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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Wed, Apr 01, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Apr 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Storytime with your little one in mind. We'll read a story, sing songs, and do some finger plays. Half-hour storytime with free play after. Ages birth to 18 months with an adult.

Wed, Apr 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Babies and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Ages 0-11 months with adult.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math themed storytimes and activities. Ages 5-8 with adult.

Wed, Apr 01, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Enjoy bedtime stories and songs in Duncan's children area every Wednesday night. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears. Families welcome, recommended for ages 2-8.

Wed, Apr 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Bring the whole family for an evening of creative play with Lego. Just bring your imaginations, we have loads of Lego and Duplo! All ages.

Thu, Apr 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Apr 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and music just for one and two-year-olds. Ages 12-35 months with an adult.

Thu, Apr 02, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Apr 02, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Apr 02, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Apr 02, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Spitfire Club seeks to create a world in which every girl feels empowered to be the strong and capable protagonist of her own story.

Thu, Apr 02, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Spitfire Club seeks to create a world in which every girl feels empowered to be the strong and capable protagonist of her own story.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Choose your favorite books and read to a friendly trained dog. Ages 6-12, or younger independent readers.

Thu, Apr 02, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Thu, Apr 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Knitting Club for kids! Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Join us in the Children's area. Ages 8-18.

Fri, Apr 03, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Fri, Apr 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Songs, games & other activities for babies 0-11 months.

Sat, Apr 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Saturday mornings with stories and songs.

Sat, Apr 04, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Please join us for a special firefighter storytime, then head outside to join the Alexandria Fire Department to learn all about a fire engine and see one up close. All ages with adult.

Mon, Apr 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Apr 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for an engaging musical puppet show where kids will learn all about creatures from Virginia's wetlands. All ages with adult.

Mon, Apr 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Let's read some books, dance and play. The program includes a half-hour story time and 20 minutes of free play. Ages 12 to 24 months with an adult.

Mon, Apr 06, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Apr 06, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for an engaging musical puppet show where kids will learn all about creatures from Virginia's wetlands. All ages with adult.

Mon, Apr 06, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities and sensory processing disorders. Ages 2-12. Registration required.


 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR MARCH

 

Wayside School beneath the Cloud of Doom

 In a jar

Honeybee : the busy life of Apis mellifera

Owly Way home.

The heart of a whale

When you trap a tiger


 

FUN & GAMES

 







 

 

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! 

 


Being Afraid


Adoption


Potty Training


Social Skills


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