May 12-18 is Children's Book Week!

Children's Book Week May 12-18

Celebrate children's books and the love of reading with Children's Book Week at your local branch library!

A Pirate Party! - Children's Book Week Programs - Children's Book Giveaway

"A Pirate Party!"

Rainbow Puppets presents "A Pirate Party," on Saturday, May 17, a salute to Sixties beach movies, with villainous pirates, surfer dudes, a beautiful mermaid, a talking octopus, and a legendary movie star. It's an all-star extravaganza featuring celebrity voices. Join in during the pirate shout-out contest and the big dance finale!
Location: Goochland Branch Library, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library, 4:30 p.m.

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Children's Book Week Programs

Pajama Storytime
Monday, May 12, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special Storytime.  PJs & slippers are great!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Wednesday, May 14, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 4-10. Bring a book and swap it for another book you really want to read.
"Book snacks" provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Pirate, Prince, and Princess Party
Wednesday, May 14,, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 4-10. Dress up as your favorite pirate, prince, or princess for crafts, games, and lots of fun.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Family Movie Night
Thursday, May 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
King & Queen Branch Library
See a great movie on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Children's Book Week Celebration
Thursday, May 15, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Ashland Branch Library
Ages 3-12. Join us for great readings of your favorite children's stories by special guest readers.
Sweet treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Branch Library.

American Girl Morning Movie
Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 5-12. Enjoy a great morning full of American Girl books and a special movie.  No doll required (but you can bring yours if you like).
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

Garth is in the Library
Saturday, May 17, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Bring your favorite children's book to read to Garth the therapy dog. Don't forget to pick up your free children's book, too (limit one (1) per child).
Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

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Children's Book Giveaway

Hey Kids! Visit your library on the day listed receive your free children’s book!
Monday, May 12 - Atlee Library
Tuesday, May 13  - Mechanicsville Library
Wednesday, May 14  - Montpelier Library and Upper King William Library
Thursday, May 15  - King & Queen Library
Friday, May 16  - Cochrane Rockville Library and West Point Library
Saturday, May 17  - Ashland Library, Goochland Library, and Hanover Library

Questions?  Contact your local branch library or e-mail

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