Summer Reading Program for Kids, Teens, & Families

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It's Showtime at Handley Regional Library System!

This year’s summer reading program features an all-star line-up you won’t want to miss—and we couldn’t be more excited!  You’ll experience live performances, engaging music, interactive stories, and other fun events all combined with the love of reading running all summer long, June 1-August 10. 

Win Prizes for Reading!

When you read, you win! Readers can win a free book and a ticket for a prize drawing to be drawn at the Summer Reading Finale on August 10th.  Pre-readers win a free book and a ticket for a prize drawing for every 30 books they read.  Tickets can be picked-up at any library location for every reading milestone. 

Register to Begin

You can register online or at any library location.

Adult Reading Program

We have a special adult reading program with prizes, events, and special programs.  See our adult reading program page for more information.

Upcoming Events

Toddler Playtime

August 22, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
It’s time to play! Join us for a variety of playtime activities each week as we take a Storytime Break. ...

Baby Play Time at Bowman

August 22, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
It's a special play time for infants (birth to 18 months). The joys of books, language, movement, and music is happening! Learn fun baby games, nursery rhymes, and more!  Learn fun baby games, nursery rhymes, and more! Meet ...

LEGO Club

August 22, 2019
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Clarke County
Library Branch: Clarke County
Room: CCL Children's Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Workshops
Event Details:
Design and construct weekly challenges with LEGOs! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

BreakerSpace

August 22, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
  Once a month we will explore how things are made by taking items from old toys to old technology apart. Let's see what makes them tick.  Tools and protective eyewear provided.  (ages 6-12) ...

Dance Party

August 23, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Music & Movement
Event Details:

Toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups are welcome to come boogie down! Meet the puppets afterwards! (all ages)

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Build Together

August 23, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:

Kids of all ages can bring their favorite grown-up and build together using LEGO bricks, blocks, and KEVA planks.

LEGO Club

August 23, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
Design and construct weekly challenges with LEGO bricks.    ...

Chess at Bowman Library

August 24, 2019
10:00am - 12:30pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Event Details:

Play chess to learn or strengthen your skills of the game. Players of all ages and strengths are welcome to come and play. Gather each week to play casual and blitz chess games. Chess at Bowman Library is a student volunteer-run program. Chess sets and space are provided. Free! Sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board at Bowman Library.

Family Playtime

August 24, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
It’s time to play! Join us for a variety of playtime activities each week as we take a Storytime Break. ...