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2012 Summer Reading Program

The 2012 Summer Reading Program is now officially over. However, children and teens may still register and/or bring completed reading folders back to the library through August 31 to receive a free book.

Library Summer Reading Program

Other Summer Reading Challenges, Contests, and Events

Dream Big - Read!

For Kids: Dream Big - Read!

May 19 - August 11, 2012

Read 18 books or for 12 hours to earn a free book!

Research has shown that reading over the summer break helps prevent students from losing ground and helps prepare them for the next school year - stop the "summer slide" by participating in the library's Summer Reading Program!

Participate in this free program encouraging young people to read and listen to books for fun. Pick up a reading log at the public library to keep track of your reading. Visit the library weekly to select a fun incentive. Reading may be done anywhere: home, school, vacation, etc.

All programs, materials, and incentives are FREE!

The Summer Reading Program and weekly incentives officially end on August 4. However, you may still register, and/or bring reading folders back to the library through August 31. You will receive a free book once you've read either 18 books, or have read for 12 hours during the summer.

Events and Activities: Online Calendar | Monthly Calendar of Events (Print Version)

Bookmarks: Download Bookmark | En Espanol

Group Registration: Instructions for Groups | Group Registration Form

Book Suggestions: Clayton Kids - Discover Books & Reading

More Helpful information:

You Are Here

For Teens: Own The Night

May 19 - August 11, 2012

Read anything, read anywhere, participate in fun events, and earn rewards! How to join the fun:

  1. Pick up a reading log at any Clayton County Library to keep track of your reading.
  2. Read 12 hours to earn a FREE book! (One per person.)
  3. Visit the library every week between May 19 and August 4 for an additional reward (one per week - specific rewards are available only while supplies last).

The Summer Reading Program and weekly incentives officially end on August 4. However, you may still register, and/or bring your reading log back to the library through August 31. You will receive a free book once you've read for 12 hours during the summer.

Events and Activities: Featured Teen Events | Online Calendar | Monthly Calendar of Events (Print Version)

Bookmarks: Download Bookmark | En Espanol

Book Suggestions: TCC - Books 4 Teens

General Information: Download the General Information Sheet | En Espanol

Novel Destinations

For Adults: Between The Covers

We are hosting Summer Reading Programs for adults at the Headquarters Library, the Riverdale Branch, and the Lovejoy Branch!

Events and Activities: Online Calendar

Book Suggestions: What to Read Next

Headquarters Library (June 2 - August 11)

Kick-Off Party

The 'Between the Covers' Summer Reading Program at the Headquarters Branch will kick off on Saturday, June 2nd from 11am-1pm. Bring the family! Free watermelon and entertainment provided by Ktech of 3D Studio and Sounds.

Activities

We will host a wide variety of enrichment programs and classes in art, health, business, and more, throughout the summer.

Check our Calendar of Events for program listings.


Lovejoy Branch (June 1 - August 3)

Read and Review Books

Adults (ages 18+) may participate in the 'Between the Covers' Summer Reading Program at the Lovejoy Branch between June 1-August 3 by reading any books you choose and submitting short fill-in-the-blank book reviews for each one. A random book review will be chosen each Friday and awarded a small prize! (You do not need to be present to win.) Click here to print out the book review form, then turn it in to the Lovejoy Branch during business hours.

Movie Series

We will also have a twice-monthly movie night, starting on Tuesday, June 5th at 6pm with a dramatic blockbuster about the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II. See the calendar for more details.


Riverdale Branch (June 5 - August 7)

Weekly Prize Drawing

Adults (18+) may participate in the 'Between the Covers' Summer Reading Program at the Riverdale Branch by reading any books you choose and submitting a Summer Reading Book Review form (available at the Riverdale Branch) for each one. Each review form will be submitted into a weekly prize drawing. The winners will be announced each Monday starting on June 4th and ending on August 6th. (You do not need to be present to win.)

Movie Series

We will also have a weekly movie night, starting on Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 pm with a popular film that takes place in a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dreams. See the calendar for more details.

Path2College Summer Reading Sweepstakes

Path2College 529 Plan Summer Reading Sweepstakes

May 1 - July 31, 2012

Attention parents and grandparents: Enroll your child or grandchild in the library's Summer Reading Program and then enter the "Think BIG! Save for College!" sweepstakes for a chance to win $5,529 in a savings plan for his or her college education, plus $1,529 for the library for children's and teen's materials and programming!

Enter the sweepstakes at www.path2college.com

Check It Out Reading Challenge

Check It Out Reading Challenge

June 11 - August 20

The Atlanta Hawks are sponsoring a reading challenge for K-12 students between June 11-August 20. Participants who meet the challenge goals will be able to earn a free ticket to see the Hawks play during the 2011-2012 season!

Pick up a flyer with challenge rules at any one of the library's locations.

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

May 22 - September 4

Students in Grade 1-6 (entering or leaving those grades) may participate at any local Barnes & Noble store for a chance to earn a free book.

See your local Barnes & Noble for details.