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Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021

What Can You Do with a Paleta?

What can you do with a paleta? = ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Anacostia Library

4:30 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk along the front of the Library and read with us  What can you do with a paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. to read the story and have a paleta (popsicle).

Monday, Sept. 27, 2021

Baby Lap Time

Outdoor Baby Lap Time!

Woodridge Library

10:15 a.m.
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 that are developmentally appropriate for children from 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.
What Can You Do with a Paleta?

What can you do with a paleta? = ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Anacostia Library

4:30 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk along the front of the Library and read with us  What can you do with a paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. to read the story and have a paleta (popsicle).

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021

Word "Read" above image of parent owl reading to baby owl in crib

Virtual Story Time

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library on Facebook Live for Virtual Story Time at facebook.com/dclibrary. Follow the Library's Facebook page to receive notifications when Facebook Live programs start.  Recommended for children birth to 5 and their grownups.
story time

Toddler Story Time - Outdoors

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Bring your toddlers for a song- and story-filled morning! We will meet on the library's patio by the sidewalk on the Upshur Street side of the building. Space is limited and the event is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that we will not provide chairs. Also, for safety reasons we ask that attendees wear masks and observe social distancing. In the case of inclement weather the event will be cancelled.  
family story time owls

Outdoor Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10:30 a.m.
Please note: Outdoor library programs are cancelled if DC Government issues a Heat Emergency or if there are thunderstorms.
Outdoor Storytime Picture with a Rainbow

Pre-School Storytime

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Please join us outside in the amphitheater where we will share some of our favorite stories. Perhaps, you will discover a few favorites of your own.  Let's be safe and remember to wear our masks!  Programs will be canceled for inclement weather.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Union Market Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us at Union Market for story time! Bring your hats, sunscreen, and blankets as we enjoy songs, finger plays, and books during this weekly event for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.   Please note: Outdoor library programs are cancelled if DC Government issues a Heat Emergency or if there are thunderstorms.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Outdoor Pre-school Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10:30 a.m.
Bring your blanket, hear wonderful stories, rhymes, and do a little jig. *Please note that space is limited and will be canceled in case of inclement weather, they will not be transferred indoors. Ages 2-5
What Can You Do with a Paleta?

What can you do with a paleta? = ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Anacostia Library

4:30 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk along the front of the Library and read with us  What can you do with a paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. to read the story and have a paleta (popsicle).

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021

Outdoor Family Story Time Graphic

Outdoor Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10:30 a.m.
Come join us for outdoor story time at Shepherd Park! These 30-45 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays; this is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. This program is recommended for children ages birth-5 and their caregivers. This program will be held in the library's parking lot to account for social distancing. Chairs will be available, though we strongly recommend bringing a blanket or towel to sit on due to the asphalt. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Baby and Toddler Storytime Owls

Outdoor Toddler Storytime

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us outdoors for some stories, songs, and movement! Please bring your own blanket or chair and find a socially-distanced spot on the lawn. No registration necessary.  Ages 1-3. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
baby and toddler owls

Outdoor Family Story Time

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Outdoor story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40-minute 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.
Outdoor Storytime Picture with a Rainbow

Outdoor Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us with your little ones for stories and songs!  We will meet in the library's garden area just outside of the Children’s Room. Space is limited and the program is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, for safety reasons masks are required for staff and attendees ages 2 and up. This outdoor program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Recommended for children ages 2-5. We look forward to seeing you at the library!
Institute of Museum and Library

Bilingual Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10:30 a.m.
All outdoor programs are cancelled if there is a heat advisory or inclement weather. We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Come join us at Lamont Plaza for a special outdoor bilingual Spanish-English Story Time with Ms. Liliana or Ms. Fabiana! Cuentos, canciones, bailes y más!  This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers. 
sing, talk and read

Toddler Story Time in Marion Park

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Southeast Library is back in business and so is story time! Join us in Marion Park for books, songs, rhythm, rhyme and movement. Location is E St SE & 6th St SE, 401-479 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003 Outdoor programming will be canceled in the event of a Heat Emergency or thunderstorms. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [LS-246526-OLS-20]
Reading Owl

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Come enjoy songs and stories with your little ones outside on the lawn. Attendance at this event is limited. Registration will open one week in advance online. Please follow this link to register a week in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-29th-baby-toddler-storytime-on-the-lawn-tickets-169523779187 Masks are required for ages 2 and up. 
What Can You Do with a Paleta?

What can you do with a paleta? = ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Anacostia Library

4:30 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk along the front of the Library and read with us  What can you do with a paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. to read the story and have a paleta (popsicle).

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021

Word "Read" above image of parent owl reading to baby owl in crib

Virtual Story Time

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library on Facebook Live for Virtual Story Time at facebook.com/dclibrary. Follow the Library's Facebook page to receive notifications when Facebook Live programs start.  Recommended for children birth to 5 and their grownups.
What Can You Do with a Paleta?

What can you do with a paleta? = ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Anacostia Library

4:30 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk along the front of the Library and read with us  What can you do with a paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. to read the story and have a paleta (popsicle).

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

What Can You Do with a Paleta?

What can you do with a paleta? = ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Anacostia Library

4:30 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk along the front of the Library and read with us  What can you do with a paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. to read the story and have a paleta (popsicle).

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Outdoor Family Story Time Graphic

Outdoor Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Come enjoy stories and songs with your little ones at family story time for ages Birth-5 on select Saturdays this Fall. These 30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays and are a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment.
What Can You Do with a Paleta?

What can you do with a paleta? = ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Anacostia Library

4:30 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk along the front of the Library and read with us  What can you do with a paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. to read the story and have a paleta (popsicle).

Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

What Can You Do with a Paleta?

What can you do with a paleta? = ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Anacostia Library

4:30 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk along the front of the Library and read with us  What can you do with a paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. to read the story and have a paleta (popsicle).

Monday, Oct. 4, 2021

Baby Lap Time

Outdoor Baby Lap Time!

Woodridge Library

10:15 a.m.
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 that are developmentally appropriate for children from 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.
What Can You Do with a Paleta?

What can you do with a paleta? = ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Anacostia Library

4:30 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk along the front of the Library and read with us  What can you do with a paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. to read the story and have a paleta (popsicle).

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021

story time

Toddler Story Time - Outdoors

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Bring your toddlers for a song- and story-filled morning! We will meet on the library's patio by the sidewalk on the Upshur Street side of the building. Space is limited and the event is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that we will not provide chairs. Also, for safety reasons we ask that attendees wear masks and observe social distancing. In the case of inclement weather the event will be cancelled.  
family story time owls

Outdoor Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10:30 a.m.
Please note: Outdoor library programs are cancelled if DC Government issues a Heat Emergency or if there are thunderstorms.
Outdoor Storytime Picture with a Rainbow

Pre-School Storytime

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Please join us outside in the amphitheater where we will share some of our favorite stories. Perhaps, you will discover a few favorites of your own.  Let's be safe and remember to wear our masks!  Programs will be canceled for inclement weather.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Union Market Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us at Union Market for story time! Bring your hats, sunscreen, and blankets as we enjoy songs, finger plays, and books during this weekly event for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.   Please note: Outdoor library programs are cancelled if DC Government issues a Heat Emergency or if there are thunderstorms.