Story Time

PET Plush Pals

Family Story Time: Teddy Bear Takeover

Who runs the world? Teddy Bears! Well, not really, but at Petworth Library they will rule for a day! Many Americans celebrate teddy bears twice a year: Sept. 9 (National Teddy Bear Day) and Nov. 14 (National American Teddy Bear Day).  Bring your favorite teddy bear to Petworth Neighborhood Library for a cozy and fun teddy-themed Family Story Time with parachute songs, poems and a group photo. Afterwards, be sure to check out some teddy-centric tales for you and your plush pal to enjoy at home!

Once Upon a Snowflake

Listen to the retelling of H.C. Andersen's The Snow Queen, create paper snowflake designs and watch a movie on Thursday, December 11, 2014.  For ages 6-11.
Children marched with Dr. MLK, Jr.

Story Time and Crafts in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

All ages are encouraged to join us as we make Peace Mobiles and Magnets in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Parents also will leave with Peace Badges that they can bestow upon their little ones in recognition of noteworthy acts of selflessness.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

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. First session is at 10:00 and the second is at 11:00. Please plan to attend only one of the identical sessions.
Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, dance, and move to popular songs.  For ages 2-3 and their caregivers.
Story Time for One-Year-Olds

Wonderful Ones

An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for 1-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 12-24 months.
Baby with book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Come read, sing and play with your baby at the library! This story time is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. For children ages birth to 1 and their caregivers. See you there!
Stories for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Black History 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.

Holiday Story Time

As part of Rosedale's holiday celebrations, children and their families can enjoy a special holiday and winter-themed story time! Appropriate for ages 0-6.