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Resources to help you prepare for and promote summer reading at your library.

This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.”

Let’s help our families discover all of the ways they can learn, have fun, and grow at their local library! The possibilities are endless!

Press release

Use language from our summer reading press release to craft a local message for your community’s media. Feel free to use any or all of our press release, and be sure to add in details of your local programming.

Summer Reading Graphics

Use these graphics to market your summer reading activities on your website and social media.

Graphics are from the Collaborative Summer Library Program

To use these images:

Click on an image to open the gallery. Then scroll through and find the image you’d like to use. Right click on it and save it to your computer.

Graphics Without Slogan

Graphics With Slogan

Graphics in Spanish

Graphics (Accessible)

To use these images:

Click on an image to open the gallery. Then scroll through and find the image you’d like to use. Right click on it and save it to your computer.

ALT Text and Image Descriptions for GLS images

The above graphics may be inserted into print documents or employed in digital settings. If you are using them on the web, or in a document that will be distributed electronically, please follow best practices for accessibility and include alt text and/or an image description, as appropriate. We have included both alt text (maximum 125 characters recommended) and image description (maximum 280 characters recommended) for each graphic below. Please reach out to the GLS team if you need help or have questions.

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  • Alt text: Possibilities for all abilities. Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS). gls.georgialibraries.org.
  • Image description: Two children read, ride a fish, and wave a braille “Read” banner in a black circle with white text that reads: Possibilities for all abilities. Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS). gls.georgialibraries.org.

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  • Alt text: Possibilities for all abilities. Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS). gls.georgialibraries.org.
  • Image description: A child rides a sea snail that is also a wheelchair while reading a tablet, in a light blue circle with black text that reads: Possibilities for all abilities. Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS). gls.georgialibraries.org.

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  • Alt text: Possibilities for all abilities. Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS). gls.georgialibraries.org.
  • Image description: A child hugs a fish while listening with headphones, in a dark blue circle with white text that reads: Possibilities for all abilities. Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS). gls.georgialibraries.org.

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  • Alt text: Possibilities for all abilities. Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS). gls.georgialibraries.org.
  • Image description: In a light green circle, a woman in a wheelchair holds a tablet, her gray hair streaming back, as a speech balloon overhead displays seagulls flying. Text reads: Possibilities for all abilities. Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS). gls.georgialibraries.org.

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  • Alt text: Possibilities for all abilities. Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS). gls.georgialibraries.org.
  • Image description: A teen connects to a tablet while riding a surfboard shaped like a moray eel, in a light blue circle with black text that reads: Possibilities for all abilities. Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS). gls.georgialibraries.org.

Suggested social media messages and graphics

Pair these messages with any of the images above to raise awareness of your library’s summer reading programs:

  • Participate in a summer reading program at your public library and experience the oceans of possibility. https://georgialibraries.org/summer-reading/ #SummerReading
  • Summer reading allows children to discover new ideas, develop skills and meet new friends. https://georgialibraries.org/summer-reading/ #SummerReading
  • Summer reading programs at public libraries in Georgia offer creative, fun, and FREE ways to build a love for reading. Libraries offer prizes for meeting reading goals, in-person and online activities, and even opportunities to explore Georgia. Learn more https://georgialibraries.org/summer-reading/
  • This summer, it’s more important than ever to keep your kids reading! #GeorgiaLibraries are making it easy through Beanstack, where you can easily track your reading and participate in reading challenges on your mobile phone. https://georgialibraries.org/summer-reading/
  • Summer reading through your library can help your kids be ready for school in the fall. Check out upcoming activities at your local library. https://georgialibraries.org/summer-reading/
  • Help your child stay engaged and learning during summer break. Participate in a Summer Reading program at your local library! https://georgialibraries.org/summer-reading/
  • Summer Reading is here! Sign up today at your local library! https://georgialibraries.org/summer-reading/ #SummerReading
  • Did you know your family can check out library passes for free admission or parking to places like the Georgia Aquarium, various museums, Zoo Atlanta, State Parks, and the Go Fish Education Center? Check out these passes during #SummerReading and all year long! #GeorgiaLibraries
  • Summer reading programs at libraries offer creative, fun & free ways to build a love for reading for all ages and abilities. Many #GeorgiaLibraries will offer activities like storytimes, puppet or magic shows, arts & crafts, gardening & even cooking. georgialibraries.org/summer2022/
  • Summertime can be a great time for kids to explore a new skill or even learn an instrument. Libraries offer items for checkout beyond books and movies, everything from sewing machines to Snap Circuit kits to ukuleles! No matter your child’s interest, the sky’s the limit at your local library. #SummerReading #GeorgiaLibraries
  • Enjoy summer – and year round – programming for every type of kid. Children can express their creativity at one of the many library makerspaces around the state. These activities encourage engagement and critical thinking as they help children learn about robotics, engineering, cooking, electronics and more. #GeorgiaLibraries #SummerReading georgialibraries.org/summer2022/
  • The Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled is offering an inclusive summer reading program to engage all ages through independent reading activities and programs during the summer months. To register, call GLS at 1-800-248-6701. #GeorgiaLibraries
  • Did you know that many #GeorgiaLibraries also serve as meal or snack sites for the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, which makes free healthy meals and snacks available to young people in communities with high rates of poverty? Ask your local library for more info: https://georgialibraries.org/find-a-library/
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Suggested paired social media messages and graphics

