Middlesex County Public Library

Resources for Children


2019 Summer Reading Program: It’s Showtime at Your Library!

We will read stories about the circus, dance, puppet shows & ventriloquism, music, magic, and movies & shows. We will cover fiction, nonfiction, and biographies. There will be songs to sing, games to play, and crafts to make. The summer reading program is designed to keep children engaged in reading and listening over the summer break. We hope you will bring your children to our age-appropriate programs, check out books, and encourage them to enjoy reading as a fun activity. Studies show that children who engage in recreational reading can keep up their skill levels over the summer break.

Registration for our reading contests begins June 5, 2019. You may register your children at either branch library. Be sure to pick up a reading log and start checking out some books and start reading! Our reading competitions are open to all children ages 2 1/2 years old to rising 8th grader. Prizes will be given weekly, with grand prizes awarded at our final celebrations. See our calendar for our storytime schedule and special performances for all ages. All performances and activities are free!


  • Summer Reading Program 2018
    Summer Reading Program 2018
  • Summer Reading contest winners for  2 1/2 years old through 5th grade
    Summer Reading contest winners for 2 1/2 years old through 5th grade
  • Summer Reading contest winners for 6th to 8th grade
    Summer Reading contest winners for 6th to 8th grade
  • Barefoot Puppets, performers
    Barefoot Puppets, performers
  • Kim & Jimbo Cary, performers
    Kim & Jimbo Cary, performers
  • Christian Michaels, performer
    Christian Michaels, performer
  • Paws to Read
    Paws to Read
  • Crafts!


The 2018 Summer Reading Program was made possible through a grant from the River Counties Community Foundation.


Summer Reading Program 2018 YouTube video:  (Courtesy of Ray Rose, Southside Sentinel.)




Kids’ Carnival 2018 YouTube video: (Courtesy of Ray Rose, Southside Sentinel)


Early World of Learning, World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts.  With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities.  Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish.  Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program, and are often included in the lesson plan for each story. Just type in your library card number and you’re off!


 NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for children’s fiction and nonfiction. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers. Click on the logo to start!




Explora High School, Explora Middle School, and Explora Primary School databases provide content suitable to students in each school level. Features include a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results and easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic.

Gale kids InfoBitsKids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.



Children’s and young adult ebooks are available through Overdrive and RBDigital.



  • Urbanna Branch Public Library
    Administrative Office
    150 Grace Street
    Urbanna, VA 23175
    Fax: 804-758-5910

    Mon: 10am-5pm
    Tue: 12pm-8pm
    Wed: 10am-5pm
    Thu: 10am-5pm
    Fri: 10am-5pm
    Sat: 10am-2pm
    Sun: Closed

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  • Deltaville Branch Public Library
    35 Lovers Lane
Deltaville, VA 23043


    Fax: 804-776-7423

    Mon : 10am-8pm

    Tues: 10am-5pm

    Wed: 10am-5pm
    Thu: 1pm-5pm
Fri: 10am-5pm

    Sat: 10am-2pm
    Sun: Closed

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