Library at Home

  1. COVID-19 UPDATE: Curbside Pickup & Returns            

    In response to COVID-19, the library building is closed to the public until further notice. We are offering contactless curbside pickup service, which can also be used to return items.

    Programs & Services While Closed

    We continue to offer a wide range of programs and services online. Check our Library at Home webpage or subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay up to date!  

Curbside Pickup Service

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You can now reserves books, DVDs, and other items you’d like to borrow using our online catalog. We’ll notify you by email when your items are ready. Then you can pick them up in front of our temporary facility (601 S. Oak Street) anytime Monday through Friday between 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 2 pm. Learn more...

Summer Reading Program 2020

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Our 2020 Summer Reading program has begun! Sign up for fun reading programs and activities geared toward all ages - children, teens, and adults. Learn more...

Storytimes & Children’s Programs Online 

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Join us for virtual storytime this summer starting June 22! We’ll have stories, songs, and rhymes Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 am on Facebook Live! We’ll also be available to chat if you have questions. 

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Looking for fun games to play with your baby at home? Check out our Mother Goose Minutes Playlist on Facebook! Miss Laura will share tips for how to sing and play with your baby at home. Find all of our Mother Goose Rhyme Time rhymes and songs here:

Book Discussions & Programs Online 

We are moving many of our regular book discussions and programs online! 

Date & Time Discussion Group Contact
August 11
@ 7 pm
Great Books Discussion Series (via Zoom)
Enemy of the People 
by Henrik Ibsen
Marshall Webster
August 13
@ 3 pm
Teen Book Club (via Zoom) 
Book share! Discuss what you are currently reading...
Laura Miller
August 19
@ 8 pm
Kanopy Film Discussion Group (via Zoom) Peter Sullivan
August 20
@ 7 pm
Thursday Evening Book Discussion (via Zoom)
Normal People
by Sally Rooney
Marshall Webster
August 25
@ 7 pm
Great Books Discussion Series (via Zoom)
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Marshall Webster
August 26
@ 7 pm 
Author Talk with Jeffery Blount (via Zoom)  Marshall Webster
August 27
@ 7 pm
Amateur Writers Group (via Zoom)  Pete Sullivan
September 2
@ 7 pm
Jane Austen Book Discussion (via Zoom)
by Jane Austen 
Marshall Webster

September 3
@ 2PM
New Yorker Discussion Group (via Zoom)
Article TBD
Pete Sullivan
September 10
@ 7 pm
Thursday Evening Book Discussion (via Zoom)
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
by David Treuer
Marshall Webster

Our Digital Collections & Research Tools

  • Overdrive: Read or listen to over 18,000 ebooks and audiobooks, including current releases and bestsellers. 
  • RBdigital: Stream Acorn TV & The Great Courses. Listen to over 36,000 downloadable audiobooks. Read comics books, graphic novels, and popular magazines (like The New Yorker, The Economist, and National Geographic). 
  • Kanapy Movies: Chose from over 30,000 streaming movies, documentaries, and international films. Also includes extensive children’s programming through Kanopy Kids. 
  • Freegal Music: Download (and keep!) free MP3 songs each week from the Sony Music Entertainment catalog and thousands of other labels. Includes 40,000 music videos. 
  • Learning Online: Take an online class on Excel or drawing. Write your resume. Practice for the SAT. Or start learning a new language!
  • Research Tools: Get product ratings in Consumer Reports. Search for full-text articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers. Research your family history or a great stock. 

There are also some great free or expanded resources that have been made available to MRSPL users during the COVID-19 crisis:  

  • Audible: Audible is offering a free handpicked collection of "stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18" while kids are home from school. The stories are available in a variety of languages and accessible from any broswer. No logon or Audible account is required. 
  • Audio Book Cloud: Free access to a collection of 1,000 online audiobooks. No downloads required! (through August 31)
  • Romance Book Cloud: Free access to over 1,800 online romance ebooks. (through August 31)
  • Teen Book Cloud: Fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novel ebooks for teens Grades 7-12.  (through August 31) 
  • TumbleBooks: Picture books, easy readers, beginning chapter books, fiction, and nonfiction ebooks for Grades K-6. (through August 31)
  • TumbleMath: Math picture books, fiction, graphic novels, and more for Grades K-6. (through August 31)

What to Read Next

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Not sure what to read next? Got a picky reader at home? We have the answer! Personalized NextRead book suggestions! Just fill out the appropriate form below and we’ll use the information provided to match you with a book to suit your tastes, mood, or whim! Learn more...

Interact with Us on Social Media

Our librarians are sharing tips, activities, and answering questions on our various social media platforms. Follow us to stay up-to-date with your Little City library!

Contact Us During the Closure

  • Library staff continue to check voicemail, email, and text messages (703-520-2484) Monday through Friday 9:30 am - 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 2 pm.
  • View our Contact Us page for a full list of ways to contact us.