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Service Alert

The Bellevue/William O. Lockridge Library is closed temporarily for major repairs to the HVAC system. Work has begun and additional parts have been ordered to complete the repairs. The library will reopen once the repairs are complete. The book drop will be locked. Due dates and hold expiration dates will be extended. 

Arthur Capper TechExpress is closed for critical repairs to the HVAC system. The Department of General Services has completed their assessment, identified the issue and ordered the necessary parts. Once the parts arrive, they will require two days to complete the repairs. The earliest that TechExpress will open is Monday, July 1. The Book Return will remain locked. Available holds have been transferred to the Northeast Library. Expiration dates have been extended.

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 3 - 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!

Starting June 3, 2024 you can stop by your local neighborhood library to pick up your gameboards or register online by visiting 

DC Public is working with community partners to enhance the program. Stay tuned for more information!

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 15 | The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

Saturday, June 15, Noon - 3 p.m.

The DC Public Library is excited to Discover Summer with you at The Phillips Collection, the first museum of modern art in America. Enjoy the permanent collection as well as the special installation Where We Meet, which brings works from the Howard University Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection into conversation.  In addition, The DC Public Library and The Phillips Collection will host a storytime for families, art activities, gallery games, and more. Because space is limited, The Phillips Collection requests that you sign up for a visit time. Click the link below to sign up for your spot now.

Sign up for a spot

August 10 | Artechouse

Isekai; Blooming Parallel Worlds

Artec House

Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 The DC Public Library is excited to Discover Summer with you at Artechouse. Washington, DC — ARTECHOUSE, the leader in innovative, technology-driven experiential art, is pleased to present its seventh annual cherry blossom-inspired exhibition—ISEKAI: Blooming Parallel Worlds. DC Public Library's "Library on the Go Go" will also be there! Registration is required. Click the link below to sign up for your spot now. 

Sign up for a spot


Discover Summer for All Ages

Discover Summer for Kids

Discover Summer for Kids

Find everything you need to know about Discover Summer for Kids! Stop by your neighborhood library for fun events, read great books and win fun prizes
Discover Summer for Teens

Discover Summer for Teens

Get creative with Discover Summer for Teens! Enter the Know Your Power Teen Art Contest, take creative workshops in music, visual arts, writing and
Discover Summer for Adults

Discover Summer for Adults

Relive your summer break feelings with Discover Summer! Check out great beach reads, groove to live concerts at the library, meet your favorite