Fauquier County Public Library

Children’s Programs


View our online event calendar to see all children’s programs

The following recurring programs are offered at the Fauquier County Public Library for children.  Advance registration for Warrenton story times is required. Click on the program titles below for dates/times.

Baby Steps Story Time
Infants up to 15 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.

2019 Story Time Session Calendar and Registration

Register your child online, in person at the Warrenton central library or call (540 422-8500) ext. 6864.

Session IV:    September 30 – November 1
Registration opens at 10 a.m. Monday, September 16 for the following Warrenton story times:

Baby Steps, 10:30 a.m.
Half Pints, 10 am
Half Pints, 11 am
2s & 3s Together, 10 am
2s & 3s Together, 11 am
Preschool, 10:30 am

Story Time Break: Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8

Session V:     November 11 – December 20
Registration opens at 10 a.m., Monday, October 28

Please note, walk-in attendees may be accepted 5 minutes after the start of story time, space permitting.

STEAM for Tweens
Back by popular demand, STEAM for Tweens uses fun experiments and activities to explore STEAM principles. New topic each month; call the library for this month’s topic. Open to tweens ages 9- 12. Usually held the 3rd Wednesday, 4 p.m.. Warrenton library only.

Space is limited; registration is required.

Register here for the October STEAM for Tweens program.

Pajama Story Time
Put on your favorite pajamas, grab the kids and join us for the latest addition to our story time lineup. Pajama Story Time is an hour of fun, filled with stories, songs and activities – perfect for working parents and their young children. Pajamas aren’t required, but they are encouraged! This story time is perfect for working parents and their young children.

Sensory Story Time
A smaller, quieter more structured and adaptive story time for children ages 2 – 6 with special needs. Runs about 30 minutes and is followed by play time for children and parents to socialize.  Children must be accompanied by parent or caregiver. Registration required. Call 540-422-8500 ext. 6864.

School-Age Sensory Fun
Designed for children ages 7 – 10 with special needs and their families looking for a smaller, more structured and adaptive activity-based program. Runs about 30 minutes, followed by play time for children and for parents to socialize. Children must be accompanied by parent or caregiver. Registration required. Call 540-422-8500 ext. 6864.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
It’s never too early to help your child learn to love reading! Join our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and track the books you and your child read before they start school. Check in regularly at the library to log your progress and receive rewards along the way. Read 1,000 books and make it to onto our Wall of Fame!  Reading together from infancy helps to boost your child’s early literacy skills and better prepares them for school. Register online or at your local library branch and then read, read, read!

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
The library isn’t just about books. At our monthly LEGO Club, the library provides loads of LEGOs and children are free to create whatever they’d like. Creating with LEGOs helps build motor skills, spatial reasoning and creativity. It’s also a lot of fun! Build the tallest tower, design your dream home or create something totally unique. Open to student Kindergarten through grade 5.

Paws to Read
Want to share your favorite book with a furry friend? Read aloud to a trained therapy dog! Our therapy dogs are great listeners and can’t wait to help you practice your reading skills while telling them a great tale. Open to children ages 5 – 10. Children must be accompanied by parent or caregiver; signed permission slip required.