Youth Services

1KTB4KOne Thousand Things Before Kindergarten - Deer Picture

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.

Learning Lab at Westlake LibraryLearning Lab at Westlake Library

This program is for pre-readers through pre-school. Join us for each six week session of Little Learning Lab as we augment the traditional story hour program with age appropriate activities like:

  • Music
  • Process art
  • Science
  • Story-telling
  • Technology


Little Learning Lab is held Wednesday and Thursday morning at 10:30 am. No registration required.Lego


This program is for kindergarten through 6th  graders. Check our monthly events calendar for date and time to get creative during LEGO Club! No registration required.

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 BooksMore than Just Books

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

Rocket LanguagesRocket Languages

With 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language, Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Chinese to learn English. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.

100 Book Club100 Book Club

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