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DW – Teen’s Choice Hero Movie

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Summer Reading Program: Teens’ Choice Hero Movie on July 16th at 4:00pm

Teens in 6-12th grade, vote on a superhero movie throughout the summer and at the end, we’ll watch it! Free popcorn will be available. Don’t forget to check in for your weekly prize and a chance to win a grand prize. Check-ins stop 15 minutes before the show and begin again after the show ends.

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DW – Teen Comic Book Make-up Tutorial

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Summer Reading Program: Comic Book Make-up tutorial, June 25th at 3:00pm

Teens in 6-12th grade, learn how to do costume make up to look like a character from a comic book. Don’t forget to check in for your weekly prize and a chance to win a grand prize. Check-ins stop 15 minutes before the show and begin again after the show ends.

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DW – Teen Mask Making

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Summer Reading Program: Mask Making on June 18th at 12:00pm

Teens in 6-12th grade, create awesome masks. Don’t forget to check in for your weekly prize and a chance to win a grand prize. Check-ins stop 15 minutes before the show and begin again after the show ends.

Summer Reading Program Teen Event: Mask Making.

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DW – Teen Super Craft

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Summer Reading Program: Teen Super Craft on June 11th at 3:00pm

Teens in 6-12th grade, learn to create a cool tote from old t-shirts. We’ll provide the supplies, but if you have an old t-shirt you’d like to cut up, feel free to bring it! Don’t forget to check in for your weekly prize and a chance to win a grand prize. Check-ins stop 15 minutes before the show and begin again after the show ends.

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DW – Teen Cosplay Tips & Tricks @ Dalton Community Center

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Summer Reading Program: Cosplay Tips and Tricks on June 2nd at 3:00pm

This event will be at the Dalton Community Center (Mack Gaston Center).

Teens in 6-12th grade, join us to learn about cosplaying, or costuming as your favorite superhero or character. Don’t forget to check in for your weekly prize and a chance to win a grand prize. Check-ins stop 15 minutes before the show and begin again after the show ends.

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DW – Martial Arts Showcase Teen & Children’s SRP

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Summer Reading Program for Teens and Children: Martial Arts Showcase on July 11th at 11:00 am

Special thanks to the Tenchi Karate Dojo for showcasing their amazing skills! Don’t forget to check in for your weekly prize and a chance to win a grand prize. Check-ins stop 15 minutes before the show and begin again after the show ends.

While many events are available at different locations, the Martial Arts Showcase will only be available at the Dalton-Whitfield County Library on July 11th at 11:00am.

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DW – Teen SRP Comic Book Artist Kyle Puttkammer

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Summer Reading Program: Comic Book Artist Kyle Puttkammer on July 2nd

The creator of “Galaxy Man”, Kyle will show kids and teens what it takes to make a comic book. Don’t forget to check in for your weekly prize and a chance to win a grand prize. Check-ins stop 15 minutes before the show and begin again after the show ends.

Many of our events will be available at several locations for two days. Please pick the location and time that is most convenient for you and your family!

July 2nd:
Children’s Program:
10:00 am – Calhoun-Gordon County Library
2:00 pm – Dalton-Whitfield County Library

Teen Program:
12:00 pm – Calhoun-Gordon County Library
4:00 pm – Dalton-Whitfield County Library

Dalton Library's Summer Reading Program Presents: Kyle Puttkammer, Comic Book Artist, at various locations.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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