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Winter Reading Challenge

This winter the DC Public Library and Washington Wizards invite your family to stay active and engaged with Winter Challenge! From Dec. 18 - Mar. 1, children and teens (Ages 5-19) can sign up and earn badges that encourage reading for fun, joining library events and connecting with your community. Winter Challenge is a great way to find healthy habits that your family will love and can add to your routine all year round.

Library Events for Children and Teens

DC Public Library hosts a variety of fun events for children and teens each week at a library near you, including story times, craft programs, movie screenings, game nights and so much more. See a few highlighted events below and click the buttons to view all upcoming events by age group.

See All Events for Children Ages Birth - 5

See All Events for Children Ages 5 - 12

See All Events for Teens


Books for Children Ages 5 - 8

Books for Teens Ages 13 - 19

Find More Great Resources for Children and Teens at the Library


An overview of DC Public Library's resources and services for kids.

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DC Public Library's resources and services for teens

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