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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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True Animal Tails

What could be cuter than books about animals? How about true stories of animals who did amazing things like learn with humans, save lives and make best friends? The selections on this list tell the true tails of amazing animals. Children and adults alike will enjoy the heart-warming stories and beautiful illustrations. Note: All titles are linked to their physical copies, and many are available as library e-books or e-audiobooks with OverDrive and its app Libby.

How to Entertain

No devices allowed!

Screen-free activities for children

Here's a list of books that offer inspiration for long days at home (and/or out and about) with children. 

Big George

Happy Birthday George Washington

Books for Children on the First President

Every year on Feb. 22, we celebrate the birth of the man who would become our nation’s first president. George Washington was born on Feb. 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He would go on to live a fascinating life--as a farmer, a surveyor, a military leader, and then the first president of the United States of America. He would also set many precedents our country still uses today--including term limits--and is a frequent topic of study in schools. 

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Book Concierge for Families

Does your child need more fun books to make it through this pandemic?  Is it hard to know what to get them next?  Georgetown Neighborhood Library is now offering concierge services for children's books and materials. Let our librarians choose some titles for you or your child based on your tastes and preferences.  Just fill out the form with your child's preferences. We will find a fun bundle of books just for you and email you when they are ready to be picked up.

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Math for Kids

Math doesn't have to be boring! Move away from the tears and frustration with these books. Colorful illustrations, concise explanations written in kid-speak, and helpful diagrams will turn math into a fun and rewarding activity. All of the books included on this list are suitable for grade school-aged children (6-12 years).

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More Than Words

A reading list by and about America's Veterans

DC Public Library is honoring Veterans all month. Read along with us as we discover the stories of Veterans and books about their experiences as they walk the battlefield and the streets of home. Fiction

Snowy Day

National Picture Book Month

November is an excellent month to curl up with a good book -- especially a good picture book! November is National Picture Book Month, and the Anacostia Neighborhood Library can't wait to celebrate! We have thousands of titles for you to check out (virtually and physically), and can't wait to hear about your family/ personal favorites. Throughout the month of November, all who visit the library will also have the opportunity to choose from a select group of picture books to add to your own collection!

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