Family Fun Night: Digging Up Ancient Egypt!
June 3rd at the Gainesville Library 6:30PM
All ages of youth and families are welcome! Enjoy a night of family stories, activities, crafts, and Ancient Egypt snacks!
This program is FREE and brought to you by:
For more information or group reservations call (770) 532-3311 ext. 129
Family Fun Night: Reading is DINO-Mite!
Monday June 10th at 6:30PM
Spout Springs Library
All ages of youth are welcome! Take a step back into the age of the dinosaurs! Enjoy stories, activities, crafts, and a small snack.
For more information or group reservations please call (770) 532-3311 ext. 192
Brought to you By:
Summer Reading Program 2013 Sponsors
A huge THANK YOU to the library sponsor's for Summer Reading Program 2013!
Summer Reading Program 2013
Hall County Library System's Summer Reading Program 2013
May 29-July 27
Reach for the stars this summer! READ! Sign up at any Hall County Library starting May 29th through July 27th and do reading activities once a week and earn a prize once a week! Children can also enjoy performances, storytimes, crafts, movies, and family fun nights.
The Summer Reading Program is FREE and open to children 0 Months to rising 5th graders.
FAQs about Summer Reading Program:
Do I have to come to the weekly performances to participate?
No, while children attending performances counts as a reading activity for prizes it is not required.
My family is in camps and goes out of town a lot in the summer, we can't make it to the library every week. Can we still sign up?
YES! Children do not have to come in every week. We encourage families to come in as often as they can and when they can. However, we will not give out past prizes for weeks missed. Any week of reading is better than no reading at all. Studies show children who participate in their library's summer reading program perform better in the next school year and retain more information over the summer compared to their peers who did not participate.
My child has required reading and/or has to read certain AR/Lexile level already this summer.
The Summer Reading Program is very flexible. The reading activities range from reading a book on your level to reading for 20 minutes. Your child can do their school's program and the library's at the same time. The program is designed to be flexible with your family's and teacher's goals for your child over the summer.
I have a newborn and three year old, they can't read yet. Can they sign up?
Absolutely! We have pre reader reading log and activities to do with your child. We also have special baby toys as prizes for our little baby patrons. Getting your child ready to read from the time they are born to pre K is extremely important. Children have a very difficult time in primary school if they lack pre reading skills. Reading to your child is extremely important. Summer Reading Program for pre readers covers several basic literacy exercises to do with your children.
Who are the Free Performances for?
During the summer reading program, our free performances are suited for elementary aged children. We do welcome all ages IF there is space in the meeting room. If meeting room space begins to get crowded adults/parents whose children are old enough to sit by themselves may be asked to leave to make room for all children. In the event of a crowded performance we will open the meeting room by zones. 1st. Gold Zone: those wearing the official 2013 SRP shirt. 2nd Green Zone children who are old enough to sit by themselves (K-5) 3rd Silver Zone: Children who need a parent to sit with them and their parent. If there is room adults who would like to see the performance may enter. Luckily we usually get all ages of children in. We do ask patrons arrive 15-30 minutes early to ensure all children are seated in time. We cannot gaurentee there will be space after the performance has started. Failure to follow staff instructions during performances will result in asking you and your party to leave the library.
Do you have stortimes and programs for babies and preschoolers during the summer?
Yes! Please check our schedule of events, craft week, and Summer Storytime schedule.
Will you have the official Summer Reading Shirts available for sale again this year?
Yes, the Friends of the Hall County Library will be selling the shirts in toddler through youth large sizes at all library branches. Sales from the shirts will go to pay for Summer Reading Program 2014. Children who wear their 2013 Summer Reading Program shirt can come early to performances and sit in the front. If you wear a shirt to a performance please arrive early since these children are let first in line.
Is there a program for teens?
Yes, we have a Summer Reading Program for rising 6th graders through rising 12th graders. The theme this year is "Beneath the Surface". Please visit our teen page on our website for a schedule of programs. Teens can sign up as well from May 29th-July 27th. Teens have their own prizes and drawings for large prizes.
Summer Reading Program Performances
Storyteller Sherry Norfolk
Lee Bryan that Puppet Guy "Dr. Dinosaur Show"
Wildlife Wonders: Digging Animals
Books Alive with Wendy Bennett
Magic with Debbie
Gainesville Library Tuesdays 10:30AM
Blackshear Place Library Tuesdays 2:30PM
Murrayville Library Wednesdays 10:30AM
Spout Springs Library Wednesdays 2:30PM
North Hall Technology Center Thursday 10:30AM
All performances are best suited for elementary school aged children. All ages are welcome as space allows. If the performance room/area becomes too crowded parents will be asked to wait for their children outside of the performance room/area. Children must be able to follow staff instructions. NO CELL PHONES, PHOTOGRAPHY, OR TEXTING during performances.
Groups must call (770) 532-3311 ext. 129 for reservations, daycare and groups may only attend performances at the North Hall Technology Center or Blackshear Place Branch
All the performances are brought to you by grants from: