SRP2017 – Balloon Storyteller Laurel Alford (Click for Locations)

Northwest Georgia Regional Library System presents a Summer Reading 2017 Event: Balloon Storyteller Laurel Alford coming on Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16, 2017

Laurel puts her twist on storytelling by making incredible balloon props and masks and getting the audience involved. Find out more about Laurel Alford at JustCallLaurel.com

Laurel pone su toque en la narración de sus cuentos como utilizando globos y máscaras e incluyendo el público a participar. Para más información sobre Laurel Alford visité el sitio JustCallLaurel.com

Click a place name for a list of all events at that location for the 2017 Summer Reading Program.
Haga clic en un nombre de lugar para obtener una lista de todos los eventos en ese lugar para 2017 Summer Reading Program.
Click an address to be taken to Google Maps to find directions.
Haga clic en una dirección para visitar Google Maps y obtener direcciones.

Thursday / Jueves, June 15, 2017

Friday / Viernes, June 16, 2017

SRP2017 – Scientist Ben Roy (Click for Locations)

Northwest Georgia Regional Library System presents a Summer Reading 2017 Event: Scienist Ben Roy coming on Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 9, 2017

Ben will perform a thrilling science show featuring audience participation. He makes learning a blast! Find out more about Ben Roy at GoScienceZone.com

Ben tiene un emocionante show de ciencia que incluye la participación del público. ¡Él hace la ciencia muy fascinante! Para más información sobre Ben Roy visité el sitio GoScienceZone.com

Click a place name for a list of all events at that location for the 2017 Summer Reading Program.
Haga clic en un nombre de lugar para obtener una lista de todos los eventos en ese lugar para 2017 Summer Reading Program.
Click an address to be taken to Google Maps to find directions.
Haga clic en una dirección para visitar Google Maps y obtener direcciones.

Monday / Lunes, June 5, 2017

Tuesday / Martes, June 6, 2017

Wednesday / Miércoles, June 7, 2017

Friday / Viernes, June 9, 2017

SRP2017 – Ventriloquist Gene Cordova (Click for Locations)

Northwest Georgia Regional Library System presents a Summer Reading 2017 Event: Ventriloquist Gene Cordova coming on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 and Thursday, June 1, 2017

Gene’s laugh-out-loud program features puppets and comedy and celebrates the importance of reading. Find out more about Gene Cordova at GeneCordova.com.

El Programa de Gene Cordova está lleno de comedia que lo tendrá riéndose y celebrando la importancia de la lectura. Para más información sobre Gene Cordova visité el sitio GeneCordova.com.

Click a place name for a list of all events at that location for the 2017 Summer Reading Program.
Haga clic en un nombre de lugar para obtener una lista de todos los eventos en ese lugar para 2017 Summer Reading Program.
Click an address to be taken to Google Maps to find directions.
Haga clic en una dirección para visitar Google Maps y obtener direcciones.

Wednesday / Miércoles, May 31, 2017

Thursday / Jueves, June 1, 2017

All Branches – CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend / Todas las bibliotecas – CERRADO por el fin de semana del Día Conmemorativo

All Northwest Georgia Regional Library System branches will be closed May 27th-29th, 2017 for Memorial Day Weekend

Picture with flags and information about libraries closing for Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th-29th

Todas las bibliotecas del sistema regional de noroeste Georgia estarán cerrado el 27-29 de mayo 2017 por el fin de semana del Día Conmemorativo

Foto con banderas y información de las bibliotecas que cierran por el fin de semana del Día Conmemorativo, 27-29 de mayo

CM – Teen Time

Chatsworth-Murray County Library will be hosting Teen Time on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 5:00pm-6:00pm

We will be playing Minecraft by Mojang and talking about our Build a Better World summer reading program. All teens in 6th-12th grade are invited.