girl with amazed expression on her face at a summer reading program

At your library's Summer Reading program, children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery. Adults can learn new skills and form relationships that enhance their lives, too. Check your local library for their dates and activities. Learn more at https://www.georgialibraries.org/summer-reading.

women finding books at the library

Everybody can discover something new and interesting at your local library's Summer Reading program. Check your local library for their dates and activities. Learn more at https://www.georgialibraries.org/summer-reading.

boy laughing summer reading

Summer Reading programs at public libraries in Georgia offer creative, fun, and FREE ways to build a love for reading and learning. Check your local library for their dates and activities. Learn more at https://www.georgialibraries.org/summer-reading

More Messages…

Summer Reading programs at public libraries in Georgia offer creative, fun, and FREE ways to build a love for reading and learning.

Check your local library for their dates and activities. Learn more at https://www.georgialibraries.org/summer-reading

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Get the most out of summertime at your local public library. Summer Reading programs offer prizes for meeting reading goals, in-person and online activities, and even opportunities to explore Georgia.

Check your local library for their dates and activities. Learn more at https://www.georgialibraries.org/summer-reading

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Summer reading is a great way for families to bond and develop a love of reading and learning. When children participate in Summer Reading programs at their local library, they:

⭐ are motivated to read;
⭐ develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library;
⭐ maintain or improve their reading skills during summer vacation;
⭐ have access to fun learning experiences;
⭐ can make new friends, and more!

Check your local library for their dates and activities. Learn more at https://www.georgialibraries.org/summer-reading

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At your library’s Summer Reading program, children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery. Adults can learn new skills and form relationships that enhance their lives, too.

Check your local library for their dates and activities. Learn more at https://www.georgialibraries.org/summer-reading.

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Everybody can discover something new and interesting at your local library’s Summer Reading program. It’s for the entire family!

Check your local library for their dates and activities. Learn more at https://www.georgialibraries.org/summer-reading.

Beanstack Logo

Get the most out of planning and promoting Summer Reading Program by using Beanstack.

Beanstack is a great tool for registrations, virtual challenges, and prize tracking. It can help make organizing Summer Reading activities easier.

Get started with Beanstack

Learn about Beanstack

Webinars

Beanstack Q & A with Georgia’s Beanstack Pros

Listen to these webinars to get tips, strategies and insights on using Beanstack for managing your summer reading programs.

Session 1: Beanstack Q & A with Georgia’s Beanstack Pros

https://georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/lsr.php?RCID=02123ac7593d6854631fc56022d00549

  • Panelists: Chelsea Kovalevskiy, Cherokee Regional Library System; Marcia Divack, Fulton County Public Library System; Don Giacomini, Gwinnett County Public Library; Catherine Baldwin, Live Oak Public Libraries

Session 2: Beanstack Q & A with Georgia’s Beanstack Pros

https://georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/lsr.php?RCID=623583ab74688cdcb35da4825140a242

  • Panelists: Chelsea Kovalevskiy, Cherokee Regional Library System; Marcia Divack, Fulton County Public Library System; Don Giacomini, Gwinnett County Public Library; Catherine Baldwin, Live Oak Public Libraries
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Beanstack 5×7 Postcard

This 5×7 double-sided postcard highlights features of the Beanstack app.

It can also be used as an email or social media graphic if you are unable to print it.

Beanstack app postcard