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Children's Programming Break

No children's programs from Sept. 6 through Sept. 20

Now that summer is over, and children are back in school, the Chevy Chase Children's Room is taking a two week break from weekly programs. That means Baby Lap Time, Wonderful Ones, Tales for Twos and Threes, Toddler Time, Craft Night, Multilingual PJ Story Time, and Music Time will all resume the fourth week of September - the week beginning Sept. 21. Please still come to the Children's Room! We would love to see you, help you find some books, hear about your summer vacations, and help you start your homework.

Elephant and Piggie

Beginner Reader Books

Learning to read is a daunting task. Luckily the library offers a wide selection of easy-to-read books called Easy Readers. The tricky part is finding a book that is both interesting to your child and simple enough for them to read while still challenging them. The levels assigned by publishers can be a good place to start but, it also can be misleading since every book publisher uses different standards for assigning levels. Kids will find Easy Readers featuring their favorite characters without any problem.

Amelia Bedilia

Back-to-School Reading

Start the school year off with Amelia Bedelia

SUMMER READING IS OVER A NEW SCHOOL YEAR HAS BEGUN GRAB A BOOK TAKE A LOOK THERE’S STILL ROOM FOR FUN   Get a fun introduction to idioms with Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish… Amelia takes Mrs. Roger’s instructions literally and so began a series of housekeeping mishaps. Check out the Amelia Bedilia series from your library today!    

Photo fo Pablo the PAL Dog

Meet Pablo!

A four-legged Mt. Pleasant Library volunteer

Pablo is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits. Here are ten tidbits about Pablo:   Pablo is a Havanese, the national dog breed of Cuba.

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Play Dough Play Day

Celebrate National Play Dough Day on September 16!

September 16 is National Play Dough Day! Join us on Monday, Sept. 14 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Children ages 2.5 - 4 years old will LOVE squishing, kneading and creating new things with dough. Ms. Tea will follow a simple non-toxic recipe that requires no cooking, and provide other resources and household items as dough modeling tools to prompt creative thinking/exploration. 

Bark George

Phonological Awareness

Early Literacy tips for parents and caretakers of young children

Researchers say that there are six skills that are important for children to learn before they are ready to read:

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Back to School Break

Story times will resume mid-September

We're taking a break! From Sept. 8 to Sept. 22, there will be no story times or craft times at the Watha T. Daniel Library. We will use this time for mandatory trainings and to prepare for the new school year. Story times will resume Sept. 23. 

Global Babies

Kids Around the World

Bonjour! Shalom! Jambo! Ni hao!

Plant the seeds of cultural awareness from the youngest ages with a board book, and keep nurturing them through late elementary with books that introduce kids to different religions, foods, and

Playing Mario MaKey MaKey

DC Public Library Visits the Gamer Family Festival

On Saturday, Aug. 15, Librarians Cameron and Kim visited the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the Gamer Family Festival, a whole day inspired by games in the museum’s collection. Not to be out done by event partners

Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra

Eighth-Grade Math Novels?

Books that make math fun for middle-schoolers

The library got a request this morning via Twitter: We've gotta admit this is a slightly unusual -- and incredibly specific request. But our amazing Library staff are up to the task! Here's what awesome Children's Librarian Annie Lyon came up with:

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