Summer Reading Fun At Cobb Library

The Cobb County Public Library System is launching its 2014 Summer Reading Program, and readers of all ages are invited to participate.

The 2014 Summer Reading Program begins on June 1 and ends on July 31, with an end-of-summer reading celebration on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 5 pm at the Switzer Library. The library system has scheduled over 800 programs and activities this summer to celebrate reading and to encourage the development of lifelong literacy skills.

Themes for 2014 program are: Children, from birth to 5th grade: “Fizz, Boom, Read!; Middle and high school students: “Spark a Reaction”; and Adults: “Literary Elements.”

Anyone can participate and the program is free.

Children from birth to 5th grade should visit their local Cobb County Public Library System location to register to participate in the Summer Reading Program and to pick up their reading log (online registration is available at: Children who participate in the summer reading program and return their reading log before July 31 will receive a free book, courtesy of the Cobb Library Foundation (while supplies last).

Adults and young adults in grades 6-12 are encouraged to submit book reviews to enter the drawings for prizes. Forms can be picked up at the branches or online at

You could win prizes, just for reading! This summer, there are great prizes to give away, courtesy of generous sponsors.

Prizes for the 2014 Summer Reading Program include an iPad courtesy of Cobb EMC, a Kindle Fire HD courtesy of Manning Properties, and free pizza courtesy of Stevi B’s. Children also have opportunities to earn free Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks tickets, and the Cobb Library Foundation has provided free books for children who participate in the Summer Reading Program (while supplies last).

For more information on the growing list of giveaways and prizes, please visit