May. 23, 2018

SRC 2018: Kids & Youth (Infants – 5th Grade)

Girl playing a keyboard and a boy playing the drums. CSLP Artwork by Brian Pinkney

Registration

Registration opens on May 29th, 2018 and closes on June 25th, 2018. Register online at home or at the library. After registering, pick up your reading packet, calendar, and more at the library you registered at.
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Summer Reading Challenge Rules

Picture Book Readers

  1. Record the title and author of the books your child reads in the reading log provided. (This includes reading alone, reading to someone, or having books read to them). If you run out of space, just ask for a new log.
  2. Meet a goal. To meet a goal, read 5 picture books, record them in the log, and then take your log to the library you registered at to receive a prize (starting June 4th).
  3. Complete 4 goals to complete the challenge.
  4. Once you complete the challenge, turn in your reading log to be entered in the grand prize drawing. Last day to turn in reading logs is June 29th.
  5. Everyone who completes the challenge gets a certificate and their name in the grand prize drawing.

Goals may be submitted only once per day.

Chapter Book Readers

  1. Record the pages your child reads in the reading log provided. (This includes reading alone, reading to someone or having books read to them.) Put a sticker on the log for every 10 pages your child reads. If you run out of space, just ask for a new log.
  2. Meet a goal. To meet a goal read 70 pages, record them in the log and bring the log into the library that you registered at to receive a prize (starting June 4th.)
  3. Complete 4 goals (Remember a goal is – read 70 pages, record them in the log and bring to the library to receive a prize) to complete the challenge.
  4. Once you complete the challenge turn in your reading log(s) to be entered in the grand prize drawing. Last day to turn in reading logs is June 29th.
  5. Everyone who completes the challenge gets a certificate and their name in the grand prize drawing.

Goals may be submitted only once per day.


Offsite Events

Join us for free Summer Reading Challenge events featuring various performers at selected locations. Due to the size and attendance of these main programs, we will be hosting them at offsite locations for each of our branches so that more parents and kids get the opportunity to attend.

  • Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library events will be hosted at Blue Ridge School.
  • Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library events will be hosted at GEM Theatre.
  • Chatsworth-Murray County Public Library events will be hosted at Gladden Middle School.

Jeffini the Great

Jeffini uses magic, music, and puppets to encourage children to READ and love music! He will be presenting “Jeffini’s Reading Rock Stars Show.”

ScienceTellers

Science and storytelling for children! They will be presenting “Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano.”

Fiddlin’ Dan

Stories and songs inspired by the Appalachian Mountains. Kids sing along, play along & laugh along to the fiddle, mandolin, spoons, and lots more instruments.

Animal Adventures with Robin Pressley-Keough

As a former exotic animal trainer and zoo educator, Robin Pressley-Keough brings her furry friends to meet kids and teach them how animals rock!


Library Events

In addition to our main performers, we will be offering story times and programs at the libraries.

Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library

Story Time

  • Friday, June 4th @ 4:00 pm – Who’s Ready to Rock?
  • Friday, June 8th @ 4:00 pm – Rapping with Dr. Seuss
  • Friday, June 15th @ 4:00 pm – Jungle Boogie
  • Friday, June 22nd @ 4:00 pm – We’ve Got Rhythm
  • Friday, June 29th @ 4:00 pm – Rockin’ in Our School Shoes

Kids Create

Pre-registration is required for this event so that we know how many supplies to provide.

  • Thursday, June 7th @ 2:00 pm – Rock Your World
  • Thursday, June 14th @ 2:00 pm – DIY Instruments
  • Thursday, June 21st @ 2:00 pm – Building Rocks
  • Thursday, June 28th @ 2:00 pm – Music Lab

Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library

Baby Lap Sit & Sign

  • Wednesday, June 6th @ 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, June 13th @ 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, June 20th @ 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, June 27th @ 10:30 am

Noni’s Nook

  • Thursday, June 2th @ 10:30 am – Carl & Sue
  • Thursday, June 14th @ 10:30 am – Music!
  • Thursday, June 21st @ 10:30 am – Music!
  • Thursday, June 28th @ 10:30 am – Music!

Other Events

  • Saturday, June 9th @ 10:00 am – Family LEGO® Day
  • Friday, June 22nd @ 4:00 pm – Reading with Carl & Sue
  • Friday, June 22nd @ 4:00 pm – Elementary STEM (2nd – 5th grade)
  • Saturday, June 23rd @ 10:00 am – Family LEGO® Day

Chatsworth- Murray County Public Library

  • Wednesday, June 6th @ 10:30 am – Libraries Rock: Books
  • Wednesday, June 6th @ 2:30 pm – Libraries Rock: Books
  • Wednesday, June 13th @ 10:30 am – Libraries Rock: STEAM
  • Wednesday, June 13th @ 2:30 pm – Libraries Rock: STEAM
  • Wednesday, June 20th @ 10:30 am – Libraries Rock: Friends
  • Wednesday, June 20th @ 2:30 pm – Libraries Rock: Friends
  • Wednesday, June 27th @ 10:30 am – Libraries Rock: Families
  • Wednesday, June 27th @ 2:30 pm – Libraries Rock: Families

Ending Celebrations

Summer Reading Program Awards Party

Join us for crafts, fun, awards and prizes! Come to the Court House lawn across from the Chatsworth-Murray County Public Library. This is only available to participants from the Chatsworth-Murray County Public Library.

  • Friday, June 29th @ 10:00 am – Court House Lawn across from the temporary library space.

Todd Key – The Flying Debris Extravaganza Juggle-Palooza!

Celebrate completing the summer reading challenge with food and fun! Todd gives a wacky, witty, one of a kind show. Not to be missed! This show is only available at the Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library offsite location.

Author

Betsy Powell
Librarian at Dalton-Whitfield Regional Library

Like what you’re reading? Let us know!

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7 thoughts on “SRC 2018: Kids & Youth (Infants – 5th Grade)

  1. Almendra Corona says:

    She like to be part of this activity

  2. christy sturgill says:

    We are following the http://www.pbs.org/the greatamericanread, beginning with Charlotte’s Web with my 9 year old niece.

    1. Betsy Powell says:

      Awesome!

  3. christy sturgill says:

    How many show or park passes are available at the Murray County Library?

    1. Betsy Powell says:

      Murray County Library has a total of 4 historic site and state park passes, 1 zoo pass, 1 Carlos Museum pass, and 1 go fish pass.

      Some copies are checked out right now, so you’ll want to call the library directly to get the most up-to-date information.

  4. Samantha Ralston says:

    I would like to know which programs my 3 year old grandson can be a part of, he will be 4 in July

    1. Betsy Powell says:

      Your grandson is able to participate in any of the children’s programs with the exception of the ‘Kids Create’, which is for k-5th grade. He can be read to as part of the Challenge in order to win prizes and a certificate.

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