Summer Challenge 2020

Summer Challenge 2020

Read 20 minutes a day. Every day. (June 1 - Aug. 31)


The DC Public Library has loved celebrating reading and learning all summer long with you. As a city, we have read and discussed some incredible books with the Summer Challenge Book Club, been inspired to make meaningful art with the Know Your Power Teen Art Contest and we have danced together at virtual family concerts with 123 Andrés. And that’s just the beginning of all the ways we have grown and connected as a library community! Finally, summer may be over but that doesn’t mean that the fun and learning stops there! Keep the spirit of Summer Challenge going all year long with:

Man reading a paperback bookGreat Reads

Looking for your next favorite book? Check out Read Feed, the Library’s blog where we share some of our personal favorites around different themes. The Library also has curated book lists organized by age range for both children and teens


Go Digital

Did you know that the DC Public Library has the latest e-books, music and movies all available for free? Whether you’re looking up information on one of our databases, learning a new language, or streaming your favorite album, anything you do on our GoDigital platform counts towards your 20 minutes.

Mother and Daughter watching a virtual event on a laptop togetherLibrary Events

The fun doesn't end with Summer Challenge. The Library has free virtual events all year long! From story times to concerts to maker talks, there is something for every age and every interest. Check out the library's event calendar to see upcoming events.


Person's hand interacting with common social media features like comments and likesBuild Community

Follow the Library on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to participate in fun discussions around books, movies and so much more.


DC Public Library Summer Challenge is supported by: 

Politics and Prose Bookstore, Busboys and Poets, Shop Made in DC, FreshFarm
Logos for Labyrinth Games, DC Public Schools, DC Public Charter School Board