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2020 CE0 DC Public Library

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) supports children, teens, and adults with services and materials that promote reading, success in school, lifelong learning, and personal growth.

Summary of Services

The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) is a dynamic source of information, programs, books and other library materials and services that improve the quality of life for District residents of all ages and that, when combined with expert staff, help build a thriving city. The Library provides environments that invite reading, community conversation, creative inspiration and exploration, lectures, films, computer access and use, workforce and economic development, story times for children, and much more. DC Public Library includes a central library and 25 neighborhood libraries and also provides services in non-traditional settings outside of the library buildings. DCPL enriches and nourishes the lives and minds of all District residents, provides them with the services and tools needed to transform lives, and builds and supports community throughout the District of Columbia.