Sizzling Summer Schedule for Kids at Tenley-Friendship Library

Tenley-Friendship Library

Sizzling Summer Schedule for Kids at Tenley-Friendship Library

Sign up now for Summer Reading

This summer we have something for every child here at the library, including Summer Reading, weekly movies, fun performers, Science in the Summer, story times, and more.  
Summer Reading: Fun for All Ages 
This year's theme is Every Hero Has a Story and DC Public Library is once again teaming up with The Washington Nationals. All kids and teens who reach their summer reading goal earn two tickets to catch a Nationals baseball game.  
  • For children birth to age 5 and their parent or caregiver, it's never too early to foster a love of reading in your child.
  • For children 6 to 12 years old, earn prizes for reading. Ask a librarian about joining the League of Extraordinary Readers and a chance to win a special lunch with seven famous children's authors. 
Stop by the children's desk to sign up.
Summer Pajama Movie Night 
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Starting June 25.
Put on your PJs and chill out watching fun family movies. Food, blankets, and pillows are welcome. Check out our line up
Science in the Summer
July 27-30, 2:00 p.m.: Grades 2-3 and 3:30 p.m.: Grades 4-6
A four-day science course focusing on simple machines. Space is limited. Registration required. 

A Book That Shaped Me Writing Contest
The 2015 Library of Congress /National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest, A Book That Shaped Me, runs through July 10 and encourages rising 5th and 6th graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Learn more.
In the Zone
Third Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m.
Enjoy games, crafts, and other fun.
Lego Construction Crew 
Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.

Baby Lap Time (Non-walkers)
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Weekly registration required. Please email

Wonderful Ones & Twos (Walkers to age 2)
Wednesdays at 12 p.m.
Fridays at 11:30 a.m. 
Weekly registration required. Please email

Preschool Story Time (Ages 3-5)
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Day-of tickets are available at the children’s desk.

Story Break (All ages)
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Pajama Story Time (All ages)
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Family Story Time (All ages)
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.