May 4-10 is Children's Book Week!


Children's Book Week is May 4-10


Celebrate children's books and the love of reading

with Children's Book Week at your local branch library!


Build a Balloon Workshop - Children's Programs - Book Giveaway


"Build a Balloon Workshop"


Ages 8-10. Learn the art of balloon twisting with RVA Balloons! Puppies and flowers and swords, oh my! Twist your own fun balloon creations using ultra-skinny balloons for smaller hands and customize them with sharpie art and stickers. Parents are invited to participate in the workshop with their children! Sign-ups requested.

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Other Children's Book Week Programs


Crafty Kids!
Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 3-10. Bring the kids to the library to make a spring garden craft!


Cupcakes, Cupcakes!

Thursday, May 7, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Have fun decorating cupcakes with your favorite toppings!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.


Caturday with Pete the Cat

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

All ages. Join us for a Caturday morning celebration of Pete the Cat with rockin' stories and special crafts.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library


Children's Book Week Movie Morning

Saturday May 9, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 5-11. Celebrate Children's Book Week with a movie based on a popular children's book.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.


Hanover Superheroes

Saturday, May 9, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

All ages. Celebrate Children's Book Week with a cape-making class, photo ops, and other fun activities. 

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.


Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, May 9, Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Bring the whole family for a great movie on the big screen at the library.

Popcorn & punch provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.


Family Engineer Expo

Saturday, May 9, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 5 and up.  Show off your creativity with LEGO bricks!  Display your creations, share your design ideas, and make new friends.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.


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Children's Book Giveaway


Hey Kids! Visit your library on the day listed receive your free children’s book!

Questions? E-mail or see a staff member.


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Branch Libraries


Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue


Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road


Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West


Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive


King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road


Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place


Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane


Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road


Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road


West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street


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