NGRL – Summer Reading Program 2017

Summer Reading Programs 2017 (SRP2017) Overview / El veraniego Programa de Lectura 2017

  • Kids: Build a Better World! / ¡Construye un mundo mejor!
    • Designed for kids from birth to 5th grade
    • Registration and check-in is available at all NGRL libraries as well as collaborative schools
    • Diseñado para niños de nacimiento – grado 5
    • Inscripción y “check-in” está disponible en todos las Noroeste bibliotecas regional de Georgia y las escuelas de colaboración
  • Teens: Build a Better World! / ¡Construye un mundo mejor!
    • Designed for teens from rising 6th grade to 12th grade
    • Registration and check in is available at Calhoun-Gordon County Library, Chatsworth-Murray County Library, and Dalton-Whitfield County Library
    • Diseñado para adolescentes de grados 6 – 12
    • Inscripción y “check-in” está disponible en la biblioteca de Calhoun-Gordon, la bibliotecta de Chatsworth-Murray, y la biblioteca de Dalton-Whitfield
  • Adults: Build a Better World! / ¡Construye un mundo mejor!
    • Designed for adults over the age of 18
    • Registration and check in is available only at Calhoun-Gordon County Library and the Dalton-Whitfield County Library
    • Diseñado para adultos sobre la edad de 18
    • Inscripción y “check-in” está disponible solamente en la biblioteca de Calhoun-Gordon y la biblioteca de Dalton-Whitfield

Online Registration / Inscripción en Línea

Registration is close. The Summer Reading Program for 2017 has completed.

Library Calendars / Calendarios de las bibliotecas

Calhoun-Gordon County Library June Calendar
Chatsworth-Murray County Library June Calendar
Dalton-Whitfield County Library June Calendar
La biblioteca de Dalton-Whitfield calendario de junio
Antioch Elementary School Calendar
Cohutta Elementary School Calendar
Dug Gap Elementary School Calendar
Tunnel Hill Elementary School Calendar

Summer Reading Giveaways through Georgia Public Library Services

Read at least 5 books between now and the end of the August 26th to receive a free youth ticket to see the Atlanta Hawks! Open to kids in K-12th grade. Registration is required at checkitoutreading.com.

Home Run Readers – read at least one book on sports or sportsmanship and complete an online activity. Bring the certificate to the library for a code to redeem a free ticket to a Braves game. Note, registration must be done at least 1 week before the game. For more information visit the Home Run Readers website.

Free eBooks for GA Students through Get Georgia Reading

Enjoy free eBooks for school-age children from May 3-August 31! Login following these instructions:
1. Go to myOn.com and click Log In Now
2. Enter School Name: Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade Level Reading — Do not cut and paste. You must type in the text and select the school from the drop-down menu.
3. Enter Username: WHITFIELDCOUNTY Usernames are based on the county you live in. Other options are: GORDONCOUNTY and MURRAYCOUNTY
4. Enter Password: read
6. Sign in and start reading!


Registration begins online on Monday, May 22, 2017! This program is designed for children up to 6th grade.

Inscripción comenzara el lunes, 22 de mayo por este sitio web. El programa es para niños hasta de 6 grado.


Summer Collaborative

Dalton-Whitfield County Library will be participating in the Summer Collaborative again, bringing summer reading programs to elementary schools throughout Whitfield county. For information on the programs, hours, and locations of the schools and libraries participating in Summer Reading Program 2017, click on the name of the school or library below.

La biblioteca Dalton- Whitfield County estará participando en la colaboración de verano otra vez, trayendo el veraniego programa de lectura a las escuelas primarias por todo el condado de Whitfield. Para obtener más información sobre los programas, horarios, y ubicaciones de las escuelas y bibliotecas que participan en el 2017 veraniego programa de lectura, haga clic el nombre de la escuela o la biblioteca abajo.

