Teen Summer Reading

Teen Summer Reading

Earn Badges. Be a Hero. Win Big.

Participate between May 30 and Aug. 31, 2015.

Check our calendar for a schedule of events at your library.
Enter the Teen Book Review Contest and you could win an iPad Mini!
Click here for more info about fun for all ages for DC Public Library Summer Reading and our sponsors.

How did you enjoy Summer Reading? Fill out the Summer Reading survey.

Where do I start?

  1. Go to the Teen Summer Reading page.
  2. Create a Summer Reading profile.
  3. That's it!

Now you can start earning badges to show your skills and accomplishments, and earn cool prizes.

How do I earn a badge?

There are 16 badges in four categories:
Artistic Endeavors badges Community Crusader badges Cover to Cover Tech Mastery badges

Artistic Endeavors

Community Crusader

to Cover

Tech Mastery

You can earn a badge from the categories by reading a book, attending a program, volunteering (available for 14-19), showing off your unique skills or making something. Click the categories above to find out more. 

How do I become a Halfway Hero?
What do I win?

  1. How to win badges for Teen Summer ReadingComplete three badges from at least two categories.
  2. Become a Halfway Hero and receive a water bottle, a button and a postcard!

How do I become a Fantastic Finisher?
What do I win?

  1. Complete six badges -- at least one badge in each category.
  2. Become a Fantastic Finisher!
When you become a Fantastic Finisher, you win:
  • a fantastic button and postcard
  • a Chipotle burrito coupon 
  • two tickets to a Washington Nationals baseball game
  • a raffle entry to win Beats by Dre Headphones at your neighborhood library!

How do I become a Top Teen? What do I win?

Can you meet the challenge be a Top Teen? Complete 12 badges and you will receive a raffle entry to win Beats Pill speakers!