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Prince William Public Library
For Kids, Young Adults, and Parents

​January 4 - March 4

Mae Among the StarsCalling all artists! Chinn Park is having their annual children's bookmark contest. Design a bookmark around the theme "Shoot for the Stars: Read" for a chance to win an autographed copy of the book, Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed. For more information and an application.


​Effective with Summer Reading 2019 there are important changes to the Summer Reading volunteer registration. Please click HERE for more information.


Montclair Community Library has partnered with the students of Prince William County's IT school, Forest Park High School to promote books through short video clips. Cast your vote for your favorite student-produced video book trailers until February 28, 2019. Help to choose a winner!


Spanish Circle Time at Chinn Park Regional Library has been reschduled from February 14 to February 21 at 2:00 p.m.


Teen Dating Violence (TDV) - Tips for Your Awareness and Safety
Central Community Library
Thursday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.

Community Educators will discuss healthy vs. unhealthy relationships for teen dating and will explain Domestic Violence Services and Sexual Assault Services available to victims.

Note: this program originally scheduled for February 28 is now Thursday, March 28. Same place and time. 

Visits and Tours of the Library

Members of the Children's Services’ staff are available to provide library tours story times and instruction in library resources on a limited basis for groups visiting the library. To find out if a tour story time or instructional program can be arranged for your group please call the Children’s Department of the nearest full service library at least one month in advance. Staff members are also available to visit schools day care centers and other organizations in Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park on a very limited basis due to recent budget cuts. Again please contact the nearest full service library a minimum of one month in advance to see if a librarian can be scheduled to visit your school or organization. (See contact information below.) 

Teachers may download copies of the Library Card Application form for their class or group visit. In order to be processed these forms must be filled out legibly and completely and the information must be verified by the teacher. The name of the school or organization and teacher’s name must be clearly labeled on each application. Applications for children under the age of eighteen must have a parent’s signature in addition to the parent’s name clearly printed in the appropriate spot. Processing time for library card applications is a minimum of two weeks. 

To schedule a tour or group visit or for more information on library services please contact the Youth Services Supervisor of the nearest full service library: 

Bull Run Regional Library: Kristen Burnham 703-792-4500 
Central Community Library: Diane Doty 703-792-8360 
Chinn Park Regional Library: Jane Drabkin 703-792-4800 
Haymarket Gainesville Community Library: Rebecca Lowe 703-792-8700 
Montclair Community Library: Robin Sofge 703-792-8740 
Potomac Community Library: Lynne Hobbs 703-792-8330


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