Mayor’s Summer Reading Club events, hosted by partner organizations, offer children and families opportunities to experience the book selections beyond the pages of the book. Events typically include an interactive book read and a fun, literacy-based activity for children.

In Case You Missed It: 2020 Mayor’s Summer Reading Club Kick Off

Check out our 8th annual Mayor’s Summer Reading Club kick-off event! The virtual party features Mayor Bottoms, GEEARS Board Chair Stephanie Blank, conversations with the creators and read-a-louds of our 2020 book selections Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey and Tom Lichtenheld and In the West End by Will Power, Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Check out the event on the Alliance Theatre’s Facebook page here.

  • Mayor Bottoms’ introduction to Mayor’s Summer Reading Club 2020 Book selections – 6:58-8:44
  • Stephanie Blank, GEEARS Board Chair, introduction to Mayor’s Summer Reading Club – 8:45-12:43
  • Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site reading by Alliance Theatre teaching artist, Jenna Jackson 12:44-19:06
  • Conversation with the creators of the In the West End featuring the author, Will Power, illustrator R. Gregory Christie, and Chris Moses Director of Education and Associate Artistic Director at the Alliance Theatre 19:15-36:18
  • In the West End reading by author Will Power 36:22-40:45

*Events are free unless otherwise specified*


 Children’s Museum of Atlanta 

Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s reading of our MSRC 2020 book selection, Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site here.

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance

Join WAWA Past Events on their Facebook LIVE

Check out West Atlanta Watershed Alliance Past Virtual Mayor’s Summer Reading Club programming here.

August 7th-GSU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

10:00AM -Session 1:

6:00PM Session 2:

Session 2 Virtual Zoom Storytime Link  Meeting ID: 977 5541 1527

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