By Deborah Bailey,
Contributing Editor,

The Broadway rendition of The Lion King and D.C. Public Library partnered to kick off their Discover Summer Program at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown D.C. 

The D.C. Public Library kicked off their “Discover Summer” with a majestic roar at the rooftop program that started at noon on June 17 with the Lion King cast. The cast will continue to be featured at the Kennedy Center through July 29 while D.C. Library’s “Discover Summer” program won’t conclude until August 31. 

Their goal is to encourage reading and exploration of D.C. using activities that involve different forms of literacy. The object is to challenge book lovers of all ages to read 20 minutes a day. D.C. Public Library will track reading activities on a “Discover Summer” game board and the online platform Beanstack.

The next event will be on July 2 at the Southwest Neighborhood Library. It will include a creative activity for children ages 5-12 years old. Shortly thereafter, libraries across the District will host science, technology, engineering and math programs on July 6. The Deanwood, Parklands-Turner, Capitol View, and Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Libraries will participate in the Mad Science D.C. program. 

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