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Weekly Story Times


Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. 
Picture Books story time for ages 3-6


   Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Wee Ones Story Time 
for children 2 and under 

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Wee Ones Story Time for children 2 and under



Hooray Frog Animation

   Coming Events

Tuesday, December 2nd: Shop for Good begins. From December 2nd - 7th, we will donate 10% of your total purchase to the charity of your choiceas a thank you for shopping small. Just tell us the name of your favorite charity, and we will make a donation in your name. Hooray!
Thursday, December 4th: Get unique, customized recommendations from The Book Mommy herself! Melissa LaSalle, author of the popular blog What To Read To Your Kids, will be at our store to help you stock up on fabulous books for everyone on your holiday list. A percentage of proceeds will go towards The Del Ray Montessori School, a non-profit school which Melissa's two children attend, and which is raising funds to purchase a larger, permanent home. 10:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday, December 5th: 
Hooray for Books! will join children's music group Rainbow Rock at the Masonic Temple as part of the Scottish Christmas Walk celebrations! Come join in the fun, and check out the Scottish Walk website for tickets and more info. 1 - 3 pm.
Join Hooray for Books! storytellers at the Hotel Monaco for a free story time! 4 - 4:30 pm.
Saturday, December 6th: 
Author Glenna Orr will present and sign her picture books Friendships with the Heart andHearts Always Open. Glenna Orr is the director of The Kind Kids, Inc., a nonprofit that promotes reading with students. Her books focus on friendships between children, and the connections between children and their communities. 12 pm.
Melissa Glim will present and sign her picture 
book The Littlest Cow. 1:30 pm.
Annie the fox terrier wants to march in the annual cow parade, but the cows don't want to mix with other animals. Can Annie bring everyone together before the big march?
Janet Macreery will present and sign her historical middle grade novel a A Little Wicked. 3 pm.
It is 1692, and Dory's life as part of a Scottish clan is as happy as can be. But when her clan is attacked, Dory has to make a perilous journey to the New World and try to find her relatives in Salem, Massachusetts, which is having problems of its own...
Sunday, December 7th: The last day to Shop for Good (see above)!
Wednesday, December 10th: Join us for a special story time with Post Mark, Santa's misfit postman. Post Mark will sign books after story time. 5 pm.
Saturday, December 13th: A kindergarten choir will perform to help raise funds for Maury Elementary School. All purchases made on this date can be rung up under Maury to earn them credit for future purchases! 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Please note: there will be NO Wee Ones Story Time today.
Thursday, December 25th: Hooray for Books! isCLOSED on Christmas Day. Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 29th: Author Andrew Prahin will present and sign his picture book Brimsby's Hats. 2-3 pm. 
Brimsby is a happy hat maker-until his friend goes off to find adventure at sea. Now Brimsby is a lonely hat maker, unsure of what to do. But since making hats is what he does best, perhaps his talent can help him find some friends...
Wednesday, December 31st: 
Hooray for Books! is open from 10 am until 10 pmon First Night Alexandria, and we'll be holding several special events, including evening story times. For a full list of First Night events, go to the First Night Alexandria website. Tickets can be purchased on their website, or in person at Hooray for Books! All day.
Join us for the official drawing to determine the winner of the Willy Wonka Raffle! The Grand Prize is a gift basket full of books and games; four additional winners receive gift certificates for free books. 6 pm.
Thursday, January 1st: Hooray for Books! is CLOSED on New Year's Day. Happy New Year's!
Donations for Our Store Expansion
Our Indiegogo campaign may be over, but yes, you can still contribute to our expansion fund! Mail us a check, or come by the store with cash, check, or your credit card - we are accepting any and all donations. As always, contributions go into a special bank account set aside expressly for the store expansion. Thank you for your continuing interest in supporting the store! 
Hooray for the Holidays!
All December, local charities will get 20% off when they buy books to give to Alexandria children who wouldn't otherwise receive a book during the holidays. Donate any $ amount you choose to our Hooray for the Holidays! bookstore account!, or donate a new book of your choice and we'll take 15% off the purchase.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Giveaway!
We are extending our giveaway honoring the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Between now and December 30th, bring a Sugar Cube receipt to Hooray for Books! to enter our book drawing, and take the Sugar Cube a receipt from Hooray for Books! to enter their sweets drawing! We will choose the winners on December 31st. More info about the contests can be found here (PDF file).

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