Story Time**
Monday • 1000-1100 • Ikego Nikko Heights Multipurpose Room
Wednesday • December 17 • 1730 • Yokosuka
Wednesday • 1030-1130 • Yokosuka
Each week, we read, we sing, make crafts, and make a themed craft. Learn about different cultures, science, math, phonics, and more!
**Story Time will not be held December 22, 24, 29, and 31.
Mother Goose Time
Fridays • 1000-1100 • Yokosuka Library Classroom
Mother Goose Time encourages language development and builds early literacy skills while having fun. Parents and children ages 0-2 years old are invited for stories, singing, and more!
**Mother Goose Time will not be held December 26 and January 2.
Winter Reading
Now through Saturday, January 3 • Yokosuka Library
Adults, teens and children are invited to join the Winter Reading Program. Earn prizes for every two hours of reading. Prizes and participation certificates can be picked up through January 17, so read on the road if you are traveling over the holidays and come back to collect your prizes. Activities will be scheduled throughout December. Register and log reading online or at the Libraries. All who read are invited to free bowling January 2, 1300-1500.
Read with Santa
Tuesday, December 16 • 1700-1800 • Yokosuka Library
Santa Claus visits Yokosuka Library to read and sing holiday songs with the children. The kids will also be able to make holiday cards and enjoy cookies.
Adult Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 17 • 1730 • Yokosuka Library
If you like to read, join the club! In December, we are having a holiday party. Pick up a copy of the holiday Sherlock Holmes short storyThe Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle at the front desk for discussion. If you would like to participate in the book exchange game, please bring a copy of a new or used book to give away with a note about why you chose it. You’re invited to come chat about books over coffee, cookies and snacks! A special Story Time will coincide with Book Club so those who have young children can attend.
“The Lego Movie”
Tuesday, December 25 • 1300 • Fleet Theater
Free movie showing of “The Lego Movie”. Enjoy even more Lego at the library when you checkout a Lego book. (Please note the Library is closed on Christmas day).
For more information, please call 243-5574 or 046-816-5574 or stop by the Yokosuka Library.
Kindle E-Readers Available for Check-Out
Yokosuka Library has the Kindle DX available for check out. Kindles are loaded with popular titles such as “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” and classics like “Pride and Prejudice.” Navy Overdrive e-Library users can check out more e-books for the Kindle or your own mobile device or computer. Contact the library if you would like an account created. Yokosuka Library patrons, ages 18 and older, may check out Kindles for up to one month. The supply is limited so please stop by the Circulation Desk today!

The MWR Library has an Online Catalog for your convenience. Search for your favorite books and periodicals online from your home or your laptop. Click the link below to start your search!
Have you ever wanted to learn the Japanese language but didn’t know which route to take? Was the price of learning the language always a turn-off? Did you think that Rosetta Stone was your only option? Has there been another language you wanted to learn? If this describes you, we have good news for you!

NKO brings you Byki® – A FREE and powerful language-learning software and personalized language-learning system.1) Login to your NKO account and click on the Reference tab on the far right.

2) Go to the left blue banner and click on the link for “E-library Foreign Language / Culture. You will then have an option to choose from selected language sites. Transparent Language Online will take you to their site (

3) Once you register on their site, you can click on the icon for the app for either iPhone, iPad or Android smartphones and tablets (and computers). There are also instructions for activating the account once you have downloaded the app. You can browse the iTunes store for more language-specific apps if you like.

It’s relatively easy, and it’s FREE! Learn more about Byki at

If you have any questions, please call us at 243-5574 or 046-816-5574
We are very excited to announce our cool, new mobile app To Go! The app gives eligible military students another way to access the Tutor.comfor Military Families program. Students can connect to a live tutor for one-to-one help from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.Students must have an account with the for Military Families program to connect to a tutor, and the app is available as a free downloadin the iTunes Store.

Students must have an account with the for Military Families program to connect to a tutor. With…..
Students can store essays, homework problems and other assignments in their mobile locker, and share items from their locker with a tutor.
Students can take pictures of assignments and textbook pages from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, and store them in their locker.
Students can save and review past tutoring sessions.
You can see a video demo of the app on the iPad: How it works
HOW TO GET THE APP To Go is available as a free download in the iTunes Store: Free Download
If you have any questions or feedback about the app and how military families can use it, send an email here.
Tumble Books
For online reading, Navy libraries has exciting websites available presented by the parent company – TumbleBooks. TumbleBooks includes animated stories and games. TumbleReadables are designed so you and your child can read along sentence by sentence. TumbleTalkingBooks are a streaming audio feed where you can bookmark your place, and includes books for children, teens and adults. Eligible users can access TumbleBooks online through Military One Source or Navy Knowledge Online
Playaway is the newest format of audio, combining a wide variety of content with an easy-to-use player all in one small unit. When receiving your Playaway, all you have to do is press play to start listening immediately – there is no need for a separate player, and it comes with earbuds and a battery to make it play.
Playaway is the most simple and immediate way to enjoy audiobooks. Its portability allows users to enjoy their favorite authors and titles on-the-go, whenever and wherever.

One Response to Library

  1. mwrmarketing says:

    We have over 100 books, CDs, and DVDs for learning foreign languages, including Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese. Yokosuka Library also holds a few Japanese language children’s books.

    “Transparent Language Online”, a language learning course with a mobile app called “Byki” is also available (subject to patron eligibility) online through Military One Source ( or Navy Knowledge Online (

    The Navy Overdrive Online Library has additional e-books, e-audiobooks and videos for learning languages as well as books in other languages. For example, there are currently 255 fiction e-books in Japanese and 150 in Spanish.

    For books written in foreign languages; we do have a selection of donated books available for customers to take home and keep if he/she would like. For more information, please visit Yokosuka Library or call 243-5574 or 046-816-5574.

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