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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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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.

What is Juneteenth?

Celebrate Juneteenth with the Washington Mystics

Learn about the history of Juneteenth as a family with these great books for children.

In 2021, Juneteenth became the nation's newest federal holiday. A celebration that originated in Galveston, TX, the date recognizes the June 19, 1865 announcement that freed enslaved people in Texas which was the last state with institutional slavery.

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Celebrating Lunch!

Make Lunch Count Day is April 13 and the West End Library will celebrate! Have fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate lunch with your children.  

Midwife's Apprentice

Traveling Through Time

Historical Fiction books that won the Newbery Medal

Strap on your backpacks because it’s time to travel back in time with today’s Read Feed! As we celebrate 100 years of the Newbery Medal, let’s look back at some of the historical fiction books that have won the award in the past century. Historical fiction books are great because they transport us back to another time -- maybe a few decades ago, and maybe centuries before.

Girl Who Drank The Moon

Fantastic Reads

Fantasy books that won the Newbery

2022 marks the centennial of the Newbery Medal! That means that for 100 years, the Association of Library Services for Children has given a special award to an author that wrote a great book for children that year. Winning the Newbery Medal is a big deal; it means more people will read your book, and it is a recognition of your hard work!

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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.

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Celebrating Sandwiches!

November 3 is National Sandwich Day and the West End Library will celebrate! Here are some stories to sink your teeth into!  

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Back to School Reads with The Washington Mystics

Picture books to get your family excited to head back to school!

This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with your library card! Each month we will be posting Read Feed entries that spotlight titles around a theme. August’s theme is Back to School!

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