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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Thu, Aug 18, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Thu, Aug 18, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Rescheduled
Thu, Aug 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
New date Thursday, August 18, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Join Cinderella from the Metropolitan Youth Ballet for a very special storytime. (Ages 0-5)

Thu, Aug 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden
Enjoy the warm summer sun with us outdoors in the Butterfly Garden. Toddler Rock N' Read is a joyous half hour of singing, reading and dancing with friends.

Thu, Aug 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Thu, Aug 18, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Lawn
Join Cinderella from the Metropolitan Youth Ballet for a very special storytime. (Ages 0-5)

Fri, Aug 19, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Fri, Aug 19, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Fri, Aug 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden,Large Meeting Room
Join Grammy-winning children's musician Andrés for an interactive musical performance in English and Spanish. All ages.

Fri, Aug 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us on Friday afternoons, after school and during the summer for awesome activities! Please register to make sure there are enough activities. This week is a mystery craft! Ages 6-12

Sat, Aug 20, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Sat, Aug 20, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Sun, Aug 21, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Sun, Aug 21, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Mon, Aug 22, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube Channel
Anytime can be story time when you join us on YouTube. Books we read count towards your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Mon, Aug 22, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Mon, Aug 22, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Mon, Aug 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Baby Time at the Library, something to spend all month babbling about! Please register in advance to make sure that we have room for you. Ages 0-14 months.

Mon, Aug 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Mon, Aug 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Call the Children's desk (703)-746-1783 to register your rising 1st-6th grader to Read to a Dog! We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. It is first come first serve if you don't call ahead.

Tue, Aug 23, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Tue, Aug 23, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Tue, Aug 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden
Chap and cheer for Stories and Songs in the Butterfly Garden. Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the music, story-telling and sunshine with us.

Tue, Aug 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Wed, Aug 24, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Aug 24, All day
Alexandria Library VIrgiia YouTube Channel
Enjoy some of our favorite songs and games from this year's programs.

Wed, Aug 24, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Wed, Aug 24, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Wed, Aug 24, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Looking for a baby storytime and/or a chance to talk to other grown-ups with children? Then join us at the Beatley Central Library for Tummy Time!

Wed, Aug 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Aug 25, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Thu, Aug 25, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Thu, Aug 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden
Enjoy the warm summer sun with us outdoors in the Butterfly Garden. Toddler Rock N' Read is a joyous half hour of singing, reading and dancing with friends.

Thu, Aug 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Thu, Aug 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Join us in the Children's area for story time! Ages 0-5


 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR AUGUST

 

Back to School: A Global Journey

School's First Day of School

School = Madrasah

The Proudest Blue

Pizza My Heart


 

DIGITAL FUN

 

Available Until 2/1/2022

 

 

PARENTS' CORNER

Looking for books on toilet training, bullying or getting your baby to sleep through the night?
The library's got a book for you! 

 


Grief


Adoption


Potty Training


Feelings


Divorce

 

 

READING LISTS

Here's a sampling of great books from our collection. Don't limit yourself to these -- we have many more that you're sure to love!

Any staff member at the children's desk is happy to make recommendations!

Babies & Toddlers

Preschoolers

K-3rd Grades

4th-6th Grades

6th-8th Grades

 

Last updated: August 2022