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Help 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.
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ALL 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! 
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HOW DO I ENTER?
BUILD A BETTER WORLD! registration begins May 13th. You can enter one of two ways:
1) Pick up (or download) 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) Register online here.
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!
GREAT ENTERTAINERS!
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FANTASTICAL 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
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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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  • Teen Takeover: Teen End of Summer Reading Party

    When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Please join us in celebrating the end of summer reading! We want to reward all of the reading you have been doing. We will be hosting a pizza party that will include raffle prizes and games. All materials provided. No registration is required. Ages 12-18.

  • Summer Screenings

    When: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Join us for a free movie!

  • Teen Tech Lab

    When: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

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

  • Teen Takeover: ASL for Teens

    When: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Please join us for our ASL beginner classes that will include an introduction to American Sign Language vocabulary, daily phrases, songs, and facts about the Deaf community and Deaf culture. This special Summer Session will last over the course of 6 weeks. All materials provided. No registration is required. Ages 12-18.

  • The Great American Total Solar Eclipse

    When: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Auditorium

    Join us to learn about the August 21st Total Solar Eclipse then plan a trip to see it or stay home and host your own Solar Eclipse Celebration! Special Guest: Dr. Shawn Cruzen, Executive Director of the Coca Cola Space Science Center

  • End-of-Summer Splash Bash

    When: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library

    Did you meet your summer reading goal? Come celebrate with us at our outdoor water party! Bring your wet suit, sunscreen, and a towel and be prepared to get soaked.

  • Baby & Toddler Playgroup

    When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Come play with your little one(s) and meet other caregivers. We’ll have toys, music, books, and more! Adult caregivers and children age 0-4 are invited to attend.

  • Uno, Dos, Tres Craft!

    When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Friends of the Library Room

    Uno, Dos, Tres Craft introduces Spanish to children in a hands-on form. Through crafts and stories, concepts as numbers, colors, animals and family are used to explore a new culture.

  • Unplug From The Computer for Chess’ Sake

    When: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Children's Area

    Studies show that 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”!

  • Preschool Adventures (ages 4 - 5 years)

    When: Wednesday, August 02, 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!

  • “¡Hablo un poco!” Spanish Class for Adults

    When: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    ¿Quieres hablar español? Join the current session of our biweekly Spanish class! Over the course of six classes you’ll get an introduction to Spanish pronunciation, basic grammar, and simple phrases and vocabulary—and before you know it, ¡hablarás un poco más!
    Prior registration is preferred at 706-748-2855 or in person at the North Columbus Public Library.

  • One-On-One Computer Assistance

    When: Saturday, July 29, 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.

  • Columbus Artists Guild Opening Reception

    When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus/CB&T combined

    The Columbus Artists Guild invites the public to the opening reception for their annual Art Show. For more information visit www.columbusartistsguild.org.

  • Columbus Artists Guild Public Show

    When: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - All Day
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus/CB&T combined

    The public is invited to attend the Columbus Artists Guild annual show at the Columbus Public Library.

  • One-On-One Computer Assistance

    When: Monday, July 31, 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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