Beneath the Surface
Beneath the Surface is for teens ages 13 to 17. Teens can receive a reading log at the library or can sign up online and earn raffle tickets for hours read. Teens will earn a raffle ticket for every 4 hours read, or every 4 activities completed, up to a maximum of 12 raffle tickets. Activities include:
- Watch a movie based on a book
- Attend a library program
- Make a recipe from a cookbook
- Visit a local museum
- Read aloud to another person
- Listen to an audiobook (1 hour listening = one activity)
- Attend a poetry slam or reading
- Play a board game
- Get a library card
- Attend a play
- Tell a friend about the Vacation Reading Program for teens (1 Friend = 1 Activity)
- Review a book, CD, game or movie and turn it in to your local library
- Write a poem, short story, play or lyrics
- Play a video game
- Write in a diary or journal
- Like the DeKalb County Public Library Teen Facebook page
- Visit the DeKalb County Public Library Teen Page
For every 4 boxes filled in, teens will receive a raffle ticket and may earn up to 12 raffle tickets total.
Prizes: Raffle ticket prizes include but are not limited to three Kindle eReaders.
Reading Makes Cent$ College Savings Sweepstakes
Parents, grandparents or legal guardians of any child born in 1997 or after who is a Vacation Reading Program participant may enter the sweepstakes for an opportunity to win more than $5,000 to apply toward their child's future education. Visit your local DeKalb County Public Library for more details. The sweepstakes is sponsored by the Path2College 529 Plan and the Georgia Public Library Service.
Atlanta Hawks Check-It-Out Reading Challenge
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
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 Technology Act, as administered by Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS).
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.
Sign Up Online
Sign up here for an account. Once you have an account, you can log your hours online. Just fill out this form: