KIDS

Upcoming Programs

STEMA

Monday, April 28, 1:00 p.m., Christiansburg Library

A club for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Art enthusiasts ages 8 through 12.  This month we’ll focus on wind energy with a special guest from 4-H.  Registration is required.

Mother and Daughter Book Club 1.0

Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., Christiansburg Library

A book club for girls in 4th and 5th grade with their moms. This month’s selection is City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrauRegistration is required.

Grow Your Own: Planting seeds with kids!

Wednesday, April 23, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Blacksburg Library

Digging in the dirt can turn into a lifetime of love and respect for nature. Children love to plant seeds in the soil and watch them grow into flowers and vegetables.

Watch a child pull a carrot from the earth, brush off the soil, and take a bite, or see the anticipation in the eyes of a youngster creating a bouquet of flowers she grew.

SEEDS-Blacksburg Nature Center Educator Rose Peterson will read a children’s book about gardening and provide a craft.

Little Scientists, Stem for Preschoolers

Tuesday, April 22, 11:00 a.m., Blacksburg Library

Explore and discover with a science-themed story and hands on experiments.  This program is for children ages 3-6 years old and has moved to the story time room.

Paws to Read with VT Helping PAWS

Saturday, May 10, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Blacksburg Library

Virginia Tech’s Dr. Corrigan brings her therapy certified golden retriever dog Yogi to the Blacksburg Library to meet and greet people of all ages.  Youth who would like to practice their skills reading aloud are encouraged to reserve a ten-minute reading slot! Yogi is an excellent listener and enjoys hearing stories. Drop-ins are welcome and are scheduled in the order in which they are received. Contact Elizabeth at (540) 552-8246 or by email at esensabaugh@mfrl.org.

Building Zone Challenge

Thursday, April 17, at 4:00 p.m., Meadowbrook Library

Thursday, April 24, at 4:00 p.m., Jessie Peterman Library

Create anything you want using only one color of Lego blocks. Participants will vote for their favorite.  Winner will receive a mini Lego figure.

 

StoryWalk©

Each Day, Downtown Park, Christiansburg

April 16 through June

Christiansburg Library and Christiansburg Parks and Recreation have teamed up to bring a StoryWalk© to the Downtown Park located behind the library.  Exercise your brain and body as you walk the trail through the park while stopping to read pages of Eric Carle’s children’s book, From Head to Toe.  Each stop has an exercise that accompanies the story.

Meet the Author

Saturday, May 3, 11:00 a.m., Christiansburg Library

Meet local author Sara West and Illustrator Alicia Zeigler.  Listen to their book The Critters in Rainbow Forest.  Make a rainbow craft.  Books will be available for purchase.

 

Doodle Table

All Month Long at the Christiansburg Library

Come to the Children’s Corner all month long and participate in our Doodle Table. Make sure you sign your name as you express you creativity!

 

Mother and Daughter Book Club, Blacksburg Library

Mothers and their daughters (ages 9-11 years) join us for a girls’ night out together on the last Tuesday evening of each month for a Mother & Daughter Book Club at the Blacksburg Library! Discuss the book The Penderwicks On Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall on Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. Decorate your memory book and enjoy a light snack. (Memory books and snacks are provided!)

 

 

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.

                                                                           

Wee Play, a Library Play Group, Christiansburg Library

Wee Play, a Library Play Group, Christiansburg Library

Every Wednesday EXCEPT the 1st 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.

Stay and Play, a Library Playgroup

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Stay and Play, a Library Playgroup

Every Monday after story time 10:30-11:30 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.