Upcoming Programs

Mother and Daughter Book Club 1.0

Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., Christiansburg Library

A book club for girls in 4th and 5th grade with their moms. This month’s selection is City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrauRegistration is required.

Grow Your Own: Planting seeds with kids!

Wednesday, April 23, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Blacksburg Library

Digging in the dirt can turn into a lifetime of love and respect for nature. Children love to plant seeds in the soil and watch them grow into flowers and vegetables.

Watch a child pull a carrot from the earth, brush off the soil, and take a bite, or see the anticipation in the eyes of a youngster creating a bouquet of flowers she grew.

SEEDS-Blacksburg Nature Center Educator Rose Peterson will read a children’s book about gardening and provide a craft.

Little Scientists, Stem for Preschoolers

Tuesday, April 22, 11:00 a.m., Blacksburg Library

Explore and discover with a science-themed story and hands on experiments.  This program is for children ages 3-6 years old and has moved to the story time room.

Game On! Super Smash Bros. Tournament!

Saturday, April 19, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Blacksburg Library

Who will be victorious this week? We’ll have two tournaments this time: one for single players, and one for teams of two.  Of course, if smashing things isn’t your style, we also have a WiiU with Pikmin 3, Scribblenauts, and Infinity, as well as a PS3, and tons of board games on hand.

Paws to Read with VT Helping PAWS

Saturday, May 10, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Blacksburg Library

Virginia Tech’s Dr. Corrigan brings her therapy certified golden retriever dog Yogi to the Blacksburg Library to meet and greet people of all ages.  Youth who would like to practice their skills reading aloud are encouraged to reserve a ten-minute reading slot! Yogi is an excellent listener and enjoys hearing stories. Drop-ins are welcome and are scheduled in the order in which they are received. Contact Elizabeth at (540) 552-8246 or by email at

Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon Club

Saturday, April 19, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Jessie Peterman Library

Bring your decks and prepare to battle or trade.  Refreshments will be provided.


Seeds Indeed!

Thursday, April 17, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Blacksburg Library

Seeds can come in all shapes and sizes.  Come learn about how different plants spread their seeds, and how seeds sprout into plants.  You’ll also get the chance to plant your own mini-garden!  All ages welcome at this Early Release Day Program!

Building Zone Challenge

Thursday, April 17, at 4:00 p.m., Meadowbrook Library

Thursday, April 24, at 4:00 p.m., Jessie Peterman Library

Create anything you want using only one color of Lego blocks. Participants will vote for their favorite.  Winner will receive a mini Lego figure.


Spring Eggstravaganza

Wednesday, April 16, 4:30 p.m., Meadowbrook Public Library

Listen to a wonderful spring story read by Paula Alston, Montgomery Floyd Regional Library Director.  Special visit by the Easter Bunny.  Afterwards we will have an egg hunt.   Don’t forget your basket and camera. Everyone is invited!  


Each Day, Downtown Park, Christiansburg

April 16 through June

Christiansburg Library and Christiansburg Parks and Recreation have teamed up to bring a StoryWalk© to the Downtown Park located behind the library.  Exercise your brain and body as you walk the trail through the park while stopping to read pages of Eric Carle’s children’s book, From Head to Toe.  Each stop has an exercise that accompanies the story.

Mother and Daughter Book Club for the Small Fries

Tuesday, April 15, 5:30 p.m., Christiansburg Library

A book club for children in 1st or 2nd grade with a parent or guardian.  This month’s selection is Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay. Registration is required.

Fun Reading Group:

A book group for children in 3rd through 5th grades and their parent(s).                 Monday, April 14, 4:15-5:00 p.m. Meadowbrook Public Library

Come and enjoy lots of fun activities. We will be discussing Dear Levi: Letter from the Overland Trail by Elvira Woodruff.

Have You Seen Art?

Monday, April 14, 11:00 a.m., Christiansburg Library

Anyone 5 and up may join us as we learn about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci. We will create a sculpture while discovering more about da Vinci’s talents and technique. We have the supplies, you bring the creativity.

G is for Goat

Saturday, April 12, 2:00 p.m., Meadowbrook Library

Stories, a craft and meet a  real live goat.  Recommended for children under 8.

Meet the Author

Saturday, April 19, 11:00 a.m., Jessie Peterman Library

Meet local author Sara West and Illustrator Alicia Zeigler.  Listen to their book The Critters in Rainbow Forest.  Make a rainbow craft.  Books will be available for purchase.


Doodle Table

All Month Long at the Christiansburg Library

Come to the Children’s Corner all month long and participate in our Doodle Table. Make sure you sign your name as you express you creativity!


Read to Guess

Tuesday, April 8, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Jessie Peterman Library                               Register to read your favorite story to Guess the Doberman, a certified assistance dog.  Call 745-2947 to reserve your time.

Mother and Daughter 2.0

Monday, April 7, 6:30 p.m., Christiansburg Library

A book club for girls in 4th and 5th grade with their moms. This month’s selection is Masterpiece by Elise Broach. Registration is required.

Mother and Daughter Book Club, Blacksburg Library

Mothers and their daughters (ages 9-11 years) join us for a girls’ night out together on the last Tuesday evening of each month for a Mother & Daughter Book Club at the Blacksburg Library! Discuss the book The Penderwicks On Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall on Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. Decorate your memory book and enjoy a light snack. (Memory books and snacks are provided!)



Club M.O.M. (Meeting Other Munchkins)

Club M.O.M. (Meeting Other Munchkins)      

Every week after Storytime from 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Jessie Peterman Library  

This play group will meet every Wednesday there is a Storytime planned.  Relatives can relax and have a cup of tea while their children play with blocks and other toys.