Free Books for D.C. Kids

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Free Books for D.C. Kids

Register today to get a free book every month for your child.

A Special Message for Books from Birth Registrants

Even at an early age, reading to young children is the best thing you can do to put them on a path to success. Your kids pick up new words, have fun while they learn, and develop skills they will need later in school.

DC Public Library wants to make reading with your child fun and easy. That's why the Library is launching Books from Birth, a program that mails all enrolled kids in D.C. a free book each month from birth until they turn five.

Parents. You must register for this program in order to receive free books for your child. REGISTER HERE.

For more details about the Books From Birth program, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us.

Promote early literacy in your community

Are you a school, daycare, nonprofit, or other group that would like to help the Library promote early literacy in your community? See some of our helpful resources below.


Discover Ready Rosie

Register to receive FREE video tips to help you engage with your child. These short videos, sent to your email or mobile phone, show how you turn everyday activities into learning opportunities for your baby or toddler. Videos are available in English and Spanish. Sign up today.

*DCPL is dedicated to meeting the information and accessibility needs of the disabled community. If you or someone you know requires accommodations, please call 202-727-2142 or email


In partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library