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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Fri, Sep 25, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Fri, Sep 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes. Registration required. Register

Canceled
Fri, Sep 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Ms. Katie will read excerpts from several commonly-challenged young adult books for Banned Books Month. This read out will heavily feature titles concerning Equality, Social Justice, Race & Sexuality.

Sat, Sep 26, All day
Virtual
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.Register

Sat, Sep 26, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Sat, Sep 26, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Sun, Sep 27, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Mon, Sep 28, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Mon, Sep 28, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Tue, Sep 29, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Tue, Sep 29, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Tue, Sep 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual -
Join us on Tuesdays at 10 AM for virtual Stories and Songs!Register

Tue, Sep 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in! Register

Tue, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Venetta for Virtual Baby Time now on Tuesdays at 11AM! Register

Tue, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Virtual
Let's explore the Alphabet, 1 letter at a time with stories, music and more. Recommended for ages 2+Register

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual -
Join Miss Katie on Zoom for two stories and a craft every Tuesday at 4 PM. Register

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Celebrate Banned Book Week by testing your knowledge of books that were banned or censored with a game of trivia. Ages 8-14. Registration is required.Register

Wed, Sep 30, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Wed, Sep 30, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Wed, Sep 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom with a special guest from Alaska! We'll sing songs and listen to a story about what we can see from our windows. Designed for ages 2 to 4, but anyone can join!Register

Wed, Sep 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Yoga+Great Picture Books= Storytime Fun!Register

Wed, Sep 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual -
Middle School Book club is for ages 10+ . We will meet virtually once a week to discuss the assigned book. Register

Wed, Sep 30, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Children’s books can help us open conversations with our kids about challenging topics. Join us during this five-week series as we explore different social justice issues. Registration required.Register

Wed, Sep 30, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians!Register

Thu, Oct 01, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Thu, Oct 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
A special story time for our local preschools, but all families are welcome to join in. Books that we read count for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.Register

Thu, Oct 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required. Miss Christian will greet each child by name, so please register using your child's name.Register

Thu, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories. Come with ideas for other games we can play! Bring a craft to work on while we meet. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, Oct 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes. Registration required.Register

 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR SEPTEMBER

 

Grandpa grumps

Peter & Ernesto. Sloths in the night

Cats are people, too : a collection of cat cartoons to curl up with

Santiago's road home

We will rock our classmates

 Uncle Bobby's wedding


 

DIGITAL FUN

 

 

 

PARENTS' CORNER

Looking for books on toilet training, bullying or getting your baby to sleep through the night?
The library's got a book for you! 

 


Being Afraid


Adoption


Potty Training


Social Skills


Divorce

 

 

READING LISTS

Here's a sampling of great books from our collection. Don't limit yourself to these -- we have many more that you're sure to love!

Any staff member at the children's desk is happy to make recommendations!

Babies & Toddlers

Preschoolers

K-3rd Grades

4th-6th Grades

6th-8th Grades