Summer Reading Program - 2013

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Dig Into Reading
Kick-Off Parties
Registration, Incentives & Prizes
Children's Programming
Teen & Adult Programming
Summer Celebration
Allen Statenville Library Schedule of Events
Johnston Lakes Library Schedule of Events
McMullen Southside Library Schedule of Events
Miller Lakeland Library Schedule of Events
Salter Hahira Library Schedule of Events
Valdosta-Lowndes County Library Schedule of Events
Our Sponsors

Summer Reading Program

@the South Georgia Regional Library
www.sgrl.org

Dig Into Reading

We often take for granted what’s right beneath our feet—our vast nat­ural resources, the archaeological clues to our past, the fossil record, the animals that live there, the natural wonders of caves and the human-made tunnels, sewers and such that we depend on. Through reading we are able to dig beneath the surface and uncover these rich treasures that often go unseen.

Kick-Off parties May 29-30


Date


Time


Location

May 29

11:00 am

Salter Hahira Library

May 29

2:15 pm

Miller Lakeland Library

May 29

5:00 pm

Allen Statenville Library

May 30

11:00 am

McMullen Southside Library

May 30

2:00 pm

Johnston Lakes Library

May 30

4:30 pm

Valdosta-Lowndes County Library

HOW TO REGISTER
Registering for the Summer Reading Program is easy.  Bring your library card to any of the six South Georgia Regional Library branches and fill out a registration form.  When you sign up you will receive a reading log and incentive card.

TICKETS & INCENTIVE CARDS
For every completed reading log you turn in, you will receive a ticket for the grand prize drawing to be held on July 27th at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Public Library during the annual Summer Celebration from 2 to 4 P.M.  You can also earn small prizes along the way.  For up to the first five logs you turn in you will get a “surprise” out of the prize box, as well as coupons and other incentives.  You must have your incentive card with you in order to get your prize, so please keep track of your card!

PRIZES
This year the grand prize winners for each age group will receive one Kindle Fire HD tablet and branch-level winners will receive gift cards and other prizes to be announced.

Programs
(Please consult individual library schedules located inside for exact dates and time)

Children
In addition to weekly story times and family movie showings, all branches of the South Georgia Regional Library System will offer a lineup of fun and entertaining activities for children of all ages such as, dinosaur racing, sand painting, fossil digging, yarn art, veggie crafts, rock painting, and more! Some children’s programming highlights include:

Summer Reading Program Kickoff w/Paul Campiglia
For this year’s kickoff Paul Campiglia, Professor at Valdosta State University and Percussionist for the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, will lead children on a multimedia musical journey that features hands-on time with musical instruments and ends with a performance.

 Just Dig It w/ Cliff Patton
Cliff Patton, a noted magician, ventriloquist, and balloon artist, will delight children of all ages with his pal Skeeter, using entertaining stories to encourage children of all ages to dig in to reading!

Teens & Adults
Children aren’t the only one’s that get to have all the fun during the Summer Reading Program, Teen and Adult participants will also have ample opportunities to  go beneath the surface this year through a varied assortment of programming. Some highlights include:

Create Your Own Digital Family Album w/ Jason Brown
Jason Brown, Mass Media Professor for Valdosta State University, will lead a program that instructs participants on the tools and services available for free over the internet on how to create and share and online multimedia family album.

Just Dig It w/Paul Campiglia
Paul Campiglia will present an interactive multimedia timeline on the evolution of music from Classical to Rock!

Archeology w/ Dr. Donald Thieme
Dr. Donald Thieme, a Geoscience professor from Valdosta State University, will give a program educating attendants on the use of ground penetrating radar to locate unmarked graves in Georgia. Participants in this program will also learn about Dr. Thieme’s work excavating Roman sites and newly discovered ancient roadways and artifacts.

I Dig eBooks! (Introduction to eReaders) w/ Eric Mathis
Reference and Adult Services Librarian, Eric Mathis, will give participants of this program an introduction to e-readers, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to search for and download free eBooks and digital audiobooks to an eReader using your library card and the Georgia Download Destination eBook service.

Cave Diving w/ Guy Brient
Guy Brient, a pioneering cave diver, will give a presentation on safety rules and procedures that have evolved in the field since the 1970s. Guy, will also be showcasing images from recent dives as well as demonstrating the use of diving equipment.


SUMMER CELEBRATION
Saturday, July 27th, 2 to 4pm

Join us for the Summer Reading Program’s Summer Celebration on Saturday, July 27th from 2 to 4pm at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Library.  Booths will be set up inside the library for artists, authors, and local organizations, while water slides, bounce houses, and dunking booth will be set up on the library’s front lawn.  Bring your family for a fun-filled two hours that culminates with the Summer Reading Program Grand Prize drawing!

