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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: 


           

  • Guitar Pick Accessories

    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Make wearable and decorative accessories using guitar picks we make ourselves. Event open to teens ages 12 to 18.

  • 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

  • Read & Play Storytime

    When: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library

    Join us in the children's area as we have fun listening to stories, signing songs, and repeating rhymes, all while you and your little one(s) learn. Interactive crafts and playtime immediately follow the program! Adult caregivers and children age 0-5 are invited to attend.

  • Tiny Tales (0-24 months)

    When: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus (side A)

    Tiny Tales is a fun program that introduces babies and toddlers to books and language activities. Parents are encouraged to take on the role as their child’s first teacher. Activities may involve stories, books, rhymes, music, movement, finger plays, puppets and educational toys.

  • Let’s Rock it with American Sign Language (ASL) @ Your Library!

    When: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Alpha Kappa Alpha Room

    Do you have a friend who uses sign language? Do you wish you knew how to sign? Use the summer to pick up on some basic signs to help to bridge your friendship.
    For supplies count and to reserve your space, call 706-243-2782 or email dclark@cvlga.org

  • Tiny Tales (Ages 0-24 Months)

    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Tiny Tales encourages parents to take an active role as their child’s first teacher by introducing book and language activities that can be repeated at home. This fun-filled program for babies and toddlers includes stories, rhymes, music, movement, and much more!

  • 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!

  • Internet Basics

    When: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    This class covers Internet access and Web surfing. Learn how to connect to the Internet, search for and navigate websites, and keep yourself safe online. *Limited spots available. Registration is strongly encouraged. Please call (706) 683-8805.*

  • American Sign Language: Silent Chat

    When: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Alpha Kappa Alpha Room

    Come practice your American Sign language skills in a friendly, casual environment. Every ASL skill level welcome. the goal is signing only. No voices please! Call 706-243-2782 or email mlt@cvlga.org for more information.

  • Monday Movies

    When: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Auditorium

    Popular movies, documentaries, foreign films, and Indie winners

  • Job Information Lab

    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Friends of the Library Room

    Start or improve your resume, post your job application, or create a cover letter. Staff and volunteers will assist with using oline templates to help you create a professional resume.

  • 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

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