May. 19, 2021

Summer Reading 2021: Tails & Tales

For all ages!

June 1 – June 30

Virtual Programming Page

Read and Win Prizes

The library challenges kids, teens and adults to read this summer for a chance to earn grand prizes like a $100 Amazon gift card! We have a challenge for each age group that runs from June 1st – June 30th. Pre-registration starts May 24th. There will be reading challenges, take and make kits and virtual events for all ages.

The Challenge

To be eligible to enter the grand prize drawing, participants must complete the challenge by reading and logging the required amount of time for their age group. (Grade levels listed below are for the upcoming school year.)  Teens and adults must also write a book review.

  • Kids (birth – 5th grade) – Read or be read to for 7 hours. No book review required. For kids not yet reading, being read to counts; for kids not ready to use computers, parents or siblings can complete the logging. 
  • Teens (6th – 12th grade) – Read for 11 hours and submit 1 book review.
  • Adults (18+) – Read for 11 hours and submit 1 book review.

Prizes

Grand prize winners in each age group will be notified by July 15th. Certificates and grand prizes can be picked up at your local library after July 15th.

Virtual Programs

We will offer virtual programs such as crafts, storytimes, workshops and performers, open to everyone via YouTube, Zoom and our branches’ social media pages:

Virtual Programming Page — Registration is required for Zoom events.

Take and Make Kits

Take and make kits will be given out at each branch throughout the summer while supplies last.

Partnerships

Wrapped Up in Reading — kids and teens can read five (5) books from the reading list and fill out the diary. Parents can then sign, scan, and email the list to Sojourner Hunt at the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta for a prize packet! The packet will be mailed to families.

Why Participate?

Library summer reading programs are designed to encourage:

  • Spending more time reading over the summer
  • Improving reading and vocabulary skills
  • Increasing enjoyment of reading
  • Increasing motivation to read
  • Increasing confidence in reading
  • Ensuring kids return to school ready to learn and avoid the “Summer Slide”

Have Questions about Summer Reading?

Call 706-876-1360 or reach out via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Author

Betsy Powell
Librarian at Dalton-Whitfield Regional Library
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