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Kids


Events for Kids

Canceled
Fri, Apr 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glenarden
Connect with your baby, toddler, or preschooler through yoga. Guided by a certified yoga instructor. Parents, caretakers, and other family members welcome!

Fri, Apr 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mount Rainier
Plus-Plus is a unique construction toy with one shape and endless possibilities! Use Plus-Plus pieces to build a variety of structures and shapes.

Sat, Apr 13, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)
Ignite curiosity and passion for STEAM among girls and gender-expansive youth in Grades 3-8. Through interactive experiences, participants delve into engaging activities that not only deepen their understanding of STEAM concepts but also foster connections, community, and family involvement, propelling them toward a future of innovation and discovery.

Sat, Apr 13, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Largo-Kettering
Find great books at great prices! The Friends of the Largo-Kettering Library invite you to their annual spring book sale!

Sat, Apr 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Oxon Hill
Black Music and the Arts are integral to American history. Join a narrated concert that explores this musical history, emphasizing the significant role of Black artists from the Middle Passage to contemporary times. Renowned tenor Wayne Jennings and others will showcase the influential role that Black musicians have had throughout the centuries.

Sat, Apr 13, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room
Race to show off your Mario Kart skills in our tournament style battle. Enjoy friendly competition and connect with fellow gamers. Gamers of all skills are welcomed.

Mon, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Laurel
Have fun exploring, crafting and creating with hands-on experiments and activities. Supplies are provided.

Tue, Apr 16, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Oxon Hill
Listen to favorite stories read aloud and do related activities and games.

Tue, Apr 16, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Apr 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Tue, Apr 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Come play a variety of board games with us! ¡Vengan a jugar con una gran variedad de juegos de mesa!

Tue, Apr 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Greenbelt - Auditorium
Become a scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science activities using basic scientific principles. Acompáñenos a explorar la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemática. Ages 8–12.

Tue, Apr 16, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Largo-Kettering - Small Meeting Room
Join us for an immersive experience for participants to investigate life in Morocco. Sample a popular Moroccan drink, listen to some Moroccan music and learn to play the UNO type card game Hezz2.

Tue, Apr 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided, and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Tue, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Bowie - Large Meeting Room (213)
Celebrate Spring by exploring, crafting and creating some adorable little bug crafts! Supplies are provided.

Tue, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Laurel
An evening of crocheting and knitting. Bring your current projects and materials. All ages are welcome. Led by the Laurel Branch Library's Seventh Street Ravelutionaries crocheting and knitting group.

Wed, Apr 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 2
In celebration of poetry month, come and learn about different types of poetry, gain clever tips to write your own and have some fun along the way! Recite a poem and earn a participation prize!

Wed, Apr 17, 5:00pm - 7:10pm
Hillcrest Heights - Small Meeting Room
Enjoy a family friendly movie. A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Wed, Apr 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Find out about the latest books. Share favorites and practice reading with games and other fun activities. For children ages 6 and up.

Wed, Apr 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room
Have fun crafting and creating foam door hangers. Supplies are limited.

Wed, Apr 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek
Crochet with others in the community. No prior experience needed. We’ll provide some supplies to get started, but also encourage you to bring supplies if you have them.

Wed, Apr 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Wed, Apr 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, Apr 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mount Rainier
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, Apr 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Thu, Apr 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, Apr 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, Apr 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Surratts-Clinton
Explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5–12 with adult.

Thu, Apr 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bladensburg
Explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5–12 with adult.

Thu, Apr 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Laurel
Listen to favorite stories read aloud and do related activities and games.

Sat, Apr 20, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bowie - Auditorium
Discover a world of possibilities at our upcoming event presented by Healthy Bodies/Healthy Minds, Inc. Young minds ages eight and up will have the opportunity to learn from experts in kid entrepreneurship, showcase their own entrepreneurial services, and explore a myriad of future opportunities in the field. Join us for a day of inspiration and empowerment!

Sat, Apr 20, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room
Welcome spring by painting your very own clay flower pot! Once your creation is complete, fill it with soil and pick some seeds to plant. All supplies are provided.

Sat, Apr 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mount Rainier
Have fun crafting and creating green and blue slime! Supplies are provided.

Sat, Apr 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided.

Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room
Have fun crafting and creating! Channel your inner poets through Blackout poetry for Poetry Month by using older texts and turning them into something new. Supplies are provided. All ages are welcome.

