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Summer Reading Program

Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Reading Program
May 26 – July 27

Richmond County residents of all ages can earn prizes (while supplies last!) just for reading and participate in a variety of fun (and nearly all are FREE!) programs during the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System’s (ARCPLS) 2018 “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program.
Registration will open online and at all Augusta-Richmond County Public Library branches on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

All participants must complete and return their reading logs to their local Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System branch between May 26 and July 27 for prizes and a chance to win a Kindle Fire! while supplies last. Reading requirements vary depending on the age of the participants.

Registration & Rules

Children (10 & under)

Children have a choice of reading logs: Reading for time (15 hours) or number of books (30 books).
Children reading for time will mark off the amount of time they have read in 15 minute increments on their reading logs. Children reading for number of books will write down the name of the book they read on their reading logs.

Young Adults (11-17)

Young adults have a choice of reading logs: Reading for time (15 hours) or number of books (10 books).
Young adults reading for time will mark off the amount of time they have read in 15 minute increments on their reading logs. Young adults reading for number of books will write down the name of the book they read on their reading logs.

Adults (18+)

Adults must read 5 books and list those titles on the appropriate space on the bingo card. Adults can make BINGO just by reading any 5 books of their choosing or they can try one of the challenges on the card!

Programs & Special Events

Check out the calendar below for all of our Summer Reading Programs! You can also download our Summer Reading Program brochure for a list of events by location.
Here are a few special events of note:

Summer Reading Kickoff

Tuesday, May 29
6 pm
Appleby Branch Library (2260 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904)
Groove on down to the Appleby Branch Library for the Summer Reading Kickoff! Play games, make crafts, listen to the melodies of Mr. Bill and His Guitar, enjoy free snacks courtesy of Lanier’s Meat Market and more! Keep the evening going by staying for the free Evenings in Appleby Gardens Concert Series beginning at 8 pm.

Teen Wrap-Up Party

Saturday July 28th Time to be Determined
Celebrate the end of summer reading at our Teen Wrap-Up Party! There will be food, music, dancing, and games! Keep an eye out for more details!

04/25/2018
  • Toddler Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:05 AM-10:25 AM
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  • Maxwell Library Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Music and Movement
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Preschool Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Funny Money
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Money Smart Week: Adult Financial Planning
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    See more details

  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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  • What's New With Georgia Download Destination (GADD)
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
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04/26/2018
  • Maxwell Morning Book Club
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • A-A Meeting
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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04/27/2018
  • Maxwell Library Beginner Spanish for Adults
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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04/28/2018
  • Family Lego Time
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Cine: Spanish Movie Series/Películas en español
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 1:30 PM-5:15 PM
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04/30/2018
  • Maxwell Library Extra Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Intermediate Spanish Class
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Anti-Manic Monday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Beginners Spanish
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
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  • Refit - Christ Community Health Services
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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  • Puzzle of the Week
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
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05/01/2018
  • “Celebrate Cinco De Mayo” 
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • All Ages Storytime
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Paws for Literacy
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Maxwell Library: Choose Privacy
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
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  • Tuesday Night Movie Series
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
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  • What's on Your Summer Reading Bucket List?
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
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  • National Pet Month Social Media Photo Challenge
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
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05/02/2018
  • Toddler Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:05 AM-10:25 AM
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  • Maxwell Library Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Music and Movement
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Preschool Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Computer Basics 1—Keyboard & Mouse Skills
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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05/03/2018
  • Open Job Lab
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
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  • Maxwell Library Digital Detox
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
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  • A-A Meeting
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) Screening - May the Force Be With You Month Event
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:00 PM-7:45 PM
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05/04/2018
  • Maxwell Library Beginner Spanish for Adults
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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05/05/2018
  • Beginners Chess for Kids
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Revenge of the Fifth: Star Wars Story Time
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Library Coupon Group
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Friends of the Augusta Library Book Sale
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
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  • A Day at the Races: Georgia Room
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:30 PM-3:30 PM
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  • Maxwell Library Craft Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Anime Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Revenge of the Fifth
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
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05/07/2018
  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Get To Know Your Pines Account
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Intermediate Spanish Class
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Anti-Manic Monday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Therapy Dogs
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Beginners Spanish
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
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  • Refit - Christ Community Health Services
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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  • Puzzle of the Week
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
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05/08/2018
  • “Mother’s Day Card Craft”
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • All Ages Storytime
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Get to Know Your PINES Account for Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Maxwell Library: Download the Library
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
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  • Girls Who Code Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
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  • Tuesday Night Movie Series
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
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05/09/2018
  • Toddler Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:05 AM-10:25 AM
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  • Maxwell Library Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Preschool Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Wellness Checks
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Music and Movement
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Kid's Crafternoon
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

05/10/2018
05/11/2018
  • Maxwell Library Beginner Spanish for Adults
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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05/12/2018
  • Breastfeeding Support Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Looking Forward Support Group for Older Blind
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Audio-Described Movie: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
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05/14/2018
  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Intermediate Spanish Class
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Anti-Manic Monday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Beginners Spanish
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    See more details

  • Refit - Christ Community Health Services
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

  • Puzzle of the Week
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

05/15/2018
  • Story Time with the Morris Museum of Art
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • All Ages Storytime
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Senior Technology: Typing Skills
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Gaming Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
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  • Tuesday Night Movie Series
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
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05/16/2018
  • Toddler Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:05 AM-10:25 AM
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  • Maxwell Library Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Preschool Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Music and Movement
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • “Decorate a Flower Pot”
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Computer Basics 2—Internet Basics
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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05/17/2018
  • A-A Meeting
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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  • Mermaid May Art Contest Showcase
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
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05/18/2018
  • Maxwell Library Beginner Spanish for Adults
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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05/19/2018
  • Rebel Readers Star Wars Book Club: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Library Game Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
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  • LEGO Day @ Friedman
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
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05/21/2018
  • Maxwell Library Extra Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Intermediate Spanish Class
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Anti-Manic Monday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Beginners Spanish
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    See more details

  • Refit - Christ Community Health Services
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

  • What's New With Georgia Download Destination (GADD)
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    See more details

  • Puzzle of the Week
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

05/22/2018
  • All Ages Storytime
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Get to Know Your PINES Account
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Girls Who Code Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    See more details

  • Tuesday Night Movie Series
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    See more details

05/23/2018
  • Maxwell Library Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Music and Movement
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

05/24/2018

 

Special Thanks:

National Legacy Founndation, Inc. & Ms. Shirley Wills

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