Youth Programming

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Adventures will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Adventures will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Discuss This

    Saturday, May 21st, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Are you inspired by good books, articles, movies, and art? Do you write, draw, or enjoy playing music? If so, join us as we discuss books and share our creations. Register for this event online.

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, May 23rd, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 2 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join our relaxed and joyful time with our little ones as we incorporate music, beginning yoga, and multisensory activities designed to delight your baby. Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in the library or virtually as we explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. This week’s theme is VOILa: Experiment with Light! If attending in-person, register for this event online. This program will also be available to watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Bees Knees will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Bees Knees will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Aspiring Artists

    Saturday, May 28th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 7 & Up


    Enjoy an afternoon of making art. Register for this event online.

  • Cardinals Game @ Bing Crosby Stadium

    Friday, June 3rd, 2022 
    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Off-Site Event | Bing Crosby Stadium, 200 E 8th Street, Front Royal
    All Ages


    Join Samuels Public Librarians Miss Michal and Miss Pat as we team up with the Front Royal Cardinals. Learn about the Summer Reading Program and win prizes! Will you recognize us? We may look different.

  • Magic Show by Peter Wood: Collector of the Impossible!

    Monday, June 6th, 2022 
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    All Ages 


    Wood's incredible magic show includes a medley of mysterious magical objects that have been used in magic shows throughout history. He will use these wonderful devices, his "collection of the impossible" to delight and mystify children and adults alike! Children and teens will leave the show with a renewed interest in mechanical objects, history and...magic!

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. Our theme for this week’s club is Springtime Pigments! Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Warren Reads Program in collaboration with Warren County Parks and Rec. Each month throughout the summer enjoy an important community member guest reading during story time. This month we will have a special guest from the Sheriff’s Office! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Warren Reads Program in collaboration with Warren County Parks and Rec. Each month throughout the summer enjoy an important community member guest reading during story time. This month we will have a special guest from the Sheriff’s Office! Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Trails: Creek Critters at Burrell Brooks Park

    Friday, June 10th, 2022 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Off-Site Event | Burrell Brooks Park, 450 E Criser Road, Front Royal
    Ages 2 - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Meet the librarians of Samuels Library and the wonderful ladies of Parks and Rec at the shelter to explore the fascinating world of critters that live in and by the creek! Be sure to bring water shoes. Register for this event online.

  • StoryWalk® at Eastham Park

    Saturday, June 11th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Off-Site Event | Eastham Park, 860 Luray Avenue, Front Royal
    All Ages


    Join us as we celebrate the new StoryWalk® book, Nobody Likes a Goblin by beloved local author Ben Hatke! The author himself will be joining us for a reading as well as a talk on his "3 Secrets of Visual Storytelling." He will offer books for sale and a special book signing.

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, June 13th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 2 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join our relaxed and joyful time with our little ones as we incorporate music, beginning yoga, and multisensory activities designed to delight your baby. Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. Our theme for this week’s club is Programming a Maze! Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Animals will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft, with a special guest, June Smalls! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Animals will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft, with a special guest, June Smalls! Register for this event online.

  • Dance Program Presented by Dancing by His Grace

    Thursday, June 16th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 5 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    School may be out, but reading is ALWAYS in! Join Dancing By His Grace Classical Ballet Ensemble for "Childhood Songs." See a few storybook songs come to life, have a Q & A with the dancers, and make your own storybook ballet with the guidance of Artistic Director and Professional Ballet Teacher, Karen Eriksson-Lee, and Classical Ballet Teacher, Katya Stafira. Register for this event online.

  • Family Sing-Along & Rounds

    Friday, June 17th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    All Ages  REGISTRATION PREFERRED 


    Join Miss Rose in the garden as we learn to sing some old and new classic songs together! We'll start with a brief singing tutorial, followed by some familiar songs. We'll wrap things up with learning how to sing a few rounds! Children under 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. In case of rain, this event will be cancelled. Register for this event online.

  • Family Hiking Program

    Saturday, June 18th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    All Ages  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Spending time on the trail offers a world of opportunity for family outings and vacations. Susan Tschirhart, a local hiking expert, will review tips and ideas to plan and implement hikes that engage and stimulate children’s interest in the natural world. List of local family friendly trails and tips will be provided. Register for this event online.

  • Discuss This

    Saturday, June 18th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Are you inspired by good books, articles, movies, and art? Do you write, draw, or enjoy playing music? If so, join us as we discuss books and share our creations. Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in the library or virtually as we explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. This week’s theme is Kinetic Dough. If attending in-person, register for this event online. This program will also be available to watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Learning about our neighbors, Canada and Mexico, will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Learning about our neighbors, Canada and Mexico, will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Dance Program Presented by Dancing by His Grace

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3 - 8  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come explore Music and Movement with Dancing by His Grace Classical Ballet's Artistic Director and Professional Ballet Teacher, Karen Eriksson-Lee, and Classical Ballet Teacher, Katya Stafira. Sing, dance, explore musical instruments, and have fun putting them all together! Learn about Composer Camille Saint Saëns and his beautiful "Carnival of the Animals" while dancing like the fish in the aquarium, or the swans on the lake, or maybe the elephant in the circus! Come one, come all, and have some fun! Register for this event online.

  • Pirates: Lost at Sea by Talewise

    Friday, June 24th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    All Ages 


    Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to repair their ship before all hope is lost… at sea! Throughout the story, we’ll explore the incredible science behind clouds, physical and chemical changes, air pressure, and more! Volunteers from the audience will help us conduct several hands-on science experiments that ‘ARRR’ sure to amaze you! For the whole family!

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, June 27th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 2 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join our relaxed and joyful time with our little ones as we incorporate music, beginning yoga, and multisensory activities designed to delight your baby. Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in the library or virtually as we explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. This week’s theme is making a Sun Dial! If attending in-person, register for this event online. This program will also be available to watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Stars and the Moon will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Stars and the Moon will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.