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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Sat, Oct 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room,Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us as we explore the history of Alexandria’s local African American community through books, stories, and songs. All are welcome, but the event is geared towards children ages 3-6.

Mon, Oct 10, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube Channel
Anytime can be story time when you join us on YouTube. Books we read count towards your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Tue, Oct 11, 11:00am - 11:35am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Stories, songs, games & more for ages 0-23 months. On our Columbus Street lawn.

Tue, Oct 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Clap and cheer for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the music and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Oct 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys for preschoolers will be supplied. Ages 3-5 with an adult.

Wed, Oct 12, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Oct 12, 10:15am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room,Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Looking for a baby storytime and/or a chance to talk to other grown-ups with children? Then join us at the Beatley Central Library for Tummy Time!

Wed, Oct 12, 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, Oct 13, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Stories, music & movement activities for ages 2+ as we count towards 1000 Books.

Thu, Oct 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Join us in the Children's area for story time! Ages 0-5

Thu, Oct 13, 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.

Thu, Oct 13, 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Beatley Central’s Girls Who Code club will be in person for this session.

Fri, Oct 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Learn about art and art history with stories and games, before creating your own art project with paint, clay, and more!

Fri, Oct 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Do you love building with Lego's? Come and test your creative skills! Ages 6-12.


 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR OCTOBER

 

Nina Soni, Halloween Queen

Ophie's Ghosts

Living Ghosts & Mischievious Monsters

Just One Itsy Bitsy Little Bite

Looking For a Jumbie

 

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: September 2022