The Athens-Clarke County Library is once again hosting its popular Summer Reading Programs for all ages. Summer reading programs kick off May 21 and continue through early August.
This year’s theme for the children’s Summer Reading Program is “Catch the Reading Bug.” The Summer Reading Program for children is a great way to keep kids entertained, and it encourages reading during the summer months. “Catch the Reading Bug” is for kids up to age 11 or those finishing the fifth grade. Children may join by picking up a reading log in the Library’s Children’s Area.
Prizes provided by First American Bank and Trust Company will be used as incentives to encourage children to read. The prizes are U.S. Savings Bonds that will be awarded to three lucky raffle winners at the end of the summer. Also, participants who read a certain numbers of books will be presented with certificates and other prizes. Pre-readers can earn credit by having others read to them. When older children read to younger children, both children earn credit for the program.
“Catch the Reading Bug” programs include “Sarah’s Story” puppet show, a Greek storytelling and toga party, and a model train display and train storytime. Call the Children’s Area of the Library at (706) 613-3650, ext. 314 for more information.
Teens are also encouraged to read this summer with the Young Adult Area’s “Metamorphosis @ Your Library” Summer Reading Program for teens ages 11 to 18. Participants can win prizes for reading books and keep busy with a variety of programs.
To join the “Metamorphosis @ Your Library” Summer Reading Program, pick up a book log from the Young Adult Area. Teens who read 15 books by August 2 will receive a free t-shirt and an invitation to the “End of the Summer Party.” For more information, call the Young Adult Area at (706) 613-3650, ext. 329.
Adults are invited to explore ancient Egypt and learn about King Tut in the “Wrapped Up in Reading” Summer Reading Program.
Come by the Athens-Clarke County Library or call (706) 613-3650 for more information. All programs are free and open to the public.
For information on the Summer Reading Programs at other branches of the Athens Regional Library System, call the following locations:
- Bogart Library: (770) 725-9443
- East Athens Community Resource Center: (706) 613-3657
- Lavonia – Carnegie Library: (706) 356-4307
- Lay Park Community Resource Center: (706) 613-3667
- Madison County Library: (706) 795-5597
- Oconee County Library: (706) 769-3950
- Oglethorpe Library: (706) 743-8817
- Pinewoods Biblioteca: (706) 613-3708
- Royston Public Library: (706) 245-6748
- Winterville Library: (706) 742-7735
Reading is encouraged
From the Athens-Clarke County Library: