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Summer Reading Program

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We need your help!

Summer Reading in Georgia is supported in part by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In order to continue receiving this vital funding for Summer Reading, we ask you to complete this very easy, very short IMLS Patron Outcomes Survey. Click here to take the survey, and thank you for your support!  

Welcome to Summer Reading!

Cobb Library’s Summer Reading Program is an all-ages reading program that supports family bonding time, community engagement, and shared learning experiences. We’ve included activities designed to encourage participation by the whole community because learning doesn’t stop when you leave school.

  • Children: Begin building language and reading skills. Reading to young children, even infants, increases word recognition and vocabulary!
  • Students: 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 Summer Reading!
  • Adults: Make time for yourself to experience the joys of reading – it’s a great way to relieve stress and strengthen your brain! As little as 15 minutes a day is proven to make a difference!
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Participating is simple:

  1. Create an account on Beanstack and join Summer Reading.
  2.  Log minutes read and/or activities completed to earn Bingo.
  3. One Bingo earns you a prize at your library and an entry into the grand prize drawing.
  4. Black out your Bingo board for another entry into the grand prize drawing (or a second prize for children).

Want a traditional paper log instead? log in English | log in Spanish

We are excited to offer lots of great all-ages programming! Check our calendar for more information. Some programs may require registration. Please review program descriptions for details.

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

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 Summer Reading!

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Adventures with Bluey and Dewey Trivia Contest

Track down trivia questions at our libraries and enter to win free tickets to Bluey's Big Play at Cobb Energy Center in July! Learn more here.

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Hawks Check It Out Reading Challenge

Students in grades K-12 can earn free tickets to a Hawks game by reading 5 books over the summer. Click here to learn more and get started!

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Carlos Museum Wrapped Up in Reading Challenge

Students who read five books from the Carlos' Summer 2024 Book List and return their completed Reading Diary to the museum will receive prizes and free admission. Learn more here!