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Reader's Theatre

A Year of Stories

Reader’s Theatre shared a dozen diverse seasonal stories in 2022. The monthly live events showcased books, crafts, and talent near and far.

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Celebrating Eating Outside!

August 31 was Eat Outside Day and the West End Library celebrated! Have fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate eating outside with your children.  

The Day You Begin

Back to School Reads with the Washington Mystics

This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with yoru library card! This month we are celebrating heading back to school. The first day of school can be very exciting but it can also make children nervous! Starting a new grade, meeting a new teacher and making new friends can give a child some anxiety about heading back to the classroom.

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Celebrating Ice Cream!

July is National Ice Cream Month and the West End Library is celebrating! Have fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate ice cream with your children.  

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Creepy Fun Reads

Books with "Creepy" in the Title

As a massive fan of Halloween, I had often heard the term “creepy” when people described movies, activities, and products associated with the holiday. Out of curiosity, I wondered if any books were available for kids with the word “creepy” in the title. It turns out there are many. Below are a few that I recommend. These books are available on the DC Public Library website, and Creepy Carrots is also available on eBook and eAudiobook via OverDrive and its app Libby.

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Celebrating Bananas!

National Banana Day is April 20 and the West End Library will celebrate! Have fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate bananas with your children.  

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Celebrating Guide Dogs!

International Guide Dog Day is April 27 and the West End Library will celebrate!

Ms. Yvonne Harris reading to our young library patrons

In-person Storytime!

The Parklands-Turner library was overjoyed this past Tuesday, March 22., to resume in-person programming, and to welcome our youngest customers back into our branch. The excitement to return to face-to-face programming was palpable, and we could not wait to let the good times keep rolling. To celebrate, the resident children's librarian, Ms. Yvonne Harris, hosted a Storytime with our local early childhood friends! There were countless opportunities to interact with our young patrons, from sing-alongs, to call and responses, and even wiggle breaks in between the book readings.