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Drew Storen

Thank you, Summer Readers!

Thank you, Summer Readers!   We had a great summer, with over 575 children registered for Summer Reading at Palisades Branch! Every child who completed the program this summer received a free book, and other great prizes, including free tickets to a Washington Nationals baseball game (ages-6-12)!  We hope that everyone had as much fun as we did. Special congratulations go to the raffle winners of the Kindle Fire (ages 6-12) and bag of books (ages birth-5), Sammy K. and Jacob B. respectively (pictured here)! 

Zora, our 6 - 12 year olds winner

Congratulations to the Summer Reading Children's Raffle Winners!

A big congratulations to the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library Summer Reading children's raffle winners! 

Cover of the comic Amulet Vol. 1

What We Read for Comic Book Club

Recommended comic books for late elementary schoolers

Last school year, I was lucky enough to host a comic book club for a group of bright, enthusiastic 4th grade girls. They were a lively, talkative bunch, but as far as comics went, we had a mix of long-time comic fans and “newbies” in our numbers.

Charlotte the PAL Dog

Meet Charlotte!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Charlotte is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when her schedule permits.   Here are ten fun facts about Princess Charlotte:   Charlotte was born in 2007. Charlotte’s birthday is on July 4th. Charlotte is a 90lb Great Pyrenees (Note: Males can grow to over 150lbs!).

Layla Plater

Summer Reading Prize Winners


Congratulations from the Northwest One staff to all of our Summer Readers! This year we are especially proud of our three grand prize winners; Layla, Aniya, and Steven. Layla won a Kindle Fire! Aniya received an amazing pair of Beats by Dre headphones! Steven was excited to win a new Kindle! Thank you all for your participation. We had a great summer hearing about all the books you read. Join us next year for summer reading and you too could win incredible prizes!

The Mermaid and the Shoe

Swim and Splash with Mermaids

Picture Books about the Daughters of the Sea

Mermaids. Who hasn't been fascinated with these fantastic creatures of legendary folklore? For the child in your life who can't get enough, here is a list of picture books that feature mermaids. For example, one mermaid loves to explore and another mermaid loves to perform. One mermaid convinces a pirate to talk his way out of a difficult situation, rather than fight his way out of it. Another mermaid follows the courage of her convictions to stand up to a devious troll.

Guess the Banned Book

Guess the Banned Book

Celebrate the freedom to read at DC Public Library

Children 12 and under, visit the Children's Room during Banned Books Week and try to guess the banned book in the jar on the Children's Desk.  Correct guesses will be entered into a drawing on Oct. 5.  Guess the book for each day and improve your chances of winning the prize -- a gift card for a Subway meal.

Arts and crafts material

Crafty Tuesdays

Make a crafty creation to take home

Arts and crafts are back this Fall. Children 12 and under will paint, draw, fold, shape and weave a seasonal take home creation.

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Create Your Own Comic

Especially for young fans of comic books and comic strips!

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. for a fun program in honor of National Comic Book Day (Sept. 25). We will be reading Easy Reader "comic books," picture books written in the style of comic books and creating our own comic strips! This is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for children ages 6 - 9.  

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.