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Children's Summer Reading Program 2020
Imagine your Story!

Events and reading incentives to keep children, from babies to twelve year-olds, reading and active all summer. Registration begins Friday, May 22, 2020.

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF
When: Friday, May 24th, 10:00am-5pm 
Where: Smyrna Library, Youth Services

Register for the Summer Reading Program here

Print your summer activity sheet 



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 (reading must be completed and prize claimed by Sunday of each 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. Patrons must provide proof of reading; library staff are unable to look up reading  logs on patrons’ behalf. 

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 Sunday, July  21st!

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

 
SUMMER SPECIAL EVENTS: 
Special events include a magic show, science experiments, musical programs, LEGO and more. See the Library's online calendar for all the details.
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WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE:

Make-It Mondays (5-7 year olds)
MONDAYS, 10:00 AM-Noon

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 

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.

Make-It Mondays: (5-7 year olds):
A drop-in, hands-on activity designed for school-aged children.

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.

 

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