Mon, Apr 22, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Greenbelt
The Amicette Club (ages 9 - 13), a youth program sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Tau Delta Zeta Chapter, has created specialized doll dioramas imaged after selected black women and or girl figures – notable and unsung. This unique storytelling activity is a creative expression of history and positive influence.

Mon, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Mon, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Celebrate Earth Day by creating your own air plant terrariums! Supplies are provided.
This event is full

Mon, Apr 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Surratts-Clinton
Celebrate the Grand Opening by exploring, crafting, and creating lighthouses! Supplies are provided.

Mon, Apr 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Surratts-Clinton
Test your knowledge about Maryland and the Clinton area during an exciting game of trivia with questions on history, geography, and culture.

Tue, Apr 23, 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Greenbelt
The Amicette Club (ages 9 - 13), a youth program sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Tau Delta Zeta Chapter, has created specialized doll dioramas imaged after selected black women and or girl figures – notable and unsung. This unique storytelling activity is a creative expression of history and positive influence.

Tue, Apr 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Apr 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Tue, Apr 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Listen to favorite stories read aloud and do related activities and games.

Tue, Apr 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairmount Heights
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided, and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Disfruten creando construcciones maravillosas con nuestros Legos y dejen volar su imaginación.

Tue, Apr 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Bowie
Celebrate the Month of the Military Child! Several Maryland library systems are offering a reading event for active military and veteran families. Participants will enjoy a reading of the children's book, "Unstoppable Me". The first 25 active military/veteran families who arrive will receive a copy of the book. Enjoy connecting with the library and community resources. Registration recommended.

Wed, Apr 24, 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Greenbelt
The Amicette Club (ages 9 - 13), a youth program sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Tau Delta Zeta Chapter, has created specialized doll dioramas imaged after selected black women and or girl figures – notable and unsung. This unique storytelling activity is a creative expression of history and positive influence.

Wed, Apr 24, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Have fun crafting and creating your own wind chime out of different kinds of sea shells! Supplies are provided.

Wed, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Surratts-Clinton
Find out about the latest books, share your favorites, and practice your reading with games and other fun activities.

Wed, Apr 24, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2
Celebrate Earth Day by discussing how reading J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" helps us to think about our place in the world. Decorate your own Hobbit door before we show the "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" movie, rated PG-13. Parents/guardians must accompany anyone under the age of 13.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 24, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings
Find out about the latest books. Share favorites and practice reading with games and other fun activities. For children ages 6 and up.

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room
Want to learn coding, 3D design, and engineering basics? In these hands-on workshops, the University of Maryland's Nearspace Balloon Payload Project will teach you useful STEM skills, including how to create video games using the Python programming language and how to design 3D-printed objects.
This event is full

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Fairmount Heights
Perform chair workout exercises to keep fit! We encourage all to bring your comfortable workout clothing to participate.

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Greenbelt
The Amicette Club (ages 9 - 13), a youth program sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Tau Delta Zeta Chapter, has created specialized doll dioramas imaged after selected black women and or girl figures – notable and unsung. This unique storytelling activity is a creative expression of history and positive influence.

Thu, Apr 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mount Rainier
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Baden
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided, and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bladensburg
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided, and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Disfruten creando construcciones maravillosas con nuestros Legos y dejen volar su imaginación.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Laurel
Listen to favorite stories read aloud and do related activities and games.

Fri, Apr 26, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Greenbelt
The Amicette Club (ages 9 - 13), a youth program sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Tau Delta Zeta Chapter, has created specialized doll dioramas imaged after selected black women and or girl figures – notable and unsung. This unique storytelling activity is a creative expression of history and positive influence.

Fri, Apr 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mount Rainier
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided, and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Disfruten creando construcciones maravillosas con nuestros Legos y dejen volar su imaginación.

Fri, Apr 26, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Lecture Hall
Novice to experienced writers are welcome to share their creative voice through poetry. Bring a poem to read or just listen to local poets.

Sat, Apr 27, 11:00am - 2:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2
Embark on a math-tastic journey with PGCPS! Join us as kids dive into a world of fun, rotating among several exciting math games to earn awesome prizes. Meanwhile, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of the PGCPS Elementary Mathematics curriculum and gather fantastic tips on transforming their homes into math-boosting havens.

Sat, Apr 27, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)
Ignite curiosity and passion for STEAM among girls and gender-expansive youth in Grades 3-8. Through interactive experiences, participants delve into engaging activities that not only deepen their understanding of STEAM concepts but also foster connections, community, and family involvement, propelling them toward a future of innovation and discovery.

