Story Time

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Summer Reading Kick-Off

In conjunction with Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres, join us at West End as we celebrate the start of the DC Public Library Summer Reading Program on June 1, 2016! We will provide you with plenty of information, promotional materials, and reading suggestions! West End Staff is excited to work with you over the Summer. Bring your family for fun and music. Please note that the Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres program is best for families with young children!  
Bike Ride

Bike Story Time and Craft

Celebrate National Bike Month with a bike-themed outdoor* Family Story Time!  After Story Time, kids can decorate their bikes with colorful ribbons and streamers. Parents, catch a demo of Tenleytown’s new Bike Fix-it Station and get free bike helmet adjustments for every rider in the family. 
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Glow in the Dark Storytime

Hear stories in the dark! We'll be doing stories and music with glowing additions for a completely new experience at storytime. This program is recommended for ages 2-6.
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:30 am

Bring your stuffed animal friends to a special story time! After reading our favorite stories, your stuffed animals will be spending the night at the library! Pick them up the next day at 2 p.m
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Bike to Global Stories and Songs

Hello, Bonjour, Buenos Dias! Good Day, Guten Tag, Konichiwa! It's Bike-to-Work day! Why not scoop up the kiddos after work, then ride on over to Petworth Neighborhood Library to enjoy stories and songs from all around the world? Ms. Tea and Ms. Tracy will help build multi-cultural awareness and appreciation in your young child as our books and music fuel the imagination as we pretend to bike across the globe to different delightful destinations!  
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Doggie Storytime with PAL

Join us for a doggie-themed story time.  We’ll read some stories and have books on display for you to check out and take home. 

Toddler Story Time

Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program, grownups along with the children. The first session is at 10 a.m. and the second is at 11 a.m.. Please plan to attend only one of the identical sessions.

Baby Lap Time

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Creative Movement Storytime

Creative Movement Storytime

Join us at Deanwood Library for a storytime focused on different types of movement. Together we’ll read stories and explore, imitate and improvise movements that each story inspires. Wear some comfy clothes and shoes so you can wiggle around! Ages Birth-12.
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Family Story Time: Margaret Wise Brown Birthday Celebration

Celebrate the birthday of Margaret Wise Brown, author of classics such as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, with this special edition of our weekly Family Story Time! Special activity will follow story time.