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GEORGIA’S most exciting Summer Reading Challenge is here! Come to the Library or join us here online to find out why…
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.
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! 
CHILDREN’S PRIZES include: PIPER Build Your Own Computer; SNAP CIRCUITS kits, Rock Tumbling Kits, Dinosaur Robots, Build Your Own Pinball Machines, Build Your Own Ukeleles and more! 
TEEN PRIZES include: HDGoPro Camera Kit, Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones, KaraoKing Wireless Microphones, and a choice of SkullCandy Grind Wireless Headphones/Custom Converse Sneakers (designed by the teen)/Amazon Gift Cards!
ADULT PRIZES include iPad Mini4 with keyboard, Fire HD10 Tablets, and a choice of gift cards to iTunes/Spotify/Amazon/Publix/VISA/MasterCard!
HOW DO I ENTER?
CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY LIBRARIES ROCK! registration begins May 19th. 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! Be sure to check HERE at the end of April for GREAT ENTERTAINERS!

THE MERRY MAGIC MAN KEN SCOTT!

Columbus favorite KEN SCOTT returns with his own very unique brand of comedy magic.

DRUMMING UP THE STORIES with DAVE HOLLAND! Dave will have the house ROCKING this summer with great beats and great stories from around the world!

BORN TO BE WILD Animal Adventures from Animal Tales! Critters will be rocking, rolling and crawling all over the libraries this July when our special Animal Education Extravaganza comes to town!

CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY LIBRARIES ROCK – THE 2018 SUMMER READING CHALLENGE is powered by: 


           

  • LEGO Mindstorm Musical Instruments

    When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Join us as we build robotic instruments with our LEGO Mindstorm EV3 kits! Event open to teens ages 12 to 18.

  • Teen Takeover: Budgeting and Finance

    When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Please join us as we go over some useful tips and tricks to understanding the concept of budgeting and finance. We will introduce different tools and have different activities to guide you. Parents are also welcome to attend and explore some different resources you can use to introduce budgeting into your teens life.

  • Otaku Club

    When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:30 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 Chef Cooking Class

    When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Build your cooking skills in this introductory cooking course that teaches teens the pleasure of preparing and cooking their own meal. Event open to teens ages 12 to 18. Space is limited to the first 20 teens. For more information please visit the Columbus Public Library Teen Department.

    Thursday, June 14th @ 3:00 pm: Breakfast
    Thursday, June 28th @ 3:00 pm: Lunch
    Thursday, July 12th @ 3:00 pm: Dinner
    Thursday, July 19th @ 3:00 pm: Dining Etiquette

  • Teen Takeover: Canvas Art

    When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Each month you will get the opportunity to create a one of a kind canvas art piece. Registration is preferred. Those who register and fall within the ages of 12-18 will have priority over the canvases.

  • Discovery Hub

    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus (side A)

    STEAM, literacy, playtime – there are no ends to what your child can discover at the library! Come every Tuesday morning for the Discovery Hub, where our fantastic staff will host a unique activity that will encourage your little one to explore something new, engage with their peers, and have a really fun time!

  • Noise and Toys: STEAM Play Hour

    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Children's Area

    Visit Miki in the Children's Depratment before or after storytime for a chance to interact with all of the instruments and STEAM kits that the library has to offer! Come play and find your favorites. All items are available for check out!

  • Preschool Adventures (Ages 3-5 years)

    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    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 for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!

  • Blockheads! LEGO Challenge

    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 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.

  • Baroque with No Monet (ages 8-11)

    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at CB&T (side B)

    This crash course through Art History will be a wild introduction to famous artists and their signature styles. We find a famous master to guide your way, and you get to become one! Bring all the colors of the wind, dress for a mess and Gogh get ready for inspiration! Call for questions, come for the fun.

  • Coffee & Coloring Club

    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Looking for a relaxing activity to de-stress and create beautiful artwork at the same time? Then please join the Coffee and Coloring Club! All materials and light refreshments will be provided.

    Themes:
    June 5 - Color by Numbers
    June 19 - Animals
    July 3 - Cityscapes & Landscapes
    July 17 - Mandalas

  • Chess at the Library

    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus (side A)

    Join us for our bi-weekly chess club. We provide a social atmosphere for anyone who wants to play chess. Whether you're a grandmaster or just eager to learn for the first time, everyone is welcome.

  • I, Read Sci-Fi Book Club

    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library

    Meeting Location: Iron Bank Coffee, 6 11th St, Columbus, GA 31901

    Join us as we venture into the world of science fiction! We meet once a month to nerd out together and discuss our current book choice. We will explore everything from classic to contemporary sci-fi. Come join fellow lovers of all things space, science, and technology related! Call the library or find us on Facebook for more information.

  • I, Read Sci-Fi Book Club

    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

    Join us as we venture into the world of science fiction! We meet once a month to nerd out together and discuss our current book choice. We will explore everything from classic to contemporary sci-fi. Call the library or find us on Facebook for more information. Meeting location: Iron Bank Coffee, 6 11th St, Columbus, GA 31901

  • MS Power Point Basics

    When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Rothschild Technology Room

    Learn how to create and organize slides for a presentation. Students will design, animate, and insert images in their own Power Point presentation.

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