Story Time

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Baby and Toddler Storytime

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 engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.   Questions? Please call 202-724-4691.
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Preschool Storytime

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. Questions? Please call 202-724-4691.  
Pajama Story Time

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.
Little Red Riding Hood

Hungry Like the Wolf: Re-Tellings of the Red Riding Hood Tale

Over the years, Little Red Riding Hood, a story that originated in France and was authored by Charles Perrault, has been adapted and re-told many times. It remains a fascinating tale and the West End Interim Library welcomes families with children ages 3-7 to attend a Kid's EuroFest story-time that will present several versions of the classic tale. The story will become new and exciting again for those who have heard the classic version before, and will be enjoyed by those experiencing it for the first time.    
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Children ages 3-6 are invited to bring your favorite stuffed animal for storytime, then leave it overnight, and when you pick it up, you'll get pictures of the fun adventures it had in the library! Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Black history month

Black History Month Story Time

Children can enjoy poems, songs, and stories written by or about famous African Americans in this special Black History story time! Poets include Nikki Grimes and Langston Hughes. Appropriate for children ages 0-6.

Mo Willems Afternoon

Do you love books by Mo Willems? So do we! Come and have fun with a story time all about Mo Willems and his fantastic stories, as well as a special craft afterwards.  Ages 3 and up.

Space Story Time

Celebrate the anniversary of the first astronauts on the international space station at Rosedale. We’ll have a space themed story time as well as crafts! For ages 4 and up. 
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Story Time: Jerry Pinkney

In honor of Black History Month, the Parklands-Turner library will host a special story time and information display featuring books written and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Jerry Pinkney is an African American author and illustrator who has been the recipient of five Caldecott Honor Medals, five Coretta Scott King awards, and four Coretta Scott King Honor awards. The Parklands-Turner library staff is excited to share these wonderful works at Children's story time on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. 
Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Storytime

It's that time of the year again - the time to be thankful for all of our blessings! Join the Parklands-Turner library staff on Tuesday, November 22 at 10 a.m. as we read stories about Thanksgiving.