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 bi-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...

Storytimes & Children’s Programs Online 

Fall Storytime

Join the Mary Riley Styles’s Children’s librarians for fall storytime – all from the comfort of your own home! Starting September 21 through December 17, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM we will be live on Facebook with a newstory time! Tune in via our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MRSPL.

Storytime videos will remain up for a week following the initial broadcast. There is no story time the week of November 23 for Thanksgiving.

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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: https://tinyurl.com/MotherGooseRhymeTime.

Book Discussions & Programs Online 

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

Date & Time Discussion Group Contact
Thursday
Oct 1
@ 2 pm
The New Yorker Discussion Group (via Zoom) Pete Sullivan
Thursday
Oct 8
@ 7 pm
Thursday Evening Book Discussion
The NIckel Boys 
by Colson Whitehead
Marshall Webster
Tuesday
Oct 13
@ 7 pm
Great Books Discussion Series (via Zoom)
Introduction to the Second Sex
by Simone de Beauvoir
Marshall Webster
Wednesday
Oct 14
@ 7 pm
Kanopy Film Discussion (via Zoom) Pete Sullivan
Thursday
Oct 15
@ 7 pm
Jane Austen Book Discussion (via Zoom)
Mansfield Park
by Jane Austen
Marshall Webster
Tuesday
Oct 27
@ 10:30 am
Tuesday Morning Book Club (via Zoom)
The Poet's Girl: A Novel of Emily Hale and T.S. Eliot 
by Sara Fitzgerald
Catherine Wilson
Tuesday
Oct 27
@ 7 pm
Great Books Discussion Series (Zoom)
In the Penal Colony
by Franz Kafka
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. 

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.