Capitol View
Neighborhood Library

Summer at Capitol View

Activities for children all summer long

Looking ahead to plan summer activities for children?  Look no further than the Capitol View Library! With a wide array of engaging and hands-on programming, there is always something to do.  Summer Challenge

New At Capitol View

Welcome back to Capitol View Library!  If you have not yet already visited the fully renovated library, we invite you grab a friend and bring the whole family to check out the space, take in some of the fantastic new art pieces, and participate in all of the exciting new programs.  Listed below you will find a sampling of some of the engaging new programming being offered.  For a full listing of all programs, including dates and times programs are being offered, please view our

Book March Madness

Book March Madness

Books Always Win!

March Madness is in full swing! Stop by the Children’s space and check out the books going head to head in our Book March Madness competition.  Read and vote for your favorite books. You get to choose the winner! Visit the bracket in the Children's Room every week to see who makes it to the next round, and who will be Capitol View Library’s Book March Madness Champion.

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Award Season

Award Winning Children's Books 2019

Welcome to (picture book) award season!  Winners of the Randolph Caldecott Medal have been announced so put on your fanciest attire and settle in with one of these award winning children’s books. Check a copy out today or log in to get on to the wait list for one of these in-demand titles.

crochet work

Warm & Crafty

Creative minds gathering at Capitol View

The colder weather has heated up the creativity here at Capitol View Library. With a host of one of a kind crafts for children, teens, and adults of all ages, it has been quite a fun winter season of activity thus far. Our Tuesday and Thursday “It’s Crochet Time” program participants have been hard at work designing and carefully bringing to life hand-woven creations just in time for winter sharing and warming up. Our generous volunteer, Ms.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Meals Served July 1 -- Aug. 9

DC Public Library is participating in the 2019 Free Summer Meals Program.   Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 1 -  August 9. No registration is required.   Lunch will be provided Monday – Friday from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the following library locations:

bath bomb

Cool Happenings at Capitol View

Capitol View Library

On Dec. 17, 2017, Capitol View Library opened its doors to the public after being closed for several months for renovations. There were many changes that were incorporated, including the new Children and Teens Space, Computer Lab Room, study rooms and meeting rooms. The Teen Space is very spacious and appealing. We've hosted several events within the space thus far, including making bath bombs. They were fairly simple to make, with the right ingredients, materials and guidance, of course. We were able to make something fabulous, while helping each other in the process.

Juneteenth 2016

The Role of African American Women in the Civil War and a Celebration of Freedom

In recognition of Juneteenth 2016, the Female RE-Enactors of Distinction will share stories about the accomplishments of African American women during the Civil War and local historian C.R. Gibbs will discuss the evolution of the commemorative holiday.  

If I Built a Car

Staff Pick: If I Built a Car

Take a ride in a car that’s equipped with a pool and an instant snack bar-- This car is way cool! This car has a fish tank and can be used as a plane. It’s also a boat-- This car is insane! This rhyming book, I recommend that you read, I’m sure that you’ll finish it with great speed. Get lost in Jack’s vivid imagination- Don't delay!

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