Story Time

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 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.  Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first-come, first-served basis.  Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

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. Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Baby and Toddler Story Time

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 

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 along with the children.
Smokey the Fireman

Storytime & Firetruck Touch

As part of our Summer Reading Kickoff, join us for a storytime and fireman crafts at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., we'll be joined by our neighborhood firemen and a fire truck for a truck touch. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
This Day in June

Pride Month Story Time

Celebrate Pride Month with a Pride story time! For more Pride programs and LGBTQ book lists, visit our DC Public Library Pride page!
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Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species. Join us in the Children's Department for a special story time hosted by the Endangered Species Coalition. 
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And Tango Makes Three

At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo get the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.
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Bike-to-Family Storytime

"Read . . . Ride . . .  Like the Wind!!!" In celebration of National Bike Month, Petworth Neighborhood Library invites you to ride your bikes to our Family Story time!
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers 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.  

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