Central Virginia Regional Library

Preschool

Discover what your library offers for youth of all ages! Here you will find program information and online resources to extend learning and fun.

Programs

Visit our events calendar to see all of our preschool programs.

Baby Time
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, reading, 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 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 Buckingham and Farmville libraries. Visit our events calendar to see more details.

Story Time
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 currently offered at the Buckingham and Farmville libraries. Visit our events calendar to see more details.

Resources

  • 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 a family literacy calendar featuring a book recommendation, a song, an activity, a video and additional resource links for every day of the year.  Grouped by seasons and themes, the entries are intended to provide school readiness activities and behaviors in which caregivers can engage their little ones.
  • Dial a Story is a free, 24/7 service provided by the Library of Virginia. Families can call in at any time to listen to a story read aloud in English or in Spanish! The story will change each Wednesday. To hear a story now, call 833-690-0646.
  • 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.
  • 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

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