1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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.
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Events for Ages 5 & Under

  • Collecting Letters to Santa

    December 1st - 14th, 2022 
    In-Person Event
    Ages 10 & Under 


    Samuels Public Library will start collecting letters to Santa on behalf of Warren County Parks & Rec. Letters to Santa can be dropped off from December 1st through December 14th, and letters will be accepted from children 10 years of age and younger. One letter will be sent back to each household. Letters must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022.

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, December 5th, 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, December 7th, 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 Christmas! Siblings welcome. Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


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

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, December 12th, 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, December 14th, 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 Gifts and Giving! Siblings welcome. Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


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

  • Toddler & Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Siblings welcome. Register for this event online.

  • Read with the Sheriff Toddler & Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


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