Buchanan County Public Library

Summer Reading for Children

This year our Summer Reading Program: Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover is going online and through the mail to encourage reading and connection without in person programs.  We will be posting activities and information under the Learn & Discover tab and under the Adult, Children, and Teen tabs each week.  We will also be hosting Facebook Live and other online live events. Check our calendar for times and details.  If you register by June 8th, you will receive a Summer Reading registration bag with information, activities, and other goodies.  Read to earn prizes and chances in our Grand Prize Drawings. Go to the Reading Programs tab to register.  Many of the activities we’re posting will be listed as activity badges in the Beanstack online reading accounts.  Call the library at 276-935-5721 for more information.  If you know someone who doesn’t have internet access but would like to participate, have them contact us for Mailbox access.


Click here to see prize photos.


Week 1: Explore the Universe activities

Week 2: Investigate Crime activities

Week 3: Discover Your Heritage activities

Family Tree Print

Week 4: Dive into the Ocean activities

Lauren Tarshis Author Interview

Using salt, water, food coloring, and paper, create a beautiful art piece:  https://alittlepinchofperfect.com/process-art-colored-salt-painting/   



Week 5: Dig into the Earth activities will be posted beginning July 11, 2020


 *Children under 5 yrs old completing the summer reading program will receive a presentation copy of our featured book instead of chances in the grand prize drawing.*

For stories and activities to share with your family every day, visit DayByDayVA. This resource provides enrichment and literacy building activities such as songs, finger plays, educational and fun web links, and read aloud ebooks.


Kids InfoBits:
Kids InfoBits delivers trusted, age-appropriate online content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school.

Early World of Learning   World Book Early World of Learning:
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.


  • Little bits – 2&3 year olds @ 11:30am
  • Story Hour – 4&5 year olds @ 12pm


  • BabyTALK –  Babies under 2 years old @ 12pm


  • Home School –  (2) groups K-5th & 6th-12th @ 10am
  • Little Bits – 2&3 year olds @ 11:30am

 Comic Book Club

Do you love comics and pop culture? Then you need to be a part of the Comic Book Club. Each month we will review the latest happenings in the world of comics, television, and movies. In addition we will discuss a different graphic novel each month. Click here to find out more!

Join the Family Online Book Discussion on BCPL Facebook Live in June and July or watch the recording under the Learn & Discover tab.

Imagination Library

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is available to children ages 5 and younger who live in Buchanan County.  Call the library at 935-5721 or email teresa@bcplnet.org for more information and how to register your child.  The program is funded by the Friends of the Library.


  • Hours

    Mon: 1pm-8pm
    Tues-Wed: 8:30am-5pm
    Thu: 8:30am-8pm
    Fri-Sat: 8:30am-5pm
    Sun: Closed

  • Get in touch


    Fax: 276-935-6292

    Email: sherry@bcplnet.org

  • Find us

    1185 Poe Town Street
    Grundy, VA 24614

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