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Children's Summer Reading Program 2018
Libraries Rock!

Events and reading incentives to keep children, from babies to twelve year-olds, reading and active all summer. Registration begins Friday, May 18, 2018.

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF EVENT 
When: Friday, May 25th, 11:00am-noon 
Where: Smyrna Community Center, Magnolia Room 

Join us and the Chattahoochee Nature Center and find out how “Libraries Rock” at our summer reading kick-off event. The Chattahoochee Nature Center will have different stations where children of all ages can explore the Music of the Forest and make a musical craft to bring home. 

 

READING CHALLENGE: [Read 20 minutes] x [3 days per week] x [8 weeks] = [8 hour reading goal] 

LOG YOUR MINUTES:
Log onto www.biblionasium.com
Public school children—use your Cobb County Schools student ID to access your account. 
Private and homeschool children— ask a Youth Services staff member for a login ID.
Add the title of the book you are reading to your bookshelf. Click the “log it” button to log how many minutes you read. When you have completed the book, check the “I finished this book” box. Then choose a new book and start again!

COLLECT WEEKLY PRIZES:
Once you have logged 60 minutes of reading for the week, print your log or show us your log using your smartphone, and receive a FREE BOOK! Get a free book each week you complete 60 minutes.  Prizes must be claimed for that week’s reading and cannot be claimed at a later date. 

END OF SUMMER PRIZES:
After logging 8 hours of reading, you will receive a certificate, a free book, your name on the wall, and entry into our drawing for a bag of books and fun prizes! All end-of-summer prizes must be claimed by July  22nd!

EARLY LITERACY PARTICIPANTS:
Is your child not yet a reader?  That’s ok.  We have a challenge for them too!  Sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Just read 10 picture books per week to your child, and he or she will earn a weekly prize.

 
SUMMER SPECIAL EVENTS: 
Special events include a puppet show, musical instrument construction, rock painting, LEGOs and more. See the program brochure or the Library's online calendar for all the details.
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SUMMER STORY TIME SCHEDULE:

Mozart Mondays (5-8 year olds)
MONDAYS, 11:00 AM

Creativity Club (8-12 year olds) 
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 PM 

Infant & Toddler Storytime (1 & 2 year olds)*
WEDNESDAYS, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, & 4:00 PM  
*This class is limited to 25 children 

Pre-school Storytime (3-5 year olds) 
THURSDAYS, 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM 

"Hands On!" Fridays (ages 5-12 years old plus caregiver) 
FRIDAYS, 2:00 PM 

STORY TIME DESCRIPTIONS:
Infant & Toddler Storytime (1 & 2 year olds):
We share songs, stories, and wrap up each class with a movement activity to allow the children to play while developing their gross motor skills. This class is limited to the first 25 children. We will open the door 15 minutes prior to the start of a program, and we recommend you arrive early to ensure a space in this program. Movers and Shakers will begin when program is full or at start time, whichever is first. Each class lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Pre-school Storytime (3-5 year olds):
Each 30 minute thematic story time includes stories, songs, and a related craft activity. This story time is best suited to children who have yet to attend school as we focus on developing literacy skills; however children of all ages are welcome to attend.

Mozart Mondays: (5-7 year olds):
An exploration of different musical genres and hands-on activity.

Creativity Club (8-12 year olds):
Hands-on, science and art based activities created to reinforce learning and discovery while inspiring creativity and fun! Approximate length of programs are 60-90 minutes. Parents must stay with children at all times.

"Hands on!" Fridays (ages 5-12 year olds plus caregiver):
A series of programs designed for families and children to work together on the craft of task. The activities require some dexterity and advanced level thinking. This weekly program will alternate between arts and technology activities.
 

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