Summer Reading Club

June 6th - August 13th

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!

Oceans of Possibilities graphic

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.

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 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.

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

Events for Ages 6 - 11

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. Our theme for this week’s club is Cleaning up Oil Spills. Register for this event online.

  • Ocean Zones!

    Thursday, July 7th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION PREFERRED 


    Let's learn about ocean zones! We will explore the three main ocean zones and the animals and plants that are unique to them. We'll practice our investigating and research skills, and then create mini aquariums to take home! Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. Our theme for this week’s club is Gravity Defying Water. Register for this event online.

  • Mr. Jon & Friends

    Thursday, July 14th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    All Ages 


    This musical comedy show is all about fun and laughter! Mr. Jon & Friends will inspire dancing and movement. Sure to bring a smile to your face, even his puppet will make you giggle!

  • Dance Program Presented by Dancing by His Grace

    Friday, July 15th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Discover some of the great composers and choreographers of dance! From Ballet to Tap to Jazz! Learn choreography and hear a variety of musical pieces, as well as create your own "DANCE & MUSIC APPRECIATION BOOK" to add to each year, with the guidance of Artistic Director and Professional Ballet Teacher, Karen Eriksson-Lee, and Classical Ballet Teacher, Katya Stafira. Register for this event online.

  • Helpders in the Garden

    Saturday, July 16th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    All Ages  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your special needs child or adult to this wonderful garden program! We will learn about insects, enjoy a honey tasting, and listen to a story. Open to ages 5+, including adults. All participants must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in the library or virtually as we explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. This week’s theme is Straw Siphoning. If attending in-person, register for this event online. This program will also be available to watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Leave No Trace

    Thursday, July 21st, 2022 
    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 -12  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for an afternoon of activities designed to introduce Leave No Trace principles. Through games and conversation we will explore these guidelines that help us reduce our impact on outdoor spaces while we recreate, explore and enjoy them. Led by avid hiker and Warren County Appalachian Trail Committee co-chair, Susan Tschirhart. Register for this event online.

  • Aspiring Artists

    Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 7 & Up


    Do you enjoy art? If so, please join us for our children's art class and learn to turn a pile of fabric scraps into a fabric bowl! Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in the library or virtually as we explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. This week’s theme is Weathering and Erosion with Sugar Cubes. If attending in-person, register for this event online. This program will also be available to watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Petting Zoo

    Saturday, July 30th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    All Ages 


    Get up close to some super cool animals right here at the library! Join us in the garden to meet some goats, sheep, ducks, rabbits, and a pig! Courtesy of Crooked Creek Mobile Petting Zoo.