Jam out with our Summer Reading Program!
Visit your local library for a summer filled with fun, games, and hundreds of family-friendly events, all completely free! Adults, teens, and children can pick up a summer reading log and complete literacy activities at the library to win fabulous prizes! The fun begins on May 25 and goes all through the end of July! Join us for an unforgettable summer. And remember… Libraries Rock!
LITERACY ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS
LITERACY ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS
Complete ten literacy activities from this list. Visit your local Sequoyah Regional Library System branch to pick up a Summer Reading Program log, and enter the activities you’ve completed on the backside. Turn in a completed log to receive a small prize (while supplies last) and be entered to win the branch grand prize!
- Use the Global Road Warrior tool to plan a trip and learn about a new country.
- Check out the Michael C. Carlos Museum family pass.
- Use the AutoMate DIY Auto Repair tool to see if your car has a Technical Service Bulletin!
- Check out a magazine from the library.
- Tell a friend that the local library offers free Wi-Fi to everyone!
- Use Novelist Plus to find a new author.
- Check out a music CD from the library.
- Ask about the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS).
- Commission a 3D Print.
- Attend a library adult services program.
- Read a book from a display at the library.
- Check out a sewing machine.
- Download an eBook/audiobook using Overdrive or the Libby app.
- Learn how to say “Hello” in a new language using Mango Languages.
- Check out the Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Park Pass and visit a state park.
- Read a book about a musician.
- Use Flipster to read a digital magazine.
- Check out the Passport to Puppetry and visit the Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts.
- Read the book and attend a book club meeting at the library.
- Check out a puzzle from the library.
- Share a post from the Sequoyah Regional Library’s Facebook page with your friends.
- Check out a movie at the library.
- Check out a tablet and use it at the library.
- Read a book to a child.
- Use Instagram to post a picture with a library book and tag us! #SeqLib
LITERACY ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS
LITERACY ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS
Complete a literacy activity from this list. Visit your local Sequoyah Regional Library System branch to pick up a Summer Reading Program log, and cross off the activities you’ve completed on the “BINGO” board in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. Turn in a completed log to receive a small prize (while supplies last)!
- Attend a library program.
- Read out loud to someone.
- Watch a movie.
- Do something nice for someone else.
- Listen to an audiobook.
- Turn in a teen event idea.
- Prepare something from a recipe.
- Read a non-fiction book.
- Write a book or movie review.
- Read a book recommended by a friend.
- Write a poem to yourself.
- Recommend a book to a friend.
- Read a graphic novel.
- Make an art or craft project.
- Memorize a quote from your favorite book.
LITERACY ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH
Youth Literacy Activities
Complete an age-appropriate literacy activity from this list. Visit your local Sequoyah Regional Library System branch to pick up a Summer Reading Program log, and enter the activities you’ve completed on the backside. You may do an activity as many times as you wish. Turn in a completed log to receive a small prize (while supplies last)!
- Visit the library.
- Read a bedtime story.
- Read a book of your choice.
- Check out one of the library’s Experience Passes.
- Read an animal book and make animal sounds together.
- Use Play-Doh to make shapes or letters.
- Follow a recipe to make your favorite snack with your child.
- Play “guess what”. Give your child simple clues to guess familiar objects.
- Use shaving cream as finger paint and have your child draw letters and shapes.
- Put a puzzle together.
- Read a children’s magazine; check your local library for current and back issues.
- Check out a STEAM kit from the library.
- Play word games that encourage your child to learn sounds. For example, “I spy with my little eye… something beginning with d-d-d. What do you think I’m looking at that starts with that sound?”
- Make and illustrate an alphabet book.
- Read outside.
- Sing the traditional ABC song with your child, then change the tune to “Mary Had A Little Lamb”.
- Read a book and ask questions about the action in the pictures before reading the text. Ask, “What do you think happens?”
- Listen to a book on CD or download an eBook or audiobook.
- Read a TumbleBook from the library. See library staff for instructions.
- Create a list of your ten favorite books and share it with your librarian.
- Read the first book in a series.
- Write a new ending for a story you have read or a movie you have seen.
- Draw a picture of the main character of a book you’ve read.
- Write a bucket list of activities that you think would make a perfect summer vacation.
- Check out a book on display at your library.
- Draw a picture based on the title of a book.
- Read a book aloud to someone.
- Play a board game outside.
- Read under the kitchen table.
- Read to your pet.
- Read in the bathtub – no water, just blankets and pillows.
- Read a book you love AGAIN!
- Help someone at home write a grocery list and help shop for those items.
- Turn out the lights and read by a flashlight.
- Download a book from Overdrive or Libby. See library staff for details.
- Write a book recommendation for a friend.
- Read a non-fiction book and share two facts you learned with a family member or friend.
- Select a picture book. You read a page and someone at home reads a page. Take turns throughout the book.
- Build a fort out of blankets and pillows and read in it.
- Create a book jacket for a book.
- Take a selfie of your favorite book and bring it to the library.
- Record a “commercial” about a book on a cell phone and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Read a GA Picture Book or Chapter Book Award nominee from any year.
- Create your own comic strip at http://readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/
- Send a letter to someone special.
- Read a book by a Georgia author.
- Read a book and then watch its movie.
- Rewrite your favorite fairytale with a different ending.
- Finish a book series.
- Attend a summer program at the library.
Are you participating in our Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock? Please let us know how you’ve enjoyed the program this summer by participating in this Georgia Public Library Service survey.
Take a look at others who have partnered with the Georgia Public Library Service to keep us reading and learning during the summer!
Sponsors and Donors
Thank you to all of our Summer Reading Program sponsors and donors. This event would not have been possible without your help!