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Summer Reading Challenge

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Introducing Cobb County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge! This year we have made it even easier and more exciting for people of all ages to participate in reading and learning all summer long.

Participating is simple. Track your reading and activities by creating a Beanstack account. Create an account and register each member of your family! As you read and engage in activities, you are eligible to win badges and prizes. Earn ten badges to receive a prize! You’ll also be entered into the grand prize drawing at your chosen library. Click here if you need the traditional paper log  instead.

We are excited to offer virtual and in-person programming! Check out our calendar for more information. Some programs may require registration. Please review program descriptions for details.

We’ll be posting fun ideas all summer long on Facebook and Instagram @cobbcountylibrary so be sure to check us out and share your own summer fun at #SummerInCobb.

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Summer Reading Kickoff Party!

Let's celebrate! Saturday, June 4 from 4 pm - 6 pm at Sewell Mill, South Cobb, Switzer, and West Cobb Libraries!

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!