Story Time

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Paws to Read-- A Special Family Story Time

Let’s celebrate PAWS TO READ MONTH!   Every child is encouraged to bring a favorite Animal Stuffy to this special Family Story Time! Our story time books and songs will be an ode to beloved pets as we celebrate the best features of our furry friends! Beware: barking, meowing, chirping and howling may ensue!  Appropriate for birth to five years old  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 4:00 pm

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  

Bilingual Story Time / Hora de los Cuentos

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.  
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Family Story Time

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:30 am

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
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Story Time at the Petworth Safeway

The DC Public Library and Safeway have teamed up to bring Story Time to the Georgia Ave./Petworth Safeway on the second Thursday of every month. Join us on March 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. as we share books, rhymes, music and other fun activities. Click HERE to view the flier.

Read Across America

Anacostia Library in partnership with DC Fire and EMS present Read Across America!  In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, local firefighters will join us to lead a special story time for children.
Selma, Lord Selma

“With My Own Two Hands: Brave and Fearless Children of the Civil Rights Movement”

The Northeast Library proudly celebrates Black History Month with the theme “With My Own Two Hands: Fearless Children of the Civil Rights Movement."  On February 24 at 3:30 p.m., we will end Black History Month with a screening of the film Selma, Lord, Selma.
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time at All Souls Episcopal Church

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 1:30 pm

This program has moved to All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., from Cleveland Park Library. 
French Story Time

French Story Time at All Souls Episcopal Church

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 4:00 pm

This program has moved to the All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., from the Cleveland Park Library. French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us at All Souls Episcopal Church every Tuesday at 4 p.m.