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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

Women’s Voices for Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit

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

Swing by to view our traveling display from Kennesaw State University: Women's Voices for Civil Rights

Women’s Voices for Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit

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

Swing by to view our traveling display from Kennesaw State University: Women's Voices for Civil Rights

Women’s Voices for Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit

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

Swing by to view our traveling display from Kennesaw State University: Women's Voices for Civil Rights

Women’s Voices for Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit

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

Swing by to view our traveling display from Kennesaw State University: Women's Voices for Civil Rights

Women’s Voices for Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit

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

Swing by to view our traveling display from Kennesaw State University: Women's Voices for Civil Rights

Women’s Voices for Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit

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

Swing by to view our traveling display from Kennesaw State University: Women's Voices for Civil Rights

Women’s Voices for Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit

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

Swing by to view our traveling display from Kennesaw State University: Women's Voices for Civil Rights

Eclipse Viewing

Dog River Public Library 6100 GA Highway 5, Douglasville, GA, United States

Glasses will be available for patrons participating in our viewing program. All ages welcome, activity provided for children. Eclipse begins at around 1:45 pm and will reach maximum at around […]

Solar Eclipse Viewing

Lithia Springs Public Library 7100 Turner Drive, Lithia Springs, GA, United States

Get your safety glasses to view the solar eclipse at the library.

Chess Club

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

Join us as we play chess and teach beginners how to play. This is a great way to meet new people and play a fun game.

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