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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.

Library projects

Latest Construction Updates

Find out the latest on renovations and improvements to your libraries

DC Public Library is building and renovating libraries across the city to provide state-of-the-art library services. To date, 15 libraries have been completely rebuilt or renovated. Find out more information at dclibrary.org/news/constructionupdates.  

Fab Lab at Noma

The Fab Lab at NoMa Opens June 26, 2018

The Fab Lab at NoMa will open its doors at 11:30 a.m. on June 26, 2018, thanks to the generous support of NoMa BID, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Uber, and the DC Public Library Foundation.

Photo of Lamond-Riggs Library Exterior

New Lamond-Riggs Library to be Built

The design process for the new Lamond-Riggs Library is underway. Take our Survey. Click here to learn more about this exciting project.

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Know Your Neighborhood: DC Public Library Strategic Plan

DC Public Library's Strategic Plan for 2017–2021 is now available. The strategic plan, informed by the broader D.C. community, will serve as a roadmap for the library in the coming years and help guide the Library Board and Staff in planning and decision-making for future library services. We have provided the strategic plan the following languages: English Spanish

Read Feed

Bored with your reading options? Feel like you've read all there is to read of a particular subject? DC Public Library is here to help. Click here to find personalized recommendations and online book clubs, or scroll down for staff-curated readings lists.

Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Participants will create several craft projects that incorporate science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Recommended for ages 6-12. Choose from any (or all!) of the following classes: Wednesday, July 5, 2 p.m. - Intro to Maker Camp Thursday, July 6, 2 p.m. - Sewing 

Announcement

Please note: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library located at 901 G St NW is closed as of March 4, 2017 for modernization. Central library interim services will take effect on May 8, 2017 unless otherwise stated.

New Cleveland Park Library

Library Opens June 16, 10:30 a.m.

The new Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, opens June 16. Join Mayor Bowser, Councilmember Cheh, Councilmember Grosso, DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan and members of the Library Board of Trustees for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. followed by a day of family friendly festivities to celebrate the new Cleveland Park Library. Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/newclevelandpark.

Library Kicks Off Planning for Future Library Services in the District

Community Input Critical for 10-Year Library Facilities Master Plan

District residents will soon have a better idea of the current and future needs for their libraries. The DC Public Library has begun developing a Facilities Master Plan that will guide the planning, design and maintenance of the Library’s spaces over the next decade.   The Library Facilities Master Plan will help the Library’s leadership, elected officials and the public understand the current condition of the District’s library buildings and plan for long-term facility needs.  

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