West End
Neighborhood Library

Meet the Author

Mark Greek to speak on his new book on the civil rights movement and struggle for home rule in D.C.


Erin's Latest Pick

"Marcelo in the Real World" by Fransisco X. Stork

  From Marcelo in the Real World:

Big Read Book Discussion

Monday, May 10, 7 p.m.

Hooray for Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 1

West End Library will be helping to celebrate nationwide Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 1.Come to the reference desk to pick out your free comic book!

Coming This Spring...

Spring/summer special programs are currently being developed. New projects under works include: Children's Music and Movement Story TimeNot your traditional story time. Learn how to move your body to the beat as well as gain an appreciation for making and listening to music. Conversation CircleAre you new to the English Language? If so, we are developing a conversation circle where you can come and practice speaking English.

Earth Day Story Time Reads

Early Literacy TipKeep some books in the toy box.  Having a positive association with books, or print motivation, is one of the skills that researchers have shown is an important part of a strong foundation for your child's reading.

Story Time Reads, April 13

Early Literacy TipFor about 60% of our children learning to read in school is difficult.  If they have a positive experience about books and reading, they will be more likely to keep trying to learn to read when when it is hard.  This is because they have a positive association with books and reading.Books We Read

Story Time Reads, April 8

Early Literacy TipWhen you are reading a book with your child, don't worry about whether you get to finish the book or not.  Engage your child as much as you can, with your voice, by asking questions, talking about the pictures.  When your child loses interest, just set the book down and continue another time.  By following your child's lead, you can help make booksharing a positive experience.  This supports print motivation, a love of books.Books We Read