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Finn and Sage won the book basket

Published on Monday, September 15, 2014


After Petworth children submitted their Summer Reading activity sheets, their names were put in a drawing to win prizes.

Children from birth to age 5 did eight fun activities, such as practicing counting to 10, attending library programs, singing a song about animals, and reading books about colors and shapes.

When children completed the activities, they turned in their activity sheets, which were an entry to win a basket of children's books.

Our winners are Bella and Sage! Sage is 1 and Finn is 4. Finn has been reading about superheroes, and Sage likes anything with animals.

Finn also really likes Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman. Finn and Sage love coming to the Petworth Library with their family, and are very excited that they won the books.

Come check out our display in the Children's Room!

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014

September is National Manners Month and the Petworth Library Children's Room has a great assortment of books on display. In this fast-paced world we live in, it's easy to forget to mind our p's and q's and always say please and thank you.

What better way to learn about manners or refresh your memory about some you've forgotten than by curling up with a good children's book?

We have these books and more available for checkout:

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014

The weather has been so hot and muggy lately; who doesn't wish for cooler temperatures?

Enjoying a cup of apple cider, watching the leaves turn, or going pumpkin hunting are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed in autumn. But until fall truly arrives, why not come to the library and enjoy some autumn related books? The children's floor has on display a wonderful assortment of fall-themed books for you to peruse and take home. Just look for our friendly owl to direct your attention!

But if you need a bit of autumn right now, why not look at these titles - you're sure to find them delightful:

A Presentation by Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

rainie imagebook coverJoin the District of Columbia Library Association on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Petworth's Meeting Room as they host Lee Rainie, Director of Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, for a presentation on the following topic: "Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn't? A Special Typology."

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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We had an Egg-cellent Time!

Published on Thursday, August 28, 2014


Petworth kids filled empty boxes with cotton balls, cereal, plastic bags, newspaper, and hoped that it would protect their raw eggs from cracking.
This was a STEM science program that fit our Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading theme.

Published on Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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We're so excited to see all the children who have completed summer reading. Look how many children have finished! But we still have plenty of room for lots more names! If you haven't signed up for summer reading or haven't had a chance to complete it yet, then now is the time to start. Stop by for a chat with one our friendly librarians - we can help you find some great books or you can discover one on your own.
In the meantime why try one of our hot summer reading titles:

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Summer is still going strong, but if you're seeking a little excitement then look no further: the Petworth Library Children's Room has some fantastic books for you to peruse and have fun with.  Why not check out a couple of books? You can make something cool and explore your world at the same time. What's better than that?   
We particularly like:   

Anime, Comics, Manga and Beyond

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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July is National Ice Cream Month

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

There's nothing better than ice cream on a hot summer day.
Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month, and that July 20 is National Ice Cream Day?
Would you ever try bacon ice cream, salted licorice ice cream or seaweed ice cream?

The International Ice Cream Association has determined the top five ice cream flavors in the United States:
3.Cookies and Cream
5.Mint Chocolate Chip

If you'd like to know how ice cream is made, try these books:

Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Shadows Do you have a child interested in science? Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Then join us for afternoon of fun as we learn about shadows! You can read some books about shadows but why not stick around for an experiment or two? We'll start by learning how to make our own shadow puppet; a shadow puppet is derived from older forms of story telling. In shadow puppetry, a puppeteer uses a puppet to project images onto a flat screen and create a stylized play. You can discover how entertaining this art form is as you learn how to manipulate a figure that you have created.