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Summer Reading Programs at Georgia public libraries encourage children and families to read for fun during the summer months.

This year’s theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library.” Get ready to welcome your community to the library for a summer adventure full of reading, learning, and fun!

The GPLS public-facing Summer Reading Program webpage is here.

Visit the GPLS Youth Services webpage for additional questions or to contact Evan Bush, director of Youth Services.

Use this marketing toolkit to help prepare for and promote summer activities at your library. The toolkit includes a mixture of graphics and messages developed by GPLS to promote statewide programs, as well as imagery from the CSLP.

Key Messages


Summer Reading Programs at Georgia public libraries offer creative, fun, and FREE ways to build a love for reading and learning. Learn more at georgialibraries.org/summer-reading

  • 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!
  • Get the most out of summertime at your local library. Kids can earn prizes for achieving reading goals, all ages can join in-person and online activities, and families can check out opportunities to explore Georgia.
  • Everyone can discover something new the library’s Summer Reading Program. It’s for the entire family!

Press release template

Use language from the summer reading press release template (docx) to craft a message for your community and to share with local media. Feel free to use any parts or all of the language, and be sure to add in details about your special summer programs.

Social media messages


Use these messages with any of the images on this page to raise awareness of your library’s Summer Reading Program. You can edit and customize as needed.

Messages for your Summer Reading Program

Hashtags: #GeorgiaLibraries #SummerReading #SummerReadingProgram

  • It’s summer reading time! [YOUR LIBRARY NAME] offers creative, fun, and free ways to build a love for reading for all ages and abilities. Begin your adventure at the library and enjoy a variety entertaining and enriching shows, storytimes, and STEM activities. Plus earn prizes as you meet your reading goals! [LINK TO YOUR SCHEDULE]
  • Start your adventure with Summer Reading Program at [YOUR LIBRARY NAME]! Kids can earn prizes for achieving reading goals, all ages can join in-person and online activities, and families can check out opportunities to explore Georgia. [LINK TO YOUR WEBSITE]
  • Keep kids entertained and learning with our Summer Reading Program! Earn rewards for reading and enjoy fun activities like music shows, arts and crafts, and STEM events. Stop by [YOUR LIBRARY NAME] or visit [LINK TO YOUR WEBSITE]
  • Give your kids a head start for the school year by participating in our Summer Reading Program. Find exciting books and activities to keep them exploring and learning all summer long. Sign up your whole family for a summer reading adventure at [LINK TO YOUR WEBSITE]
  • Looking for a way to keep your kids engaged and learning this summer? Go on an adventure with the Summer Reading Program at [YOUR LIBRARY NAME]! Enjoy a variety of fun and educational events for the whole family. Learn more and sign up for Summer Reading at [LINK TO YOUR WEBSITE]
  • Reading is a great way to explore new worlds and develop critical thinking skills. Join our summer reading adventure and discover a variety of fun and educational events for the whole family! Learn more and sign up for Summer Reading at [LINK TO YOUR WEBSITE]
  • Our library participates in the Summer Food Service Program, which provides free healthy meals and snacks for kids while school is out. Fuel your body and your imagination at the library this summer! [LINK TO YOUR SCHEDULE]
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Messages for Statewide Programs

Hashtags and tags: #GeorgiaLibraries #SummerReading | Be sure to tag Experience Pass partners

  • Are you ready for a fun adventure this summer? Check out Experience Passes from your library to get free entry to amazing places like Georgia State Parks, the Center for Puppetry Arts, and Zoo Atlanta. Learn more at georgialibraries.org/passes
  • What are your plans this summer? Your Georgia public library card is your passport to great places around the state. Check out a free pass to the Alliance Theatre, the Chattahoochee Nature Center, or Macon Museums, and more! Start your adventure at the library! Learn more at georgialibraries.org/passes
  • Have you signed up for Summer Reading Program? With the Beanstack app, you can keep track of reading progress and earn badges for completing engaging activities. Learn more at georgialibraries.org/summer-reading
  • Read! Listen! Explore! Your summer reading adventure starts with eRead Kids. Access ebooks and audiobooks wherever your journey takes you. All you need is your library card and a mobile device > georgialibraries.org/ereadkids
  • Help your kids learn on the go this summer. Launchpad interactive tablets are pre-loaded with games and apps to encourage language and literacy development – no internet required. Check one out at your local library today!
  • Begin your summer reading adventure with your local library! Borrow a laptop and Wi-Fi hotspot to connect your young readers With eRead Kids ebooks and audiobooks, Beanstack, and more! To learn more, contact your local library or visit georgialibraries.org/summer-reading
  • Summer reading is not just for kids. Your local library has great books and amazing activities for adults too! And when grown-ups and caregivers participate, they become a reading role model for their children and grandchildren. georgialibraries.org/summer-reading
  • The Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled [Fb: @georgialibrariesglass] invites registered patrons of all ages to participate in an inclusive Summer Reading Program. Earn points and prizes by reading books, attending in-person and virtual programs, and exploring different activities at home and in the community. To learn more and register, visit gls.georgialibraries.org

Social Media Graphics

Use these graphics to highlight summer reading activities on your social media or website.

To use these images: Click on an image to open the gallery, then right-click on the image and save it to your computer.

CSLP Graphics


The following graphics are from the Collaborative Summer Library Program.

To use these images: Click on an image to open the gallery, then right-click on the image and save it to your computer.

CSLP Artwork and Slogans

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CSLP Graphics and Slogans

Click on an image to open the gallery, then right-click on the image and save it to your computer.

CSLP Graphics and Slogans in Spanish

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Shareable Video


This PSA video was produced by the Collaborative Summer Learning Program.

2024 PSA video from CSLP

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Accessible Summer Reading Programs

Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS) provides inclusive programs to engage all ages in reading activities during the summer. The GLS Summer Reading Program is for children, teens, and adults who are registered GLS patrons. Have fun reading, attending in-person or virtual events, and completing activities at home.

GLS Summer Reading Program runs June 1 – July 31, 2024.

GLS will offer weekly reading club meetings during June and July for readers of all ages and their families. Participants can also enjoy an exciting lineup of virtual author talks, storytimes, and interactive online activities hosted by the National Library for the Blind and Print Disabled. To learn more or register, call 1-800-248-6701 or email gls@georgialibraries.org

GLS patrons are welcome to participate in their local library’s summer reading programs as well!

Alt Text and Image Descriptions for graphics

Please follow best practices for accessibility and include alt text (maximum 125 characters recommended) and/or an image description (maximum 280 characters recommended) for graphics, as appropriate. Feel free to reach out to the GLS team if you need help or have questions.

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Get started with Beanstack


Make the most out of planning and promoting Summer Reading Program with Beanstack.

Beanstack is a great tool for registrations, virtual challenges, and prize tracking. It can help make organizing Summer Reading activities easier. Get creative with Beanstack Summer Reading Challenge 2024 artwork, paper log, and promotional materials. Find more resources below:

Beanstack Q & A with Georgia’s Beanstack Pros

Get tips, strategies, and insights from Georgia libraries on using Beanstack for managing your summer reading programs.

Session 1 | Session 2

Learn about Beanstack

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

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