Discover Summer 2022

Discover Summer 2022

Go, Find and Explore this summer with DC Public Library!

How to Discover Summer | Discover Summer Library Days | Super Reader Challenge
Discover Summer for Early Literacy | Discover Summer for Children | Discover Summer for Teens | Discover Summer for Adults

You’re invited to Discover Summer with DC Public Library from June 1 - Aug. 31! Discover Summer is an all-ages city-wide celebration of reading and learning. With Discover Summer you will enjoy great reads, fun events, and activities that encourage you to explore your neighborhood and D.C. Everything you need to Discover Summer can be found at your neighborhood library!

How to Discover Summer with the Library

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Visit your neighborhood library to pick up a paper gameboard or sign up online using Beanstack. (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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Track your completed activities on your gameboard or on your smartphone or tablet with the Beanstack mobile app starting June 1. Complete at least four activities each month to be in the running for monthly prize drawings!

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Once you have completed your four activities, bring your paper gameboard to your neighborhood library or ensure you have marked them off in Beanstack by the last day of each month to be in the running for monthly prize drawings.

This year's prizes are as follows include books for your home collection, gift cards to the movies, local bookstores and restaurants, tickets to Washington Nationals games and more! You can see all of the prizes when you click the pages for each age range below.

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If you have questions about Discover Summer ask a Library staff member for help or email If you require accommodations, please email the Center for Accessibility at

Discover Summer for the Whole Family

DC Public Library is your summer resource for fun activities, exciting stories, resource guides, engaging storytelling, and much more, the library has events, and recommendations to excite readers of all ages. Click the images below to learn about what you can find for the whole family at your neighborhood library!

Library Days at DC Museums

You know that your DC Public Library Card can connect you to books, movies, music and more but this summer your library card is also your ticket to some of D.C.'s hottest museums! DC Public Library has partnered with The Spy Museum, The Kreeger Museum and The Phillips Collection to host Library Days where families can enjoy special experiences.

Click the links below to learn more and sign up to attend an upcoming Library Day!

  • July 19 | The Spy MuseumGo undercover and step into the shoes of a spy in the event space of the International Spy Museum with special activities and giveaways! Please note that this special event does not include admission to the museum.
  • July 23 | The Kreeger Museum: Enjoy a day of beautiful contemporary and modern art and architecture at the Kreeger Museum.
  • Aug. 13 | The Phillips Collection: Explore this amazing and interactive art museum with fun activities for all ages! The Phillips Collection requires pre-registration. 

Super Reader Challenge

Girl in a cape with a bookIf you love to read, the library invites you to sign up for the Super Reader Challenge. Starting Aug. 1 you can sign up at your neighborhood library to do a 2-week streak of reading 20 minutes a day for a special prize. All ages can participate in the Super Reader Challenge! 


DC Public Library Summer Challenge is supported by: