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Cherrydale Branch Library

Serving North Arlington since 1922

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This page was last updated on November 29, 2017.

Kids' Program
Maryland Science Center experts A.J. Visgil and Amy Greco enthrall young
Arlingtonians at the "Get Caught Reading" Program on July 20, 2009.

Fall Children's Programs

Please Note: On days when Arlington public schools or parks are closed because of bad weather, all library kids' events are also cancelled. _________________________________________

Three Fall Preschool Storytime Programs

Full and active participation of the accompanying adults is encouraged.

Please Note: The afternoon "Stop in for Stories" has moved to Mondays and begins earlier at 4:15 pm.

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"Under Twos Storytime". Mondays at 10:30 am: Through December 18. For babies ages 0- 23 mo. Singing, dancing, clapping to nursery rhymes and simple stories will introduce young children to the joys of language and literature. Free. **No Registration Required**.

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"Stop in for Stories". Mondays at 4:15 pm: Through December 18. For babies and children ages 0-5. This fun and interactive program combines activities such as read-aloud stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and flannel boards and introduces children to listening skills, picture books, the library, and the joy of reading. Free. **No Registration Required**.

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"Stop in for Stories". Thursdays at 10:30 am: Through December 21. For babies and children ages 0-5. This fun and interactive program combines activities such as read-aloud stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and flannel boards and introduces children to listening skills, picture books, the library, and the joy of reading. Free. **No Registration Required**.

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**No Storytimes the last week in December. Winter Storytimes will resume on January 3. **

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Kids Club

Clip Art For Kids in Kindergarten - Grade 5

Thursday, December 7, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

On Cherrydale Library balcony.

Each month we explore arts, books, crafts, and building through a different fun activity.

For our December meeting we will tell holiday stories and make 3D paper snowflakes while enjoying hot chocolate.

Parents/caregivers and younger siblings are asked to wait downstairs. Free. **No Registration Required**.



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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Sign your baby up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten - a new program that encourages all Arlington families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Click here for more details.

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Clip Art

Paws To Read -- Saturday, December 2.

For Emerging Readers and Kids who Love Dogs, Grades K-5

Specially trained dogs will be available for 15-min. reading sessions, by appointment, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on the first Saturday of each month.

**Free, but on-line registration is required.**

To learn more about the value of reading to dogs, click here.


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American Girl Doll Lending Program

Cherrydale Library and the rest of the county's library system have a program celebrating American Girl Dolls. Girls can use their library cards to borrow an actual American Girl Doll and the books associated with that doll and, through these, learn a bit about American and Arlington history. Place a hold on the doll, just as you would place a hold on a book, and pick it up at Cherrydale Library when it becomes available. You can keep it for a week! For details, go to: http://library.arlingtonva.us/american-girl/american-girl-faq/ .

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This site is maintained by Citizens for Cherrydale Library, a group of citizen volunteers seeking since 1998 to promote and preserve our most important neighborhood institution. Contact us at suza1@comcast.net with any questions or comments.