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Atlanta Braves Home Run Readers Program
May 29th~August 20th, 2017

The 2017 Atlanta Braves summer reading program, Home Run Readers presented by SunTrust and the Georgia Public Library Service is an educational outreach initiative that promotes literacy among youth. Home Run Readers rewards students in grades K-12 throughout the state of Georgia with a FREE Braves tickets for reading books and completing an online activity. For program rules, a list of suggested titles, registration information and redemption forms visit http://www.braves.com/reading.

Limit one (1) Braves game ticket per student. Tickets can be printed or mailed and be sure to bring your "Home Run Readers" certificate with you to the ballpark, stop by the SunTrust OnUp Experience (located in the Battery next to the Roxy Theatre), and receive a free gift from SunTrust!

Atlanta Hawks Check-It-Out Reading Challenge
May 14th~August 26th, 2017

Hoops will lead to whoops this summer at Georgia’s public libraries, as the Atlanta Hawks and GPLS celebrate summer reading with the 13th annual Check-It-Out Reading Challenge (CIORC).

Participants who read during the summer can earn a FREE ticket to see the Atlanta Hawks play! Children enrolled in grades pre-K through 12 in the state of Georgia can participate by having a parent or guardian log on to www.checkitoutreading.com to sign up.

Parents and guardians may register each child in their household for the program. As many as six participating children may attend a Hawks game together when accompanied by at least one adult who has purchased a ticket.

~Information from GPLS News, May 2014

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Club
May 16th~September 5th, 2017

Kids in grades 1st-6th can receive a free book from Barnes & Noble by reading books over the summer and filing out this Summer Reading Journal. Simply bring the completed journal to the nearest Barnes & Noble location to choose a free book. 
see www.bn.com/summerreading for more details.

~Information taken from Barnes & Noble.com

Get Georgia Reading and myON present
10,000 Free Kid's Book this Summer

April 15~August 31st, 2017

Calling all kids in Georgia! Start limbering up your fingers, because this summer Get Georgia Reading and myON are delivering more than 10,000 books to your computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day, every day through Aug. 31st. It’s like having your own personal library right at your fingertips. Hey, parents, teachers, and librarians, we want you to join the fun, too. For instructions and information visit http://getgeorgiareading.org/myon-digital-library.

Last summer, you read 248,901 books and spent 55,831 hours reading. We want to beat that by reading more than 250,000 books and spending over 60,000 hours reading.

To register visit http://about.myon.com/GetGAREADING. Let's keep reading Georgia!

~Information taken from Get Georgia Reading website
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Sylvan Book Adventure
Ongoing through December 2017

Book Adventure is a fun, FREE way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success. Start your reading adventure now!

Did you know that by the fourth grade less than 33% of children in the United States are reading at or above grade level?* This staggering statistic inspired the experts at Sylvan Learning to create a free, online resource to encourage young people to read more. With the help of our sponsors, Book Adventure was launched in April 1999. In its first year alone, more than 446,000 parents, teachers and children registered with Book Adventure and more than 1,900,000 quizzes were completed!

How Book Adventure Works
1. Explore the site: www.bookadventure.com.
2. Create an account with user name and password: Register to sign up – select Student, Teacher, Parent.
3. Children search for books to read in the Book Finder.
4. They read books then go back online to take quizzes.
5. Once they successfully pass quizzes they earn points toward prizes, motivating them to read more.
6. Repeat steps 3 - 5.
7. Parents and teachers can track a student's progress via Reports.

~Information from www.bookadventure.com.
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