Looking for fun, free things to do with your school-age child during Fall Break? Look no further than the library! We have a ton of great events for the entire family. I’m writing this post both as part of the library’s communications team and as a mom that will be at the library the week of September 15!

Me and the little dude. Does your kid make this face for pictures, too?
Me and the little dude. Does your kid make this face for pictures, too?

My child is in kindergarten and, for the first time, I have to make the decision that all working parents deal with: what to do for school breaks? As a mom, when I saw the school calendar’s upcoming fall break, I was conflicted – should I send my child to camp? Or daycare? Or…? I was thinking about this decision while our team was preparing the library’s marketing materials for September, and then it hit me: the library has tons of things to do! Of course!

So, I thought I’d share with you the top 5 things that me and my little dude are thinking about doing next week. What’s on your list?

1. Monday, September 15: Fall Break Game Day! 12-2 pm, Acworth Library. The whole family is invited to come to Acworth Library and enjoy playing board games and puzzles together.

2. Tuesday, September 16: School Break Mystery Film Fest, 2:30 pm, West Cobb Regional Library. We will be showing mysteries during the school break. Today we will be showing The Pink Panther (Rated PG). Bring a snack and enjoy the show! Please call the library for more information: 770-528-4699

3. Wednesday, September 17: Full STEAM Ahead – Moon Festival! 4 pm, Vinings Library. What’s STEAM? Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Join us every Wednesday afternoon to explore a different STEAM topic! It’s hands-on fun, guaranteed! (You may want to wear a smock- things might get messy!) Call the library for more information or to find out what we’ll be learning about this week! Please note: this program is limited to ages 5 years and up.

4. Thursday, September 18: Legomania! 4 pm, South Cobb Regional Library.  Are you a LEGO maniac? If so, come to the library and use our LEGOS and create a masterpiece! Just bring your imagination and we’ll build great things. This is a drop in program appropriate for ages 5 and up.

5. Friday, September 19: This is a great day to visit one of our amazing State Parks! Stop by the library and borrow a Georgia ParkPass, which will save you the $5 parking fee!

What will you and your kids do for Fall Break? Will we see you at the library? If so, be sure to say hi!

— Julia


Update – I had listed the incorrect time for the STEAM program Wendesday. It’s corrected above – the program is at 4 pm, not 4:30.

A Mom’s List: Top 5 Library Events During Fall Break