Athens Regional Library System -Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program

Oglethorpe County Library

May 29 - August 4

Summer Reading Program for Children

The Summer Reading Program encourages children and families to read all summer long, wherever your journeys take you. You can read books from the library or from home.

Pre-readers participate by having others read to them. When older children read to younger ones, they both get credit for the book.

Who is it for?

Children from birth to age 11.

How does it work?

Pick up a reading log in the Children’s Area. Prizes are earned by reading the required number of books or hours. We have two tracks this year!

Primary Track: Ages 2-7 (completed 1st grade)

Place a sticker on your log for every book you read. Bring your log to the library for a prize after every 10 books! Those who finish this track will be entered to win a selection of grand prizes provided by local businesses.

  • Read 10 books: Earn a themed sticker and bookmark, and put your name in our band’s SINGER group.
  • Read 20 books: Move your name up to the BASS PLAYER group and receive a smiling hand drum!
  • Read 30 books: Become a KEYBOARD PLAYER and move your name up the wall. You've also earned a pair of neon rock star sunglasses!
  • Read 40 books: Be the band’s DRUMMER and move your name accordingly. For coming this far you'll be rewarded with a rock star keychain.
  • Read 50 books: WOW! You're the best in the biz! Welcome, GUITAR PLAYER, to the top. For coming this far you'll receive a rock star bandana. You'll move your name front and center where everyone will be able to see your status and you'll be entered into drawings for more great prizes!

Elementary Track: Ages 8-12 (completed 2nd grade-4th grade)

This track is all about the flair! There are tons of different buttons you can earn this summer just by having a blast during summer reading. Here are the 5 ways you can add to your collection this summer!

  1. Place a sticker on your Summer Reading Log for every 30 minutes you read. For every 10 stickers (5 hours) bring your log back to the library & you will receive a button & move your name up on the wall. You can complete two reading logs for up to 10 different buttons and a Bonus Button for earning all 10!
  2. Attending our Tuesday Summer Reading Performances can earn you 9 different buttons-- one for each week there is a program! Attend 5 or more of these for a Bonus Button!
  3. Coming to our Read & Rock programs is another way to earn buttons. This will be held every other Thursday morning at 10:30. Attend all 4 Read & Rocks for another Bonus Button!
  4. Checking out items from our Shareables collection is a fun and easy way to earn a bonus button. Just check out any one of the items in the blue bags and complete the activity included for a Shareables Bonus Button!

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