Individual Branch Schedules

Allen Statenville Library
U.S. 129 & Jackson St.
(229) 559-8182


Date


Time


Event

June 3

1:30 pm

Just Dig It! w/ Paul Campiglia for Adults

June 4

2:30 pm

“Soil” w/ Justin for Teens & Adults

June 5

2:30 pm

Teen Crafts

June 5

4:00 pm

Create Your Own Digital Family Album w/ Jason Brown
For Teens & Adults

June 6

11:00 am & 1:30 pm

Family Movie - TBA

June 7

1:30 pm

Magic & Puppets w/ Cliff Patton for Children

June 10

11:00 am

Sand Painting for Children

June 11

2:30 pm

Sand Drip Bowls for Teens & Adults

June 12

3:00 pm

Archaeology w/ Dr. Donald Thieme for Teens & Adults

June 13

1:00 pm

Children’s Movie - TBA

June 14

2:30 pm

Movie for Teens & Adults-TBA

June 18

11:00 am & 1:30 pm

Digging Up Fossils for Children

June 19

4:00 pm

Fudge Rocks! For Teens & Adults

June 20

10:00 am

I Dig eBooks! For Teens & Adults

June 21

1:00 pm

Teen Craft

June 21

2:30 pm

Movie for Teens & Adults - TBA

June 24

11:00 am & 1:30 pm

Paper Caves for Children

June 25

2:30 pm

Yarn Wrap Art for Teens & Adults

June 26

2:30 pm

Family Scuba Diving

June 28

5:30 pm

Cave Diving for Teens & Adults

 Johnston Lakes Library
720 Lakes Blvd.
Lake Park, GA
(229) 559-8016


Date


Time


Event

June 3

1:30 pm

Children’s Movie – Wreck-It-Ralph

June 4

4:30 am

Art Trading Cards for Teens

June 5

5:30 pm

Just Dig It! w/ Paul Campiglia for Adults

June 6

4:00 pm

Create Your Own Digital Family Album w/ Jason Brown
For Teens & Adults

June 7

11:00 am

Magic & Puppets w/ Cliff Patton for Children

June 10

1:30 pm

Sand Drip Bowls for Teens & Adults

June 12

11:30 am

Sand Painting for Children

June 13

5:30 pm

Archaeology w/ Dr. Donald Thieme for Teens & Adults

June 14

11:30 am

Children’s Movie – Rise of the Guardians

June 18

4:30 pm

Yarn Wrap Art for Teens & Adults

June 19

11:30 am

Digging Up Fossils for Children

June 19

5:30 pm

I Dig eBooks! For Teens & Adults

June 20

1:30 pm

Children’s Movie – Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings

June 24

1:30 pm

Children’s Movie – Frankenweenie

June 26

11:30 am

Veggie Craft for Children

June 27

5:30 pm

Cave Diving for Teens & Adults

June 28

2:00 pm

Fudge Rocks! For Teens & Adults

McMullen Southside Library
527 Griffin Ave.
Valdosta, GA 31601
(229) 253-8312


Date


Time


Event

June 4

5:00 pm

Just Dig It! w/ Paul Campiglia for Adults

June 5

4:00 pm

Yarn Wrap Art for Teens & Adults

June 6

2:00 pm

Children’s Movie –TBA

June 7

4:00 pm

Magic & Puppets w/ Cliff Patton for Children

June 8

11:00 am

Create Your Own Digital Family Album w/ Jason Brown
For Teens & Adults

June 10

5:00 pm

Archaeology w/ Dr. Donald Thieme for Teens & Adults

June 11

2:00 pm

Make a Dinosaur for Children

June 12

4:00 pm

Sand Drip Bowls for Teens & Adults

June 13

2:00 pm

Children’s Movie –TBA

June 18

2:00 pm

Sand Painting for Children

June 18

5:00 pm

I Dig eBooks! For Teens & Adults

June 19

4:00 pm

Sand Painting for Teens & Adults

June 20

2:00 pm

Children’s Movie –TBA

June 24

5:30 pm

Cave Diving for Teens & Adults

June 25

2:00 pm

Digging Up Fossils for Children

June 26

4:00 pm

Fudge Rocks! For Teens & Adults

June 27

2:00 pm

Children’s Movie –TBA

Miller Lakeland Library
124 South Valdosta Rd.
Lakeland, GA 31635
(229) 482-2904


Date


Time


Event

June 4

2:00 pm

Create Your Own Digital Family Album w/ Jason Brown
For Teens & Adults

June 5

1:00 pm

Crafts for Teens

June 5

3:00 pm

Just Dig It! w/ Paul Campiglia for Adults

June 6

1:30 pm

