Summer Reading Program

Slogan for 2022 Summer Reading Program, Oceans of PossibilitiesWelcome to Oceans of Possibilities – the 2022 summer reading program.

This summer get ready to dive into Oceans of Possibilities. There will be fun programs to attend, mysteries to unlock and challenges to tackle.

In-person programs return, including weekly outdoor story times and Sunday at the Library.  Crafts-On-The-Go, Adult DIYs, STEAM for Tweens and online story times will round out the summer.

How to Join

  1. Register in-person at your nearest library location
  2. Pick up a gamecard (1 gamecard has activities for the entire program, so hang on to it!)
  3. Each week, complete and cross off 3 of the activities
  4. Bring your gamecard to the library each week that you complete the activities to be stamped
  5. Children (through age 11) and teens (ages 12-17) collect a small prize each time they get their gamecard stamped
  6. Adults, each week you complete three activities, bring your gamecard to the library to be stamped. Complete all eight weeks for a chance to win the grand prize.

Programs to Watch For 

We have lots of programs planned for the summer. Here are some of the program highlights coming in June. For a complete listing of June programs, check out the  June Library Calendar of Events or stop by your local library and pick up the June edition of Opportunities @ the Library!

Story TimesChoose from In-Person, Online and even a Story Time read by Blossom the Opossum.


Break-In Boxes for Teens

DIY: Upcycled Plastic Bag Mat (Teens and Adults)

Rug Hooking Class for Adults

STEAM for Tweens

    • Skittles Science
    • Why Knot? Why Not!

June Special Events

Summer Reading News

Upcoming Programs

Harry Potter Anniversary Week (All Library Locations and Online)
Jun 25 – Jul 2 all-day

Celebrate 25 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! The following programs will be available all week long at all three library locations or online. Learn more here.

Fresh on Wheels @ Bealeton branch library
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Free books, games and summer fun!  Presented by Fauquier Fresh.

Virtual Story Time
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Join library staff for an online story time for young children and their caregivers. Hear a story, do a finger play or flannel board, and sing along to one of our favorite story time songs. Registration is required to attend this online event. Register at

STEAM for Tweens: Ocean Layers (Virtual/On-Demand)
Jul 5 all-day

Virtual, on-demand STEAM program for children ages 9-12. We will be learning about the layers of the ocean as we experiment with combining different liquids from your kitchen. Register online starting at 10:00 a.m. to reserve a bag of supplies you can pick up at your library. The program will be posted online for on-demand viewing. Only one bag per child, please, and no more than two bags per family. Visit to enroll.

Teen Break-In Boxes
Jul 5 all-day

Do you like pirates? How about puzzles? Want to solve puzzles and be rewarded with pirate treasure?  Solve three numeric brain teasers to break into the treasure chest and unlock the prize inside! Boxes will be available starting Tuesday, July 5 while supplies last at all three library locations.

For a complete list of summer reading program events and descriptions, check out our newsletter, Opportunities @ the Library or watch your inbox for our electronic newsletter, bookmarks. Don’t receive bookmarks? Subscribe for the latest library news and information all year long!