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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!

2018-19 STEM Classes

    • September 5th: Geometric Art
    • October 3rd: Spooky STEM
    • November 7th: Engineering Challenges
    • December 5th: Simple Circuits


  • January 9th: TBD  *(Please note- This class is taking place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month)*
  • February 6th: TBD
  • March 6th: TBD
  • April 3rd: TBD
  • May 1st: TBD
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.

2018-2019 Schedule

  • September 8th: Deep Blue Sea
  • October 13th: Hurricanes
  • November 13th: Eye Exploration
  • December 8th: It's in the Stars
  • January 12th: Snowflake Science
  • February 9th: Rocks and Minerals
  • March 9th: Robotics
  • April 13th: Go Green
  • May 11th: Food is Fuel

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.  

2018-2019 Schedule

  • October 20th: Shadows
  • November 17th: Ramps
  • December 15th: Color
  • January 19th: Sounds
  • March 16th: Plants
  • May 18th: Water

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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