Sat, Apr 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Baden
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own or play one of ours.

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bladensburg
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Mon, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Celebrate National Poetry Month with code! Join us for an Hour of Code creating poem art! Learn to animate a poem with beginner friendly coding blocks! For ages 11 and up.

Tue, Apr 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Tue, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Join us outside on the terrace for poetry and other fun!

Canceled
Tue, Apr 30, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Largo-Kettering
April is Financial Literacy Month. Join us as we discuss financial education for ages 3–8.

Tue, Apr 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Laurel
An evening of crocheting and knitting. Bring your current projects and materials. All ages are welcome. Led by the Laurel Branch Library's Seventh Street Ravelutionaries crocheting and knitting group.

Wed, May 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Have fun crafting and creating a Japanese carp kite inspired craft and learn about the history of Children's day in Japan. Supplies are provided.

Wed, May 01, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Surratts-Clinton
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own or play one of ours.

Wed, May 01, 5:00pm - 6:35pm
Hillcrest Heights
Enjoy a family friendly movie about a young girl named Riley as she navigates her emotions- joy, fear, anger, disgust, and sadness, after moving from the Midwest to the west coast.

Wed, May 01, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Find out about the latest books. Share favorites and practice reading with games and other fun activities. For children ages 6 and up.

Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, May 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mount Rainier
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, May 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, May 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, May 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Laurel
Practice reading or listen to favorite stories read aloud with Dwight D. Eisenhower Eagle Ambassadors.

Thu, May 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Thu, May 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bladensburg
Have fun crafting and creating! Make "stained glass" butterflies with tissue paper. Supplies are provided.

Thu, May 02, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Laurel
Build your child's confidence as they read to specially trained therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose from a selection of Asian Pacific American Heritage folktales. Each child will read for 10 minutes.

Fri, May 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room
Make your own galaxy jar to celebrate Space Day! This event is for all ages and all materials will be provided. Encouraged to wear any space/Star Wars-themed outfits.

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)
Ignite curiosity and passion for STEAM among girls and gender-expansive youth in Grades 3-8. Through interactive experiences, participants delve into engaging activities that not only deepen their understanding of STEAM concepts but also foster connections, community, and family involvement, propelling them toward a future of innovation and discovery.

Sat, May 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bowie - Auditorium
Moksha, the University of Maryland's premier competitive Indian classical dance team, merges contemporary and Indian music with classical dance to craft original pieces that address diverse themes and social justice issues. Through performances nationwide, they strive to elevate awareness of this distinctive art form.

Sat, May 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Connect with your child ages 5-12 through yoga. Guided by a certified yoga instructor. Parents, caretakers, and other family members welcome!

Sat, May 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mount Rainier
Have fun crafting and creating Pysanky eggs. Learn about the tradition of Ukrainian eggs and the different symbols and designs used to decorate them. Use watercolor paints to create your own artwork based on these designs! All supplies provided.

Sat, May 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room
Step into the vibrant world of Filipino culture with our immersive event! Celebrate the colorful traditions of the Flores de Mayo festival as you get creative with flower crown-making and woven paper flag crafting. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic beats of Filipino folk dances, from the graceful Cariñosa to the dynamic Tinikling, with brief historical insights adding depth to each performance.

Mon, May 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided.

Tue, May 07, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, May 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Tue, May 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided, and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Disfruten creando construcciones maravillosas con nuestros Legos y dejen volar su imaginación.

Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Embark on a culinary journey with the University of Maryland's Asian American Studies program! Delve into the rich tapestry of Asian American cuisine through a cooking demonstration featuring a beloved dish. Learn to prepare this delectable creation while gaining insight into its historical significance and social context within Asian American communities.

Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided, and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Tue, May 07, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Laurel
An evening of crocheting and knitting. Bring your current projects and materials. All ages are welcome. Led by the Laurel Branch Library's Seventh Street Ravelutionaries crocheting and knitting group.

Wed, May 08, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings Library - Held in the Children's Area
Find out about the latest books. Share favorites and practice reading with games and other fun activities. For children ages 6 and up.

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities with Little Bits circuit kits. Ages 5–12 with adult.

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Wed, May 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Bowie - Large Meeting Room (213)
Explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5–12 with adult.

Thu, May 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mount Rainier
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bowie - Conference Room
Have fun crafting and creating your own movie snack cart while learning about free digital resources Kanopy and Hoopla that provide access to movies and more.

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. Ages 6–12.

