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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.

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.

Dance for All

Dance for All with the Washington Ballet

Southeast Library is happy to host the Washington Ballet for the upcoming program, Meet a Ballet Dancer, which is part of their Dance for All. Dance for All is a community engagement initiative that brings free performances, demonstrations and dance classes to every neighborhood in Washington, DC. Dance for All puts the Washington Ballet’s mission to bring the joy and artistry of dance to our nation’s capital int

Sunny Side Up book cover

When You've Read All the Raina Telgemeier... (Part 1)

...try some of these.

You may know and love Raina Telgemeier (listen to her pronounce her name here) from her graphic novels Smile, Sisters,

New At Capitol View

Welcome back to Capitol View Library!  If you have not yet already visited the fully renovated library, we invite you grab a friend and bring the whole family to check out the space, take in some of the fantastic new art pieces, and participate in all of the exciting new programs.  Listed below you will find a sampling of some of the engaging new programming being offered.  For a full listing of all programs, including dates and times programs are being offered, please view our

Chicken in the Kitchen

Children’s Picture Books Set in Africa

I chose this topic for my eight-year-old self who wanted to read books with characters that came from where she came from, ate the foods she ate, and looked like her.     Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke and illustrated by Angela Brooksbank

How Kind!

Kindness and Community

Building Empathetic and Kind Readers through Picture Books

The world always needs a dose of kindness. In these books, ordered from books appropriate for babies and toddlers to older elementary school children, explore how being kind, including others and learning about other people can make our world a better place.

A red and white cartoon bunny creature

Pokémon Club

Are you a fan of the lovable monsters known as Pokémon?  This is the club for you! Do you have no idea what a Pokémon is, but you want to make friends and have some good, silly fun? This is also the club for you!

All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Feels Like Summer

YA and Children's fiction with summer vibes for all ages

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… The weather is starting to warm up, but it’s not quite summer yet. If you’re yearning for those hot-hot days and warm nights around the campfire, visit June, July and August through these stories. These YA and juvenile reads are great for their target audience -- and adults too!

Book March Madness

Book March Madness

Books Always Win!

March Madness is in full swing! Stop by the Children’s space and check out the books going head to head in our Book March Madness competition.  Read and vote for your favorite books. You get to choose the winner! Visit the bracket in the Children's Room every week to see who makes it to the next round, and who will be Capitol View Library’s Book March Madness Champion.

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