Summer Reading Program

Dig Into Reading

All kids and teens in the District are invited to participate in Summer Reading at DC Public Library. This year's Summer Reading theme for children is Dig Into Reading; the teens' Summer Reading theme is Beneath the Surface. The program runs from June 1 through Aug. 24. You can win prizes for reading.

The library has lots of fun events planned this summer -- and they're all free!
Special Events at Deanwood:

Children

Blue Sky Puppet Theater -- Friday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. Ages 3-12
Pacific Rhythms -- Thursday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. All ages
Stories by Hand - Monday, Aug. 5  at 1 p.m.   Ages 6-12

         
Teens

Beat Club
Monday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Ages 13-19
Candice Danielle IL OH -- Lyric Workshop 
Monday, July 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Ages 13-19
Lewis Ford - Hip Hop Kulture Workshops
Wednesday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m.  

Ages 13-19
Albus Cavus Stenciling
Monday, Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Ages 13-19


So, stop by your library to sign up in June. Teens sign up online at dclibrary.org/summerreading.

Parents, if you have little ones, remember -- you are your child's first teacher. Look at picture books with your babies and young children who have not learned to read. We hope you and your family enjoy reading together and that you discover the treasures of your DC Public Library. Vist dclibrary.org for more information.

In addition to Summer Reading, the library is partnering with The Library of Congress on a writing contest for Rising 5th and 6th graders. The contest is titled " A Book That Shaped Me." Remember these are not book reports, but personal reflection essays. All winners will be recognized at the National Book Festival on the National Mall in September.

For more information, check on the library's website at dclibrary.org/summerreading.