Welcome to Summer Events at the Virginia Public Library!

Below are our summer events happening in the month of June, followed by events that will be happening weekly this summer. This blog post will be updated to show July and August events as we come closer to those months! All our summer events will be outdoors events and will be on the front lawn of the library, or at the Virginia Market Square farmer’s market by Silver Lake. Read further to see what events we have coming up this summer!

June Events

June 8 – Bubble Day Storytime – 10:30am

This kick-off event includes an outdoor storytime on the library lawn, bubble wand kits, lawn games, and, of course, bubbles! This event is recommended for young children and their families.

June 15 – Messy Art Day on the library lawn– 1-3pm

This event includes two messy craft stations on the library front lawn – making marbled paper and tie die! You can bring your own cotton items to tie die, or use the cotton bandanas the library is providing (in a limited quantity). This art is messy, so wear clothes that can get messy! This event is recommended for middle grade children and teens. Younger children may need adult help with these crafts.

June 22 – Big Truck Day Storytime on the library lawn – 10:30am

This event includes an outdoor storytime on the library lawn, and ends with Big Trucks from the City of Virginia! The street in front of the library (5th Ave) will be closed for this event so children and families can walk by the trucks, take pictures, and ask questions of the City truck drivers! This event is recommended for young children and their families.

June 29 – Storytime on the library lawn – 10:30am

This event includes an outdoor storytime on the library lawn, followed by outdoor crafts and activities! Be prepared to sing, dance, and listen to some stories! This event is recommended for young children and their families.

Weekly Events

June 8 – Aug 31 Story Walk on the library lawn

The library will have Story Walks displayed on the library lawn every Tuesday from June 8 until August 31. These stories are provided on large sign boards that families can walk by to read the entire book. The Story Walks will start by the library parking lot and end near the library sign board. Visit every two weeks for a new story to read!

June 10 – Aug 26 Story Walk at the Farmer’s Market

The library will have Story Walks displayed at the Farmer’s Market every Thursday from June 10 until August 26. These stories are provided on large sign boards that families can walk by to read the entire book. The Story Walk will be set up along the walking trail next to the Farmer’s Market stands. Visit every two weeks for a new story to read!

June 17 – Aug 5 – Dave & Yogi Therapy Dog – 2:30 – 4:30pm

This recurring event can be found at the Thursday Farmer’s Markets held by Silver Lake! David Kopp and his therapy trained dog Yogi will be available from 2:30 – 4:30pm for children of all ages to visit and practice their out-loud reading skills! Sign up in advance for 20 minutes with Dave & Yogi – readers will receive a book to take home after their reading appointment. Walk ins are also welcome to visit Dave & Yogi at their tent during the Farmer’s Market. Visit the library at the Farmer’s Market or at our building to sign up for your reading time!