Summer Reading Program

May 16 — July 31, 2016

Join us for the Summer Reading Program kick-offs! We’ll get the summer started with a family comedy magic show by Jeff McClure of Got Magic! Make a craft and bring cameras and smiles for a picture with DeKalb County Public Library’s mascot, Dog in the Woods. Don’t forget to sign up for the On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Summer Reading Program.

Kick-off Programs:

  • Wednesday, June 1 @ 10:00 a.m. at the Stonecrest Library
  • Wednesday, June 1 @ 2:00 p.m. at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library
  • Saturday, June 4 @ 10:00 a.m. at the Decatur Library

Wrap up Celebrations:

  • Thursday, July 21 @ 10:00 a.m. at the Toco-Hill-Avis G. Williams Library
  • Saturday, July 23 @ 10:00 a.m. at the Redan Trotti Library

Wee Reader - For Babies from birth to age 2

Wee Reader is just for babies from birth to age 2. Sign up at any branch. Parents/caregivers complete literacy activities on a special reading log.

  • Complete 10 literacy activities and receive a bag.
  • Complete 20 literacy activities and receive a certificate and board book.

On Your Mark, Get Set... READ - For Children ages 3–12

On Your Mark, Get Set…READ! is for children ages 3–12. Sign up at any branch and receive a reading log, bookmark and stickers. Earn raffle tickets for hours read and/or literacy activities completed.

  • Complete the top half of the reading log and receive one raffle ticket.
  • Complete the bottom half of the reading log and receive a certificate, bag, mood pencil (while supplies last) and raffle ticket.
  • Continue reading for additional raffle tickets to increase your chances of winning.

Get In the Game: Read! - For Teens ages 13–17

Get in the Game: Read! is for teens ages 13–17. Teens can pick up a reading log at any DeKalb County Public Library or sign up online and earn raffle tickets for hours read and/or literacy activities completed. There is no limit to the number of raffle tickets earned.

2016 Teen Kick-off Program:
Celebrate the beginning of summer with games — Wii, board games and more! Have a chance to sign up for the Get in the Game: Read! Summer Reading Program. Enter a drawing for Six Flags Season Pass. Must be present to win. Light refreshments will be served

SRP Prizes

Children and teens who participate in the Summer Reading Program can earn raffle tickets for a variety of prizes, including but not limited to books, Amazon Kindle Fires and free tickets to cultural and amusement venues around Atlanta.

Atlanta Braves Home Run Readers

The Atlanta Braves will again join with Georgia Public Library Service and DeKalb County Public Library to offer the “Home Run Readers” program, which allows children to earn certificates — and free game tickets — by reading and participating in online writing activities.

Atlanta Hawks Check-It-Out Reading Challenge

Co-sponsored by Georgia Public Library Service and the Atlanta Hawks, the Check-It-Out Reading Challenge will celebrate its twelfth year with more fun and surprises. The supplemental Summer Reading program has awarded over 80,000 tickets to young readers who have participated so far. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade who sign up for the Summer Reading Program will receive a Hawks bookmark. Follow the instructions on the bookmark to receive free tickets to a Hawks game.

Free eBooks from MyON

Through a partnership between Get Georgia Reading – Campaign for Grade Level Reading and myON, a service that provides eBooks for children, DeKalb County Public Library patrons will have free access to over 10,000 eBooks from myON through August 31, 2016.

Here's how to access the myOn collection:

  1. Go online to: 
  2. Click the “Log In Now” button and enter the following information: 
    School Name: Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade Level Reading 
    (Begin typing the first few letters and select from the drop-down menu.) 
    User Name: read 
    Password: read 
  3. Click the "Sign In" button, select a book and start reading! 

Enjoy anywhere, anytime access! 

Tip: to be sure your system is myON-ready, click here

Sponsors and Partners

2016 Summer Reading Program partners include the Georgia Public Library Service, DeKalb Library Foundation, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, SkyView Atlanta, High Museum of Art, Center for Puppetry Arts, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Georgia Aquarium, Alliance Theatre, Slingshot Entertainment, AMC Theaters, Southeastern Railway Museum, Zoo Atlanta and Topgolf.

The Summer Reading Program is supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, as administered by Georgia Public Library Service.

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) art/graphics are copyrighted by Upstart for exclusive use by CSLP members and are used by permission. Copying or reproducing these CSLP art/graphics in any way by non-CSLP members is prohibited.