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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: 


           

  • Chess at the Library

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    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.

  • Teen Cosplay Workshop

    When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at CB&T (side B)

    Are you interested in cosplay, but don't know where to start? In this workshop, you will get the chance to socialize with other cosplayers and learn tips and tricks as we create cosplay accessories for upcoming conventions. Some materials will be provided, but you may also bring your own projects to work on.

  • Big Eyes, Small Mouth

    When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Come along on epic adventures, fight monsters, and meet princesses in this anime-fantasy style roleplaying game. Event open to teens ages 12 to 18.

  • End-of-Summer Splash Bash!

    When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Did you meet your summer reading goal? Come celebrate with us at our outdoor water party! Bring your wet suit, sunscreen, and a towel and be prepared to get soaked. Children and teens of all ages are invited.

  • Anime Club

    When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Eat ramen and other delicious snacks while we watch a different series of anime each time. Event open to teens ages 12 to 18.

  • Read & Play Storytime

    When: Monday, July 23, 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 23, 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.

  • Minecraft Monday (Ages 6-12)

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Tired of fighting Creepers and running from Enderman? Want some interactive fun, both online and off? Join us for an immersive Minecraft experience full of fun crafts and free play! No registration required.

  • Chess at the Library

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    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.

  • Tiny Tales (Ages 0-24 Months)

    When: Tuesday, July 24, 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!

  • Email and Cloud Storage

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Get started with email and saving documents online with Google Drive. Learn how to compose messages, address multiple recipients, add attachments, and much more! *Limited spots available. Registration is strongly encouraged. Please call (706) 683-8805.*

  • American Sign Language: Silent Chat

    When: Monday, July 23, 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.

  • Chess at the Library

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    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.

  • Adult Crafternoon

    When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Calling all adults! Join us as we make a unique craft! Each month we will have an activity focused on painted rocks, paper lanterns, or CD artwork decorating! All materials will be provided.
    May- CD Artwork Decorating, June- Painted Rocks, July- Paper Lanterns.
    All materials will be provided.

  • MS Excel Basics

    When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Rothschild Technology Room

    Learn how to use and format spreadsheets, set up basic formulas, and create charts.

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