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Storytime in the Reading Garden

Even when it's cold!

2022-12-01 11:00:00 2022-12-01 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. Ages 0-5 with an adult. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Thursday, December 01
11:00am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2022-12-01 11:00:00 2022-12-01 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. Ages 0-5 with an adult. 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. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

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

Dress for the weather! Yoga mats are available for people to sit on. 

Monday, December 12: Arabic/English Storytime

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 |

EVENT TYPE: | Storytime | Children |

TAGS: | Toddlers | Stories and Songs | preschoolers | Outdoors | Children | Babies |

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Phone: 703.746.1702
Fax: 703.746.1763

Hours
Mon, Feb 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 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.

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Mon, Mar 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Wed, Mar 06, All day
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Wed, Mar 06, 10:15am - 11:00am
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Wed, Mar 06, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Thu, Mar 07, All day
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