Summer Reading Club

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!
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School-age readers earn a prize by reading one book 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

Events for Ages 6 - 11

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 
    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. How do you make a balloon walk? Find out during our time today, as we learn more about friction. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Aspiring Artists

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Ages 7 & Up


    Do you enjoy art? If so, please join us for our children's art class. This month we will learn about the art of Vincent Van Gogh, and recreate his iconic painting, Starry Night. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Symphony of Sound

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    This series of programs explores many sounds, including sounds found in nature and the science of sound as well as musical instruments. Children will be able to explore many kinds of sounds and reflect creatively on them as well as create their own sounds via crafts. This week, join us for a musical story time: Peter and the Wolf! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 
    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. Learn how to make water move using capillary action. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Little House Lore

    Friday, August 28th, 2020 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 & Up


    Do you the love the Little House books? Or, would you like an introduction to those books? In this program, we’ll dig deeper into some fun aspects of the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virginia Fossil Finds

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 & Up


    Did you know that Thomas Jefferson named a fossil? Do you know the best places to find fossilized shark teeth? What are trace fossils? Join Ms. Michal for a discussion and show-and-tell of fossils that are native to Virginia. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 
    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. Let’s grow a giant gummy bear as we learn about osmosis! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Symphony of Sound

    Monday, September 14th, 2020 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    This series of programs explores many sounds, including sounds found in nature and the science of sound as well as musical instruments. Children will be able to explore many kinds of sounds and reflect creatively on them as well as create their own sounds via crafts. This week we will explore the percussion family of instruments. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 
    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 will be learning about clouds, and making our own in a bottle! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 
    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 will learn about binary codes this week, and make bracelets. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Symphony of Sound

    Monday, September 28th, 2020 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    This series of programs explores many sounds, including sounds found in nature and the science of sound as well as musical instruments. Children will be able to explore many kinds of sounds and reflect creatively on them as well as create their own sounds via crafts. This week we will have a musical story time. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 
    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. Lava! You’ll have the opportunity to make your own, after learning about volcanoes. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.