Blackwater Regional Library’s winter reading program to start Feb. 6

Published 9:00 am Monday, January 30, 2023

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Blackwater Regional Library will host a winter reading program, “There’s Snow Better Time to Read,” from Feb. 6-March 4. 

A BRL news release stated that the program is designed for children ages 0-6 and their caregiver to snuggle up and enjoy reading fun books. 

Whether books are checked out from the library or chosen from a home collection, the library encourages adults to take up the initiative to begin reading to children at a young age. Reading is Fundamental studies show 34% of children in the U.S. are entering kindergarten lacking the basic skills needed to learn how to read, and 40% of students in Virginia are reading below the basic reading level. Visit to learn more.

“Will you join us at Blackwater Regional Library this February as we kick off ‘There’s Snow Better Time to Read’?” library officials asked in the release.

Children, and their caregiver, will track reading progress through a fun coloring page and later return it to the library to claim their Winter Reading Certificate and award. 

Weekly storytimes at many of the library’s locations are also incentive to visit the library to meet friends and check out new books. Locations, contact information and a calendar of events may be found at 

“Let us come together to instill a love of reading to prepare our children for success,” library officials stated.

For more information, call 757-653-0298 or send an email to or visit or