Youth Services

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One Thousand Things Before Kindergarten. In partnership with the Library of Virginia, the Soho Center and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library services, 1KTB4K features a custom folder, log sheets, activity suggestions and prizes for every 100 books or activities completed. Activities include things like playing in water/bath, singing, counting, measuring, etc. And books…lots of books.

Special Reading and Learning Programs

The Franklin County Library offers Summer and Winter Programs which encourage children to have fun while increasing literacy.  They include featured programs and incentives to make learning even more fun.More than Just Books

More Than Just Books

From nature backpacks and PlayAway Launchpads to board games, the Library has a variety of items for our patron’s use.

Story Time & Toddler Time

Bring children ages 0 through 6 to one of our weekly programs filled with songs, stories, crafts, and fun.  Check out our events page  for the schedule at your favorite branch.

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Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language Online, available anytime, anywhere in 110+ languages.

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Earn prizes and be the next member of the club by accepting the challenge to read 100 books.

StoryWalk-LOGO-FINALLocated at the Summit View Business Park in Rocky Mount, the StoryWalk® is a permanent installation that displays an illustrated children’s story—literally a book taken apart—along a walking trail near the 24-Hour Library.StoryWalks® are made by laminating all the pages from a book and mounting them on signs along a pathway. Visitors can read the entire book, progressing from sign to sign, as they move along the trail.The Summit View StoryWalk® is on a flat, crushed stone trail that is about a quarter mile long. Open 24/7/365, the trail and the 24-Hour Library are on Pleasant Breeze Drive, off Route 220S. The StoryWalk® is free and books change seasonally.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.