Teen/Tween Summer Craft
As part of Teen Summer Reading at the County Library, we'll be hosting a Flower Pot Decorating craft on Thursday, June 8 at 4:00 pm. All supplies will be provided, so just bring your creativity and green thumb!
Summer Bingo: Mount Jackson
Come in to the Mount Jackson Community Library anytime to sign up for our Summer Reading Bingo! Complete a line up, down, across or diagonal on your Reading Bingo card, then turn your card in to get entered into a prize drawing and pick up a new card. Come in weekly for events like color your summer reading pouch! Contact the Mount Jackson Community Library for more information.
Children's Library Hour: Ft. Valley
The Fort Valley Library will host a Children's Library Hour this summer on Friday mornings at 10:30 in June and July. Volunteer Susan Abraham will lead program activities by reading books that inspire art and design projects that the children will craft during each hour. We will explore a variety of ideas and materials that will build upon each child's experience and skill set so every child goes home with a project that expresses a story of their own creation. Contact the Fort Valley Community Library for more information.
Summer Reading Kick-Off: County
Summer at the library is kicking-off in a big way! Join us on Friday, June 2 from 4:30-5:30 for a sidewalk party outside the library. We'll have bubbles, sidewalk chalk, music, and everyone who registers for the summer reading program at this event will get a free snoball from our friends at Sugar Creek Snowy & Sweet!
Community Kick-Off: Strasburg
Join our community kick-off with Fire, Rescue and Police on June 3 from 10 until 11:30 in the library parking lot. The first fifty registrants will receive a surprise from the police force. Age groups for the reading program are 6-11 and 12-17. For more information, contact the Strasburg Community Library.
Wildlife Shows 2023: County
Your critter-loving kids will not want to miss this show! Back by popular demand, the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center will be returning for two back-to-back programs with their furry, scaly, and feathered friends. Mark your calendar for Friday, June 9 at 10:30 or 11:30 AM to catch one of these fantastic programs.
For the comfort of the animal ambassadors and the enjoyment of the audience, we will be limiting the seating of these programs on a first-come, first-served basis. If you show up for the first program after it has reached capacity, you will be asked to wait for the second showing at 11:30. Rest assured, the animals, fun, and facts will all be the same!
Furry Friends: Strasburg
On Friday, June 9 at 1:00 PM come to the Strasburg Community Library to meet adoptable pets from the local Furry Friends Rescue group as well as the Humane Society of Shenandoah County. Learn how to foster or support these groups. Contact the Strasburg Library for more information.
Salute to Hometown Heroes: New Market
The New Market Area Library invites you to "All Together Now: Salute to Hometown Heroes", a children's program for Flag Day on Wednesday, June 14 at 10:00 AM. Police Chief Chris Rinker and Benelli, as well as other town workers will be present. Contact the New Market Area Library for more information.
Woodstock Story Time: County
Wildlife Artistry & Crafts: Strasburg
On Friday, June 16 at 1:00 PM you can meet wildlife artist Cindy Kreiman as she leads crafts. Activities may include creating a wildlife collage for the White House, finger/hand prints, clay works, and a science table. Contact the Strasburg Library for more information.
Talewise Science Demo: County
Baseball Program: Basye
All Together in Nature: New Market
"All Together in Nature: Pelts and Paws Together" is a children's program being presented by Education Specialist, Megan Dellinger, from Seven Bends State Park on Wednesday, June 21 at 10:00 AM. The program will include information on the Sadie and Kiki books. Contact the New Market Area Library for more information.
Captain Curiosity: County
For the first time ever, come see Captain Curiosity at the Shenandoah County Library! On Friday, June 23 at 10:30 AM, Captain Curiosity Theatre will be bringing us a thrilling, hilarious, and fact-filled comedy show called "We're All Inside This Together". Kids will laugh and learn as our brave hero, Captain Curiosity, goes on a thrilling adventure through the human body.
Charlie's Pack & Movie: Strasburg
Visit the Strasburg Community Library on Friday, June 23 at 1:00 PM to join Charlie's Pack and beat the heat with a movie matinee. Contact the Strasburg Community Library for more information and for the movie title.
