Rain or Shine: A Block Party Highlight

Capitol View Library

Rain or Shine: A Block Party Highlight

Congratulations are in order for all of the excellent Summer Challenge participants here at the Capitol View Library!  Readers of all ages logged thousands of hours of reading this summer and to celebrate, the Summer Finale Block Party was hosted on Tuesday, Aug. 20.  The rain did not stop the celebration as community partners and friends came together with music, food, raffles, free haircuts, prizes and more! The first floor meeting room was packed with poetry, dance and musical performances while guests of all ages learned a few new tricks playing Double Dutch on the second floor.  Haircuts and produce inside, more food outside, fun was had all around.  

Capitol View Staff saw children walking into the library during the first week of school with such pride from their fresh haircuts and new backpacks.  A frequent library visitor said about the event, “I had so much fun at the party” (Roblox Enthusiast, age 10). Gathering the community together to celebrate all of the hard work accomplished this summer through shared experiences was a great way to finish up the summer season.  

A huge thank you goes out to all of the participants, community partners, presenters, volunteers and donors to the event. A special thanks to Children’s Associate Angela Cameron who sparked an idea and wonderfully brought it to life for the Capitol View Community.  None of this would have been possible without all of your efforts and support.  

Want to show some more love?  Check out some of the partnerships that made this day happen:

Performers:
Kristal @locsofsage
Shayla Bee @shalaya_bee
Eli @annaelizabethent
Rayy @Rayy.jr
King of Beat Ya Feet Dance @crazylegzdc
DJ @jeffjackson_jr
Marrs @officialmarrsx
DC Retro Jumpers @dcretrojumpers

Businesses:
Yovary of Legacys’ Barber Shop @legacys_barber_shop
Ken’s Beauty and More
Hair Cafe by Ishia

Community Partners:
Martha’s Table
MPD
DCFD
FBI
OSSE
DOES
Providence Hospital
DPR

SOME

Support: 
PorchFestDc
Friends of Southeast Library
Freemasons
Deputy Mayor of Education
Various Anonymous Donors
ANC Commissioner Horton
NE-SE Friends of Capitol View Library