Summer Challenge 2019

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Summer Challenge 2019

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



Kids, teens, adults - even babies - can get in on the fun this summer by participating in DC Public Library's Summer Challenge.  Did you know that reading just 20 minutes each day keeps your mind active and engaged over the summer?

Participating is as easy as reading a book, magazine, blog or website. Just read 20 minutes a day. Click below to sign up. If you've participated in any of the Library's reading programs in the past, you can log in to your existing account with your username and password. 

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Participation is as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Sign up online or visit your neighborhood library

2. Read 20 minutes each day and log your progress

3. Visit your library to get a prize

You can earn prizes each month starting on the following dates, while supplies last:

• July 20 -- Two tickets to a Washington Nationals baseball game
• August -- Keep reading all month to be eligible for a Grand Prize Drawing drawing

Track your reading on your smartphone or tablet with the Beanstack mobile app.
Not sure how to log your reading online? Ask a Library staff member for help. If you require accommodations, please email the Center for Accessibility at

Be a Super Reader

Do you love to read? Can you read a book in one day? Maybe you read more than one book a week? Take the Library's Super Reader Challenge. A Super Reader is any reader signed up for Summer Challenge who reads above and beyond 20 minutes a day. Learn more here.

Special Events

Check out the library's calendar of great events throughout the summer. Get the details here. 

Free Summer Meals at DC Public Library

Free Meals Served Monday, July 1 through Friday, August 9


DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. The Free Summer Meals Program is a federally funded program which enables state and local governments to establish feeding sites that offer free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in particularly low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school. Children 18 and younger may receive free meals and snacks. Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled. Click here to learn more about the Free Summer Meals Program.

DC Public Library Summer Challenge is supported by The Washington Nationals. 

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Additional Summer Challenge Partners include: