Summer Reading


Books & Bites at MLK

The Library is happy to announce the return of Books & Bites!Join us each Wednesday, beginning June 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. You can purchase a unique and tasty meal from a food truck, check out the latest hot titles, watch movies from our Criterion collection and sign up for Summer Reading! 

Teen Movie Night

teen movie night!
Image of William O. LockridgeEvery Hero Has a StoryDCPL Summer Reading

Neighborhood Heroes: William O. Lockridge

Join us for a panel discussion celebrating the life, work, and legacy of committed D.C. community and education activist William O. Lockridge. Working persistently to improve life for District residents, Mr. Lockridge served in multiple leadership roles, including as vice president of the D.C. Board of Education, and his reach will be reflected in the panel, which will gather individuals who worked alongside him and those close to him personally.
Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Holy surprise party, Batman! The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Summer Reading Kickoff is almost here! Come out to your favorite downtown library for music, DJs, food trucks, superheroes and more!
DCPL Summer Reading

Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Join your Southeast Neighborhood Library to celebrate the start of Summer Reading!  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: All ages can enjoy hero-themed crafts and activities, plus snacks and a superhero photo booth 11 a.m.: Hero story time for families with children ages 0-8. 

Super Summer Book Jam! 9th Grade Meetups

Info to come about 9th grade super summer book jams

Super Summer Book Jam! 6th Grade Meetups

Info to come about Super Summer Book Jam 6th Grade Meetups

Mid-Summer Madness

Come join us as we have an informal "check-in" for our summer reading program. Attend to receive your mid-point prizes!  

Art Attack: Duct Tape Wallets

Come Get Your Craft On at Teen Art Attack. You can make duct tape wallets and more and receive the Crafty Character Teen Summer Reading Badge.