Fauquier County Public Library

Children’s Programs

The following recurring programs are offered at the Fauquier County Public Library for children. Click on the program titles below for dates/times.

Baby Steps Story Time
Infants up to 13 months and parent or caregivers.

Half Pints Story Time
Children 13 – 24 months accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

2’s & 3’s Together Story Time (formerly Toddler Story Time)
Children 2 – 3 years accompanied by parent or caregiver.

Preschool Story Time
Preschoolers and rising kindergartners. Parents and caregivers must remain in children’s area during story time.

Sensory Story Time
A smaller, quieter more structured and adaptive story time for preschool children with special needs. Children must be accompanied by parent or caregiver. Registration required. Call 540-422-8500 ext. 6864.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Let us help you raise a reader!  Children who have not yet entered kindergarten and their parents track the books they have read in a special log available at the library. Reading milestones are celebrated at the library with small rewards. When the 1000 book milestone is reached, children join our Wall of Fame. Register online or at your local library branch and then read, read, read.

Book Bonanza
Join us for this new bi-monthly program celebrating some of our favorite authors and illustrators. A different author or illustrator will be featured each week with songs, stories and fun activities. All ages welcome – fun for the entire family.

Homework Help
Liberty High School National Honor Society members assist elementary and middle school students with homework or class assignments. Students must bring in specific school work to receive tutoring. Free. No registration required. Sessions offered only when school is in session. Bealeton Library only.

LEGO Free Play
This club is for K-5th grade students.  Children grades K – 5th will enjoy free play with the library’s LEGO collection. LEGOs will be available for all to enjoy.

STEAM @ the Library
An after-school club that combines Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) activities to mix, create, build and discover.  For children grades K – 5. Held at all branches every 3rd Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Summer Reading Program
Each week during our annual summer reading program, children track the minutes read each week to earn a spin of the prize wheel. Weekly programs and special events for children and families are offered at all library locations.

Paws to Read
Children age 5 – 10 read to trained and certified therapy dogs. Children must be accompanied by parent or caregiver; signed permission slip required.