summer Reading Club:
Friends of Samuels Library
MOMs Club of Front Royal

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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 or 540.635.3153 ext. 106. Follow this link for more information on using Beanstack.

Events for Ages 5 & Under