The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club is a program for children ages birth to eight and their families that take place in locations throughout the city of Atlanta over the summer. The program designates a city- wide book choice for infants, for children ages 2-4, and for children ages 5-8 to share with families at no cost to them. Throughout the summer, libraries, museums, farmers’ markets, and other institutions in Atlanta will hold “book club reads” to model research based methods of reading books with children and will host enrichment events based upon the stories. The books will come to life as children enjoy arts and crafts activities, drama exercises, and other hands on activities designed to make the language in the stories meaningful to children.
What are the program goals?
The reading club will utilize public-private partnerships to:
Partners agree to do at least one “read” during the summer and host at least one activity related to the books selected. These events are intended to be low cost and easy for the sponsoring organizations. In addition, partners agree to send us information about their event to include on our summer reading calendar, assist us in promoting MSRC events and program information on social media, and encouraging participant engagement after book club activities. In addition, partners agree to complete a short survey after their event so we can keep track of attendance and other information.
Click here to sign up as a partner before April 17th, 2017.