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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


BUILD A BETTER WORLD is POWERED BY 


           

 

  • Whatever Wednesdays

    When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Description: Teens 12 to 18! What do YOU want to do? Whatever Wednesdays are your days to decide. Drop by South and see Miss Megan to help create awesome programs for you and all your friends.

  • Totally Random: Drone Flying

    When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Keep Calm and join us for some totally planned, random stuff! Ages 12-18.

  • T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group)

    When: Saturday, April 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 PM! Wanted: Teens to suggest and create programs for Teens! Earn volunteer hours and make new friends while creating a library you will enjoy! Seventh through twelfth graders are welcome to attend!

  • Teen Tech Lab!

    When: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Come learn how to use our Media Lab equipment to make and edit videos and music! Ages 12-18.

  • Graphic Novel Club

    When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus (side A)

    Love to read graphic novels? Come talk about awesome graphic novels and make a cool craft! Ages 15-25.

  • Preschool Adventures (Ages 3-5 years)

    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

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

  • Get Your Game On

    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Feed your gaming cravings! We’ll have laptops, video game consoles, and board games available for your gaming fix.

  • C.L.U.E. Club/Community Study Hall

    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Alpha Kappa Alpha Room

    Offers FREE homework help! We will help you to create a FREE C.L.U.E (Columbus Libraries United With Education) account to use the Brainfuse service from the library, school or home! (Have your birth date and your Muscogee County School District Georgia Test Identification (GTID) number. Call 706-243-2782 with questions. It is all FREE!

  • Unplug From the Computer for Chess' Sake

    When: Tuesday, March 28, 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"!

  • Creative Crawlers

    When: Wednesday, March 29, 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!

  • GED Adult Education Classes @ North Columbus Public Library

    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Small Conference Room

    Need your GED? Columbus Technical College will be hosting FREE Adult Education classes at the North Columbus Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-4pm in the Small Conference Room. Stop by the library during these days/times to register and/or get more information.

  • Family Sign Language

    When: Wednesday, March 29, 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.

  • GED Adult Education Classes

    When: Thursday, March 30, 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 Adult Education Classes @ North Columbus Public Library

    When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Small Conference Room

    Need your GED? Columbus Technical College will be hosting FREE Adult Education classes at the North Columbus Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-4pm in the Small Conference Room. Stop by the library during these days/times to register and/or get more information.

  • GED Classes @ Mildred L. Terry Public Library

    When: Thursday, March 30, 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

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