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DC Public Library Summer Reading

The Nationals are sponsoring the DC Public Library's Summer Reading program. Summer is a great time for kids to get caught up in a good book. Kids ages 6-18 that are registered and complete the Summer Reading program will receive a ticket voucher from their library for two free tickets to a Nationals game!

To participate in the Summer Reading program register at any of the 26 DC Public Libraries.

Click on the tabs below for more details about the program.

Summer, Reading and Baseball!

The Nationals will again sponsor the DC Public Library Summer Reading program in 2017. Summer readers that reach the program's reading goals will receive two free tickets to a game at Nationals Park. Additional information about the program will be available in late spring.

Player Reading Visits!

The Nationals are proud partners of the DC Public Library Summer Reading program. Part of the team's support of this important effort includes player reading visits for area kids. To reinforce the importance of reading, players will be reading baseball theme books to kids at area libraries this summer.

Saturday, July 23, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Shawn Kelley
Chevy Chase Library
5625 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20015

Tanner Roark
Northeast Library
330 7th Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Bob Carpenter
MASN-TV Broadcaster

Anacostia Library
1800 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, D.C. 20020


Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud that Changed Baseball by David A. Kelly
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka
Hula Hoopin' Queen by Thelma Lynne Godin
You are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi
Double Dutch by Sharon M. Draper
The Go for Gold Gymnasts by Dominique Moceanu
The Kicks by Alex Morgan

Pro Files: Baseball Intel on Today's Biggest Stars and How to Play Like Them by Albert Chen
G Is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet by Brad Herzog
Grow It, Cook It by Deborah Lock
Run, Jump, Hide, Splash: The 200 Best Outdoor Games Ever by Joe Rhatigan and Rain Newcomb

The Washington Nationals by Mark Stewart
Mo'Ne Davis: Remember My Name by Mo'Ne Davis, with Hilary Beard
Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper by Ann Malaspina
Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Ninja Baseball Kyuma! by Shunshin Maeda
Comics Squad: Recess! by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Karate Mouse by Geronimo Stilton
To Dance by Siena Cherson Siegel

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Summer Reading Activity Book Answers

The DCPL Summer Reading program activity book is filled with baseball-related fun and games. Here are the answers to the different activities:

Page 4 - Stephen Strasburg Word Scramble
1. Olympics
2. China
3. Bronze
4. Memories
5. Medal
6. America
7. Dedicated
8. Amateur

Mystery Phrase:

Page 11 - Racing Presidents: Going For The Gold

Page 12 - Word Search: Gold Medal Words

Page 13 - What's Different?
The eight differences between the top and bottom picture are:
1. Scoreboard: home team score
2. Scoreboard: inning
3. Scoreboard: visitor team score
4. Screech added to bottom picture
5. Blue tee shirt on man has different words/logo on it
6. Girl raising her hand has different color belts
7. Baseball added to bottom picture by Bryce Harper's knee
8. Boy in back of the group has Harper name missing from his jersey