Mt. Pleasant
Neighborhood Library

Hey Kids! Need Books for Summer Reading?

If you're still waiting to get your summer books before school starts, we suggest using the online catalog to make sure we have what you're looking for before you come to the library. There are lots of other students in your class, and if they got here first, we'll have to order the book for you from another library.

Cancelled: New STAR Preschool Breakfast Series

Saturdays at 10:30 ending August 21

We have started another session of our STAR Preschool Breakfast program! The program is for parents/caregivers of children 3-5 years old with an accompanying child. Each session highlights one of the six literacy skills that enable children to become confident readers. The Preschool Breakfast Program is part of DCPL's STAR (Sing, Talk And Read) initiative, the goal of which is to ensure that every child in DC starts school well prepared to learn to read.

Our Book Club's Selection for July

"Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America"

Inspired by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, Barbara Ehrenreich decided in 1998 to join the millions of Americans who survive on low wages, and try her hand at making a living while working as a waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, nursing-home aide, and Wal-Mart associate.

Preschool Breakfast Program

Early Literacy Initiative for Caregivers and Children

As part of DC Library's early literacy initiative STAR (Sing, Talk, And Read), a six-week Preschool Breakfast program is coming to our neighborhood this week! Space is still available for those who want to register.

The Mt. Pleasant Library’s Book Club Selection

"On Beauty" by Zadie Smith

This hilariously biting, thoughtful and touching novel is a 21st century study of class difference, race, politics, and gender as told through the stories of two very different families, the Belseys and the Kipps. Through her characters and their diverse experiences, Ms.

Recent Kids' Books

Graphic Novels

Twisted Journeys #13: School of EvilText by Marie P. Croall, drawings by Sandy CarruthersA comic book/graphic novel in the choose-your-own-adventure tradition. You're a new student at the creepy Darkham Academy, and it's your first day. You're here to study history, and your first new friend, a cheerful girl named Jess, is in science, on a scholarship.

Summer Reading for Kids

Make a Splash, Read!

Our summer reading theme this year is "Make a Splash, Read!" and the program officially begins June 1st! Children ages 0-13 are encouraged to come to the library and sign up for the program. This summer we will be tracking time spent reading, rather than number of books, and each child is encouraged to help set her/his own goal for each prize! We have awesome reading logs with stickers, cool water-themed programs, and a list of fun books to help you make a splash!

Book Club Selection for June

"The Emperor: Downfall of An Autocrat" by Riszard Kapuscinski

 Haile Selassie, called the King of Kings, Elect of God, Lion of Judah, His Most Puissant Majesty and Distinguished Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia, reigned from 1930 until 1974.

Mt. Pleasant Interim Library Open

The Mt. Pleasant Interim Library, located at 3162 Mt. Pleasant Street N.W., re-opens Saturday, May 15 at 9:30 a.m.  The library was temporarily closed due to damage caused by a SUV that struck the rear of the library.  Thank you for your patience as we worked hard to repair and re-open your library.  

May Book Club Selection

"The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai

  The Mount Pleasant Library’s Book Club selection for May is The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai. Winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize, this thoughtful novel interweaves the stories of Jemubhai Popatlal, a retired judge, his orphaned granddaughter Sai, their cook, and the cook’s son, Biju.