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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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  • Coder Dojo

    When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Learn to speak like a computer by joining us at this weekly drop-in coding club! Everyone—preschoolers to teens—can get hands-on experience with this important digital literacy skill.

  • T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group)

    When: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Join us on the first Saturday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Wanted: Teens to suggest and create programs for teens! Earn volunteer hours while creating a library you will enjoy. Seventh through twelfth graders are welcome to attend.

  • Monday Maker Club

    When: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Calling all makers ages 8-18! Join us on these days to make cool crafts and gadgets and play with fun technology that you can check out from the library!

  • Otaku Club

    When: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Teens 12 to 18! Do you enjoy Manga, Anime, or Asian culture? Then join us as we explore all three through fun activities and anime watch parties.

  • Teen Takeover: Give One/Take One No Sew Blankets

    When: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Please help us give back to the community! We will be creating no-sew fleece blankets for the local community. Make one for the community, then make one of your own or gift it to someone! All ages. Registration required to ensure we have enough materials. Call 706-748-2855 to save your spot!

  • Creative Crawlers

    When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Aflac Storytime Room

    Creative Crawlers is a drop-in social hour that encourages children to learn through play. Children will be able to play through musical instruments, puppets, flannels, coloring and more!

  • Preschool Adventures (ages 4 - 5 years)

    When: Wednesday, June 28, 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!

  • Tiny Tales (Ages 0-24 mo)

    When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Alpha Kappa Alpha Room

    Tiny Tales is a fun program that introduces babies and toddlers to books and language activities. Parents are encouraged to take on the role as their child's first teacher. Activities may involve stories, books, rhymes, music, movement, finger plays, puppets and educational toys.

  • Mini Makers (Ages 18 months-5 years)

    When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus (side A)

    Wear your play clothes and join us for some creative crafting at the library! Kick start your preschooler's creativity with fun educational projects that get them interacting with art, science, and more! And the best part...no clean up!

  • Tween Book Club

    When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Are you a reader between the ages of 9 and 11? Then join us for our first ever Tween Book Club! We'll work together to pick some great books, do fun activities, and eat yummy snacks.

  • Family Sign Language

    When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Alpha Kappa Alpha Room

    This is an introduction to, and opportunity to learn and practice basic signs and sentences. The goal is to gain comfort with ASL, explore a new way to make friends and gain sensitivity and understanding of others.

  • MS Word Basics

    When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Rothschild Technology 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.

  • GED Classes @ Mildred L. Terry Public Library

    When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 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

  • The Conversation Circle

    When: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Practice your English in a relaxed group setting.

  • Fitness Fridays

    When: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Beat the heat by joining the North Columbus Public Library's fitness club! Meet us in the library's large conference room for a variety of Wii fitness activities. Refreshments will be provided and all ages are welcome.

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