CM – Victoria Day Story Time

Chatsworth-Murray Library presents Victoria Day Story Time: May 20th at 10:30 am

Come learn about Queen Victoria with some kid-friendly stories.

10:30am every Wednesday. Please note that story time sessions are regularly scheduled for the general public and are for preschool-age kids. An adult must remain with children attending story time. If a child engages in disruptive behavior, the adult must remove him/her from the session.

We now have a picnic table built by Boy Scouts Troop 75 with materials donated by Bradley Ace Hardware for an outdoor activity area. Story Time will never be the same!

NGRL – SRP SweepStakes

Win awesome prizes for your reading!

Every year, GPLS partners with some awesome groups in order to encourage kids to read. Find out more information below!

529Path

Grand Prize: One child will win $5,529 towards a Path2College 529 Plan
Other Prizes: Four children will win $1,529 towards a Path2College 529 Plan
Start Date: May 1st, 2015
Deadline: August 10th, 2015
Qualifications: Legal residents of the state of Georgia who are at least 21 years of age or older, are the parent, legal guardian or grandparent of a child born in 1999 or after and who is participating in the 2015 Every Hero Has A Story Summer Reading Program may enter for a chance to win.
How to enter: Enter the sweepstakes by completing the entry form.
More Information: Visit the website at www.path2college529.com or by clicking the image.

 

BravesPrize: A free Braves ticket and a SUBWAY Restaurants Fresh Fit for Kids Meal.
Start Date: May 15th, 2015
Deadline: August 31st, 2015
Qualifications: Open to Georgia students in grades K-12.
How to enter: Read at least one book on sports/sportsmanship, then register for the Home Run Readers program and complete the grade appropriate online activity. Print off your certificate and bring it to the library to receive a redeemable code!
More Information: Visit the website at braves.com/reading/ or by clicking the image.



GPLS_Scanner-20150505090751 Prize: A free youth ticket with the purchase of at least 1 adult ticket to a 2015-16 Atlanta Hawks regular season game and a bookmark
Start Date: May 22nd, 2015
Deadline: August 28th, 2015
Qualifications: Open to Georgia students in grades K-12.
How to enter: Read at least five books, then register for the Check It Out program. Expect an e-mail with your ticket information in October at the start of the Hawks’ season!
More Information: Visit the website at CheckItOutReading.com or by clicking the image.

CM – Frog Jumping Day Story Time

Chatsworth-Murray Library presents Frog Jumping Day Story Time: May 13th at 10:30 am

Join us for Frog Jumping Day with lots of froggy activities.

10:30am every Wednesday. Please note that story time sessions are regularly scheduled for the general public and are for preschool-age kids. An adult must remain with children attending story time. If a child engages in disruptive behavior, the adult must remove him/her from the session.

We now have a picnic table built by Boy Scouts Troop 75 with materials donated by Bradley Ace Hardware for an outdoor activity area. Story Time will never be the same!

DW – Author Visit: Chris Crutcher

Dalton-Whitfield Library will be hosting an author visit from Chris Cructcher: May 11th from 4:30 – 6:30pm

Come find out how Chris Crutcher, author of many teen and YA books, came to be the author he is today! He will read from one of his books and then participate in discussion. This reading and discussion is free to the public, so join us! This event is for teens in 6-12th grade.

Some of the books by Chris Crutcher include:

  • Deadline
  • Period.8
  • Angry Management
  • Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Whale Talk

Chris Crutcher will be at Dalton Library on May 11th from 4:30 - 6:30 for a reading and discussion. Free to the public!

DW – Late Opening Due to Race

Dalton-Whitfield Library will be have a late opening: Saturday, May 9th at 10:30am

Due to the Bill Gregory race, which will be taking place on Waugh street and other surrounding streets, Dalton-Whitfield Library will be delaying its opening. This will hopefully allow staff members and patrons to get to the building without difficulties from road closings.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause. The library will still close at 1:30pm, and the computer lab will still close at 1:15 pm.

CG – Youth Creativity Contest – GCSPC

Calhoun-Gordon Library is encouraging teens from 11-18 to participate in the Gordon County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s Youth Creativity Contest

The library is only promoting this cause. Prizes, entries, and works will go through the Gordon County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

2015 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Creativity Contest

Gordon County Suicide Prevention Coalition (GCSPC) is sponsoring a creativity contest to promote Children’s Mental Health. The theme is “Stand Up for Mental Health.” There are two categories: Writing and Poster creation. Winners will be recognized on Thursday, June 4, at the Gordon County Interagency Council meeting. The winners’ work will be framed and displayed at the Harris Arts Center from June 15 – June 30 in the Community Room. They will also be posted on the Family Connection Gordon County website. Submissions in each category will reviewed and winner selected by the GCSPC.

Contest Eligibility

All Gordon County Middle, ages 11 – 14, and High School, ages 15 – 18, students are eligible to
participate.

Contest Theme: “Stand Up for Mental Health”

Students are encouraged to draw or write showing how they help themselves and others stand
up for mental health.

Contest Category Rules
Posters

  • Must be an original artwork that combines drawings/pictures and/or words to express
    the contest theme.
  • Materials used may include pencil, ink, charcoal, crayon, markers, pastel, paint, mixed
    media, collage, or similar 2D media.
  • Poster must fit on a standard 8½” x 11″ sheet of paper. Larger or smaller work will be
    disqualified.
  • First and last name of student and age must be included on the back of the poster.

Writing

  • Entry must be a story, essay, or poem based on the contest theme and no longer
    than 350 words.
  • Entry must be typed or, if handwritten, must be legible.
  • Please ask an adult to review spelling and grammar for errors prior to submission.
  • First and last name of student and age must be included on the back of the page.

Judging

Judging will be based on originality, creativity, and how well your entry expresses the contest
theme. The judges will select the top submissions for each category and age groups, 11 – 14
years and 15 – 18 years.

How to Enter

Each entry must be submitted with the contest entry form. If a participant would like their entry
displayed and/or published for GCSPC use, a parent or guardian must sign the contest entry
form granting consent for the use of the participant’s work. A copy of this form is available by
or calling 706-602-5139.

  • All paper entries must have the name of the student and age on the back.
  • Entries must be received by 6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Entries may be sent by postal mail to:
GCSPC Creativity Contest
% Family Connection Gordon County
380 Barrett Road
Calhoun, GA 30701

Entries, once submitted, become the property of GCSPC, and may be used for the purpose of
promoting awareness of children’s mental health issues. Entries may be posted to Family
Connection Gordon County web site and used in promotional materials.

April 29, 2015

See attached PDFs below to obtain the entry form and to print out the directions.
2015 Youth Art Contest Directions
Creativity Contest Entry