Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Summer Reading Program Kicks Off June 1!


Fizz Boom Read!
Children and teens are encouraged to join Atlanta-Fulton Public LibrarySystem’s Summer Reading Program and Fizz, Boom and Read through the summer! Readers of all ages will explore all things science-related during the 2014 Summer Reading Program at each library.

Summer Reading fun can be had by all ages from June 1 through August 1. Children who sign up for the reading program keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed. Reading throughout the summer benefits students by helping retain skills learned during the school year.

Teens this year have their own special theme: Spark a Reaction, and there are free programs scheduled throughout the summer for the all ages including edible science experiments, magicians, visiting scientists, interactive games, nature explorations and more.
Spark A Reaction!


It’s easy to join, just come into any of our 33 libraries to register. Children must read 10 books and teens read 5 to complete the program. After signing up, each person receives a reading log to keep track of books that are read during the summer. The library awards a certificate when readers complete their number of books, and their names go into a drawing for prizes. Your librarian is also more than happy to help you find books that are just right for every age group. And you might want to check the summer reading lists from Fulton County schools to help you make your selections. Lists on this site include elementary, middle, and high school reading suggestions.

Sign-up for Fizz, Boom, Read! begins on June 1. Find a form at any branch and register. For more information call your local branch or explore more at our website. All programs are free of charge.

See below for a full list of Summer Reading Kick-Off Events! Scroll down to see what your branch has to offer!

Spark a Reaction Teen Summer Reading Kick Off
Monday, June 2. 2:00 p.m.
Sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program.
AdamsPark Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2231 Campbellton Road, Atlanta 30311
For information call 404.752.8763

Fizz Into Summer – Summer Reading Kick Off
Tuesday, June 3. 10:00 a.m.
Join us for stories and fun activities to start the summer off right with a boom. Ages 2-12. Reservations for groups.
PerryHomes Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2011 Bolton Road, NW, Atlanta 30318
For information call 404.792.4994

Fizz Boom Read Summer Reading Kick Off With Kaiser Permanente
Tuesday, June 3. 10:00 a.m. 
Join us as we kick off our Summer Reading Program with a fun food presentation by Kaiser Permanente called “What’s in that Lunch Anyway?” Ages 3-12. Space is limited. Registration is required.
East Point Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2757 Main Street, East Point 30344
For information call 404.762.4842

Summer Reading Kick Off
Tuesday, June 3. 10:00 a.m.
Fizz Boom Read into reading during Summer Reading Kick Off. Face painting, crafts and an interactive workshop with Edible Science kids. Learn where soda gets its fizz from and why bubble gum is chewy and vinegar is tart. Families can register for the Summer Reading Program come and join the fun! All ages. Reservations for groups of 10 or more.
Southwest Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.6363

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Tuesday, June 3. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Enjoy fun interactive games with the Braves Around Town B.A.T. Team; spin the wheel, get prizes and visit the Cow with Chick-fil-A; create urban forest art with Trees Atlanta and the Hammond’s House Museum; participate in an environmental art activity with the Fulton County Department of Water Resources; view an insect exhibit with the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance; hear stories with Jeremie Meadows; learn about the Affordable Care Act with the Family Health Centers of Georgia Inc.; sign up for the Summer Reading Program and more. This event is held in the library’s backyard, parking lot and meeting room. Rain moves it inside. Reservations required.
WestEnd Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
525 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta 30310
For information call 404.752.8740

Summer Reading Kick Off With Mr.Greggy’s Magic Show
Tuesday, June 3. 10:30 a.m.
Comedy and fun using silly magic, unique hat juggling, adorable puppetry, hilarious clown gags, colorful balloons, respectful audience participation and plenty of goofiness! Ages 3 and up.
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Atlanta 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

Fizz, Boom, Read, Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!
Tuesday, June 3. 10:30 a.m.
Children will enjoy listening to fun stories and playing games. Ages 4-12.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1875

Summer Reading Kick Off
Tuesday, June 3. 11:00 a.m.
Come experience a fun-filled celebration of reading with face painting, balloon art and much more. Registration required for all groups.
Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
115 Norcross Street, Roswell 30075
For information call 770.640.3075

Fizz, Boom Read Summer Kick Off
Tuesday, June 3. 11:00 a.m. 
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program while conducting Edible Science Experiments. Reservation required for groups of 10 or more.
Adams Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2231 Campbellton Road, Atlanta 30311
For information call 404.752.8763

Fizz, Boom Read Summer Reading Registration Day
Wednesday, June 4. 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Come in register for Summer Reading and receive your packets. All ages.
Georgia Hill Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
250 Georgia Avenue, Atlanta 30312
For information call 404.730.5427

Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Kick Off
Wednesday, June 4. 11:00 a.m.
Mama Koku as Dr. Super Nova and the Solar system, promoting early literacy. Ages 3-12.
Bowen/BankheadBranch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2685 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, Atlanta 30318
For information call 404.792.2646

Fizz, Boom, Read Storytime
Wednesday, June 4. 11:00 a.m.
Summer Reading will kick off with a Boom with stories and fun with bubblegum. Ages 3-8.
Fairburn Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn 30213
For information call 770.306.3138

Spark a Reaction: Read
Wednesday, June 4. 3:30 p.m. 
Come out a join us as we kick off Teen Summer Reading. Teens will learn how to use Novelist to enhance their reading experience for the summer. Ages 13 and up. Registration required.  
East Point Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2757 Main Street, East Point 30344
For information call 404.762.4842

Super Summer Reading Sign-Up Day
Thursday, June 5. Library hours.
Children will celebrate signing up for the Summer Reading Program with special activities. All ages. Reservations required for groups.
Stewart-Lakewood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2893 Lakewood Avenue, SW, Atlanta 30315
For information call 404.762.4054

Summer Reading Kick Off
Thursday, June 5. 10:00 a.m.
The Summer Reading Program will kick off with funfair and music with Rapper Tariq.
Dogwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1838 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, Atlanta 30318
For information call 404.792.4961 

Fizz, Boom, READ: Juggling, Magic and More by Aaron
Thursday, June 5. 10:30 a.m.
A fun, engaging, interactive juggling and magic show by Aaron Antonich. Ages 3-12. Groups of 5 or more must register and must be accompanied by caregiver.
Buckhead Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
269 Buckhead Avenue NE, Atlanta 30305
For information call 404.814.3500

Summer Reading Kick Off “Fizz, Boom, Read”
Thursday, June 5. 11:00 a.m.
Join us for our annual kick off with the College Park Fire Department, Colgate Bright Smiles and the MARTA K-9 Police Dog. Families and day care groups are invited to attend. Fun and prizes for everyone.
College Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337
For information call 404.762.4060

Zap! Boom! Reading Kick Off
Thursday, June 5. 1:00 p.m.
Come register. Games, storytelling, face painting and prizes. Parents encouraged to participate with children.
All ages.
Thomasville Heights Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1700 Thomasville Drive, SE, Atlanta 30315
For information call 404.624.0620

Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Kick Off With D’Avante Parks
Thursday, June 5. 2:00 p.m.
Children of all ages will enjoy magic tricks and jokes with this high-energy performance by D’Avante Parks. Welcome to Summer Reading with Fizz, Bang Read! Reservations required.
Hapeville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
525 King Arnold Street, Hapeville 30354
For information call 404.762.4065

Teen Summer Reading Kick Off: Encaustic Art
Thursday, June 5. 2:30 p.m.
Encaustic art is richly colored art made with hot colored wax. Learn how to turn melted crayons into amazing art! Information regarding the Summer Reading Program will also be provided. Ages 13-18.
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Saturday, June 7. 12:00 p.m.
Join us for fun, food, games and stories at our Summer Reading kick-off party. We’ll have a bounce house, snow cone machine and snacks on the grill. All ages. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.
East Atlanta Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
400 Flat Shoals Avenue, Atlanta 30316
For information call 404.730.5438
Summer Reading Kick Off at Kirkwood!
Monday, June 9. 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Join the Kirkwood Branch for its Summer Reading Kick Off.  Children, teens and adults will be able to sign up for Summer Reading Program. Children can also learn about fire safety, enjoy story time and craft activities. Come on out and spark a reaction through literary elements for a Fizz, Booming summer of reading!
Kirkwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
11 Kirkwood Road, Atlanta 30317
For information call 404.377.6471

Fizz Boom Read Summer Reading Kick Off
Wednesday, June 11. 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy a magic show, face painting, crafts and moonwalk. Ages 3-12. Reservations required.
Washington Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta 30314
For information call 404.752.8760

Children’s Summer Reading Kick Off: Fizz, Boom, Read With Todd Key
Wednesday, June 11. 2:00 p.m.
Join us for our children’s Summer Reading Program kick off featuring a fun-filled juggling show based on our theme of Fizz, Boom, Read! Space is limited to first 75 attendees. Ages 4-12 only. Tickets will be given out 1 hour prior to start of program.
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

Fizz, Sizzle, Pop, Boom Celebrating Summer Reading is Always Cool
Thursday, June 12. 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Community partners join with area families to celebrate the beginning of the summer reading experience. Exposure to great books and interactive learning activities highlight this event. Children, teens and adults will have the opportunity to sign-up for Summer Reading, sign-up for library cards and check out library materials and services.
Mechanicsville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
400 Formwalt Street SW, Atlanta 30312

For information call 404.730.4779

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