Some of our programs this year include:

Ventriloquist Gene CordovaVentriloquist Gene Cordova / Ventrílocuo Gene Cordova

Gene’s laugh-out-loud program features puppets and comedy and celebrates the importance of reading. Find out more about Gene Cordova at GeneCordova.com

El Programa de Gene Cordova está lleno de comedia que lo tendrá riéndose y celebrando la importancia de la lectura. Para más información sobre Gene Cordova visité el sitio GeneCordova.com



Scientist Ben Roy Scientist Ben Roy / El Científico Ben Roy

Ben will perform a thrilling science show featuring audience participation. He makes learning a blast! Find out more about Ben Roy at GoScienceZone.com

Ben tiene un emocionante show de ciencia que incluye la participación del público. ¡Él hace la ciencia muy fascinante! Para más información sobre Ben Roy visité el sitio GoScienceZone.com



Storyteller Laurel AlfordBalloon Storyteller Laurel Alford / Cuentista con globos Laurel Alford

Laurel puts her twist on storytelling by making incredible balloon props and masks and getting the audience involved. Find out more about Laurel Alford at JustCallLaurel.com

Laurel pone su toque en la narración de sus cuentos como utilizando globos y máscaras e incluyendo el público a participar. Para más información sobre Laurel Alford visité el sitio JustCallLaurel.com



Animal Adventures Robin PressleyAnimal Adventures Robin Pressley / Adventuras de animales Robin Pressley

As a former exotic animal trainer and zoo educator, Robin Pressley-Keough brings her furry friends to meet kids and teach them how to build a better world for animals! Find out more about Robin Pressley at AnimalAdventures.info

Robin Pressley-Keough, ex entrenador a de animales exóticos y educador de zoológico, traerá unos animales para conocer a los niños y enseñarles cómo construir un mundo mejor para los animales! Para más información sobre Robin Pressley visité el sitio AnimalAdventures.info


Seo's Martial Arts Seo’s Martial Arts

Available only in Calhoun
Martial Arts can help teach students many useful skills, including social skills, respect, and focus. Come see a demonstration using these skills. Find out more about Seo’s Martial Arts at SeosMartialArt.com


Magician Ken Scott / Mago Ken Scott

Available only in Dalton
Ken has performed five times at the White House and appeared on ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Video. Join in the fun as he uses magic to inspire children to read. Find out more about Ken Scott at KenScottMagic.com

Solamente disponible en Dalton
Ken ha presentado su magia cinco veces en la casa blanca y apareció en el programa de ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Video. ¡Estas invitado a disfrutar la diversión y ver como el inspira los niños a leer con magia! Para más información sobre Ken Scott visité el sitio KenScottMagic.com


Event photos will be posted on Facebook! Check out the fun we had: Dalton-Whitfield County Library & Collaborative School photos, Calhoun-Gordon County Library photos, and Chatsworth-Murray County Library photos.


Registration begins online on Monday, May 22, 2017! This program is designed for teens in 6th – 12th grade.

Inscripción comenzara el lunes, 22 de mayo por este sitio web. El programa es para adolescentes de 6th – 12th grado.

Calhoun-Gordon County Library Teen Summer Reading Programs:

Game controllersGame Trailer Preview

Try out the state-of-the-art Game Trailer loaded with video games. The trailer is air-conditioned, has comfortable seats and several large screen TVs for several games going on at the same time.



Palette and paintbrushCanvas & Creations

Local talent offers acrylic painting on canvas. Come relax and enjoy an afternoon of painting step by step with Whitney Paradis. Pre-registration is required.



Seo's Martial ArtsSeo’s Martial Arts: Self-Defense

Learn some self-defense techniques through a demonstration by Seo’s Martial Arts. Martial Arts can help teach students many useful skills, including social skills, respect, and focus.



Stylized cat and dogBuild a Better World for Shelter Animals

Susan Henson from Gordon County Animal Shelter will be sharing a presentation and then we will be making toys for the animals. For both teens and adults.



Hands shaking after an introductionManners Worth Millions

Having good manners shows respect for yourself and for others around you. Learn how to introduce yourself, how and why to write thank you notes, how to set the table, and appropriate dress for various occasions.



