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Summer Reading Program

Excitement and fun await those who journey to the Library and participate in the summer reading program, Read, Renew, Repeat!

During summer, June through August, the Library encourages children, teens, and adults to support a love of reading. Participants can earn prizes for reaching their minutes goals!

There’s also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents a regression in academic proficiency in the following school year. Studies also indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests.

Our Libraries are committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families.

Summer Reading Programs

Come explore and enjoy daily activities to enhance your summer reading experience. Programs target ages 5 - 12, although all are welcome to participate. Activities are offered Monday through Wednesday and Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m., unless otherwise stated.

Make-It Mondays

Make-It Mondays

Join us on Mondays for crafts using recycled materials. 

June 17 | Painted rock snake

Paint rocks to create a library garden rock snake!

June 24 | Mosaic CD frames

Tile recycled DVDs to make wood frames.

July 1 | Pressed flower bookmarks

Pick flowers and make your own bookmarks.

July 8 | Origami mobiles

Fold origami shapes and suspend them.

July 15 | Recycled art

Create art from recycled items.

July 22 | T-shirt bags

Bring an old t-shirt and create a no-sew bag.

July 29 | CD sun catchers

Use recycled audiobook discs to create a stained "glass" sun catcher.

August 5 | Collaborative art circles

Design your own circle and cut/paste it with others to create a collaborative piece.

Play-It Tuesdays

Play-It Tuesdays

Play a variety of board games in the programming room; there will be featured board games every Tuesday.

Build-It Wednesdays

Build-It Wednesdays

Come create, engineer, and build at the Library!

June 19 | Library closed for Juneteenth Federal Holiday.

June 26 | Lego Day - free build

July 3 | Cardboard Build-It Day

July 10 | Lego Day - free build

July 17 | Articulated hand

Come build a hand using paper, string, and straws to learn how our hands move. 

July 24 | Lego Day - free build

July 31| Hydroponic garden

Use a recycled bottle to create a hydroponic garden and plant a seed.

August 7 | Lego Day - free build

Fun Fridays

Fun Fridays

Join the Library Team for an assortment of fun Summer Reading Program events. 

June 21 | Tie Dye

Bring your own t-shirt or grab one from the library to tie-dye!

June 28 | Stuffie Sleepover

Drop your stuffie off for a weekend at the Library. Pickup on Monday, July 1 by 5 p.m.

July 5 | Library closed

July 12 | Literacy Engagement Action Program (LEAP)

The Library is partnering with George Mason University for a summer fun, STEM and literacy program.

July 19 | Minute-To-Win-It and lawn games

July 26 | Stuffie Sleepover

Drop your stuffie off for a weekend at the Library. Pickup on Monday, July 29 by 5 p.m.

August 2 | Watermelon Drop

Find out how many rubber bands it takes to make a watermelon explode! Then, enjoy watermelon crafts and more family fun!

August 9 | Finale at the Bowling Center 

  • Registration required.
  • 12 - 2 p.m.
  • More information coming soon!

Summer Reading Timeline

  • Summer Reading registration and tracking begins on June 10.
  • Registration continues through August 9.
  • The last day to track your time is August 9.
  • *Prizes are available until August 31.

*While supplies last.

*Readers will earn prizes for reaching their minutes goal.

 

To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, please call +1 (703)805-4244 or check out the Library page.
 

PCSing? Ask your Librarian to transfer your account to your new location and your tracked time will travel with you!
 

Check in on the MWR Facebook Page for fun Library facts, pictures and general Library shenanigans all summer long and use #DoDMWRSummerReading2024 to share your stories!

Cost

Free!

Registration Information

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Registration opens June 10 - August 9.

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors:

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Presenting Sponsor

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Supporting Sponsor

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Local Sponsor

 

 

*No federal endorsement implied.

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2024 Army MWR Library Summer Reading Program Sign up and start reading this summer! Track your reading minutes and earn prizes along the way. Register in person at your post library or here (online).

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