Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

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. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Storytime

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.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Storytime

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.  
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Hungry Like the Wolf: Re-Tellings of the Red Riding Hood Tale

Over the years, Little Red Riding Hood, a story that originated in France and was collected and written down by Charles Perrault, has been adapted and re-told many times. It remains a fascinating tale and the West End Interim Library welcomes families with children ages 3 to 7 to attend a story-time that will present several versions of the classic tale. The story will become new and exciting again for those who have heard the classic version before, and will be enjoyed by those experiencing it for the first time.  

Hok-noth-da? American Indian Storybook Program

Brought to you by the National Museum of the American Indian, Hok-noth-da? (“Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language) gives young people a chance to hear a Native American story and engage hands-on with cultural objects that deepen their understanding of the tribe and traditions represented in the story.  Space is limited, so register early!  Recommended for ages 5 and up. Need information? Call us at (202) 727-1248

ASL Story Time

Stories, games, fun in American Sign Language (ASL).  Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will read stories about Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.       Ages 3-5.  ASL/voice interpreters will be present. Children's Room, Room 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library 901 G Street, NW Washington, DC   20001 Questions? voice/video 202-559-5368 or email  lbph.dcpl@dc.gov    
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Spooktacular Story Time

Start your day off with a spooktacular fun story time for the whole family, filled with Halloween-themed songs, rhymes, and books. Make sure to wear your costumes. Your librarian will be wearing hers! Stick around after story time to make some creepy crafts. We bet you will also find some treats around the library.   
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2nd Saturday STEM Storytime!

Join us the second Saturday of every month for a STEM-themed story time! It’s never too early to introduce basic concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to our youngest learners as they begin exploring their world. We’ll Sing, Talk, and Read about numbers, colors, plants, weather, and more. Stick around for a simple STEM craft at the end! Best for ages two to five.
Preschool 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. Please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for school, preschool and day care groups.
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Family Story Time

Seasonal stories and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.

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