Community Engagement
8:11 am
Sat May 31, 2014

Atlanta Fulton Public Library Summer Reading Kicks Off

Children and teens are encouraged to join Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's Summer Reading Program and Fizz, Boom and Read all summer long.  AFPLS Public Relations and Marketing Director Kelly Robinson-Vann joined WCLK's Community Focus to talk about it.

Here's their press release:

Atlanta – Children and teens are encouraged to join Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program and Fizz, Boom and Read through the summer! Readers of all ages will explore all things science-related during the 2014 Summer Reading Program each library.

Summer Reading fun can be had by all ages beginning June 1 through August 1. Children who sign up for the reading program keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed. Reading throughout the summer benefits students by helping retain skills learned during the school year.

Teens this year have their own special theme: “Spark a Reaction,” and there are free programs scheduled throughout the summer for the youngest patrons through teens including edible science experiments, magicians, visiting scientists, interactive games, nature explorations and more.

It’s easy to join, just come into any of our 33 libraries to register. Children read 10 books and teens read 5. After signing up, each person receives a reading log to keep track of books that are read during the summer. The library awards a certificate when readers complete their number of books, and their names go into a drawing for prizes. Your librarian is also more than happy to help you find books that are just right for every age group.

Sign-up for “Fizz, Boom, Read!” begins on June 1. Find a form at any branch and register. For more information call your local branch or explore more at our website, www.afpls.org. All programs are free of charge.