Story Tags

a book cover of Blizzard by John Rocco

Blizzard StoryWalk®

The one blizzard that I can vividly recall as a kid is the Blizzard of 1996. On January 7-8, the city nearly came to a halt. It was so much snow, around 17 inches and other parts of the region saw between an estimated of 24-25 inches of snow.

book cover of I Got the Christmas Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison

A Holiday Story for the Family

The holiday season is among us. The Parklands-Turner Library wants to get you in the festive mood with a couple of activities. We got crazy holiday socks, gnomes, gingerbread houses, and a holiday movie marathon. Let's start with this month’s StoryWalk® featuring “I Got the Christmas Spirit,” written by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison.

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Reader's Theatre

A Year of Stories

Reader’s Theatre shared a dozen diverse seasonal stories in 2021. The monthly live events showcased books, crafts, and local talent.  Enjoy a look back at the year past and join us for more events in 2022.  

Parent and child reading story outside library

Stories in our Windows

Each month the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library features an exciting new story displayed in the windows. The story can be read in its entirety from outside the building - so the library does not have to be open for you to enjoy it.  Start with the Windows closes to the Subway store... and follow along to the story's conclusion. Once you are finished, come inside and grab a take-home kit or participate in a scavenger hunt based on the story.

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Celebrating Sandwiches!

November 3 is National Sandwich Day and the West End Library will celebrate! Here are some stories to sink your teeth into!  

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Celebrating Eloise Greenfield

Award-Winning Children's Author and Poet

Thank you, Eloise Greenfield, for your uplifting stories and positive portrayal of African American family life. Your stories and poems live on in the DC Public Library.    Picture Books by Eloise Greenfield

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Back to School Reads with The Washington Mystics

Picture books to get your family excited to head back to school!

This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with your library card! Each month we will be posting Read Feed entries that spotlight titles around a theme. August’s theme is Back to School!


The Great Outdoors

Camping and hiking books for kids

The summer doesn’t have to be a drag because of the pandemic. How about hiking and camping? The whole family can move and have fun while observing social distancing guidelines! The books on this list tell inspiring stories and offer practical advice for enjoying the great outdoors.