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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Mon, Jan 30, All day
The Alexandria Library YouTube Channel
Each week 2 new books to add to your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten count, plus a song or game. For ages 2+

Mon, Jan 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Scoot through the snow and come and play at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jan 30, 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 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, Jan 31, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Storytime with songs, parachute and bubbles. Ages 1 & 2 with an adult.

Tue, Jan 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Stomp and Clap for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jan 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for our littlest friends. Ages 0-23 months

Tue, Jan 31, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
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.

Tue, Jan 31, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Miss Katie for a selection of Pre-K stories and themed craft each week. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Siblings welcome! Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Jan 31, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Full STEAM ahead…Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities to inspire future innovators and problem solvers! Ages 5-8.

Wed, Feb 01, All day
The Alexandria Library VIrginia YouTube Channel
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Feb 01, All day
The Alexandria Library VIrginia YouTube Channel
Songs, games, stories and more for our littlest friends. Ages 0-23 months

Wed, Feb 01, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Looking for a baby storytime and/or a chance to talk to other grown-ups with young children? Then join us at the Beatley Central Library for Tummy Time! This program is for ages 0-12 months.

Wed, Feb 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories and songs fit for active, growing little ones! This program is for ages 1-2.

Wed, Feb 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a play hour to build, explore, and be creative. Grades: K-6. Únase a nosotros para una hora de juegos para construir, explorar y ser creativo. Grados: K-6.

Wed, Feb 01, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Do you want to practice reading aloud? Do you like dogs? Sign up for a 15-minute reading slot to read to a dog by calling (703) 746-1753 or by stopping by Beatley's Children's Desk. Ages 6-12.

Wed, Feb 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Ages 8-18.

Thu, Feb 02, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Join us as we count towards 1000 Books! Ages 2+

Thu, Feb 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, giggle, clap. Toddler Rock N' Read is for toddlers and siblings. Recommended for Ages 0-5.

Sat, Feb 04, All day
All Library Locations
Visit an Alexandria Library branch for Take Your Child to the Library Day! Each library will offer a free activity. Ages 0-Grade 5

Sat, Feb 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
All ages are invited to a storytime where we will read, sing, and play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. We'll be celebrating "Take Your Child to the Library Day" on February 4.

Mon, Feb 06, All day
The Alexandria Library YouTube Channel
Each week 2 new books to add to your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten count, plus a song or game. For ages 2+

Mon, Feb 06, 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. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Mon, Feb 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Scoot, wiggle and roll over for Baby Time. Fingerplay and sing-a-long for Ages 0-14 months. Siblings welcome. There will be no Baby Time on Monday, February 20th.

Mon, Feb 06, 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 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.


 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR JANUARY

 

Be a King

We Are Power

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round

A Year of Everyday Wonders

Snow Angel, Sand Angel

 

DIGITAL FUN

 

 

 

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: December 2022