May. 13, 2019

SRC 2019: Kids & Youth (Infants – 5th Grade)

Children and aliens in spaceship. Copyright 2019 CSLP

Registration

Registration opens on May 28th, 2019 and closes on June 28th, 2019. Register online at home or at the library. After registering, pick up your reading packet, calendar, and more at the library for which you registered.

Register a Child

Summer Reading Challenge Rules

Birth to 5th Grade

  1. Record the time 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 15 minutes of reading. If you run out of stickers, just color the circle. If you run out of space, ask for a new log.
  2. Your child’s reading goal is 735 minutes (12.25 hours). How much you read each day is up to you. Your child just has to read 735 minutes in total this summer to complete the challenge.
  3. Once you complete the challenge, turn in your reading logs to be entered into the grand prize drawing. You can start turning in logs on July 1st. The last day to turn in reading logs is July 22nd.
  4. Everyone who completes the challenge gets a certificate and their name in the grand prize drawing to be held at the end of summer reading.

Note: Rules may vary at elementary school locations. Please check with your preferred location for information.


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 the Calhoun-Gordon and Chatsworth-Murray County Public Libraries so that more parents and kids get the opportunity to attend.

Ventriloquist Comedian Gene Cordova

A ventriloquist with a laugh-out-loud program that celebrates the importance of reading.

Out of the Box: I Robot

Mobile interactive discovery and science museum. Learn about robots and their use in space exploration.

Out of the Box: One Giant Leap

Mobile interactive discovery and science museum. Come see some of the amazing science of Space Flight.

Star Lab

Join us and learn about astronomy in this portable planetarium on loan from West Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center. We will show you the universe!

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 about the universe of animals!

Jerry White Presents Space: From Aviator to Astronaut

A storyteller that brings history to life through performance, percussion, juggling, and so much more!


Library Events

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

Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library

Main Performers

Story Time

The universe is full of stories! Join us for themed books and songs followed by an activity. Open to all ages; parent or guardian must be present.

  • Tuesday, June 4th @ 5:00 pm – Astronauts in training
  • Tuesday, June 11th @ 5:00 pm – Stories in the Sky, Part 1: Constellations
  • Tuesday, June 18th @ 5:00 pm – Alien Invasion
  • Tuesday, June 25th @ 5:00 pm -The Solar System
  • Tuesday, July 2nd @ 5:00 pm – Camp Out Under the Stars
  • Tuesday, July 9th @ 5:00 pm – Stories in the Sky, Part 2: Folk Tales
  • Tuesday, July 16th @ 5:00 pm – Nocturnal Animals
  • Tuesday, July 23rd @ 5:00 pm – Wish Upon a Star

Read: Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Practice your reading with therapy dogs.

  • Tuesday, June 18th @ 5:30
  • Tuesday, July 16th @ 5:30

Space Explorers

Families can drop in for some out-of-this world fun! Open to all ages; parent or guardian must be present. Activities available while supplies last.

Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library

Main Performers

  • Monday, June 3rd @11:00 am – Ventriloquist Gene Cordova – GEM Theatre
  • Monday, June 10th @ 11:00 am – Star Lab – GEM Theatre
  • Monday, June 17th @ 11:00 am – Animal Adventures with Robin Pressley-Keough – GEM Theatre
  • Monday, June 24th @ 11:00 am – Jerry White Presents Space: From Aviator to Astronaut – GEM Theatre
  • Monday, July 1st @ 11:00 am – Ventriloquist Marc Griffiths – GEM Theatre
  • Monday, July 15th @ 11:00 am – Storyteller Donna Washington – GEM Theatre

Baby Lap Sit & Sign

  • Wednesday, June 5th @ 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, June 12th @ 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, June 19th @ 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, June 26th @ 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, July 10th @ 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, June 17th @ 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, June 24th @ 10:30 am

Noni’s Nook

  • Thursday, June 6th @ 10:30 am – Stars
  • Thursday, June 13th @ 10:30 am – Astronauts + Carl & Sue
  • Thursday, June 20th @ 10:30 am – Space
  • Thursday, June 27th @ 10:30 am – Rockets
  • Thursday, July 11th @ 10:30 am – The Sun + Carl & Sue
  • Thursday, July 18th @ 10:30 am – The Moon
  • Thursday, July 25th @ 10:30 am – Our World

Tween Events / 4th – 5th Grade

Summer Feeding Events

In partnership with Calhoun City Schools, we will be hosting a Summer Feeding Site for those 18 and under. Excludes holidays and days when the library is closed.

  • Monday – Friday, June 3rd – August 2nd @ 9:00 – 10:30 am – Breakfast
  • Monday – Friday, June 3rd – August 2nd @ 12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch & Program
Lunch Programs

Other Events

Chatsworth- Murray County Public Library

Main Performers

Story Time

  • Wednesday, June 5th @ 10:30 am – Picnics
  • Wednesday, June 12th @ 10:30 am – Unicorns
  • Wednesday, June 19th @ 10:30 am – Summer
  • Wednesday, June 26th @ 10:30 am – Farm Animals
  • Wednesday, July 3rd @ 10:30 am – Independence Day
  • Wednesday, July 10th @ 10:30 am – Aliens
  • Wednesday, July 17th @ 10:30 am – Bees
  • Wednesday, July 24th @ 10:30 am – Frogs
  • Wednesday, July 31st @ 10:30 am – Music

Other Events


Ending Celebrations

Summer Reading Program Awards Party

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

  • Friday, July 26th @ 3:30 pm – Chatsworth-Murray County Public Library

Ken Scott – Ending Party

Celebrate completing the summer reading challenge with food and fun! Ken gives an award-winning magic show filled with laughter. Not to be missed! We will be drawing our Kids Summer Reading Challenge Winners at the event.

Author

Betsy Powell
Librarian at Dalton-Whitfield Regional Library

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