Birth – Pre-K

The Summer Reading Program encourages participants of all ages to keep reading and learning through the summer. To learn how to participate, select the appropriate age group above.

Did you know, by 3 years of age, there is a 30 million word gap between children from the wealthiest and poorest families? Research shows that reading to infants and young children every day increases word recognition and vocabulary and helps shrink the ‘word gap’. Reading to children is also the best way to set them on the path to independent reading.

We’ve partnered with Cobb County School District, Marietta City Schools, Smyrna Public Library, and Scholastic. Join us this summer and help us Build a Better World!


Here’s what you do:

Visit Get your stamp card, register for 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten, go to the library, and attend awesome events!

Read Log the books you read to your child on your 1000B4K log, even if it’s the same books over and over!

Win Earn incentives for every 100 books read! And visit the library to earn prizes!