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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.

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.

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Reader's Theatre

A Year of Stories

Reader’s Theatre shared a dozen diverse seasonal stories in 2021. The monthly live events showcased books, crafts, and local talent.  Enjoy a look back at the year past and join us for more events in 2022.  

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If You Loved "The Crossover"...

Check out these titles!

Kwame Alexander's The Crossover is a book about basketball, middle school, and twin brothers dealing with life. Written in poetry but structured as a novel, The Crossover won the Newberry Medal in 2015.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Meals Served July 1 -- Aug. 9

DC Public Library is participating in the 2019 Free Summer Meals Program.   Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 1 -  August 9. No registration is required.   Lunch will be provided Monday – Friday from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the following library locations:

Bling Your Baby Contest

Bling Your Baby Contest

Send holiday cheer to the entire community with your hilarious photos!

‘Tis the season of giving, and photos of your babies are number one on DC Public Libraries’ wish list (your children, your pets, your sweethearts).

We March, by Sane W. Evans

110 Books for 110 Years

How Many on Our List Have You Read?

We hope you'll enjoy this list of 100 great books, compiled for the occasion of the Takoma Park Library's Centennial in November, 2011.  We will continue to add great new titles every year.  These titles are owned by the DC Public Library, and most of them come in other formats, too -- such as audiobooks, DVDs, playaways, and ebooks! Wednesday, Nov. 17 marks the 110th "birthday" for the Takoma Park Library. We are updating this list to include books published through 2021 for a total of 110 titles! Check them out today:

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Meet Tiger!

A Local K-9 Celebrity

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Officer Aida Rodriquez and her K-9 partner Tiger read their book Tiger the Police Dog by Lisa M.