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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.

Teen Plant Parents

The love for growing and tips and tricks for happy plants

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Teen Book Review: Between the World and Me

Selam Weimer, Teen Council member, reflects on race relations and historical context while reading Ta-Nehisi Coates' book

Book review written by Selam Weimer, Teen Aide at Tenley-Friendship and Teen Council member since 2018. 

Save the Date for Youth Count DC

Get Counted: In Conversation with Youth Count DC

Toni Jackson, Teen Council member, talks with Molly Vetter about the importance of D.C.'s youth-specific homeless census

Article written by Toni Jackson, Teen Aide at Georgetown and Teen Council member since 2019. 

Cover of Zombie Baseball Beatdown

Teen Book Review: Zombie Baseball Beatdown

Kortney Little, 2020 MBSYEP employee, highly recommends this zany read that touches on serious issues for younger readers

Review written by Kourtney Little, 2020 MBSYEP Employee

A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses

What to read next

The A Court of Thorns and Roses series (often referred to by the online book community as ACOTAR) cu

College student supplies

College Applications: What I Wish I Knew Then

Maggie Hankins, now college-bound, shares what she wishes she knew during her high school years

written by Maggie Hankins, Teen Aide at Petworth and Teen Council member from 2018 - 2020.  There’s a lot of uncertainty right now about what college will look like (all zoom classes? On campus or remote? Will the university have a testing program for COVID-19? How many tests?) but one thing’s for certain: I’m going to college! 

Captain America: Civil War movie poster

Teen Movie Review: Captain America Civil War

Thrilling moments that a Marvel fan at any stage can enjoy.

Review written by Jerell King, Teen Aide at Anacostia Library, MBSYEP Employee and member of the Teen Council since 2018.