Events for Kids
Some of our most popular Kids Programs are listed below. Visit our Online Calendar to see all of our events!

Upcoming Programs

1000 books before Kindergarten

Why Read 1,000 Books?

Research suggests that reading to your child is the best way to help your child get ready to read.  When you read to your child, you are helping him/her to increase vocabulary and knowledge. Children who are read to will develop early literacy skills that will help them become better readers once they begin school.  Children who start kindergarten ready to read have an advantage and will have greater success in their school years.

How do I Participate?

  • Any child from birth to the day they enter Kindergarten is eligible.
  • Sign up for the program by visiting the Circulation Desk. You can sign up at any time.
  • Use your reading logs to record 100 books at a time.
  • Come back every time you have completed 100 books to receive a sticker, and your next 100 books log.
  • When you reach the 500 and 1,000 mark, your child can pick out a brand new picture book.

What Books Count?

  • Books read at Story Time if you attend
  • Books may be read more than once and recorded
  • Books from home or the library – even other libraries
  • Books on CD as long as they listen to the whole story
  • A book read by any family member, teacher, etc. as long as they listen to the whole story
  • Books read on an iPad or e-reader

1 book per day x 3 years = 1,095 books

3 books per day x 1 year = 1,095 books

Stay and Play at the Blacksburg Library

babies.jpegStay and Play, a Library Playgroup

Every Wednesday after story time 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., at the Blacksburg Library

Under their parent’s supervision, babies and toddlers can play during this informal gathering.

This program is for ages 0-4 and meets in the story time room.

Wee Play

babiesWee Play – A Library Play Group, Christiansburg Library

Every Wednesday EXCEPT the first Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Parents and caregivers are invited to socialize while supervising an informal play group for their babies and toddlers. Ages 0-4.

Club M.O.M. (Meeting Other Munchkins)

Club M.O.M. (Meeting Other Munchkins)      

Every week after Storytime from 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Jessie Peterman Library  

This play group will meet every Wednesday there is a Storytime planned.  Relatives can relax and have a cup of tea while their children play with blocks and other toys.