Story Time

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Baby/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.
dog reading

Story Time with Real Dogs

Join us at the library and read to real dogs! Our story time will begin by reading a story and singing songs together. Then, children will tell their own story or read to a dog. The dogs are from P.A.L., People Animals Love. They would love to meet you! 
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Songs and Stories of Freedom and Peace

Did you know that words and music have the power to agitate, motivate, encourage and comfort people?  Join us for a special musical storytime celebrating the timeless messages of peace and freedom from injustice promoted by Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement!   Below are some examples of great  children's books that share these themes. Click on the titles to read more about each story and use your library card to place them on hold for pick-up at the library of your choice.  
Stuffed Giraffe with Book

Pajama Storytime

Bring your favorite furry (stuffed) companion and join us for some fun stories! Appropriate for ages 3-5.
Picture of Dog Paw Print

Doggie Storytime with PAL

Join us for a doggie-themed story time.  We’ll read some dog-related stories and have books on display for you to check out and take home. 
Happy New Year

New Year's Eve Fun Time

Join us in the Children's Room for storytime, crafts, and other fun activities -- including a New Year's Eve countdown at noon!  Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
The Little Snowplow

Winter Fun Day

Children and families are invited to join us for winter-themed stories and activities.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Pajama Story Time

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Preschool Story Time

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, 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.
French story time

French Story Time

French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m.