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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, July 27, 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.

  • Summer Reading Awards Party

    When: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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  • Tween Book Club

    When: Wednesday, July 26, 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.

  • Craft it Foward: Save the Bees!

    When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Mason bees are very important pollinators in our environment. Stop by and learn fun facts about their habitat, and then get the change to make your very own mason bee hours to keep in your garden at home Let's do our part and help give them a safe place to thrive!

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    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, July 27, 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

  • Wrap-Up Summer with Trivia!

    When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Let's celebrate the end of summer reading with trivia! There will be food, dun, and fantastic times to be shared by all.

  • The Conversation Circle

    When: Friday, July 28, 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, July 28, 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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