Get In the Game: Read!

Get In the Game: Read!

Get In the Game: Read! is for teens ages 13 to 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.

  • Watch a movie based on a book
  • Attend a library program
  • Make a recipe from a cookbook
  • Visit a local museum
  • Read aloud to another person
  • Listen to an audiobook (1 hour listening = one activity)
  • Attend a poetry slam or reading
  • Play a board game
  • Get a library card
  • Attend a play
  • Tell a friend about the Vacation Reading Program for teens (1 Friend = 1 Activity)
  • Review a book, CD, game or movie and turn it in to your local library
  • Write a poem, short story, play or lyrics
  • Play a video game
  • Write in a diary or journal
  • Like the DeKalb County Public Library Facebook Page
  • Visit the DeKalb County Public Library Teen Page
For every 4 boxes filled in, teens will receive a raffle ticket.

Prizes: Raffle ticket prizes include but are not limited to three Kindle Fire HDs or gift cards.

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

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.

Sign Up Online

The Teen Vacation Reading Program has ended. Thanks for participating! Check back next year for more summer reading.