Story Time

Kid's Corner at CityCenter Park

Wednesday, June 28, 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 27, 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 29, 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.
bookcover for Do you know Dewey_exploring the Dewey decimal system  By Brian P. Cleary

Reading Dewey Story Time

Wednesday, July 5, 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.   
Dog with book

P.A.L. Story Hour

Saturday, July 8, 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. 
Build a Better World

Summer Reading Kickoff

Come join us as we kickoff DCPL's 2017 Summer Reading Program - Theme: "Build a Better World" - with a special Family Fun Storytime at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Room, followed by a craft and some LEGO playtime on the carpet! Register for Summer Reading, pick up your sign-up prize, and begin your challenge!
Music notes

Music and Movement Storytime

Come sing, tap and clap along during music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. This is a limited-time program.
Rainbow Heart

Rainbow Family Story Time

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 7:00 pm

Everyone is welcome at this story time celebrating all types of families. Fun for the entire family, this story time explores themes of family, love and friendship. Sing songs and read stories about all the wonderfully different ways a person and a family can be in the world.
mother's day story and craft

Mother's Day Story & Craft

Children ages 6-12 can bring their moms and grandmoms for a special "Mother's Day" story and fun craft!    
Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 10:30 am

Due to extreme heat, Kids Storytime has been cancelled on Tuesday, June 13. The Gerald Anderson author talk will take place at the 6th & I Synagogue (600 I St. NW) at 12:30 pm.  Join library staff at DowntownDC BID's Chinatown Parks afternoon activation on Tuesdays from May through September. Chinatown Parks are located at 5th and Massachusetts Ave. NW.