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 in the summer by participating in DC Public Library's Summer Challenge.  Reading just 20 minutes each day, whether it is a book, magazine, blog or website, keeps your mind active and engaged. 

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To participate

1. Sign up online or visit your neighborhood library (If you have participated in Library reading programs in the past, you can log in to your existing account with your user name and password.)
2. Read 20 minutes each day and log your progress
3. Visit your library to get a prize

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.

Free Summer Meals at DC Public Library


DC Public Library participates in the Free Summer Meals Program. It is a federally funded program that 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: