Reading Programs

January 2nd - March 5th

Starry skies flecked with northern lights, igloos, crunchy snow, polar bears . . . Let your imagination take you to a far-away land where families gather together to hear the old tales of wisdom and magic. Sign up for Tales from the Far North Winter Reading Club beginning January 2nd.

Pre-readers may earn their prizes by listening to five books each week.

Use Beanstack to log your books online, earn badges for books read and activities completed. You will also have access to themed guides for researching and enjoying topics of interest, write reviews to share with others, and see what other kids are reading this summer. Follow this link for more information on using Beanstack.

Our virtual programs will be highlighting the winter season. Look for them on Facebook and YouTube

Thank you to the Gerald and Paula McNichols Family Foundation for sponsoring Winter Reading Club.

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Join our reading readiness program designed to expose children to an assortment of classic stories that will help them on their journey to become independent readers! Sign up online or in person at the Youth Reference desk.

The program is ongoing throughout the year, so you may start any time. Periodically, as children accomplish listening milestones they will be invited to special parties at the library to celebrate their achievement!

This program is designed to encourage parents and caregivers to read at least 1000 books to children from birth to kindergarten.

If you have any questions, please contact the Youth Reference department at or 540.635.3153 ext. 106. Follow this link for more information on using Beanstack.

Events for Ages 5 & Under