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READ. GET POINTS. WIN!

Georgia’s most exciting Summer Reading Challenge is back and better than ever! Come by your branch or join us online for GAME ON! at the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries!

NEW WAYS TO PLAY THIS YEAR

Instead of just counting books or minutes read, we’ve added a whole new collection of ways to win. This summer you’ll earn points by reading… but also by going to library programs, by using our online materials, by checking out our radically fun STEAM kits, by writing books and poems… even by joining in the fun on social media! Every time you reach 25 points you earn a treasure trove prize and an entry into our grand prize drawings.   
    

ALL AGES GET TO PLAY!

Literally born yesterday? You get to play! Entering your 12th decade of life? You get to play! This year, the challenge is the same for everyone, 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! 

 

HOW DO I ENTER?

GAME ON! registration begins May 1st. 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

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!  Download your complete Summer Challenge entertainment guide below.   Or you can access our online event calendar.     

 

 Great Entertainers! 

MAGICAL MAYHEM WITH KEN SCOTT
It’s GAME ON with Ken Scott!  Come see great illusions inspired by children’s books and more, presented by one of the South’s most honored entertainers!Monday May 23rd Columbus Public Library
10:30 am & 12:30 pmParks Memorial Public LIbrary
4:30pm Thursday June 16 Mildred L. Terry Public Library
10:30am 
North Columbus Public Library
1:30pm 
South Columbus Public Library
4:30pm Friday June 17th 
Cusseta-C. Public Library
10:00am 
Marion Country Public Library
1:00pm 
Columbus Public Library
4:30pm

 

 

 

READY. SET. REPTILES! 
They’re creepy and they’re crawly. What could be more fun? Join us as Animal Tales brings their finest fork-tounged friends over for a hilarious and educational visit.Wednesday June 1 Mildred L. Terry Public Library
10:30am 
Columbus Public Library
1:30pm & 3:00pm Thursday June 2 
Parks Memorial Public Library
11:00 am 
South Columbus Public Library
2:00pm 
North Columbus Public Library
4:30pm Friday June 3rd 
Cusseta-C. Public Library
10:00am 
Marion County Public Library
2:00pm  

 

ABC’S of Drumming
Dwight “The Professor ” Baldwin 

Come make a joyful noise with this percussion fueled audience participation program for all ages. No one will be saying “SHHHH” at this Library program.Wednesday June 22 Mildred L. Terry Public Library
10:30am 
Columbus Public LIbrary
1:30pm & 3:30pm Thursday June 23 
North Columbus Public LIbrary
10:00 am
South Columbus Public Library
1:00pm 
Parks Memorial Public LIbrayr
4:30pm Friday June 24 
Cusseta-C. Public Library
10:00am 
Marion County Public Library
2:00pm  

 

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  • SuperWhoLock: Trivia Night

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Calling all Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock fans, along with fans of nerdy shows and film. Join us for a trivia night full of challenges and fun.

  • Teen End of Summer Reading Party! (Ages 12-18)

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with snacks, games, and group art! All snacks and materials will be provided. Ages 12-18.

  • Friday Flicks: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2!

    When: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Come watch the final installments of The Hunger Games saga!

  • End of Game On!: Summer Reading Challenge Celebration

    When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - All Day
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus/CB&T combined

    End of Game On!: Summer Reading Challenge Celebration for teens who registered and completed the challenge.

  • End of Game On!: Summer Reading Challenge Celebration

    When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - All Day
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Auditorium

    End of Game On!: Summer Reading Challenge Celebration for those teens who register and complete the challenge.

  • Story Starters for Kids

    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus (side A)

    Love writing? Want to get a jump start on your Chattahoochee Valley Library 2016 Young Author’s Contest submission? Join us for Story Starters Writing Club. Each meeting we will brainstorm writing ideas, talk about essential story elements, and work on stories of our own (ages 5-11).

  • I Saw the Sign: ASL for Preschool Age

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    This program offers parents and children the opportunity to learn basic signs through music and stories. In each session, we will discuss a new sign, like those dealing with emotions, state of beings, family, and colors. Please contact North Columbus Public Library staff at 706-748-2855 with any questions.

  • Time for Tots Storytime

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus (side A)

    Time for Tots is an exciting reading program that assists in the development of valuable pre-reading skills. Activities involve books, puppets, rhymes, movement, educational toys, and singing nursery songs with Miss Charley and her ukulele. Interactive crafts and playtime immediately follow the program!

  • Creative Kids: BeatLab Music Creation

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Experiment with music production and learn how to make hip-hop and dubstep bears of your very own!

  • Daddy and Me Ready 2 Read (Ages 0-6)

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Aflac Storytime Room

    Give Mom a break! This special evening program encourages
    Dads to spend quality time with their kids by supporting early literacy development! Little ones will be able to share one of their favorite places with Dad or another special grownup that is often unable to attend morning storytimes. Moms and other caregivers are always welcome to join!

  • Dessert & Drama Book Club

    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Join us for a sweet treat and a dramatic read. The following book discussions will take place on: May 18, Baby Brother’s Blues by Pearl Cleage; June 15, P.G. County by Connie Briscoe; July 27, An Accidental Affair by Eric Jerome Dickey; and August 24, Best Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby.

  • Adult GED Classes

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:30 AM - 1:30 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.

  • We Got Game! Adult Video Gaming Group

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Get your video game fix by joining us for tournament style Xbox 360 and Wii gamming. Some games rated M for Mature gamers.

  • GED Classes @ Mildred L. Terry Public Library

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 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

  • Random Thoughts Book Club: The Girl on the Train

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Small Conference Room

    Join us for light conversations and snacks as we discuss this month's book selection. New members are always welcome!
    This month's title: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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Georgia's most exciting Summer Reading Challenge is back and better than ever! Come by your branch or join us online for GAME ON! at the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries!

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