Kids Events & Activities

Holiday Events

Santa at the Caboose
Saturday, December 3 |  2 —4 p.m.
Warrenton Branch Greenway, South 4th Street

Children of all ages are invited to meet Santa at this special event hosted by Faquier County Parks and Recreation Department.  The library will offer a holiday craft for children; refreshments provided by Erin’s Elderberries.

Don’t forget your camera to take capture this special holiday moment!

Santa Spectacular
Tuesday, Dec. 6  | 5—7 p.m.
Bealeton branch library

Come for an evening filled with holiday activities! Visit with Santa, enjoy holiday stories and crafts, read to a therapy dog and experience the Piedmont Railroaders train display.

Registration required.  Call 540.422.8500 ext. 5 to register beginning Nov. 26, 2022.

Santa Story Time
Monday, Dec. 12  |  5—7 p.m.
Warrenton central library

Enjoy an evening of holiday stories, songs and a visit with Santa.

Registration required. Choose from four time slots: 

5 p.m.  REGISTER
5:30 p.m.  REGISTER
6 p.m.  REGISTER
6:30 p.m.  REGISTER

Santa Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 13 |  6—7:30 p.m.
John Marshall Branch Library

Drop in and enjoy an evening of holiday stories, songs and a visit with Santa.

No registration required.

In-Person Story Time

Bealeton branch library Story Time
Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11 am

John Marshall branch library Story Time
Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11 am

Registration for Story Time at the Warrenton central library is now required. Choose the story time that is most appropriate for your child’s age. Register yourself, your child and anyone who will be attending with you.

Warrenton central library
Tiny Tots Fall Session 2
(registration will open Monday, October 31 at 10 a.m.)
Mondays, 10:30 am  REGISTER
Mondays, 11:30 am  REGISTER
Birth to age 2  |  Simple stories, songs and rhymes for tots accompanied by a parent or caregiver

Raising Readers Fall Session 2 (registration will open Monday, October 31 at 10 a.m.)
Wednesdays, 10:30 am REGISTER
Wednesdays, 11:30 am  REGISTER
Ages 2 – 4  |  Longer stories, finger plays and songs for children accompanied by a parent or caregiver

Live, Online Story Times

Thursdays, 10:30 – 10:45  |  REGISTER  |  Get Log On Details Here

STEAM for Tweens

Fossils Rock! REGISTER beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1
Ages 9-12
Virtual  |  On-Demand beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1
Make a paper pocket solar system that shows the distances between all the planets as you learn a bit about each one.

Find a Good Book

Watch Something

  • Just for Kids | .  – Educational videos children want to watch – Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Reading Rainbow, the Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more – plus songs, games, story times and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young children.
  • Kanopy Kids | . – Stream a selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls. Kanopy Kids categories include TV Series, Learning Languages, Animated Storybooks, Anime Favorites, Classic Films and Movies for the Whole Family. Stream Kanopy on your computer or download the app on your phone, tablet or Roku device.

Get Help With Homework

  • Brainfuse HelpNow – Get live, certified educator assistance (7 days a week, 2-11 pm ET) for homework, research, and writing in all subjects for grades K-college | .
  • Britannica Library – Children | .  – Encyclopedia articles, multimedia content, and a world atlas
  • Gale In Context | Elementary | . – For kindergarten through Grade 5; articles and reference books for school research and general learning
  • KidSpeak (Transparent Language) – Young learners (ages 6 and up) explore a new language through fun and engaging activities with their cartoon “friend” and his or her pet. Sign in to/register for Transparent Language Online, go to More Languages and select the desired KidSpeak language (Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish)
  • World Book Online For Kids | .  – Encyclopedia articles, maps and more designed especially for young students

Play Games

  • ABCya.com – Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills
  • Cookie – Learning games for preschoolers and kids designed by child experts and educators
  • FunBrain Moms and Kids Playground – Games to help children practice mouse skills, part of the Family Education Network
  • Nick, Jr. – Aimed at preschoolers, games star popular characters from the Nickelodeon network
  • PBS Kids – Games, activities and printables from favorite PBS Kids television shows
  • Scholastic.com – Writing games, quizzes and polls, puzzle and arcade games from the children’s book publisher
  • Sesame Street Games – Browse by theme or character; perfect for the younger child
  • Starfall.com – Educational site offering games that encourage reading, primarily designed for pre-K–2nd grade children