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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 01, 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.

  • Game On

    When: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Calling all gamers! Join us for some exciting outdoor games, board games, and interactive team games this summer. Ages 12-18.

  • Wonder Woman Day!

    When: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at CB&T (side B)

    Join us as we celebrate 75 years of Wonder Woman! Fun for the entire family!

  • T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group)

    When: Saturday, June 03, 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.

  • Teen Tech Lab

    When: Monday, June 05, 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.

  • Take Away Tuesdays

    When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus/CB&T combined

    Join us each week as we learn from some amazing people who continue to make a difference in our community! You will be able to take away interesting facts and discover ways that you can also help to build a better world! A craft will be provided at the end as well!

  • Preschool Adventures (Ages 3-5 Years)

    When: Tuesday, May 30, 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, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!

  • Legos in the Library!

    When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus (side A)

    Join us for an hour of Lego-fantastic fun! We’ll have challenges to complete if you’d like, or you can just use your imagination: the sky’s the limit (ages 11 and under)!

  • Blockheads! LEGO Challenge

    When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Each Blockheads session features a LEGO building challenge. Accept the challenge or have fun with free play.

  • Unplug From the Computer for Chess' Sake

    When: Tuesday, May 30, 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"!

  • One-On-One Computer Assistance

    When: Wednesday, May 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.

  • Family Sign Language

    When: Wednesday, May 31, 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.

  • I say "Hello!" You say "Hola!" Spanish Class For Adults

    When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Friends of the Library Room

    Join us weekly to learn Spanish and volcabulary for interacting with neighbors and co-workers.

  • Typing and Mouse Basics

    When: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Rothschild Technology Room

    Discover the best way to hold your fingers/hands over the keyboard and mouse, take mouse exercises to master clicking and selecting, learn about different keys, and practice typing using the most efficient method.

  • GED Classes @ Mildred L. Terry Public Library

    When: Thursday, June 01, 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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