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Build a Better World with your Imagination - July 2017

Image of Elephant and Piggie Photo of Juggler Todd Key.

Who's having fun this summer? We are here at the Athens-Clarke County Library Children's Department! The month of July is filled with awesome activities to keep the entire family entertained. What better way to start an amazing month than to come and see the amazing Todd Key at Cirque Du Todd? Todd Key's circus extravaganza will combine juggling, magic, and comedy fun on Thursday, July 7 at 10:30.


Photo of Mr. Evan reading to children.

We have had so many friends participating in the Summer Reading Program and quite a few complete our special Super Reader program! We've had a blast giving away prizes and books to all of our Summer Reading Program participants. What's that? You haven't picked up a reading log yet? Don't worry, it's not too late! Stop by the Children's Desk to pick up your reading log. Remember, the elementary school that has the most children complete the Summer Reading Program will win our competition and get to keep the reading trophy in their school's media center for the next school year.


Check out all the cool programs this month:

    Book Cover of Interstellar Cinderella.
  • What if Cinderella wanted to be a space mechanic instead of a princess? Come listen to the story of Interstellar Cinderella on Tuesday, July 11 at 2:30 to hear all about her exciting adventures.

  • Book cover of Titanic.
  • Discover amazing facts and choose your fate at S.O.S Titanic: An Interactive History Adventure on Thursday, July 13 at 10:30.

  • Join certified yoga instructor Evan Bush for Story Yoga on Saturday, July 15 at 11:00.


  • Image of Elephant and Piggie.
  • Elephant and Piggie Visit the Library on Tuesday, July 18 at 2:30! Meet the superstars of Mo Willem's famous early reader books. Get your picture taken with Gerald and Piggie, make silly crafts, and watch a short film about Mo Willems!

  • Image of Carle's Caterpillar
  • Join us on Thursday, July 20 at 10:30 as we share classic Eric Carle stories and learn how this master collage artist creates his distinctive illustrations at Eric Carle Storytime and Artist Workshop.

  • You are invited to an old house in Paris that is covered with vines for a very special party! A Fine Time with Madeline will take place on Tuesday, July 25 at 2:30.


  • Bookcover of Jumanji.
  • Let's celebrate the end of an amazing summer together on Thursday, July 27 at 10:30. Join us for a "roaring" good time at the Jumanji End of Summer Party!

Storytimes and programs will be on break in August but we will be back in September with lots of fun!

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Build a Better World with your Imagination - June 2017

Build a better World SRP 2017Read poster featuring Mr Evan as Willy Wonka

Summer is here and we are having a blast at the library! The Athens-Clarke County Library Children's Department has magically transformed into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory and we are "Building a Better World" with pure imagination. Come in to see all your favorite characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, sign up for the Summer Reading Program and join us for our amazing programs. We began the summer with our annual Family Fun Day and kicked off the month of June with a Beauty and the Beast Ball. Don't worry, though, because we have so much more fun planned for June!


Photo of two people dressed as characters.

Many of our friends have already picked up their Summer Reading Logs and it's not too late to pick up yours! The Summer Reading Program is so much fun so you don't want to miss out. Grab a reading log from the children's desk and get prizes for reading! We have some amazing prizes this year and when you finish your log you can pick out a book to keep. Don't forget to enter our Willy Wonka "Golden Ticket" raffle each week to win awesome passes to local fun attractions.


We have some awesome programs this month that you don't want to miss:

    Image of Wonder Woman.
  • Everyone's favorite magician, Keith Karnok, will be joining us at 10:30 on Thursday, June 8th.
  • The library staff has caught a case of Wonder Woman fever. Come in Tuesday, June 13 at 2:30 to find out how Wonder Woman and other superheros got their super powers at Super Hero-Super Origins.
  • Bean & Bear are the best of friends and partners in magic, puppetry, and other silly stuff. They will be here Thursday, June 15 at 10:30 to share fun and imagination.
  • Image of Nancy Drew.
  • The Story of Ferdinand the Bull is a special storytime all about a peaceful, flower-loving bull. Join us Tuesday, June 20th at 2:30 and learn some basic Spanish and act out parts of this classic story.
  • Come in and test your skills at the Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Escape Room on Thursday, June 22 at 10:30.
  • Image of the Gruffalo.
  • The Gruffalo is coming to the library for a special shadow puppet show on Tuesday, June 27 at 2:30.
  • Dress up as your favorite bug and join us for Miss Spider's Tea Party on Thursday, June 29 at 10:30.

Book cover

Don't forget about Book Club! Our June Book Club is full but we still have room for July! We will be reading James and the Giant Peach. Participation is limited to 10 children ages 8-11. Please call the Children's Desk to register and to put your book on hold.


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