As the school year winds down, gear up for the Michael C. Carlos Museum’s Get Wrapped Up in Reading summer reading program for kids. Children who read five books from the booklist compiled by Carlos Museum staff that relate to the Carlos collections will win a prize! Children can record the books they’ve read on their Reading Diary, and bring it, signed by a parent, to the Education Department at the Carlos Museum to receive their prize before September 1, 2017.
We’re conducting a survey to help the Georgia Public Library Service and the Dawson and Lumpkin libraries learn more about your experiences during our Summer Reading Program. If you have children participating in the summer reading program and a few minutes to spare, we’d be most grateful if you would fill out a survey.
You can submit the survey online or print a copy to bring into the library. Once you’ve completed and submitted the survey, please stop by Dawson County Library to receive one adult entry for our Apple iPad Mini drawing or Lumpkin County Library to receive one Library Buck!
Thank you for your help and – as always – for supporting your libraries!
Check out our new GALILEO resource, TumbleBookCloud! TumbleBookCloud offers a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.
Summer Reading @ Chestatee Regional Library!
Every summer, Chestatee Regional Library System promotes good reading habits by offering free programs for kids, teens, and adults. Participating readers can win awesome prizes, and everyone is welcome to join us for our amazing summer reading events—puppet shows, musical performances, magic acts, and more!
Registration begins the first week of June. Click here for more details about our 2017 Summer Reading Programs!
The longest continually running program of its type, the Check It Out Reading Challenge encourages young readers to earn basketball-related rewards through reading. Any child enrolled in grades pre-K through 12 in the state of Georgia may participate by having a parent or guardian log on to www.checkitoutreading.com, either on a home computer or a public-access computer at the library. Parents and guardians may register each child in their household for the program. As many as six participating children may attend a Hawks game together when accompanied by at least one adult who has purchased a ticket.
Participants who successfully read at least five books will receive:
- A Check it Out Reading Challenge bookmark (while supplies last)
- A free youth ticket with the purchase of at least 1 adult ticket to an Atlanta Hawks regular season game
Get Georgia Reading Campaign is a collaboration of more than 100 public and private partners that are finding new ways to ensure that all children in Georgia become proficient readers by the end of third grade.
This summer, Get Georgia Reading partner myON has delivered thousands of free books to your computer and mobile devices. That means every child, teacher, librarian, and parent in Georgia has unlimited access to myON’s enhanced digital books, 24 hours a day—every day—through Aug. 31. Visit getgeorgiareading.org/myon-digital-library to learn more and register for an account.
Atlanta Gladiators’ Hat Trick for Reading Challenge
The Atlanta Gladiators announced a new partnership with the Georgia Public Library Service on Thursday with the unveiling of their revamped “Hat Trick for Reading” Challenge. The Gladiators “Hat Trick for Reading” program has been a staple of the organization’s rich fourteen-year history within the Metro Atlanta community and will continue with its goal of enriching the lives of the youth of Georgia. By encouraging children to read books and rewarding their efforts with the chance to attend an exciting Atlanta Gladiators game, the team provides the opportunity for both book and experience-based learning. The new “Hat Trick for Reading” Partnership will spread across nineteen Metro Atlanta-area library systems, covering 42 counties that will participate in the program this upcoming summer.
The program begins on June 1st and will run through September 22nd. Students K-12 will read three books and then have their parents register their participation securely online at www.atlantagladiators.com/hattrick. Beginning on September 29th, parents are encouraged to check their email for instructions on how to obtain the student’s free ticket, available with the purchase of one adult discounted premium level ticket. (Each family may register up to four children.) The Gladiators will offer three games during the fall and early winter of 2017 for families to choose from. (DATES TBD)
For further details, read the announcement here or contact the Atlanta Gladiators Front Office at 770-497-5100.