Story Time

Black History Story Time

Children can enjoy poems, songs, and stories written by or about famous African Americans in this special Black History story time! Poets include Nikki Grimes and Langston Hughes. Appropriate for children ages 0-6.

Holiday Story Time

As part of Rosedale's holiday celebrations, children and their families can enjoy a special holiday and winter-themed story time! Appropriate for ages 0-6.

Thank You, Dr. King!

Join us to honor Dr. King's legacy.
Cover image of Dr. Martin Luther King from Martin's Big Words

Preschool ASL Storytime for MLK celebration

In honor of Dr. King, Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will read stories in American Sign Language. ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present. Questions? Email or call voice/video 202-559-5368. Best for ages 4-5.
Tenleytown Winterfest's mascot: the yeti!

Winterfest: Winter Story Time and Holiday Singalong

Deck the stacks with boughs of holly! Fa la la, la la la! Come to the library, sing and be jolly! Fa la la, la la la!
Polar Express book cover

All Aboard the Polar Express!

All aboard! Get cozy in your pajamas as we read Chris Van Allsburg's holiday classic The Polar Express and then watch the film adaptation! For children and their families.
Spanish Story time

Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time

Join us for books, songs, and rhymes in Spanish!  Cuentos, canciones, rimas, y más para niños de 2-5 años. ¡Les esperamos! Ages 2-5.
Snacktime with teddies & friends

Teddy Bear Takeover!

Celebrate the creation of America’s cuddliest toy with us at Rosedale Library for National American Teddy Bear Day! Who runs the world? Teddy Bears! Well, not really, but at Rosedale we plan to treat them that way for a day! Bring your favorite teddy bear to Rosedale Neighborhood Library for a  teddy-themed story time, with songs, poems a snack and a photo. Afterwards, be sure to check out some teddy-centric tales for you and your plush pal to enjoy at home.      
Curious George

Curious George Day

Curious George has been a favorite of children since the first story was published in 1939. There have been many books and movies made about this curious monkey. Rosedale will be having a special Curious George Day, filled with all sorts of fun!  

French Preschool Story Time

In honor of Kids Eurofestival, we will be doing a special bilingual story time in French and English.   This story time is recommended for ages 2-5.