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Fizz, Boom, Read--Vacation Reading Program 2014

Vacation Reading Program
Fizz, Boom, Read
May 17 — July 31, 2014

Join us for the Vacation Reading Program kick-offs! Big Thinkers Science kicks of the summer with awesome science experiments and some real FIZZ, BOOM, READing fun! Make a craft and bring cameras and smiles for a picture with DeKalb County Public Library's mascot, Dog in the Woods. And don't forget to sign up for the Vacation Reading Program!

Kick-off Programs

Wee Reader — For babies from birth to age 2

Wee Reader is just for babies from birth to age 2. Sign up at any branch or online. Parents/caregivers complete literacy activities on a special reading log.

  • Complete 10 literacy activities and receive a bag.
  • Complete 20 literacy activities and receive a certificate and board book.

Fizz, Boom, Read — For children ages 3-12

Fizz, Boom, Read is for children ages 3-12. Sign up at any branch and receive a reading log, bookmark and sticker. Or, sign up online and print out a reading log, then bring your reading log to the library to receive your bookmark and sticker. Earn raffle tickets for hours read/and or literacy activities completed.

  • Complete the top half of the reading log and receive a hand stamp and one raffle ticket.
  • Complete the bottom half of the reading log and receive a certificate, bag, mood pencil (while supplies last) and raffle ticket.
  • Continue reading for additional raffle tickets.

***Prizes that could be won include a Kindle Fire HD, a backpack of school supplies, gift cards, tickets to the World of Coca Cola, Imagine It Children's Museum, Center For Puppetry Arts or a children's concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Spark A Reaction — For teens ages 13-17

Spark a Reaction is for teens ages 13-17. Teens can pick up a reading log at any DeKalb County Public Library or sign up online and earn raffle tickets for hours read and/or literacy activities completed.

***Prizes that could be won include a Kindle Fire HD, passes to DragonCon, and gift cards.

Sign Up Online

Starting May 17, you may click here to sign up for the Vacation Reading Program. You may also sign up in person at any DeKalb County Public Library branch.

Already Signed Up?

Already signed up and need to print out the reading logs and/or literacy activities sheets again? Click here.

Atlanta Braves Home Run Readers

The Atlanta Braves will again join with Georgia Public Library Service and DeKalb County Public Library to offer the "Home Run Readers" program, which allows children to earn certificates — and free game tickets — by reading and participating in online writing activities. First baseman Freddie Freeman is scheduled to be this year's program ambassador. For more information, please visit their website.

Reading Makes Cent$ College Savings Sweepstakes

The annual Summer Reading Program Sweepstakes, sponsored by Georgia Public Library Service and Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan, will celebrate its fifth year in 2014, with "Fizz, Boom, Save for College." Children across the state who were born in 1998 or after and who participate in the Summer Reading Program at their local library can enter for a chance to win a $5,529 college savings account contribution.

In its first four years, the program has awarded more than $42,000 to winning children and their libraries. Visit your local DeKalb County Public Library for more details.

Atlanta Hawks Check-It-Out Reading Challenge

Co-sponsored by Georgia Public Library Service and the Atlanta Hawks, the Check-It-Out Reading Challenge will celebrate its tenth year with more fun and surprises than ever before. The supplemental Summer Reading program has awarded approximately 80,000 tickets to young readers who have participated so far. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade who sign up for the Vacation Reading Program will receive a Hawks bookmark. Follow the instructions on the bookmark to receive free tickets to a Hawks game.

Sponsors and Partners

2014 Vacation Reading Program partners include the Georgia Public Library Service, DeKalb County School District, City Schools of Decatur, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Braves, Imagine It! the Children's Museum of Atlanta, World of Coca Cola, The Center for Puppetry Arts and Dragon Con 2014.

Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners

The Vacation Reading Program is supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, as administered by Georgia Public Library Service.

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) art/graphics are copyrighted by Upstart for exclusive use by CSLP members and are used by permission. Copying or reproducing these CSLP art/graphics in any way by non-CSLP members is prohibited.