Petworth
Neighborhood Library

Sharing Stories With Our Grand-Friends

A DC Read-In event to cherish grandparents

On Saturday, June 15, Petworth Library hosted its annual D.C. Read-In Event. D.C. Read-In is a day-long reading event hosted at all DC Public Library locations. It consists of activities to promote reading as a pleasurable activity, and celebrates readers of all ages.

Caribbean American Heritage Month

What do Julia Alvarez, Jamaica Kincaid, and V. S. Naipaul have in common?  They were all born in the Caribbean.

Renata Digs Reading!

Dig Into Reading at the Petworth Library

Meet Renata, our first summer reader who has completed eight hours of reading! She got to choose a book to keep, put her name on a flower pot in our "Garden of Readers," get a certificate of completion, and she put her name in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire or two tickets to a Washington Nationals game.

Who Got Caught Reading?

Petworth Neighborhood Library encourages others to be shameless about their love of books! It's never too early to begin reading with your baby, nor is it too late to encourage good reading habits in your older child.

Teen Summer Reading Book Display- June

Have you signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Program?If you answered no to that question, you're in luck -- the program goes till Aug. 24. Click here to sign up now. For those who said yes to that question... yay!If you need some suggestions for books to read feel free to come by and check out our awesome book displays. 

Teen Summer Reading Program

June Programs

Teen Summer Reading Kick-OffMonday, June 3 at 4 p.m.Front LawnTeens! It is that time of year again: Summer Reading! 

Check out our new books and "GET CAUGHT READING!"

There's no shame when you are absorbed in a great book

Greetings Petworth Library patrons,Are you reading an amazing new book that you just do not want to put down?Are your fingertips sore from turning pages, swiping the screen or pressing the play button as you read or listen to a tantalizing tale?

'Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg'

Book Review

As a young girl growing up in Gettysburg, I often heard about the experiences of the soldiers that fought in the three-day Civil War battle. But we rarely heard about the experiences of the townspeople.

Guess Who's Going To Prom?

Prom is fast approaching and the list of things that need to be done keeps growing and growing. From finding a date to picking out the perfect dress or tuxedo, prom can be a very stressful time. However, it does not have to be. So take a break from planning and check out one of the prom-themed books on display in the Teen Area. On display, you can find books such as:

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