Building Legos Together: New Market
Join the New Market Area Library for Building Together, a LEGO program with Andrew Kipps (suggested for ages 6-12) on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30 PM. Registration for this event is required as participation is limited to 20 kids. Contact the New Market Area Library for more information or to register.
Reading with the Rebels: New Market
Come read with the Valley League Rebels baseball players at the ball field on Thursday, June 29 at 10:00 AM. Contact the New Market Area Library for more information.
Author Visit with Keshia Willi: Strasburg
Young Adults, come to the Strasburg Community Library on Thursday, June 29 at 1:00 PM to meet YA author Keshia Willi. She will share information about her newly published fantasy novel, Fire Tales. Afterwards, stick around to paint some fantastical rocks. Contact the Strasburg Community Library for more information.
Charlie's Pack & Crafts: Strasburg
Kids can come to the Strasburg Community Library on Friday, June 30 at 1:00 PM for a Charlie's Pack meeting and crafts. Contact the Strasburg Community Library for more information.
Adventure Kids: County
Calling all courageous kids: come help us survive this live-action pick-your-path adventure! If you're a fan of the Choose Your Own Adventure series or thrilling survival stories then this is the program for you! Best suited for adventurers ages 8-12, we'll work as a group and vote to pick our own path through a high-stakes adventure story. All the fun happens on Friday, June 30 at 3:30 PM.
Magic Show: County
This program will be first-come, first-served and we will have to stop seating once the room is full.
Do you want the chance to see a magician who amazed Penn and Teller? Our friend, Wes Iseli, is bringing his Party Magic back to the Shenandoah County Library. Since the last time Wes was here, he was a contestant on Penn & Teller's magic show, Fool Us, where he stumped two of the greatest in the business. Kids can stick around after the show to get a picture with Wes and get a goodie-bag of magical surprises.
The show starts at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 7.
Craft Day: Strasburg
Come to the Strasburg Community Library on Friday, July 7 at 1:00 PM to participate in a variety of crafts and also to meet with Charlie's Pack. Contact the Strasburg Community Library for more information.
Bowman Puppeteers: NM and ST
Our friends from the Bowman Library in Stephens City will be visiting us again this year with their amazing teen-volunteer puppet troupe! Catch the fun on Tuesday, July 11 at New Market at 10:00 AM or Strasburg at 1:00 PM.
Take a Hike Day: Strasburg
On Friday, July 14 at 1:00 PM Olivia Hilton will talk about Strasburg’s River Walk and Tom Stevens will lead activities and teach about Seven Bends State Park. Contact the Strasburg Community Library for more information.
Puppet Craft: County
Crafty kids, come spend an afternoon making puppets at the library! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make your own sock, bag, or stick puppet on Friday, July 14 at 3:30 PM.
Magic Show: New Market
The New Market Area Library welcomes back magician Brian Bence on Wednesday, July 19 at 10:00 AM. Contact the New Market Area Library for more information.
Celebrate Reading Show: County
What do you get when you mix magic, puppets, jokes, music, and good books? Steve Somers, the Amazing Teacher! The Shenandoah County Library is excited to have Mr. Somers back again this year for another one of his outstanding variety shows. Don't miss the fun on Friday, July 21 at 10:30 AM. This program is fun for all ages so bring your friends and your sense of humor!
Movie Matinee: Strasburg
The Strasburg Community Library will host another movie matinee on Friday, July 21 at 1:00 PM. Contact the Strasburg Community Library for more information.
Children's Gardening: New Market
Join the New Market Area Library and the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners for "Soil and Water Working Together to Grow Plants" with hands-on stations on Wednesday, July 26 at 10:00 AM. Contact the New Market Area Library for more information.
Historic Parks: Strasburg
Kids can come to the Strasburg Community Library on Friday, July 28 at 1:00 PM to learn what makes a historic park. Learn more about Hupp's Hill and Belle Grove. Contact the Strasburg Community Library for more information.
123 Andres: County Finale