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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.

12/13/2019
  • 12 Days of Christmas Craft
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Family Movie Day
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/14/2019
  • Breastfeeding Support Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • N.A.C.A. -Steps To Home Ownership
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    See more details

  • Book Signing with Author Niko Michelle
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    See more details

  • Looking Forward Support Group for Older Blind
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    See more details

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Day
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/16/2019
  • Class Canceled Income Tax Seminar
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Techconnect 1-on-1 Call Ahead Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • 12 Days of Christmas Crafts- on the 11th
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Resume/Cover Letter Workshop
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • STEAM: Marshmallow Engineering
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

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

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/17/2019
  • Preschool Storytime
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • 12 Days of Christmas Crafts- on the 12th
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Holiday Movie Special Storytime
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Story Time with the Morris Museum of Art
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

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

  • Santa Coming to Town
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Teen Tech Help
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
    See more details

  • Gaming Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    See more details

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

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/18/2019
  • Maxwell Library Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Tiny Tot Story Time
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Santa Coming to Town
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Crafty Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
    See more details

  • Unplug and play
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
    See more details

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

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/19/2019
  • Maxwell Library Book Club
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Wii Fitness Zumba
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Gardening in Augusta
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Special Needs Movie Day
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:30 PM-12:30 AM
    See more details

12/20/2019
  • Family Movie Day
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/21/2019
  • Couponing 101
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • LEGO Day @ Friedman
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    See more details

  • Family Lego Day
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    See more details

  • Maxwell Library Game Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/23/2019
  • DIY Popsicle Stick Angels Ornament
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Resume/Cover Letter Workshop
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

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

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/24/2019
  • Preschool Storytime
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • All Libraries Closed - Holiday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • All Libraries Closed - Holiday
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/25/2019
  • All Libraries Closed - Holiday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
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  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • All Libraries Closed - Holiday
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/26/2019
  • All Libraries Closed - Holiday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
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  • All Libraries Closed - Holiday
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/27/2019
  • Family Movie Day
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/28/2019
  • Family Lego Time
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Wallace Book Club
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/30/2019
  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Resume/Cover Letter Workshop
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

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

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

12/31/2019
  • Preschool Storytime
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Busy Bee Storytime
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

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

  • All Libraries Close at 5:30 pm - Holiday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    See more details

  • All Libraries Close at 5:30 pm - Holiday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Coloring Contest for Kids and Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

01/01/2020
  • All Libraries Closed - Holiday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
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  • All Libraries Closed - Holiday
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

01/02/2020
  • Wii Fitness Zumba
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Goal Setting Meeting
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    See more details

  • Seniors vs Kids Checkers & Chess Hour
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • January Coloring Contest for All
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Winter Reading Program
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

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

01/03/2020
  • Young Adult Game Time
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Family Movie Day
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Young Adult Craft Time
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • January Coloring Contest for All
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Winter Reading Program
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

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

01/04/2020
  • Beginners Chess for Kids
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • STEAM Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • January Coloring Contest for All
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Winter Reading Program
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

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

01/06/2020
  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • As the Page Turns
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Resume/Cover Letter Workshop
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

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

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • January Coloring Contest for All
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Winter Reading Program
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

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

01/07/2020
  • Busy Bee Storytime
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Preschool Storytime
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Let it Snow Storytime at Friedman
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

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

  • Senior Tech Help
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Recordings of Days Gone By
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

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

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • January Coloring Contest for All
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Winter Reading Program
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

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

01/08/2020
  • Maxwell Library Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Tiny Tot Story Time
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Wellness Checks
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Children's Craft Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Eviction Prevention Project Housing Legal Clinic: Georgia Legal Services Program
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    See more details

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

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • January Coloring Contest for All
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Winter Reading Program
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

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

01/09/2020
  • Simple DIY Projects
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Wii Fitness Zumba
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Goal Setting Meeting
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    See more details

  • STEAM Club with Carrie Koerber
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • January Coloring Contest for All
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Winter Reading Program
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

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

01/10/2020
  • Family Movie Day
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • January Coloring Contest for All
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Winter Reading Program
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

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

01/11/2020
  • Breastfeeding Support Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    See more details

  • Holiday Book Sale
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • January Coloring Contest for All
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

  • Winter Reading Program
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

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

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      Shirley Wills

      Janie Byers

     Ms. Mozelle Cummings

      Ms. Vicky Carr

      Mr. Albert Sealls