Kids Summer Challenge

Kids Summer Challenge

Enjoy summer with reading and family fun!

During the summer, help your child stay motivated to read and learn. Incorporate reading for just 20 minutes a day into your family’s routine to help ensure your child returns to school in the fall ready to learn! Summer is also a great time to show your child the joy of reading, helping them grow as life-long learners.


Read20 All Summer Long

This summer the library challenges you to #Read20 for a chance to win fun prizes sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation.

Click here to get started by registering for the 2020 Summer Challenge.

Super Readers (Children 6-12)

Children 6-12 who log reading for at least 30 days in June and July will earn a raffle ticket for a chance to a $25 gift card to library partner Politics and Prose sponsored by the DC Public Library FoundationClick here to get started by registering for the 2020 Summer Challenge.

Read, Listen, Watch and Learn

Image of a child with a tablet with the text, "Great titles for reading, listening and watching."

The library has exciting reads for every age and every interest that you can access on a mobile device or computer.

Child drawing on paper with the text, "A Summer of Learning."

There are a number of ways you can turn everyday activities into fun and engaging learning experiences. Learn how with ReadyRosie, a platform for parents of children ages birth to 8 that teaches you how to do these activities through short videos delivered to your email or mobile phone. Sign up for ReadyRosie today and start learning!

The Library is hosting virtual events throughout the summer with your family’s favorite performers and activities. See what is coming up online!

Children 0-5

123 Andrés and Christina 123 Andrés

Thursday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m.: Arcoíris: Catch a rainbow with 123 Andrés
Saturday, Aug. 1 @ 10:30 a.m.: Me gusta leer! Songs and stories with 123 Andrés


Children 6-12

Mad Science Scientist with a BeakerMad Science

Wednesday, June 10, 3 p.m.: Things That Go Boom


Diane MacklinDiane Macklin

Wednesday, July 22 at 3 p.m.: Storytelling with Master Teller Diane Macklin

Coyaba Dance TheaterCoyaba Dance Theater

Saturday, Aug. 15, 3 p.m.: Coyaba Dance Theater


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