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Winter Read20

Read 20 minutes each day all winter long

Each winter the DC Public Library encourages children and families to continue learning over school break so that kids return ready to finish the school year strong. When school is out, it is the perfect time to read with your children or to encourage them to read. It is also a great time to visit the Library for exciting, family-friendly events and entertainment.

Over the winter break, the library is open for youth and families to find a great new read or attend a fun program. Traveling this holiday season? You can access the library wherever you go with GoDigital! Reading for just 20 minutes each day is enough to keep the mind sharp while on break from school.

Reads to Cozy Up To

The library has exciting reads for every age and every interest that you can check out from your neighborhood library or access on a mobile device or computer. 




One of the best ways to encourage your child to read over the break is to read yourself! Check out what’s hot on the library’s homepage, explore goDigital, or browse the shelves at your neighborhood library to find a great winter read.​​

Read the Museum

Visiting your favorite D.C. museum over the winter break? Reading can keep the family fun going long after your trip! Watch the videos below to see favorite books selected by the library's museum partners and read on to find a whole list of great titles recommended by the library.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 

National Air and Space Museum

National Building Museum

National Museum of Natural History

National Portrait Gallery

Many authors have tried their hand at writing a story in just six words with sometimes touching and sometimes hilarious results! One of our favorites is "Streets full of water. Please advise." by author Robert Benchley. Do you think you can tell a whole story using six words? We invited D.C. Middle and High School students to give it a try with our six word story contest! This year's winners are Cecilia Pirozzi (Middle School) and Margaret Goletiani (High School). 

"I never sleep, but I dream."
Cecilia Pirozzi

"Phone, dead. Homework, done. Money, gone."
Margaret Goletiani

While your child is home over the holidays there are a number of ways you can turn everyday activities into fun and engaging learning experiences. Learn how with ReadyRosie, a platform for parents of children ages birth to 8 that teaches you how to do these activities through short videos delivered to your email or mobile phone. Sign up for ReadyRosie today and start learning!

The library is hosting a variety of fun events for all ages throughout the winter season. Check out what is happening in your neighborhood!

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