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Storytime in the Reading Garden

2022-08-15 11:00:00 2022-08-15 11:30:00 America/New_York Storytime in the 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. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Monday, August 15
11:00am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2022-08-15 11:00:00 2022-08-15 11:30:00 America/New_York Storytime in the 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. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

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.

This program will be held outdoors and in-person in the Reading Garden of the Beatley Central Library.

Special Themes:

July 28: Firefighter Storytime, followed by a visit at noon from a real City of Alexandria Fire Truck and firefighter crew!

Dress for the weather and bring something to sit on! Throughout the summer canopies will be installed to provide shade.

Stop by the Children's Desk for a ticket for entry. They will be distributed starting at 10:30 am.

No registration required. Attendance is first-come, first-served. Sign up to receive cancellation notices in the event of inclement weather. Cancellation decisions will be made at least 1/2 hour prior to the start time.

This program was supported through American Rescue Plan Act funding, generously provided by the City of Alexandria.

AGE GROUP: | Children | Ages 0-5 |

EVENT TYPE: | Summer Quest | Storytime | Children |

TAGS: | SummerQuest | Stories and Songs | outdoors | In person | Children |

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Phone: 703.746.1702
Fax: 703.746.1763

Hours
Mon, Jun 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 29 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 30 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Parking: The library has a large parking lot with 175 spaces.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: King Street Station (Yellow & Blue Lines 3.2 miles); Van Dorn Station (Blue Line 2.1 miles)
  • Metrobus: 29K/N, 21C
  • DASH Bus: 30, 32

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact jgregorio@alexlibraryva.org or call 703.746.1701 or TTY 703.746.1790.

Upcoming Events

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jun 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Join us for a play hour to build, create, and explore! Ages 6-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:15am - 11:00am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Learn about backyard raptors (and see some in real life) with wildlife rehabilitators Secret Garden Birds and Bees. (All ages)

Canceled
Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Read about kids meeting their college goals while receiving practical advice from the Alexandria Scholarship Fund to help you reach your own. Grades 6-12.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
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. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.

Thu, Jun 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Free and open to the public.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Uncle Devin for an interactive musical experience that uses percussion instruments to cultivate children’s minds. (All ages)

Sat, Jun 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Enjoy music, dance, drums, and stories highlighting West African culture! (All ages)

Sat, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Check out the Library’s selection of tabletop games. (Ages 5-18)

Mon, Jul 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
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. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Mon, Jul 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jul 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Large Meeting Room
an after-school maker program for ages 6-12

Wed, Jul 03, 10:15am - 11:00am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Jul 03, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Jul 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Periodicals Room
Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.