Stylized chef hat, knife, apple, and bananaChef Carlin Cooking for Teens

Chef Carlin, who is a personal chef, will teach us to prepare delicious and healthy meals. Everyone will get to help prepare the menu and then eat. Pre-registration is required – Program limit is 25.



Stylized laptop with mock code.Coding Class

Come learn basic programming concepts and strengthen your logical thinking skills using a combination of Khan Academy lessons and IRL exercises. The class will be led by G. Ann Campbell, a programmer with nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry. Originally self taught, Campbell went back to school to earn her Bachelor’s of Computer Science while programming full time during the day. Today she works as a Product Manager for SonarSource SA, the company behind the open source software code quality platform SonarQube. Pre-registration is required.



Relationship Smarts Plus with University of Georgia Extension

Relationship Smarts Plus (RS+), focuses on personal development related to identity, goals and values, distinguishing between healthy versus unhealthy relationship behaviors and safe choices in forming relationships, preventing dating violence, developing communication skills, and making mature relationship decisions. Separated into sections for middle school and high school.


Chatsworth-Murray County Library Teen Summer Reading Programs:

Please note, teen programs are offered only at the library stated. Por favor tenga en cuenta, programas para adolescentes se ofrecen sólo en la biblioteca indicado.

GearsEngineering with Unusual Objects

Come and have fun with engineering as we create all kinds of structures using unusual materials.


Dalton-Whitfield County Library Teen Summer Reading Programs:

Please note, teen programs are offered only at the library stated. Por favor tenga en cuenta, programas para adolescentes se ofrecen sólo en la biblioteca indicado.

Scientific flasksScientist Christopher Wozny / El científico Christopher Wozny

Join us and Dalton State College’s Christopher Wozny in fun, interactive science demonstrations.

¡Estas invitado a disfrutar divertidas e interactivas demostraciones científicas de Dalton State College’s Christopher Wozny!



Minecraft-esque blockBuild it With Minecraft / Construirlo con Minecraft

Head to the library and plug into our computers to join in our special server event with fun group games!

Vienen a la biblioteca y usan nuestro computadoras para unirse a nuestro servidor con juegos de grupo.



BirdhouseBuild a Birdhouse / Construir una caja de pájaros

Come to the library to learn how to build and decorate your own birdhouse, then take it home with you!

Vienen a la biblioteca y aprenden a construir y decorar una casa de pájaros, y luego llevarlo a casa contigo.



Top hat and caneLife-size Monopoly / Monopoly de tamaño natural

Stop by to play life-size Monopoly and win some cool prizes!

Dejan de jugar a Monopoly de tamaño natural y ganan algunos premios.



At this time, only Calhoun-Gordon County Library and Dalton-Whitfield County Library are offering Adult Summer Reading Programs. All check-ins must be done at Calhoun-Gordon County Library or at Dalton-Whitfield County Library.

El registro en papel sólo está disponible en la Biblioteca de Calhoun-Gordon County. En este momento, solamente las bibliotecas de Calhoun-Gordon and Dalton-Whitfield están ofreciendo programas de lectura de verano para adultos. Todos los registros de entrada debe hacerse en las bibliotecas de Calhoun-Gordon y Dalton-Whitfield.


Calhoun-Gordon County Library Adult Summer Reading Programs:

Please note, adult programs are offered only at the library stated. Por favor tenga en cuenta, programas para adultos se ofrecen sólo en la biblioteca indicado.

Stylized Price tagsSmart Shopping

We all want to get more for our money, but how do you know you are getting the best deal, particularly on big ticket items? You will learn how to be a good judge of consumer items by learning evaluation criteria, comparing items, and closing the deal.



Stylized chef hat, knife, apple, and bananaChef Carlin Cooking for Adults

Chef Carlin, who is a personal chef, will teach us to prepare delicious and healthy meals. Everyone will get to help prepare the menu & then eat. Pre-registration is required – Program limit is 25.



