All programs are free and open to the public.
Events are first come, first served, while supplies last.
Please no large groups, space is limited.
To register for events that require registration, please call the Children's Department at Alfred Dickey Library at 701-252-2990 or stop by the library to register in person. Registration begins one week prior to the scheduled event.
Due to Covid-19, the library is currently not holding any of our regular indoor children's programs listed below.
Our Bookmobile is offering summer programs in the parks. Check out the Bookmobile schedule of events for dates and times!
Storytime at the James River Valley Library System is designed for toddlers and preschoolers, or any child who still enjoys hearing stories, singing songs, and using their imaginations! Stories, puppets, action rhymes, and child/parent participation are some of the fun included in storytime. No registration is needed for individuals. Please, no large groups. (Space is limited.) *Storytime will last approximately 30 minutes, but may run longer or shorter. Check out our Events Calendar to find out when the next storytime event is scheduled. *Due to Covid-19, Storytime has been temporarily moved to a virtual platform. Tune-in on Tuesdays at 10:00 am on the James River Valley Library's Facebook Page, to watch Storytime Live!
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Simple crafts take place every other Tuesday immediatly following Storytime. The craft will be simple, but will allow each child to be creative and help to develop their fine motor skills too! We will use many different types of craft supplies such as glue, glitter, paint, clay, markers, fuzzy sticks and more! Paint aprons will be provided for messy crafts, but please be sure to dress the kids in clothes you don't mind them getting messy in. We look forward to crafting with your kiddos! Check out our Events Calendar to find out when the next Simple Craft event is scheduled.
(ages 5-8 welcome with parent/guardian)
At each meeting we will give those who want to be challenged a design to create, and for those who just want to come and build what you want, that’s okay too! Each child will have the opportunity to share with the group what they made. All Lego creations will go on display in the Children's Department of the Library, and will be taken apart prior to the next meeting. All Legos and supplies will be provided. Please do not bring your own legos. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Registration will open one week prior to the event. Visit our Events Calendar to find out when the next Lego Club is scheduled.
Calling All tween & teen Inventors! Join us on the third Monday of each month at the James River Valley Library System for Maker Mondays! This event will allow kids ages 9 and up to imagine, design, create and explore the world of S.T.E.A.M using various types of materials! Makerspace activities will include robotics, snap circuits, simple coding, 3D Pens, Kinex, Legos and more! All the supplies needed to create the inventions will be provided first come, first served. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Registration will open one week prior to the event. Visit our Events Calendar to find out when the next Maker Monday is scheduled.
Games @ The Library
Looking for something fun to do after school? Join us at the Alfred Dickey Library for an afternoon of fun and games! We will play X-Box Kinect games, board games, card games, and much more! Free snacks will also be provided! There is no need to register for this event. Please call the Children's Department at the library if you would like more information. Check out our Events Calendar to find out when the next Games @ The Library event is scheduled.
Great Beginnings Family Book Club
A book club for families!
Here’s how it works- register your family in the children’s department at Alfred Dickey Library at the beginning of the month to get a copy of the book. Read the book with your family, then we will meet on the last Thursday of the month to discuss the book and do book related activities! The next book will be announced at each meeting.This book club runs from February-April (Copies of the books are available, while supplies last & must be returned to the library.) REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Sign up begins at the beginning of the month. We look forward to reading with you and your family! Check out our Events Calendar to find out when the next Family Book Club event is scheduled.
Movie @ The Library
(Ages: 5-8 welcome with parent/guardian)
Join us for a movie on the BIG SCREEN at the library! We will show a G or PG rated movie once per month. Free popcorn and Juice will be provided first come, first served. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Registration will be open beginning one week prior to the event. Check out our Events Calendar to find out when the next Movie @ The Library is scheduled.
For more information about these programs,
please call the Children’s Department: 252-2990 or send us an email at email@example.com