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Summer Reading Program

A Universe of Stories! 2019 Summer Reading Program
May 31 – August 2

Richmond County residents of all ages are invited to participate in our annual Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories!  Read, earn prizes (while supplies last), and participate in a variety of fun (and nearly all are FREE!) programs over the summer!

Registration will open online and at all Augusta-Richmond County Public Library branches on Friday May 31st, 2019. Sign up online or stop by your local library branch sign up and get your reading log. Reading requirements vary depending on the age of the participants.

All participants must complete and return their reading logs to their local Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System branch between May 31st and August 2nd for prizes, while supplies last, and a chance to win one of the Grand Prizes!

Registration & Rules

Register Online:

You may also register at any Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System branch location.

Children (7 & under)

30 books or for 15 hours

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.

Children (8-10)

15 books or for 15 hours

Children have a choice of reading logs: Reading for time (15 hours) or number of books (15 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 10 books or completing a bingo card.

Young adults completing a bingo card will also read a minimum of 10 books. They will select titles that meet the description on the bingo space. Filling in more than 10 spaces is encouraged, but will not give them extra entries into the grand prizes.

Young adults will also have the option of attending up to two programs to count towards their 10 books. Attendance at two programs equals two books. You MUST write down the name and date of the program and have the librarian initial your log at the event.

Additional Information: Any kind of reading counts: books, audiobooks, graphic novels (5 manga counts at 1 book), magazines (3 magazines counts as 1 book).

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!

Prizes are while supplies lasts.

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

Saturday June 1st 11 am- 2 pm
Join us for a Saturday of free fun at Augusta-Richmond County Public Library! Sign up for the summer reading program and pick up your reading log! Free food, live entertainment, fun activities, and much more!
Features: Marc Griffiths performance at 12, Video Game Truck
Food provided by Lanier’s and Coca Cola
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Appleby Concert Series (check with Erin for the details)

Teen Mini-Lock In

Friday July 26th 5 pm – 9 pm
Celebrate the end of summer at the library’s teen mini lock in! More details to come.

10/21/2020
  • Children's Craft Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

10/22/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

10/23/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

10/24/2020
  • Waggle & Wiggle Storytime with Ms. DeVona & Jaxson the Therapy Dog
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

10/26/2020
  • Young Adult Self-Management Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

10/27/2020
  • Virtual Story Reading
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

10/28/2020
  • Children's Craft Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

10/29/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

10/30/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

10/31/2020
  • Waggle & Wiggle Storytime with Ms. DeVona & Jaxson the Therapy Dog
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/02/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/03/2020
  • Virtual Story Reading
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Girl Power- Confident
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/04/2020
  • Children's Craft Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/05/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/06/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/07/2020
  • Waggle & Wiggle Storytime with Ms. DeVona & Jaxson the Therapy Dog
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/09/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/10/2020
  • Virtual Story Reading
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/11/2020
  • Children's Craft Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/12/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/13/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/14/2020
  • Waggle & Wiggle Storytime with Ms. DeVona & Jaxson the Therapy Dog
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/16/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/17/2020
  • Virtual Story Reading
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/18/2020
  • Children's Craft Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Kid's Crafternoon
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
    See more details

  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/19/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

11/20/2020
  • Appleby Checkout Challenge
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

Major Sponsors

Other Sponsors

 

Special Thanks:

      Shirley Wills

      Janie Byers

     Ms. Mozelle Cummings

      Ms. Vicky Carr

      Mr. Albert Sealls