Summer Challenge 2018

Summer Challenge 2018

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




Take the DC Public Library Summer Challenge

Kids, teens and adults can win prizes for reading this summer by participating in the 2018 DC Public Library Summer Challenge.  Reading just 20 minutes each day keeps your mind active and helps you stay engaged over the summer.

Every 20 minutes you read or every library event you attend brings you closer to earning great prizes like free food from Chipotle and tickets to Washington Nationals baseball games.

Participating is as easy as reading a book, magazine, blog or website. 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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Three Easy Steps to Win

  • Read 20 minutes a day and/or attend an event at the library for at least 10 days out of each month (June - August).
  • Log your reading online or pick up a game board at your neighborhood library to track your activity.
  • Visit the library to get your prizes starting on the 20th of each month and throughout the month of August (while supplies last).

Summer Challenge Events

Reading isn't the only way to participate in the Summer Challenge. DC Public Library will host fun events throughout the summer for kids, adults and teens. From story times, to author talks, movie screenings and crafting, the library has something new for you to discover all summer long.

See our events calendar.

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