Story Tags

Storyteller's Candle

The Reader and the Library

In Honor of Library Card Sign-up Month

Those who write stories are usually voracious readers and may have visited the public library sometime in their lives. In the list below various, authors describe an experience at the public library, some not altogether positive, but each story tells of a door that was opened, a door to creativity, beauty, or something not quite within the reader's grasp -- not yet.  Visit the library, read one of these stories and others.  Dare to dream, be inspired and keeping reaching.


Library Love!

Picture books that share our love of libraries

September is Library Card Sign Up Month -- so if you don't have a library card, this list should inspire you to sign up for one here! It was a struggle to pick just a few picture books about the magical place that is a library! Most of these books play on the imagination factor that allows children (and adults) to dream and play in a new world through reading and books! We know that reading is awesome, and hopefully some of these reads will help you to find your way to the library!

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A Sweet Start to National Library Sign-up Month!

Join the library at Baked & Wired on September 2

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Georgetown Neighborhood Library is kicking it off with a special expanded visit to Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW)! All summer, the library has been dropping by the locally owned coffee shop and bakery with Library Takeout, and the September 2 trip will provide another opportunity to enjoy the mobile library service -- and more!

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Best card ever!

The best card ever! What’s smarter than a Smarttrip card, more durable than a smart phone, is no-interest bearing card, lasts longer than cash, direct you in locating health benefits and information? A District of Columbia Public Library card of course! September is Library Card Signup Month. Bring a buddy to sign up for a library card and enter a drawing for a bag of library goodies. You and your buddy will receive a gift at sign-up. C’mon and get the best card ever and use it for endless possibilities!