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Summer Reading Challenge

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And that's a wrap!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Summer Reading Challenge! Cobb County read and logged more than 3 million minutes!! You worked hard -- be sure to pick up your completion prize by Wednesday, August 10. We'll be randomly selecting grand prize winners on Thursday, August 11!

Summer Reading is supported by Georgia Public Library Service and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. To ensure continued support, please fill out this super short survey provided by IMLS Thank you!

The Summer Reading Challenge is for everyone in Cobb County. Fun – Social – Entertaining – With positive outcomes for all!

  • Sign up your youngest kiddos to begin building language and reading skills. Reading to young children, even infants, increases word recognition and vocabulary!
  • Students are at risk of losing 2-3 months of reading and math skills over the summer. Keep students learning and engaged by encouraging them to complete the Summer Reading Challenge!
  • Make some time for yourself to experience the joys of reading – it’s a great way to relieve stress and strengthen your brain!

The Library and Summer Reading Challenge support family bonding time, community engagement, and shared learning experiences. We’ve included activities designed to encourage participation by the whole family because learning doesn’t stop when you leave school.  

Even more resources are available to Cobb County students through the Department of Library Media Education (LME). Access those resources here!

A big thank you to Georgia Public Library Service and Cobb Library Foundation for supporting the Summer Reading Challenge!