Story Time

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Summer Reading Kickoff at Southwest

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:30 am

Join us for our annual Summer Reading Kickoff! We'll be having fun programming all day.  At 10:30 a.m., we'll have a police-themed story time. At 11:00 a.m., come meet our local police officers and decorate your own police badge. At 1:00 p.m., read a story to the P.A.L. (People.Animals.Love.) therapy dogs outside by the library garden. At 3:00 p.m., join our special performers Retro Jumpers to do Double Dutch. 
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 10:30 am

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. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  
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Family Story Time

Monday, May 29, 2017, 4:00 pm

Every Monday at 4 p.m., come to Parklands-Turner for a family story time! 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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Kid's Corner at CityCenter Park

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 10:30 am

Join DCPL and CityCenterDC for Kids Corner every Wednesday May through September. Librarians from the DC Public Library will lead a 30-40 minute story time full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays! Kids Corner story time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun, outdoor environment.   The Park at CityCenter is located at the corner of 10th & I Street NW.  
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 7:00 pm

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.  

Kid's Corner at CityCenter Park

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 10:30 am

Join DCPL and CityCenterDC​ for Kids Corner! Every Wednesday May 10-Sept 27 at 10:30am, librarians from the DC Public Library will lead a 30-40 minute story time full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays! Kids Corner story time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun, outdoor environment. The Park at CityCenter is located at the corner of 10th & I Street NW.
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Put on your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time. Every Tuesday evening we will wind down the day with stories, songs, and rhymes. This program is for all ages.
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 6:00 pm

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.
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Reading Dewey Story Time

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 10:30 am

Just the facts...   Using factual books, from the collection’s Dewey Decimal Classification, we will explore new topics each month to whet the inquisitive nature of wee ones.   
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P.A.L. Story Hour

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join dogs from People Animals Love (P.A.L.) for a special story hour on the second Saturday of each month featuring an opportunity for children to meet and read with dogs. P.A.L. story hours provide a great way for your budding reader to get some reading practice in with an attentive and patient audience. 

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