Summer Reading Program


Powhatan County Public Library is proud to partner once again with Powhatan County Public Schools for summer reading fun: our 2019 theme is It’s Showtime At Your Library! Our summer reading season runs through August 31st and we’re offering family-friendly events all summer long.

Participants are encouraged to stock up on their favorite books and magazines to earn chances to win one of our themed prize baskets. Each day a child checks out a book or other item from the library he or she will receive a scratch off ticket for an instant winner prize or an entry for our grand prize drawing. Summer Reading events and prizes are funded through generous sponsorship from the Friends of the Powhatan County Public Library.

Summer Reading Kickoff! 6:00 PM Tuesday June 4 at PCPL

Learn about this year’s summer reading events and prizes and enjoy performances by Powhatan High School’s Show Choir and Drama Club. A pizza dinner will be served courtesy area elementary school PTOs.

Masterpiece Mondays 2:00 PM Mondays June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at PCPL

At each session, artists will create artwork inspired by a famous artist or illustrator. For our first Masterpiece Monday, we’ll explore tape resist and splatter techniques inspired by American artist Jackson Pollack. Children ages 5-12 are invited to join us in the Children’s Activity Room for this creative adventure!  

Summer Storytime 10:30 AM Tuesdays June 18 to July 30 at PCPL

Join us for a fun, interactive storytime designed to introduce children to reading and language. Storytime is a great way to improve and reinforce early literacy skills. No registration required.

TACO Teens 2:00 PM Tuesdays June 18 to July 30 at PCPL

Make a difference at your library with TACO (Teen Advisory Creative Organization). Have your voice heard! Refreshments provided. Help plan and run teen programs, create library displays and suggest YA books. Grades 6-12 welcome. No registration required. 

Music and Movement Storytime 10:30 AM Wednesdays June 19 to July 31 at PCPL

At this active storytime, for ages 0-5, we’ ll stretch, sing, dance and explore music with rhythm instruments and stories! Singing and playing through movement is a fun way to develop gross motor, listening and social skills to reinforce early learning concepts. No registration required.

Magic Instruction for ages 8-12 3:00 PM Thursday June 20 at PCPL

Take magic for a test drive! Professional magician Mickey Moore will offer magic instruction to youth ages 8-12 at this charming event. Following the show participants will learn to perform 3 different tricks.

Magic Show for All Ages 6:00 PM Thursday June 20 at PCPL

Join Richmond area favorite, Magician Mickey Moore for a thrilling family-friendly show sure to bring a smile to your face. This interactive magic show features disappearing acts, colorful balloon art and more to please audiences of all ages.

Jonathan the Juggler 6:00 PM Thursday June 27 at PCPL

This interactive performance will leave kids laughing as Jonathan the Juggler rides a unicycle, tells jokes and juggles everything from rubber chickens to basketballs. Jonathan has performed at venues as varied as the White House, The Kennedy Center and the Powhatan Earth Day celebration. Join him for a fun-filled hour of juggling antics. This program is open to all ages.


Sometimes characters end up in sticky situations! Children’s literature is a true treasure trove. This lively puppet show features timeless classics including The Three Little Kittens and Little Miss Muffet and some new friends. See a variety of puppets at as local favorite Barefoot Puppet Theater entertains.

Metro Richmond Zoo Reptiles 2:00 PM Thursday July 18 at PCPL

Reptile friends will act as “animal ambassadors” from the Metro Richmond Zoo at this scaly performance. Learn about reptile types and the snakes native to Virginia.

Summer Reading Finale 6:00 PM Thursday July 25 at PCPL

Celebrate the end of summer reading programming with a visit from Nutzy and Nutasha of the Richmond Flying Squirrels. A pizza dinner will be served thanks to area elementary school PTOs.

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