Palette and paintbrushCanvas & Creations

Local talent offers acrylic painting on canvas. Come relax and enjoy an afternoon of painting step by step with Whitney Paradis. Pre-registration is required.



Stylized cat and dogBuild a Better World for Shelter Animals

Susan Henson from Gordon County Animal Shelter will be sharing a presentation and then we will be making toys for the animals. For both teens and adults.



Shovel digging into compostBuild a Better Environment with Composting

Many people will recycle items such as newspapers and cans. Another way of waste reducing is recycling leaves, lawn clippings and tree and shrub trimmings. Recycling and turning these resources into nutrient rich organic matter is called composting. In this session, you will learn the basics of composting, including how composting works, what can and cannot be composted, and the benefits of using compost on your land.


Dalton-Whitfield County Library Adult Summer Reading Programs:

Please note, adult programs are offered only at the library stated. Por favor tenga en cuenta, programas para adultos se ofrecen sólo en la biblioteca indicado.

BeadsBeading Circle / Rebordear Círculo – joyería para hacer

Join us for our Beading Circle. We will provide the supplies and a staff member will be present to help.

Únase con nosotros para un rebordear círculo. Nosotros proveeremos los suministros y un empleado estará presente para ayudar.



Recycle symbolBuild a Better World Recycle: Nature Crafts / Construye un mejor mundo reciclando: Naturaleza artesanía

Join us as we use craft using recycled items and bits of nature. We will provide the supplies and a staff member will be present to help.

Únase con nosotros para crear usando artículos reciclados y artículos de la naturaleza. Nosotros proveeremos los suministros y un empleado estará presente para ayudar.



TireBuild a Better World Recycle: Turn Tires into Planters / Construye un mejor mundo reciclando: Convertir los neumáticos en plantadores

Join us as we turn old tires into planters. We will provide the supplies and a staff member will be present to help.

Únase con nosotros para convertir los neumáticos en plantadores. Nosotros proveeremos los suministros y un empleado estará presente para ayudar.


SRP2017 – Chatsworth-Murray County Library

Chatsworth-Murray County Library

706 Old Dalton Ellijay Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705
706-695-4200

NGRL neither supports nor opposes points of view of individuals, organizations or host meeting spaces.
NGRL no apoya ni se opone a los puntos de vista de los individuos, organizaciones o espacios anfitriones

To view other locations, please return to the Summer Reading 2017 Page.
Para ver otra lugares, por favor vuelva a la pagina de Summer Reading 2017.
We will be open at the library for check-ins during all regular hours! Estaremos abierto a la biblioteca por todos los horas regulares!

Events / Programas

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  • Thursday / Jueves, June 29 – 4:30pm – Teen Summer Reading – Engineering with Unusual Objects
  • Friday / Viernes, June 30 – 10:30am Summer Reading Awards Party

NGRL – Get Georgia Reading – Summer Resources for Parents

Georgia Public Library Service is partnering with many other Georgia organizations to present Get Georgia Reading

Get Georgia Reading provides access to free eBooks for kids and their families from May 3 – August 31. At the Get Georgia Reading website provides links to many resources for parents and the community, including information about the Summer Meal Programs.

To access the free eBooks for kids and their families, either visit the Get Georgia Reading Website and look for myOn links, or follow the steps below:
1. Go to myOn.com and click Log In Now
2. Enter School Name: Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade Level Reading — Do not cut and paste. You must type in the text and select the school from the drop-down menu.
3. Enter Username: WHITFIELDCOUNTY usernames are based on the county you live in. Other options are: GORDONCOUNTY and MURRAYCOUNTY
4. Enter Password: read
6. Sign in and start reading!

CM – Book Sale @ Wright Hotel Garage

Chatsworth-Murray County Library’s Friends of the Library will be hosting a Book Sale at the Wright Hotel Garage on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 beginning at 10:00am

Join us for the first book sale of the year. The sale will be located in the garage behind the Wright Hotel. The address is 201 E Market St, Chatsworth, GA, 30705.