Story Time

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.  Class groups and daycares welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.  

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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 

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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 

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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 

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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
Halloween

Halloween Celebration

Happy Halloween! Join us in the Children's Room of the Northeast Library for a day of stories, crafts, and tasty treats! Spooky Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. Creepy Crafts: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Trick or Treat: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Be sure to come in costume!  
Drew Storen

Summer Reading Finale Party

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer with a special summer reading finale party for kids and teens!   1:30 p.m. – Superhero Story Time – Children can listen to a special superhero-themed story time and discuss their favorite superheroes and what powers they would want as superheroes. Coloring pages will also be provided. 2-4 p.m. – Beats – Teens will get to participate in a digital music workshop that gives participants the opportunity to create music together. Appropriate for ages 9-19.
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American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time!

Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian, will sign stories in American Sign Language (ASL).   Therapy dogs from People Animals Love (PAL) will join the story time fun.    Story-related activities will follow.    
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ASL Story Time

Stories, games, fun in American Sign Language (ASL) with Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen.   Ages 3-5.  ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present in the Children's Room, Room 200. Questions? Voice/video: 202-559-5368 or email: lbph.dcpl@dc.gov  
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Doggie Storytime with PAL

Join us for a doggie themed story time.  We’ll read some dog related stories and have a simple craft on hand that you can also take home to complete. Best of all come and meet Candy the dog, our PAL (People. Animals. Love) companion! She would love to have her new friends read her a story. Family and Friends are invited to join in the fun!  

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