Summer Reading Week 8 — Final Week!

Hey everybody, it’s our last week of Summer Reading!

We’ve got lots of fun activities this week.

Tuesday at 1:00 PM —Storytime at the Cabins

Our final storytime at the cabins this summer. This week we’ll have a special guest, Professor Jim Herget from MacMurray! He’ll give us a tour of prairie and tell us all about the different kinds of flowers and plants that grow there. He’s a great teacher, and I’m sure you’ll learn a lot!


Wednesday at 2:00 PM —

Our theme this week is Chinese Checkers! Inspired by the game, we’ll be making paper tube dragons that breathe fire!


You’ll have a second chance to make the dragon at 10:00 AM on Friday.

Friday at 2:00 PM —

Come by for a chance to play a favorite board game or learn a new one!

(In the air conditioning :)!)

Summer Reading Week 7

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This week our theme is Monopoly. On Wednesday at 2:00 PM we will be making paper houses, kind of like the ones used in the game!
If you an orange juice carton or similar, you can bring that along to make a large house. Otherwise, I will have paper templates available to decorate and fold into a house shape.

The same craft will be available at 10:00 AM on Friday.

On Friday at 2:00 PM (when it’s too terribly hot to be outdoors!) come into the cool for a chance to play a favorite board game or learn a new one!

Summer Reading Week 6

On Tuesday, we’ll be reading a story at Rexroat Prairie all about the county fair! There might even be some real animals for you to meet!

Storytime at the Cabins

This week our theme is Hungry, Hungry Hippos!


On Wednesday at 2:00 PM, we’ll be making a paper plate hippopotamus craft! The same craft will be offered again at 10:00 AM on Friday.

paper plate hippo

Then at 2:00 PM on Friday, we’ll be playing life sized Hungry, Hungry, Hippos!

Don’t forget, Saturday, July 16, from 10 AM to Noon is Lego Club!

Lego Club Logo

Summer Reading Week 5

This week our theme is Clue!


Join us on Wednesday, July 6 at 2:00 PM to make a spy decoder wheel and ID card!

If that time doesn’t work for you, you can come by on Friday, July 8 at 10:00 AM for a second chance to make the craft.

Then at 2:00 PM on Friday, we will be playing LIVE CLUE!

Summer Reading Week 4

Storytime at the Cabins on Tuesday at 1:00! This week we’ll read about building a log cabin, and you’ll get a chance to make your own from marshmallows and pretzel sticks.

Storytime at the Cabins

Read for the Win!

This week’s theme is Tic-Tac-Toe!

Join us on Wednesday at 2:00 PM to make your own Tic-Tac-Toe game!


If you can’t make it Wednesday, stop by on Friday at 10:00 AM for a second chance to make the craft. Then at 2:00 PM on Friday, we’ll be playing Tic-Tac-Toe Frisbee in the basement!

Summer Reading Week 3

Read for the Win!The theme this week is Scrabble!

Join us at 2:00 PM on Wednesday to make a beaded key chain that spells your name or favorite word.

If you can’t make it Wednesday, stop by Friday morning at 10:00 for another chance to make the key chain.

Then at 2:00 PM on Friday we will be playing GIANT Scrabble in the basement. Don’t miss out!

Summer Reading Week 2

Turn in your reading times from last week and you’ll get a coupon for ONE FREE Fruit Tea Blast or Granita from Dr. Ugs!

Tuesday, June 14 at 1:00 PM

Storytime at the Cabins! Come to Rexroat Prairie to hear a pioneer story and explore the native prairie. The grass might be even taller than you are!

Storytime at the Cabins


Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 PM

Craft day! Our game of the week is Ticket to Ride, a game all about trains. This week we’ll be making a paper conductor’s hat and a train mosaic.


Friday, June 17 at 10:00 AM

Did you miss Wednesday’s craft? Here’s one last chance to make it!


Friday, June 17 at 2:00 PM

Kids and teens ages 8 and up are invited to come learn a new board game!  We’ll play Ticket to Ride or Carcassone!

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Summer Reading Week One

This week’s theme is Candyland!


Join us on Wednesday, June 8, at 2:00 PM to make a paper mache popsicle!

Then on Friday, June 10, we’ll be playing life-sized Candyland in the basement from       2:00 PM — 3:45 PM!

(If you missed the craft on Wednesday, stop by Friday at 10:00 AM. We’ll be offering the same craft again!)

June Events @ Your Library (Summer Reading Kick-off!)

June is the start of a very busy summer here at the library! We hope you’re ready for it!Read for the Win!It all starts Saturday, June 4 at 9:00 AM. While you’re in town for the Virginia BBQ, be sure to stop by the library. You can register for summer reading and meet real, live superheroes!

Can’t make it in? No worries, you can register any time throughout the summer.  Track the time you spend reading each week, and if you meet your goals, you earn a prize from one of our generous local businesses.

Let me tell you, there are some awesome prizes this year!

You can also shop for deals at our book sale on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4.Library Book Sale (3)


New Program! We are very excited to announce that the library will be partnering with Rexroat Prairie this summer to offer “Storytime at the Cabins.” We’ll be reading pioneer stories at the cabins on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of June and July at 1:00 PM. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to visit the historic cabins!Storytime at the Cabins

We have so many events for June, they won’t all fit into one post! I’ll try to add weekly updates with the details of what’s going on, but here’s the gist of the plan. Summer reading will be two days a week this year, on Wednesdays and on Fridays at 2:00 PM. Wednesdays we will have a craft based on a popular board game. These crafts will be best for ages 3-10. Fridays we’ll have a fun game or activity. Some of these activities will be for all ages and some will be geared toward slightly older kids (8+).

Keep an eye out for the weekly updates!

And let me know if you’re reading them 😉

May Events @ Your Library

April 27 — May 7 ALL DAY


Mother’s Day is May 8! Stop by any time during our open hours to make a beautiful paper bouquet for someone special.

Wednesday, May 4  from 3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

Star Wars

Celebrate Star Wars Day at the Library. Come build your own BB-8 and complete Jedi training. Costumes are encouraged!

Friday, May 6 from Noon — 4:00 PM  and Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 AM — Noon

Library Book Sale (2)

Our basement is stuffed with gently used books for great prices! We have a variety of genres including Large Print and children’s books. All hardbacks $0.50, all paperback and children’s $0.25. Many books by popular authors. All proceeds will benefit the library.

Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 AM — NoonLego Club Logo

Come build something awesome with our GIANT collection of Legos and we’ll display your creation at the library until the next meeting of the club!

Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 PM at Dr. Ugs

book club

The Virginia Community Book Club will be discussing The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 PM at Dr. Ugs. Copies of the book are available to check out at the library.

***All library events are free and open to the public. You do not need a library card to participate.***