Fairfax County Public Library offers many children's programs. All events are free. Go to the library’s event calendar and click on “View Events By…” to browse through programs by type, age or date or click on “Discover FCPL Events” to search for specific programs. Some programs have registration. Look for (R) in the description.
If you would like to receive notifications about some of our spotlight events, send a message to LibEarlyLiteracy@fairfaxcounty.gov. You will receive 1-2 monthly emails.
Music Time with Jazzy J
This fun and interactive music program is designed to enhance the curiosity and creativity of young minds around music. Children and parents will be engaged in singing, movement activities, reading and the joy of music. Ages 4-5. (R)
Jazzy J is a highly motivated music teacher with over 20 years of music experience with early childhood and elementary ages. She uses a variety of genres of music along with other listening and movement activities to help children explore and learn about their own ever changing music preferences.
Saturday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m. Register.
Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m. Register. (Registration opens on December 31.)
If You Want to Meet an Author, Meet Laura Numeroff (Virtual)
Kick off our Winter Reading Challenge! Join us for a presentation, storytime and Q&A session with Laura Numeroff, author of the favorite children's picture book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
This program is appropriate for ages 4 and above. An invitation to join this virtual talk will be sent to participants one day prior to the event. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Saturday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. Register.
Virtual Science Spectacular
Join Eric Energy as he conducts a variety of dynamic science experiments with music, and movement. Eric Energy's assistants (his kids) will help, and he will encourage audience participation throughout the show. Kids will be encouraged to stand/jump/dance and repeat important science facts. After the show, the kids can access experiments that they can do at home on the Eric Energy website. Preschool - 2nd Grade. Registration required.
Saturday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m. Register. (Registration opens on December 24.)
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library. It is an outdoor reading experience whereby a children’s book is deconstructed and the pages of the book are laminated and placed on wooden stakes or in permanent kiosks along a walking trail. Get children excited about reading by visiting a Fairfax County Public Library StoryWalk®.
Walk through the library and read "You're Not Small" by Anna Kang.
Walk through the woods while following at the pages of a book at the Martha Washington Library StoryWalk® in cooperation with Mount Vernon Rec Center. This season's story is "I Won a What?" by Audrey Vernick.