Teen Summer Challenge

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Teen Summer Challenge

What are you reading this summer?

This summer we challenge you to #Read20. Here are some of the ways that you can earn prizes for your reading this summer.  

Beyond the Book Contest

Are you a writer, artist, musician or photographer between the ages of 13 and 19? Have you read something amazing this summer and want to share it?

Between June 1 and Aug. 31, submit an original work of writing, photography, illustration or music that portrays a character from the book. Your work of art should showcase your interpretation of the character's personality, circumstances or other traits. We’re looking for pieces that are not only well-crafted, but give viewers or listeners a glimpse into who the character is.
Four winners will be selected in the categories of illustration, writing, music and photography. Each winner will receive a Chromebook laptop, a free photo shoot and two hours at the soundbooth in Hirshhorn's ARTLAB+. They will also have their work published on the Library's website. For details and to make a submission, click here.

Teen Library Takeover 2019

Woodridge Library will be open for teens only on Aug. 9 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Celebrate the end of summer with food, gaming, music, karaoke, raffles for prizes and more. *Registration is required. To register, click here. 

Super Readers

Log reading for at least 30 days in June and July to earn a raffle ticket for a chance to participate in VIP activities at our Teen Library Takeover event. Click here to get started by registering for the 2019 Summer Challenge.

For more teen opportunities, Follow us @dclibraryteens on Instagram.

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