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Summer Reading Program 2023

Have fun with Summer Reading in 2023!

This year’s theme is… ALL TOGETHER NOW! We can all find a book to fit our interests and maybe make some friends in the process. Centered around kindness, friendship, community, and unity, this year’s theme comes with endless opportunities to share your library with the community. Visit your nearest WGRLS branch to sign up and start participating in Summer Reading!

Summer Reading begins May 22, 2023!

Contact your local WGRLS branch to sign up!
Lost your log? Download a new one here!

*Anyone is welcome to participate, but in order to qualify for prizes, make sure and register for summer reading at your local library!

Need more activities to complete your Summer Reading tracker?

Check out these bonus activities sorted by age-group for fun and exciting ideas!

  • Color a picture and give it to someone in your family!

  • Adults, connect with your little one through a series of mindfulness activities, fun stretches, and relationship- building partner poses. Learn skills to cultivate mindful practices and make a calming glitter Mindfulness Jar to take the practice home with you. Ideal for ages 1-6

  • Read a book from the Readers Advisory SRP Picture Book List

  • Draw a portrait of you with your friends

  • Read a book about community helpers. Talk about what makes a good community and how we can become community helpers to make our communities better.

  • Make artwork or cards for local nursing homes or long-term care facility.

  • Paint kindness rocks and place them in your favorite places in your community for others to find and enjoy.

  • Go to a Bilingual Storytime or check out a Bilingual Picture Book to learn some new words in a different language.
  • Write a story or draw a comic about your group of friends. Go on an epic adventure, be the superheroes you always wanted to be, or it could just be your normal Tuesday

  • Make charms for your friendship bracelet. Each charm could represent a different friend and can be made out of any materials.

  • Read a book from the Readers Advisory SRP Picture or Chapter Book List

  • Create a Spatial Poem of your neighborhood or city using the PLiX Spatial Poetry activity found here

  • Read a book about community helpers. Talk about what makes a good community and how we can become community helpers to make our communities better

  • Make artwork or cards for local nursing homes or long-term care facility.

  • Paint kindness rocks and place them in your favorite places in your community for others to find and enjoy.

  • Draw a portrait of you with your friends, try it in different art styles

  • Celebrate Uncommon Musical Instrument Day by watching videos about musical instruments you haven’t heard play and listen to their beautiful music.

  • Make origami art or bookmarks
  • Write letters to your favorite author and ask them about the characters in their books.

  • Start a journal and write about what your life is currently like!

  • Check out a table-top gaming night at a local game shop or your local library

  • Read a book from the Readers Advisory SRP Chapter or YA Book List

  • Buddy Read a book with a friend

  • Write an email or letter to your local government or congress person to advocate for a cause that is important to you.

  • Create a Spatial Poem of your neighborhood or city using the PLiX Spatial Poetry activity found here

  • Paint kindness rocks and place them in your favorite places in your community for others to find and enjoy.

  • Join the Teen Advisory Group at your local library, if they have one.

  • Join a Community Service Project
  • Make origami art or bookmarks
  • Introduce yourself to your neighbors. Who knows, you might make a new friend!

  • Join a group in your community. Like Friends of the Library!

  • Find a recipe and learn how to make a dish from a culture different from yours. Consider making it a friends night in, everyone bring a dish from a different culture and have a culture night.

  • Read a book from the Readers Advisory SRP YA or Adult Book List

  • Buddy Read a book with a friend

  • Get a book recommendation from a librarian and check that book out. Write a review for it on Beanstack or submit it to your local library

  • Create a Spatial Poem of your neighborhood or city using the PLiX Spatial Poetry activity found here

  • Paint kindness rocks and place them in your favorite places in your community for others to find and enjoy.

  • Join a Community Service Project

  • Make origami art or bookmarks

  • Participate in World Knit in Public Day on June 10, 2023 and make new hobby friends.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hydroponic Gardening

Whitesburg Public Library 800 Main Street, Whitesburg, GA, United States

Soilless gardening will be discussed using our hydroponic tower. We will also discuss soil gardening in our Community Garden.

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

Bowdon - Warren P. Sewell Memorial Library 450 West Avenue, Bowdon, GA, United States

Ken Scott Magic Show

Community Puzzle Project Begins

Dallas Public Library 1010 East Memorial Drive, Dallas, GA, United States

Starting June 1st participants will register to receive their piece of the community puzzle to take home to design. All puzzle pieces need to be returned by July. Community Puzzle […]

Summer Reading Kickoff Water Day

New Georgia Public Library 94 Ridge Road, Dallas, GA, United States

Celebrate the beginning of summer reading with sprinkler and water fun for all ages! If you haven't gotten summer reading materials yet, get them today!

Summer Reading Kickoff

Hiram - Maude P. Ragsdale Public Library 1815 Hiram-Douglasville Highway, Hiram, GA, United States

Get signed up for summer reading and enjoy outdoor games and the bookmobile from 10 - 12, indoor games 12 - 2, and video games from 2 - 4!

Summer Reading Kick-off at Villa Rica

Villa Rica Public Library 869 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica, GA, United States

Join us for a day of fun and kick off summer reading with a magic show, bounce house, face painting, caricature artist, games, and more. All of this is free.

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Carrollton - Neva Lomason Memorial Library 710 Rome Street, Carrollton, GA, United States

Come on down to celebrate the kick-off of our Summer Reading Program "All Together Now!" We will have a drop-in self-portrait program, fun stations for all, and an opportunity to […]

Super Saturday

Ephesus Public Library 200 Rogers Street, Ephesus, GA, United States

Summer Reading Kickoff. You will be able to register for Summer Reading. We will have a DJ, slip n slide, bounce house, pizza, and more

Touch-a Truck Summer Reading Kick Off

Temple - Ruth Holder Public Library 337 Sage Street, Temple, GA, United States

Come kick off Summer reading with a Truck-a-Truck at the Temple Recreation Department. Food, music and games for everone!

Kick Off Cook Out

Buchanan-Haralson Public Library 145 Van Wert Street, Buchanan, GA, United States

Help us kick off our summer reading programs with a delicious cook out and yard games.

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