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Adult PosterHelp us BUILD A BETTER WORLD this summer… and WIN!

Georgia’s most exciting Summer Reading Challenge will be here soon and it’s better than ever! Starting May 13, come by your branch or join us online for BUILD A BETTER WORLD! at the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries!

IT’S EASY TO PARTICIPATE!

The Rules are simple… just read! Every time you read ten titles (for kids up to age 11) or read for 5 hours (for teens and adults) you earn a treasure trove prize and an entry into our grand prize drawings. You can also add up points by going to one of our hundreds of free library programs or using one of our online services.

Teen_COLOR_spot16ALL AGES GET TO PLAY!

Born yesterday? You get to play! Entering your 18th decade of life? You get to play! This year, everyone can take part in the challenge, making it easier for families, siblings and friends to play along together.

GREAT PRIZES! 


For Children- book bundles, LeapPads, Kindles and more!  For Teens- iPads, Custom Converse, gift cards & more!  For Adults- iPads, Kindles and more! 

 

 

build-better-world-5HOW DO I ENTER?

BUILD A BETTER WORLD! registration begins May 13th. You can enter one of two ways:

1) Pick up a Summer Challenge reading log at any branch of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries. Be sure to pick one up for each member of the family!

2) Online registration here ( the link will go live May 13th).

 

GREAT PROGRAMS!
Groups of 7 or more are welcome at any program but should contact their branch first to guarantee a space.

It wouldn’t be a Summer Reading Challenge without great programs, and this summer we’re pulling out all the stops! Hundreds of FREE programs for all age groups!  Stay tuned to this space – we will post our complete Summer Program Guide here by May 1st! Or visit your local branch for a preview of the upcoming attractions!

 

GREAT ENTERTAINERS!

Atsma-MasterFANTASTICAL FEATS OF DERRING-DO!

Columbus favorite ARTHUR ATSMA returns with death-defying feats of sleight-of-hand, unbelievable demonstrations of mind over whatever and a possible appearance by Gus the stunt chicken.

Wednesday June 7

10:30am – Mildred L. Terry Public Library

1:30pm – South Columbus Public Library

4:30pm – North Columbus Public Library

Thursday June 8

11:00am – Parks Memorial Public Library

2:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:00pm (evening show!) – Columbus Public Library

Friday June 9

10:00am – Cusseta-Chattahoochee Public Library

2:00pm – Marion County Public Library

Babatunde-Master

GREAT STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

STORYTELLER BABATUNDE (TV and film actor Jason Louder) was a crowd favorite at the recent Columbus Children’s Book Festival. Come find out why as he visits our libraries with stories that will delight your whole family!

Monday June 26

10:30am, 1:30pm – Columbus Public Library

4:00pm – South Columbus Public Library

Tuesday June 27

10:00am – Cusseta-Chattahoochee Public Library

2:00pm – Marion County Public Library

5:00pm – Parks Memorial Public Library

Wednesday June 28

10:30am – Mildred L. Terry Public Library

1:30pm – North Columbus Public Library


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    When: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us at the North Columbus Public Library! Come and experience Latino music, snacks, drinks, and a hand-made craft! All materials will be provided.

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    When: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus (side A)

    The reception will honor those teens whose work was selected for publication in the 2017 issue of the Young Adult Magazine for Art and Literature.

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    When: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

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    When: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Come do a tech activity in the Media Lab or learn how to use one of the library's STEAM kits in the Teen Department! Ages 12-18.

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    When: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Alpha Kappa Alpha Room

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    When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Alpha Kappa Alpha Room

    Preschool Adventures encourages visits to the library for socialization and interaction with peers. Children will listen to read alouds, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!

  • Prime Time

    When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus/CB&T combined

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  • Unplug From the Computer for Chess' Sake

    When: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Children's Area

    Studies show tha the game of Chess can help you academically and socially. Meet a community mentor who wants to teach you the art and joy of playing chess. It may be worth an "A"!

  • FanFest 2017

    When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library

    Let's kickoff the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge by celebrating your fandoms!

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    When: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus (side A)

    Preschool Adventures encourages visits to the library for socialization and interaction with peers. Children will listen to read alouds, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!

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    When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Microsoft Word is a program used to create documents. This class demonstrates the basics of how to create, edit, save, and print a document in Microsoft Word. *Limited spots available. Registration is strongly encouraged. Please call (706) 683-8805.*

  • Fences (2016) Rated PG-13

    When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Auditorium

    A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950's, while coming to terms with the events of his life. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Stephen Henderson.

  • GED Adult Education Classes

    When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Need your GED? Columbus Technical College will be hosting FREE Adult Education classes at the South Columbus Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am-2:30pm. Stop by the library during these days/times to register and/or get more information.

  • GED Classes @ Mildred L. Terry Public Library

    When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Friends of the Library Room

    Let Columbus Technical College Staff help you earn your GED in FREE, convenient evening classes! Classes are on Tuesdays from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Registration is required. 706-243-2782

  • One-On-One Computer Assistance

    When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library

    Would you like some help learning a computer skill, building a resume, or researching a topic? Try our One-on-One computer assistance classes. Book a 30 minute class for personalize instruction to help you look for a job, format a paper, fill out online forms, etc. Registration is required.

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