Thu, May 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Laurel
Practice reading or listen to favorite stories read aloud with Dwight D. Eisenhower Eagle Ambassadors.

Thu, May 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bladensburg
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own or play one of ours.

Fri, May 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mount Rainier
Become a scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science activities using pocket sized robots, and learn basic programming concepts.

Sat, May 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bowie - Auditorium
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Sat, May 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided.

Sat, May 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Beltsville
Build your child's confidence as they read to specially trained therapy dogs. Bring a book or choose one from the library. Each child will read for 15 minutes.


Kids Achieve Club

The mission of the Kids Achieve Club (KAC) program is to provide academic support through homework assistance and reading practice for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students in grades 1-6. The program was created to support the unique needs of English Learners to foster a love of reading and to provide academic support. Although KAC was created to align with the needs and to engage English Learners, it is an inclusive program. Children of all backgrounds and ethnicities are invited to participate. 

Take a look at our foundation booklet titled Kids Achieve Club Reading Activities by Dr. Dawn Jacobs Martin Ph.D. This booklet is filled with reading strategies integrated with the Five Pillars of Literacy, making it the perfect resource and guide for mentors, parents, and caregivers.

If you would like to learn more about early literacy, or if you have children the age of 5 and under, please visit our Early Literacy page for more information.

La misión del programa Kids Achieve Club (KAC) es proveer apoyo académico y asistencia en las tareas y practicar la lectura para estudiantes de inglés como segundo idioma en los grados 1° - 6°.  El programa fue creado específicamente para proveer un servicio de las necesidades de estudiantes que están aprendiendo el inglés o que el inglés es su segundo idioma para fomentar un amor a la lectura y proveer apoyo académico. Aunque el programa KAC fue creado para alinearse con las necesidades e involucrar a estudiantes de inglés como segundo idioma es un programa inclusivo.  Niños de todo origen y etnicidad son bienvenidos a participar.  

con un folleto que se titula, Actividades de Leer, por Dra. Dawn Jacobs Martin, Ph.D. Este folleto está lleno de las estrategias de lectura que integran los “cinco pilares de alfabetización.” El libro es un recurso para tutores, padres, y las personas encargadas del cuidado del niño. 

Si quiere aprender más sobre la alfabetización temprana, o si tiene niños de los años 5 y menos, por favor visite nuestra página web Alfabetización Temprana para más información.

Helpful Online Resources

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ABCmouse (Library Access)

The ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

ABCmouse at Home (Remote Access)

Now available from home! The ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

Beanstack

Discover favorite books, earn badges and participate in reading challenges with Beanstack!

Biography in Context

Meet the people who made history by accessing video, audio, images, primary sources and articles for over a half-million international figures.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Chat online with a real tutor and get live, homework help from 2pm to 11:55pm EST.

ComicsPlus

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels, manga and comics. Checkouts are for seven days with unlimited renewals.

Creativebug

1,000+ art & craft video classes covering art & design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and kids.

Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids

An excellent starting place for any research project about animals, geography, people and more.

Encyclopedia Britannica ImageQuest

Access millions of images from the best collections in the world.

Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition

Search encyclopedia articles, magazines, web sites and videos.

Gale In Context: Middle School

Find information here about the most studied middle school topics.

Gale in Context: Elementary

Cross-curricular research and homework help for K-5 students.

Gale Ebooks

Find eBooks on countries, cultures, history, technology, science and more, with translations available in 40 languages.

Libby/OverDrive for Kids

OverDrive and the Libby app offer classic and contemporary children's books for all ages in both eBook and eAudio format.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language from home or on-the-go with Mango! Mango adapts to your unique learning style so you pick up on new vocabulary quickly.

National Geographic Kids (Gale)

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Magazines, newspapers, journals, and reference content for middle and high school students.

NoveList K-8

Find just the right book and get recommendations based on your interests and reading level.

Pebble Go

Have fun researching while playing educational games and engaging with read-aloud audio for five categories: animals, science, biographies, social studies and dinosaurs. Designed specifically for grades K-3.

Transparent languages

An easy-to-use interface that integrates real-life language use by native speakers. With over 100 languages to choose from, every language-learner will find something of interest.

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Book Lists


Looking for something good to read? Maybe you need to find a book for class or you want to explore new genres like comic books or nonfiction. Either way, you are sure to find a title you will like from one of our lists. Don't forget, if you need help locating these books or other resources, ask a librarian for help. Or, log on to Beanstack to see all of the lists. You can reserve a title right from your account!