Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join us for 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.  This program is free and open to the public.
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Dr. King Preschool Story Time

In honor of MLK Week, join us for a special story time with books and songs to celebrate and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ages 3-5.

Hot Cocoa Literacy Lounge

Keep your child's early literacy skills sharp this winter break! Register online for DC Public Library's Winter Reading Program and bring your eager and reluctant readers in Kindergarten,1st and 2nd grade to the library on Wednesday, December 28 at 11a.m. for some yummy hot cocoa (with marshmallows!) as they read aloud from some of our most popular Easy Readers (at levels that are most appropriate for each child).

Get A Clue - A Winter Scavenger Hunt!

Calling all super sleuths ages 8 to 12: On Tuesday, December 27 at 2:30 p.m., we are hosting a winter scavenger hunt! Your mission is to complete several physical challenges and solve our series of clues to win the final prize. You and your friends have 70 minutes to finish! This program information will self-destruct in 5 . . .4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . .
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Baby Lap Time

Monday, May 29, 2017, 2:00 pm

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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Winter Themed Family Storytime

As the weather turns nippy, it's good to look for fun activities indoors. Join us for a special winter themed storytime; we'll have a craft activity afterward which you can make and take home to keep. Books will be on hand for checkout. For all ages. All supplies will be provided.  

Children's Holiday Celebration

Join us in the MLK Children's Room for a festive holiday program. Celebrate the season with crafts, stories, games and lots of fun! Children ages 12 and under (and their adults). No registration required.
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Holidays Around The World

Families can participate in this holiday celebration. We will feature international stories, music and cookies. All are welcome!

Chinese New Year Story Time!

Join the Parklands-Turner Library Staff for a special Chinese New Year story time to celebrate the year of the Rooster!  Together we'll read stories about the Chinese New Year, learn how to celebrate Chinese New Year, and learn about the Chinese Zodiac! 
Valentine's Day Tree

Valentine's Day Story Time!

Come and join the Parklands-Turner Library staff to celebrate Valentine's Day on the actual day itself! We'll read stories about Valentine's Day and learn about the history of Valentine's Day!