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Memorial Day Hours

DC Public Library will be open online only on Monday, May 27 in observation of Memorial Day. The DC Public Library is open online for customers 365 days a year! Access digital resources and watch live and pre-recorded virtual programs on Youtube

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Online Resources for Kids

OverDrive & Libby

OverDrive & Libby

Borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, and digital magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app, by OverDrive.
Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids

Stream a selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media.
Library card required
ABCmouse

ABCmouse

ABCmouse helps children 2 and older learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music and more.
Library card required
Watch & Learn Library

Watch & Learn Library

Watch & Learn Library is made especially for young learners, pre-k through 3rd grade, to help expand their vocabulary and comprehension.
Library card required

Popular Services for Kids & Educators

Books from Birth

Books from Birth

All children who live in DC are eligible to receive a free book by mail each month from birth until age five to build their home libraries.
Beyond the Book

Beyond the Book

Beyond the Book engages developing readers ages 5 to 8 and their families in the joy of reading through quality literature, imaginative installations,
Support for Educators

Support for Educators

Learn about services for educators, educator cards with special borrowing privileges, class visits, and online resources.

Homework Help

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow

Connect to live online tutors for homework help, writing lab, test prep and more.
Gale in Context: Elementary

Gale in Context: Elementary

Social studies, science, language arts and more for grades 1-5.
Library card required
Britannica School

Britannica School

Find information for homework and school projects by reading level, grade and age.
Library card required
Britannica Escolar

Britannica Escolar

Britannica Escolar está diseñado específicamente para estudiantes Primaria & Secundaria e incluye artículos, imágenes, videos y un atlas.
Library card required

Recommended Reads for Kids

Great Books for Kids

Great Books for Kids

Check out a selection of fantastic titles for children of different ages and grades, from babies through sixth graders, lovingly curated by DC Public
Wizards Book of the Month

Wizards Book of the Month

DC Public Library has teamed up with the Washington Wizards to provide a recommended Book of the Month that the library and Wizards community can read
Bullying Prevention Resources: Kids

Bullying Prevention Resources: Kids

Books and online resources about bullying and bullying prevention for kids, parents, educators, and caregivers.
Shootings & Other Bad News: Helping Kids With Questions & Coping

Shootings & Other Bad News: Helping Kids With Questions & Coping

Books and online resources to support conversations with kids about traumatic events in the news.
NoveList Plus K-8

NoveList Plus K-8

Discover new book titles based on your interests or reading preferences, with recommendations for grades K-8.
Library card required