Children's Area

Welcome to the Athens-Clarke County Library Children's Area!

August 2017

Back to School!

We had an amazing summer here at Athens-Clarke County Library in the Children's Department. We want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who participated in the 2017 Summer Reading Program. We had so many children complete the program and read 50 books or 25 hours this summer and we had over 180 children read 100 books or 50 hours!

School has started back and the Summer Reading Program has ended but there is so much to look forward to. Storytimes are on vacation but will return on August 28. All of us here in the Children's Department hope you enjoy the last bit of summer and we can't wait to see you on August 28!

Build a Better World with your Imagination - July 2017

Image of Elephant and Piggie Photo of Juggler Todd Key.

Who's having fun this summer? We are here at the Athens-Clarke County Library Children's Department! The month of July is filled with awesome activities to keep the entire family entertained. What better way to start an amazing month than to come and see the amazing Todd Key at Cirque Du Todd? Todd Key's circus extravaganza will combine juggling, magic, and comedy fun on Thursday, July 7 at 10:30.


Photo of Mr. Evan reading to children.

We have had so many friends participating in the Summer Reading Program and quite a few complete our special Super Reader program! We've had a blast giving away prizes and books to all of our Summer Reading Program participants. What's that? You haven't picked up a reading log yet? Don't worry, it's not too late! Stop by the Children's Desk to pick up your reading log. Remember, the elementary school that has the most children complete the Summer Reading Program will win our competition and get to keep the reading trophy in their school's media center for the next school year.


Check out all the cool programs this month:

    Book Cover of Interstellar Cinderella.
  • What if Cinderella wanted to be a space mechanic instead of a princess? Come listen to the story of Interstellar Cinderella on Tuesday, July 11 at 2:30 to hear all about her exciting adventures.

  • Book cover of Titanic.
  • Discover amazing facts and choose your fate at S.O.S Titanic: An Interactive History Adventure on Thursday, July 13 at 10:30.

  • Join certified yoga instructor Evan Bush for Story Yoga on Saturday, July 15 at 11:00.


  • Image of Elephant and Piggie.
  • Elephant and Piggie Visit the Library on Tuesday, July 18 at 2:30! Meet the superstars of Mo Willem's famous early reader books. Get your picture taken with Gerald and Piggie, make silly crafts, and watch a short film about Mo Willems!

  • Image of Carle's Caterpillar
  • Join us on Thursday, July 20 at 10:30 as we share classic Eric Carle stories and learn how this master collage artist creates his distinctive illustrations at Eric Carle Storytime and Artist Workshop.

  • You are invited to an old house in Paris that is covered with vines for a very special party! A Fine Time with Madeline will take place on Tuesday, July 25 at 2:30.


  • Bookcover of Jumanji.
  • Let's celebrate the end of an amazing summer together on Thursday, July 27 at 10:30. Join us for a "roaring" good time at the Jumanji End of Summer Party!

Storytimes and programs will be on break in August but we will be back in September with lots of fun!

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