Fairfax County Public Library has youth outreach opportunities that don't need to take place in the library! FCPL's Program and Education Services Department have staff dedicated to bringing engaging programs out into the community. We are currently offering dynamic and interesting virtual programs focused on youth interests for children ages 5-11. For every program, FCPL provides the staff and supplies-available for pickup at your local branch or by delivery to your location-at no cost to you. The roster of prepared programs is always being updated so check out the list and categories on this page!
We provide the following literacy support services to the diverse communities of Fairfax County.
To inquire or register for one of the programs listed below, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Magic Tree House Book Club
Adventure awaits! Join main characters Annie and Jack as they travel in time to discover the mystery of the Magic Tree House! Each month Ms. Cristina will read aloud and lead discussions on a book from the popular Magic Tree House; Series by Mary Pope Osborne. We will challenge each other with quiz- show-style games, discuss our favorite and least favorite parts, participate in activities and create crafts related to each story!
Samantha Spinner Book Club
Go on an around the world adventure as you try to solve the mystery of Samantha Spinner's missing uncle! Join Ms. Cristina as she takes you on a whirl-wind trip around the world to solve the clues in the top secret files. Meetings include discussions, question and answer, games, and of course MYSTERY SOLVING!
Roald Dahl Book Club
Delve into the imaginary world of Roald Dahl by exploring his amazing literature! This book club will be packed with extraordinary discussions and creative hands on activities.
Join Ms. Cristina for a free-for-all book club chat about KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES by Shannon Messenger! Packed with trivia, games, lots of fun discussion and even door prizes!
Snuggle up in a blanket fort, tent or comfy couch and listen to spooky stories at twilight!
Around the World with Picture Books:
Calling all Global Citizens! Each month children will be introduced to different countries and cultures through books, videos and some fun hands-on activities.
Spanish Book Club: For fluent Spanish speakers, a book a month with discussions in Spanish.
Aventuras con Cristina:
Learn basic Spanish through activities, games, reading, and interactive adventures!
Engaging conversations about social justice topics with books, projects, and activities to help promote healthy discussions and initiate interest in social justice. Each month, Ms. Cristina will choose a different social justice topic to read and discuss. Learn about young activists that have made a difference! See below for books and discussion topics.
Environmental Justice: Read aloud with discussions and activities to inspire young people to help protect the environment. Books are selected based on age groups.
Gender Equity: Engaging discussions, crafts and activities based on literature revolving around gender equity. Books will be selected based on age groups.
Racial Justice: Engaging discussions, crafts and activities based on literature revolving around racial equity. Books will be selected based on age group.
Human Rights: Engaging discussions, crafts and activities based on literature revolving around human rights and activism. Books will be selected based on age groups.
Hunger and food insecurity :Engaging discussions, crafts and activities based on literature revolving around hunger and food insecurity.; Books will be selected based on age groups.
Refugee and Immigrants: Engaging discussions, crafts and activities based on literature revolving around the topic of refugees and immigrants. Books will be selected based on age groups.