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Children Services of the Washington County Free Library provides materials and information for children ages infant through age twelve and their parents or adult caregivers. We offer a variety of events and programs for children. You'll find many of our programs and events listed below, and we offer additional special programs throughout the year. Please refer to the Kids Events calendar for days and times, or contact us at 301-739-3250 x250 or

  • Infant Storytime (ages 6-18 mos.): (Pre-registration required) -Wednesdays at 10:15 AM & 11:15 AM
  • Toddler Time (ages 18-36 mos.): (Pre-registration required) -Mondays at 10:15 AM & 11:15 AM
  • Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.): (No registration required) -Every Friday at 11:30 AM
  • Stories by Starlight (all ages): (No registration required) -Every Thursday at 6:30 PM
  • Middle School Bookclub (ages 10-13): (No registration required) -3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30 PM
  • LEGOs @ the Library (all ages): (No registration required) - 3rd Friday of the month at 3:30 PM
  • Tween Makerspace (ages 9-12): (No registration required except for special programs) -Last Saturday of the month at 3:00 PM

The Children's Department at the Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Branch offers monthly STEM themed programs during the school year. STEM is held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. These programs are for 8 to 12 year olds. Registration is not required, but free tickets are handed out 30 minutes prior to the start of the event and are limited to the first 25 participants!

2019-2020 STEM Classes (Themes TBD)

    • October 2
    • November 6
    • December 4
    • January 8, 2020
    • February 5
    • March 4
    • April 1
    • May 6

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The Children’s Department at the Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Branch offers a picture book science workshop on the second Saturday of each month where children ages 5 through 9 can explore science concepts through fun and interesting activities. Registration is required as space is limited.

2019-2020 Schedule

  • October 12: Germs Are Everywhere
  • November 9: (Theme TBD)
  • December 14: (Theme TBD)
  • January 11, 2020: (Theme TBD)
  • February 8: (Theme TBD)
  • March14: (Theme TBD)
  • April 11: (Theme TBD)
  • May 9: (Theme TBD)

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The Children’s Department at the Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Branch offers a free preschool science program based on the acclaimed series PEEP in the Big Wide World for children ages 3 – 5 and their caregivers. Space is limited.  Registration is requested but not required.  

2019-2020 Schedule (themes TBD)

  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21
  • January 18
  • Febraury 15
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16

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  • Outreach: PreSchool Storytimes & School Visits
    • To schedule a visit for a librarian to come to your school or to bring a class to the library for a tour, please, contact the Children's Department at 301-739-3250 x250 or
    • Tours, School Visits, etc. must be scheduled at least one month in advance
  • CLASS Partnership with Washington County Public Schools