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Your Place For Summer Reading

The Nationals are proud to support summer reading programs in our community. Select your library system below for more information.

DC Public Library

The Washington Nationals and DC Public Library are partnering to make summer even more fun. Read 20 minutes a day or attend one of the Library's great programs to win prizes, including tickets to a Nationals Game.

Visit your local library or go online to www.dclibrary.org/summerchallenge to register for the program.

We look forward to seeing you at Nationals Park and at a DC Public Library soon. Enjoy your summer!

Have you completed the Summer Challenge?

About the Summer Challenge

The DC Public Library and the Washington Nationals challenge you to read at least 20 minutes a day every day this summer.

Read 20 minutes a day for at least 10 days each month.

Then, visit the library on or after these dates to pick up your prize, while supplies last:

  • JUNE 20 - A free book and a scratch-off prize
  • JULY 20 - 2 tickets to a Washington Nationals baseball game and a scratch-off prize
  • AUGUST 20-A free kid's meal from Chipotle* and a scratch-off prize (*Kids ages 6-12. One per person)

Arlington Public Library Summer Reading

The Washington Nationals and Arlington Public Library are partnering to make summer even more fun. We invite you to read this summer to win prizes, including tickets to a Nationals Game.

Have you received your ticket voucher??

Visit your local library or go online to www.library.arlingtonva.us/summer-reading to register for the program. We look forward to seeing you at Nationals Park and at an Arlington Public Library soon. Enjoy your summer!

About the APL Summer Reading

Rules
Sign up at an Arlington Public Library location or online at
www.library.arlingtonva.us/summer-reading

  • Summer Reading takes place June 1 through September 1, 2019.
  • Keep track of each day that you read in your reading log on pages 10-11.
  • Once you have read 25 days, visit the Library and show a staff member your progress to receive a prize and entry into the grand prize drawing.
  • Not ready to stop at 25 days? Collect a bingo card from the Library after you've completed the challenge. Complete a round of "super-reader" bingo for an extra prize!

Prizes
You can pick up prizes at any Library location.
For kids in grades K-5, the prizes are:

  • 2 tickets to a Washington Nationals baseball game July 20
  • A free book
  • Entry into the grand prize raffle to be recognized on the field before a Nationals game.

Not sure how to log your reading online? Ask a Library staff member for help.

Nats on Base Summer Reading

The Washington Nationals and area military bases are partnering to make summer even more fun. We invite you to read this summer to win prizes, including tickets to a Nationals Game. Visit your base library for program details.

Have you received your ticket voucher??

NEW FOR 2019
Washington Nationals Bag Policy

Please note: Beginning in 2019, backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park except as otherwise provided in the Nationals Bag Policy. For a complete list of permitted bags and details about the Binbox storage option please click the Read More button below.