For Children

Children are important! The Upham Memorial Library believes that children need and deserve information to further expand their learning levels in education, recreation and intellectual pursuits.

There are many programs offered to serve children of all ages.

Weekly during the school year:

Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays from 11-11:45am for 3 & 4 year olds.  If school is cancelled or there is a two hour delay there will be no story time.  Children attending story time must have a library card and bring a backpack for their projects and books!

Watch for Family Fun Nights and special events throughout the year.  The library's biggest events for kids of all ages are the Halloween and Christmas Family Fun Nights.  The events are advertised on Facebook, the local newspapers and signage around Fredericksburg.

Baby & Toddler Story Time: This fun program is for 0-3 year olds, their caretakers, and older siblings.  The 45 minute program involves story time, finger plays, songs, play time with toys and an activity.  Baby & Toddler Story Time is typically  held on a Saturday at 10am. 

Summer Reading Program: The reading contest runs through most of the summer with awesome prizes, an ice cream social for everyone and a pizza party for the contest winners.  Each year there is a different theme and activities.  K-5th grade students are specifically targeted for the weekly, Wednesday morning events BUT there are several held throughout the summer for preschoolers, teens and adults.  

Children in the library can:

  • read books                                          
  • play games
  • work on computers                              
  • play with toys
  • talk with their friends
  • do homework                                       
  • volunteer
  • have fun 
  • learn
  • check out books, magazines or movies
  • listen to audio books
  • play the Wii
  • use the art cart for all kinds of fun activities