Story Time

 Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for children birth to two years old.  Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment.  With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Smokey the Fireman

Storytime & Firetruck Touch

As part of our Summer Reading Kickoff, join us for a storytime and fireman crafts at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., we'll be joined by our neighborhood firemen and a fire truck for a truck touch. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Preschool StoryTime

Preschool Story Time

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.
This Day in June

Pride Month Story Time

Celebrate Pride Month with a Pride story time! For more Pride programs and LGBTQ book lists, visit our DC Public Library Pride page!
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Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species. Join us in the Children's Department for a special story time hosted by the Endangered Species Coalition. 
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And Tango Makes Three

At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo get the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.
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Bike-to-Family Storytime

"Read . . . Ride . . .  Like the Wind!!!" In celebration of National Bike Month, Petworth Neighborhood Library invites you to ride your bikes to our Family Story time!
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  
Mother's Day Craft

Mother's Day Story Time/ Craft Making

Join us at the Northwest One branch as we read stories and make special gifts for the special ladies in our lives. Mother’s Day is coming up, so make sure you have something special to give your Mother. Be sure to bring a picture of you and your mom or just you, so you can use it for the craft. We can make copies of pictures, or print them off if you would like.  
Toddler Art and Stories

Smart with Art and Stories Tuesday

Spend the summer showing off and creating some art! On Tuesdays throughout the summer children can visit Rosedale and enjoy a short story time and then an hour of arts and crafts. 

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