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Discover Summer: Go, Find, Explore with an illustration of an open book, the Washington Monument and the Capital Building against the sun

You’re invited to Discover Summer with DC Public Library from June 17 - Aug. 31. Discover Summer is an all-ages city-wide celebration of reading and learning. With Discover Summer you will enjoy great reads, fun events and activities that encourage you to explore your neighborhood and D.C. Everything you need to Discover Summer can be found at your neighborhood library!

Discover Summer with Awesome Con

AwesomeCon invites you to Discover Summer with the DC Public Library! Discover Summer: Go, Find, Explore

DC Public Library is excited to partner with Awesome Con for Discover Summer pre-registration! From June 1 - June 12, when you pre-register for Discover Summer you will:

  • Receive a FREE Jr. Badge (For children ages 3 - 10) to attend Awesome Con using the promo code DCPLKIDS23.
  • You will also be entered into a raffle for a pack of 3 tickets to Awesome Con. Winners will be contacted by email.

Awesome Con runs from Friday, June 16 - Sunday, June 18 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 

Register for Discover Summer

Kick Off Discover Summer

Author Anna Kang signing a copy of "It is Not Perfect" at STAR Fest during the Discover Summer  2022

Kick-off Discover Summer with the Washington Nationals and at your neighborhood library!

On June 10, DC Public Library will be a part of MLB's Play Ball Weekend, a FREE event for D.C. families where you can enjoy stories read by players, fun baseball and softball activities and be one of the first to sign up for this year's Discover Summer.

Learn more about Play Ball Weekend

Starting June 17, DC Public Library is welcoming summer with special events, including story times, author talks, concerts, craft programs and more! 

See What is Coming Up in Your Neighborhood

Discover Summer Library Days

You know that your DC Public Library Card can connect you to books, movies, music and more but this summer your library card is also your ticket to some of D.C.'s hottest museums! DC Public Library is partnering with local museums to host Library Days where families can enjoy special experiences.

Click the links below to learn more and sign up to attend an upcoming Library Day and stay tuned to this page as more Library Days are added throughout the summer!

June 24 | Phillips Collection

The DC Public Library is excited to Discover Summer with you at The Phillips Collection, the first museum of modern art in America on Saturday, June 24 from Noon - 3 p.m.! Enjoy the permanent collection as well as Frank Stewart's Nexus: An American Photographers' Journey, 1960s to the Present.  In addition, The DC Public Library and The Phillips Collection will host a special storytime for families, an art activity, gallery games, and more!

Click the button below to sign up for an entry time slot at The Phillips Collection Library Day.

Register for The Phillips Collection Library Day

Discover Summer for All Ages

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An overview of DC Public Library's resources and services for kids.
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DCPL's resources and services for teens
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DC Public Library's resources and services for adults.