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The Anacostia Library will be closed from Monday, July 22 - Sunday, Aug. 4 for a scheduled facilities project. Learn more on the Anacostia Library page.

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

DC Public Library is excited to spend this summer reading and learning with you! Read on to learn more about this year's Discover Summer prizes. Need to sign up? Click here or visit your neighborhood library.

Registration Prizes

Get excited for a summer of reading and learning with the library! Stop by your neighborhood library to snag registration prizes for all ages while supplies last. 

  • Kids Ages 0-5 | Mini stuffed animals to keep you company while you read!
  • Kids Ages 6-12 | Mini Magic 8 Ball Keychain or Fidget Spinner
  • Teens Ages 13-19 and Adults (20+) | Bluetooth Headphones to stream your favorite artist on Freegal.
  • All Ages 
    • Voucher for two FREE tickets to a Washington Nationals game
    • Voucher for a FREE small frosty at Wendy's

Completion Prizes

Congratulations on completing Discover Summer! Visit your neighborhood library and show them your completed gameboard or your completion badge in Beanstack to receive:

  • A new clear DC Public Library tote bag (perfect or games or concerts!) that will allow you to tote everything you check out from the library with ease.
  • A voucher for two FREE tickets to see DC United.

DC College Savings Plan

The DC College Savings Plan is partnering with DC Public Libraries (DCPL) for their summer reading campaign. As a part of this year's Discover Summer, your child could win one of eight $529 contributions into a DC College Savings 529 account. Click the button below to fill out the form and enter today!

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