We’ve partnered with the Atlanta Gladiators hockey team for the Hat Trick Reading Challenge!

The program begins on June 1st and will run through September 22nd. Students K-12 will read three books and then have their parents register their participation securely online at www.atlantagladiators.com/hattrick. Beginning on September 29th, parents are encouraged to check their email for instructions on how to obtain the student’s free ticket, available with the purchase of one adult discounted premium level ticket. (Each family may register up to four children.) The Gladiators will offer three games during the fall and early winter of 2017 for families to choose from. (DATES TBD)

The new Hat Trick for Reading Partnership will spread across nineteen Metro Atlanta-area library systems, covering 42 counties that will participate in the program this upcoming summer, including:

  • Athens Regional Library System
  • Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
  • Bartow County Library System
  • Chestatee Regional Library System
  • Clayton County Library System
  • Cobb County Public Library System
  • Conyers-Rockdale Library System
  • Coweta County Library System
  • DeKalb County Public Library
  • Flint River Regional Library
  • Forsyth County Public Library
  • Gwinnett County Public Library
  • Hall County Library System
  • Henry County Library System
  • Newton County Library System
  • Piedmont Regional Library System
  • Sequoyah Regional Library System
  • Uncle Remus Regional Library System
  • West Georgia Regional Library

“Georgia’s public libraries are delighted to welcome the Atlanta Gladiators as a partner in promoting the value and joy of reading and learning,” said State Librarian Julie Walker. “Summer reading plays a vital role in continuing the learning process and in providing children and young adult’s access to the happy place that is found in books. The Hat Trick for Reading Challenge will be another great incentive for our kids to keep up their reading skills this summer and then enjoy an exciting Gladiators game this fall!”

Read the complete press release from the Atlanta Gladiators!