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School's First Day Of School

School Here We Come!

 It is that time of year again, the beginning of a new school year. For some parents and children this tradition has become routine, and for others it is the very first stage of growing and going to school for the very first time.  This joyous list of  books is sure to help parents calm children of their first day jitters and show them how much fun they will have on their first day of school and onward.  

First Day Jitters

School Rules!

Titles to help get your student ready for school

Summer is coming to an end, which means a new school year is right around the corner. This time of year can cause anxiety in those moving to a new classroom. These titles remind us that we can all conquer the dreaded first day.First Day Jitters By: Julie Danneburg

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Autumn's Tough Topic: Emotional Resiliency

At the start of a new school season, children’s emotions can run the gamut. Although many children feel excited and confident about beginning school with new clothes or new supplies, some may display a bit of anxiety when it’s time to say goodbye to a parent at drop off. Early in the school year, returning students may feel reticent and unsure about interacting with different teachers and classmates, or their assignments may seem intimidating.

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Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party/Back to School Celebration

On Tuesday, August 30, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., there will be a Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party at the Northwest One Library. This party is for ALL ages as the summer reading program was for ALL ages.  This party will also be our Back to School celebration!  We will have local artist Rajan Sedalia for our special guest.  He will be drawing caricatures of children. In addition, we will have a crafts table, a games table, a Library Information table, and snacks.

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Yearbook Collection on Display

Seeking yearbook donations for collection

Did you know that Special Collection’s Washingtoniana Room (3rd floor) houses a small collection of Washington, D.C. high school and college yearbooks? Our goal is to obtain a yearbook from each high school and college/university in Washington, D.C. We would love to obtain yearbooks published far enough to have genealogical value!  

PKL Youth Advisory Now Forming

Earn Community Service Hours as a Library Youth Advisor

Teens!  Are you a respectful, responsible young adult aged 13-19 and interested in sharing your ideas about how the Parklands-Turner Library can meet your needs and the needs of other young people in our community? Visit the library today or phone 202-645-4532 and ask to speak with Ms. Auset for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting new group.

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Back to School College Prep

High school is usually when students put serious thought into college for the first time. The process of SAT preparedness, choosing a major, career exploration, applying to scholarships, and selecting a school become critical tasks moving toward senior year. During this exciting time, allow your public library to get you started with informative books listed below. 

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Using the Library After School

A guide for middle schoolers and their parents

Middle schoolers and parents, The Tenley-Friendship Library offers after-school programs, homework help, books, computers with Internet and online databases to help make your school year a success. This is the time of year when we receive questions from middle students and their parents about using the library after school. We’ve prepared responses to some of our frequently asked questions.

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Back to School Health and Fitness Program

Thank You for Participating!

A hearty thanks to the Capitol View and Marshall Heights communities for their participation in our Third Annual Back-to-School Health and Fitness Program. On Thursday,  Aug. 20, 131 children, youth, teens and adults turned out for the exciting four-hour event. In addition to receiving school supplies that included 125 backpacks, kids and teens enjoyed hip-hop music, face painting, double dutch jump rope and plenty of hot dogs, chips, cookies and soft drinks.

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Third Annual Bellevue Back-to-School Bash

Kick off a successful school year!

Join us for a FREE celebration, hosted by Bellevue Neighborhood Library and Community of Hope, for the whole family to help kick off a successful school year with backpack and school supply giveaways! The event will also include : Live music Face painting Local book authors Vendors and information tables Raffle prizes Carnival snacks and more Nearby Metro Stations: Anacostia and Congress Heights Bus Lines: A2, A4, and A8  

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