Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013

What do Julia Alvarez, Jamaica Kincaid, and V. S. Naipaul have in common?  They were all born in the Caribbean.

Petworth Library currently has a display of fiction written by authors born in the Caribbean, including:

Dig Into Reading at the Petworth Library

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

RenatadigsreadingMeet Renata, our first summer reader who has completed eight hours of reading! She got to choose a book to keep, put her name on a flower pot in our "Garden of Readers," get a certificate of completion, and she put her name in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire or two tickets to a Washington Nationals game.

Children age 0-12 can come into the library to sign up for the Summer Reading program, "Dig Into Reading." 

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

PatronsGCRPetworth Neighborhood Library encourages others to be shameless about their love of books! It's never too early to begin reading with your baby, nor is it too late to encourage good reading habits in your older child. Strong readers are typically better communicators, as well as critical and creative thinkers.

Published on Monday, June 10, 2013

Have you signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Program?

If you answered no to that question, you're in luck -- the program goes till Aug. 24. Click here to sign up now. 

For those who said yes to that question... yay!

If you need some suggestions for books to read feel free to come by and check out our awesome book displays. 

I "Mustache" You To Read:


book cover for the fault in our stars

June Programs

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book cover for Level Up by Gene YangTeen Summer Reading Kick-Off
Monday, June 3 at 4 p.m.
Front Lawn

Teens! It is that time of year again: Summer Reading! 

That's right -- it's that time of year when you get rewarded for doing something that you love doing, reading! Not only do you get an awesome charging dock for signing up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, but the chance to "pie" one of our staff members.

So join us for an afternoon of cool refreshments, music, and prizes. 

Tween Gaming
Thursday, June 6 at 4 p.m.
Meeting Room

There's no shame when you are absorbed in a great book

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

GCRdgGreetings Petworth Library patrons,

Are you reading an amazing new book that you just do not want to put down?
Are your fingertips sore from turning pages, swiping the screen or pressing the play button as you read or listen to a tantalizing tale?

Stop by the Petworth Library Children's room and pose for our staff paparazzi with the book of your choice, or email us a quirky yet tasteful picture of you reading ( by Wednesday, May 29. The book cover must be visible and an adult must sign a photo consent form for youth under age 18 prior to our use of the picture.

Book Review

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

tillipiercebookAs a young girl growing up in Gettysburg, I often heard about the experiences of the soldiers that fought in the three-day Civil War battle. But we rarely heard about the experiences of the townspeople.

Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

No Way BackSeal Team Six: Hunt the Scorpion

A patron read No Way Back by Andrew Gross, but didn't finish it.

Their take: "Not very original."

Published on Friday, May 10, 2013

scrapbook page of prom pictures from petworth library staff membersProm is fast approaching and the list of things that need to be done keeps growing and growing. From finding a date to picking out the perfect dress or tuxedo, prom can be a very stressful time. However, it does not have to be. So take a break from planning and check out one of the prom-themed books on display in the Teen Area. On display, you can find books such as:

24 Girls in 7 Days by Alex Bradley

We celebrated Children's Day/Book Day

Published on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Children's Day/Book Day is nationally recognized by the American Library Association, and is a celebration of cultural diversity and literacy.