What Happened for 2015 Summer Reading Program?

 Anyone can participate in the Summer Reading Program!

  •      Children, from birth through pre-k
  •      Children, from kindergarten through 5th grade
  •      Middle and High School Students, 6th grade through 12th grade
  •      Adults of all ages

Program for Birth to Kindergarten

Hooray!  Announcing a special program for our youngest readers – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

This ongoing program specifically promotes reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers while encouraging parent and child bonding through reading.  Each child that signs up for the program will automatically be registered in our Summer Reading Program and receive a free book.

Visit the library to register your child for this program.

Program for Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Great Heronews!  We have joined with Scholastic to make it easier for kids and parents to keep track of how much you read over the summer.  Students attending Cobb County and Marietta City Schools have received a login and password to record minutes read over the summer.  All others, please visit the library for your Scholastic login.

Visit the library to pick up your reading log and check out books to get started.

Story Times & Activities

We have special activities, storytimes, and more! Join us for the many activities presented at the library for children and families. Check out our Calendar for more information. »

Program for 6th-12th Grade

It’s Summer!  Finally, a time for teens to reach what you are interested in reading!  That is, after you finish your summer reading assignments, of course.  Students from Cobb County and Marietta City Schools are already registered in our joint scholastic reading program and received their logins and passwords at school.  So, start logging those minutes.  Home school students and students in private schools are also encouraged to join.  Please stop by the library to enroll.

Visit the library to check out books you want (and are assigned) to read this summer.  Write a book review for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

School Suggested Summer Reading Lists:

Cobb County Schools:

Marietta City Schools:

Program for Adults

The Summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids! Stop by the library and pick up a Book Review Form at any Cobb County Public Library between May 4th and July 31st to participate. You can also submit your review online!

Home Run Readers

The Atlanta Braves will again join with Georgia Public Library Service and Cobb County Public Library System to offer the Home Run Readers program, which allows students in grades K-12 to earn certificates and free game tickets by reading and participating in online writing activities. First baseman Freddie Freeman is this year’s program ambassador! For more information, please visit braves.com/reading

Reading Makes Sense College Savings Sweepstakes

529-Square 180x180_edited-1The annual Summer Reading Program Sweepstakes, sponsored by Georgia Public Library Service and Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan, will celebrate its sixth year in 2015, with “Every Hero Has a Story.” Children across the state who were born in 1999 or after and who participate in the Summer Reading Program at their local library can enter for a chance to win a $5,529 college savings account contribution. In addition to the grand price,  four additional lucky children will win $1,529 contributions.

Please join us on Monday, June 1st when Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan and the South Cobb Regional Library will officially kick-off Every Hero Has a Story Sweepstakes, a statewide initiative designed to encourage kids to read throughout the summer and remind their parents and grandparents about the importance of saving for college.  

  • South Cobb Kick-Off Event:  Noon-3:00 pm
  • Remarks at 2:00 pm

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 tenth year with more fun and surprises than ever before. Stay tuned for more information!

End of Summer Reading Celebration

The End of Summer Reading Celebration will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Switzer Library. Stay tuned for more information!

*While supplies last. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Georgia Public Library System. The Summer Reading Program is made possible, in part, with Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds awarded to the Georgia Public Library System by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Art/graphics are copyrighted by Upstart for exclusive use by Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) members and are used by permission. Copying or reproducing these CSLP art/graphics in any way by non-CSLP members is prohibited.