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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Mon, May 10, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A virtual video program about Ruth Asawa, a famous Japanese American sculptor. Learn about her life and art techniques, then try making her sculptures at home!

Mon, May 10, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A kit with book lists, crafts and recipes to accompany our Library Explorers story times.

Mon, May 10, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s first craft kit will feature a craft inspired by tapa cloth, a traditional material used in the South Pacific. Register

Tue, May 11, All day
Virtual
Looking for ways to interact with your little one? Join Miss Lisa for songs, games, movement, yoga and a "book of the week."  A weekly program for ages 0-24 months.

Tue, May 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join virtually Miss Venetta for fantastic story telling, singing and play! One registration is good all month long! Register

Canceled
Tue, May 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
New venue Virtual
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in!

Tue, May 11, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Virtual
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Tue, May 11, 11:00am - 11:40am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and explore our non-fiction collection with songs, stories, games and more  in a program for ages 2+.Register

Tue, May 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Scoot on over to virtual Baby Time with Miss Venetta. Enjoy a half hour of fingerplay, singing, and play with your baby. Register

Tue, May 11, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Tue, May 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join Miss Amanda during Asian/Pacific Heritage Month to learn more about tapa and its uses.

Wed, May 12, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A virtual video program about Ruth Asawa, a famous Japanese American sculptor. Learn about her life and art techniques, then try making her sculptures at home!

Wed, May 12, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A kit with book lists, crafts and recipes to accompany our Library Explorers story times.

Wed, May 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Lee-Fendell House - Lee-Fendell House
A fun way to spend a beautiful spring day is to visit one of Alexandria Library's StoryWalks.

Canceled
Wed, May 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom to sing songs and listen to a story about things we can see outside. Designed for ages 1 to 3, but anyone can join!

Wed, May 12, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Wed, May 12, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with stories, songs, and rhymes. Register

Wed, May 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Cozy up with your favorite stuffed animal for a collection of bed time stories each Wednesday night. Register

Thu, May 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, May 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Fly into virtual Toddler Rock N' Read with Miss Katie all month long! Register

Thu, May 13, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Virtual
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Thu, May 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Streaming Storytime with Miss Christian celebrates Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Register

Thu, May 13, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Thu, May 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes, write and listen to stories. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, May 14, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A virtual video program about Ruth Asawa, a famous Japanese American sculptor. Learn about her life and art techniques, then try making her sculptures at home!

Fri, May 14, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A kit with book lists, crafts and recipes to accompany our Library Explorers story times.

Fri, May 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, May 14, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up Only - Curbside Pick Up Only
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Fri, May 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
In honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join Mia Tang on her quest save her motel, help her parents, and tackle the challenges of 5th grade. Register

Sat, May 15, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A virtual video program about Ruth Asawa, a famous Japanese American sculptor. Learn about her life and art techniques, then try making her sculptures at home!

Sat, May 15, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A kit with book lists, crafts and recipes to accompany our Library Explorers story times.

Sat, May 15, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Virtual
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Sat, May 15, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Mon, May 17, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A kit with book lists, crafts and recipes to accompany our Library Explorers story times.

Mon, May 17, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR MAY

 

The Shark King : a Toon book

Ohana means family

The Turtle Ship

The chaos curse

 Amy Wu and the perfect bao

 

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: May 2021