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Coretta Scott King Medal

Coretta Scott King Award Challenge at Southeast

Celebrate the legacy

Help Southeast Library celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards

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.

Broaden Your Reading Horizons

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.

Nicky and Vera

Books to Read on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Observed on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.

Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2005, Jan. 27 is recognized as International Holocaust Remembrance Day which both honors the victims of the Holocaust and supports the development of educational programs to remember the Holocaust and prevent future genocide. The date is significant because it was the date that Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated. The DC Public Library has selected a few reads for children and teens that can help families learn more about this important topic.

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Cupid Kids

Community Edition

DC Department of Aging and Community Living Cupid's Kids – Community Edition Create by Feb. 1, 2023 Make Valentine's Day Cards for Seniors   This year, you’re invited to help us spread some love and cheer by creating handmade Valentine’s Day cards. Help us make this year's Valentine’s Day extra special for our seniors. HOW DO I MAKE A CARD? 1. Create a card with construction paper or card stock. 2. Decorate with Valentine’s Day theme in mind.

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Reader's Theatre

A Year of Stories

Reader’s Theatre shared a dozen diverse seasonal stories in 2022. The monthly live events showcased books, crafts, and talent near and far.

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Celebrating Eating Outside!

August 31 was Eat Outside Day and the West End Library celebrated! Have fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate eating outside with your children.  

The Day You Begin

Back to School Reads with the Washington Mystics

This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with yoru library card! This month we are celebrating heading back to school. The first day of school can be very exciting but it can also make children nervous! Starting a new grade, meeting a new teacher and making new friends can give a child some anxiety about heading back to the classroom.

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Celebrating Ice Cream!

July is National Ice Cream Month and the West End Library is celebrating! Have fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate ice cream with your children.  

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