Magic & Puppets w/ Cliff Patton for Children

June 10

3:00 pm

Archaeology w/ Dr. Donald Thieme for Teens & Adults

June 11

1:00 pm

Crafts for Children

June 12

4:00 pm

Fudge Rocks! For Teens & Adults

June 13

2:00 pm

Children’s Movie – The Land Before Time

June 18

1:00 pm

Crafts for Children

June 19

1:00 pm

Crafts for Teens

June 19

2:30 pm

I Dig eBooks! For Teens & Adults

June 20

2:00 pm

Children’s Movie – The Land Before Time II

June 25

1:00 pm

Crafts for Children

June 26

1:00 pm

Crafts for Teens

June 26

5:30 pm

Cave Diving for Teens & Adults

June 27

2:00 pm

Children’s Movie – Journey To The Center Of The Earth

Salter Hahira Library
220 East Main St.
Hahira, GA 31636
(229) 794-3063


Date


Time


Event

June 3

2:00 pm

Children’s Movie: Wreck-it-Ralph

June 4

5:30 pm

Create Your Own Digital Family Album w/ Jason Brown
For Teens & Adults

June 5

4:00 pm

Fudge Rocks! For Teens & Adults

June 6

11:00 am

Magic & Puppets w/ Cliff Patton for Children

June 6

5:30 pm

Just Dig It! w/ Paul Campiglia for Adults

June 10

2:00 pm

Children’s Movie: TBA

June 11

5:30 pm

Archaeology w/ Dr. Donald Thieme for Teens & Adults

June 12

11:00 am

Sand Painting for Children

June 13

4:30 pm

Sand Drip Bowls for Teens & Adults

June 18

4:30 pm

Yarn Wrap Art for Teens & Adults

June 19

11:00 am

Crafts for Children

June 20

5:30 pm

I Dig eBooks! For Teens & Adults

June 21

2:00 pm

Children’s Movie: Ratatouille

June 24

2:00 pm

Children’s Movie: Yogi Bear

June 25

5:30 pm

Cave Diving for Teens & Adults

June 26

11:00 am

Paper Caves for Children

June 27

4:30 pm

Cave Rock Painting for Teens & Adults

Valdosta-Lowndes County Public Library
300 Woodrow Wilson Dr.
Valdosta, GA 31602
(229) 333-0086
Baby Story Time – Mondays at 11:00am
Toddler Story Time—Tuesdays at 11:00am
Family Story Time—Tuesdays at 4:00pm


Date


Time


Event

June 4

4:00 pm

Teen Book Club – Flower Pot Painting & Planting

June 6

10:00 am

Children’s Movie – The Lorax

June 6

4:00 pm

Magic & Puppets w/ Cliff Patton for Children

June 6

5:30 pm

Movie for Teens & Adults – Journey 2 The Mysterious Island

June 8

12:00 pm

Stories and Crafts for Children – Gardening & Mud Kitchen

June 8

1:30 pm

Create Your Own Digital Family Album w/ Jason Brown
For Teens & Adults

June 8

2:00 pm

Just Dig It! w/ Paul Campiglia for Teens & Adults

June 11

4:00 pm

Teen Book Club – Sand Drip Bowls

June 13

10:00 am

Children’s Movie – Dinosaur

June 13

5:30 pm

Movie for Teens & Adults – National Treasure

June 15

12:00 pm

Stories and Crafts for Children – Dinosaur Races , Mummy Wrap Contest,
and Archaeological Dig

June 15

2:00 pm

Archaeology w/ Dr. Donald Thieme for Teens & Adults

June 18

4:00 pm

Teen Book Club – Hobbit Party!

June 20

10:00 am

Children’s Movie – The Troll in Central Park

June 20

5:00 pm

Movie for Teens & Adults – The Hobbit Part 1

June 22

12:00 pm

Stories and Crafts for Children – Troll Maze Quest

June 22

2:00 pm

I Dig eBooks! For Teens & Adults

June 25

4:00 pm

Teen Book Club – Fudge Rocks!

June 27

10:00 am

Children’s Movie – Atlantis: The Lost Empire

June 27

5:30 pm

Movie for Teens & Adults - Zombieland

June 29

12:00 pm

Stories and Crafts for Children – Paper Cave Exploration & Science Experiments

June 29

2:00 pm

Cave Diving for Teens & Adults

Thanks to our Sponsors!

  • Friends of the South Georgia Regional Libraries, Inc.
  • The Valdosta Daily Times
  • Community Support Advocates, Inc.
  • Taco Bell Franchisees of Valdosta
  • Chik-fil-A of Lake Park


Last Updated 7/25/13