Discover what your library offers for youth of all ages! Here you will find program information and online resources to extend learning and fun. The events listed here are not a complete list of program offerings. Please visit our online calendar to view all events.
This program offers fun and bonding for babies (birth-24 months) with a parent or other adult!
Adults will practice ways to interact with babies to support talking and pre-reading skills. Everyone will have fun bouncing, tickling, and cuddling during this half hour program in the library’s children’s room.
Each week, we’ll practice songs and rhymes to develop language skills and sense of rhythm. We will also share a board book together and have a brief play time (for babies) and social time (for adults).
This program is currently offered at the Farmville Library on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Caregivers with children ages 2 1/5 – 5 years old are invited to share books, rhymes and activities each week! This program provides a great opportunity for preschool children to socialize with other children their age and develop skills to prepare for school.
Early literacy information will be available to take home. These tips will help caregivers share books and daily activities with children in ways that help them strengthen skills that help them get ready to learn to read.
This program is offered at the Buckingham Library on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and the Farmville Library on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
- ABCMouse is FREE to use while in the library, but there is a paid membership that can be purchased from ABCMouse for home use. This site provides activities for children ages 2—8, covering reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, health, art, and music. It is completely child-safe, with no advertising or links to other websites. ABCmouse features 8,500+ interactive learning activities, including books, games, puzzles, songs, art activities, and more.
- Day by Day VA is an online calendar resource for parents and caregivers. Each day features a book, song, and activity to do with your young child. This is a wonderful free website provided by the Library of Virginia.
- Early World of Learning is a World Book Online site for children. It includes access to a child’s encyclopedia, plus fun learning tools. Early World of Learning features: read-aloud stories, lesson plans to accompany many stories, videos, games, and printable activities. The site is available in Spanish and English.
- Storyline Online is the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website. It streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
- TumbleBooks allows readers to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks right from a web browser – no downloads necessary. Simply select the title you would like to read and use the arrows to move through the story. Some picture books can be read aloud by a narrator, but this is an optional feature that can be turned off. (Click the blue “volume off” button and the green “manual” button to click through the book at your own pace, with no narration.) TumbleBooks recommends using Google Chrome for the best browser experience.
There is no limit on the number of books that can be read using TumbleBooks!
- Zero to Three is a national foundation that wants to give each child the best possible start to life by educating parents and caregivers. They emphasize nurturing infants and toddlers to create strong, loving connections that support a lifetime of learning. The website shares tips for raising infants and toddlers, as well as the science behind those decisio