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GLASS Summer Reading Program Begins Today

“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” Public libraries all over the state of Georgia are preparing summer reading programs for children in their communities. Likewise, GLASS is preparing summer reading activities for our young readers. The program will run June 1 -July 30, 2016.

Student reading a braille bookThis is the third year that GLASS has offered a summer reading program where we encourage students to read every day of their summer vacation. This year's theme is wellness, fitness and sports. A suggested reading list is available on the GLASS website. The goal is to have students read a minimum of ten books to be eligible for a grand prize drawing. Students may read large print or braille, listen to audio books, and being read to also counts. Here is a sampling of the books available:

  1. Rockwell, Lizzy. The Busy Body Book: A Kid’s Guide to Fitness
  2. Uhlberg, Myron. Dad, Jackie, and Me
  3. Blume, Judy. Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing
  4. Stabler, David. Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood Sports Legends
  5. Patterson, James. Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life
  6. Yousafzai, Malala. I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
  7. Dashner, James: The Maze Runner
  8. Hill, Chelsie: Push Girl

GLASS summer reading program kick off activities are on June 1st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are in the Atlanta area stop by the Atlanta-Fulton County Central Library, One Margret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, and join in the activities.

GLASS Dramatic Story Time on July 12th at 10:30 a.m. at Atlanta-Fulton County Central Library auditorium. Come hear our amazing storyteller bring sporting legends and games alive through drama, music and play.

Students can expect their packets in the mail inviting them to sign up for the GLASS summer reading program. Call 800-248-6701 if you have any questions, or to reserve books to get you to your goal. “Get In the Game: Read!”