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FREE Summer Reading 2016 Library Events in Savannah

Free summer library events Savannah Live Oak Live Oak Public Libraries presents 2016 Summer Reading Program June 1 through July 31

Read for rewards and enjoy great shows and activities at all Live Oak Public Libraries branches this summer, June 1 through July 31. The “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” Summer Reading Program is open to children and teens up to 18 years old.

To get started, visit any Live Oak Public Libraries branch in Chatham, Effingham or Liberty County and pick up your On Your Mark, Get Set…READ! reading log or download one from our  website, www.liveoakpl.org. Don’t forget to register online in the Dugout area of our website so you qualify for all the great prizes! In the Dugout you can also share reviews of your favorite books, see what others are reading this summer, make a wish list, and keep track of what you’ve read!

Read anything – comics, graphic novels, newspapers, e-books and, of course, library books. You can also participate by listening to stories read aloud (so even babies can participate!) or by listening to audiobooks. Yes, attending a library storytime or program counts, too!

Read or be read to for a total of 10 hours. Complete and record your 10 hours from June 1 through July 31.

Keep track of the hours you’ve read by putting X’s through the sports icons (sneakers, bicycles, baseballs and footballs) on your summer reading log. Keep track of the book titles you’ve read in the Dugout area of our website. You’ll need these to get your free book from Barnes & Noble (while supplies last).

LEVEL 1:  Completed 10 hours? Starting June 11th, you can bring in your reading log and you’ll receive an entry form for the Grand Prize ($500 Oglethorpe Mall gift card) a coupon for a free book from Barnes & Noble, and a Level 1 Coupon Sheet with rewards from: Papa John’s Pizza, Lovin’ Spoons Self-Serve Fro-Yo, Frames-n-Games, Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, and UGA Marine Extension Service Aquarium. Please note: reading logs will not be accepted for rewards until June 11th.

LEVEL 2:  When you finish another 10 hours (20 hours total), go to your library and you’ll receive another entry for the Grand Prize plus a Level 2 Coupon Sheet with rewards from: Gigi’s Cupcakes, SK8 City, McDonald’s, Telfair Museums, The Original Pancake House, and Leopold’s Ice Cream.

LEVEL 3:  When you finish another 10 hours (30 hours total), you’ll receive another Grand Prize entry plus a Level 3 Coupon Sheet with rewards from: Get Air Trampoline Park, TreeHouse Adventures, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Monkey Joe’s, Star Castle Family Entertainment Center, and the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth.

LEVEL 4:  When you finish another 10 hours (40 hours total), you are a VIP READER! You’ll receive TWO entry forms for the Grand Prize, plus you’ll be recognized as a reading VIP in a newspaper special section and at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival (Nov. 12th). To celebrate your 40 hours of reading, all VIP Readers will receive a VIP Readers-only sport cooler bag at their library branch.

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING:  This year’s grand prize is a $500 Oglethorpe Mall gift card. The grand prize winner will be announced on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

This year’s Summer Reading Program is funded by the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation and The Market at 3 West Ridge at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Canoochee EMC Foundation Inc., and St. Thomas Episcopal Church Thrift Store.

Special performances and presentations

Bubbles

Fun, hands-on science experiments using bubbles. Ages 5 and up. Presented by Children’s Librarian Kady MacFarlane.
Midway Library, July 21, 3:30 p.m.

Clowning Around

Join our circus and enjoy clown games and activities. Ages 5 and up. Presented by Children’s Librarian Mary Rogers.
Thunderbolt Library, July 14, 2 p.m.
Bull St. Library, July 25, 3 p.m.
Tybee Library, July 26, 3:30 p.m.

Eat This, Not that: Healthy Snack Choices for Kids

Whole Foods Market presents this special program at the W.W. Law Library to introduce healthy snack options to children and parents.
W.W. Law Library, July 27, 10:30 a.m. (recommended for ages 2 to 4)

Life Size Candy Land Game

Navigate through the Gumdrop Mountains and the Lollipop Woods to get to Candy Castle on this life size game board. Ages 5 and up. Presented by Children’s Librarian Melanie Palmeri.
W.W. Law Library, July 20, 2 p.m.

Rumbles, Grumbles, Slurps & Burps!

Find out about the ins and outs of your food’s amazing  journey through your body! Ewwww!! Ages 5 and up. Presented by Children’s Librarian Sha Dishong.
Garden City Library, July 29, 3 p.m.

Sean Driscoll’s Great Pirate Race

Get ready for a high seas swashbuckling adventure with Pirate Sean as you compete in teams to get to the pirate treasure! Ages 5 and up.
Pooler Library, July 19, 3:30 p.m.
West Broad Library, July 20, 10 a.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, July 20, 3 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, July 21, 11 a.m.
Islands Library, July 21, 3:30 p.m.
Bull St. Library, July 22, 10:30 a.m.
Tybee Library, July 22, 3:30 p.m.
Garden City Library, July 23, 10:30 a.m.
S.W. Chatham Library, July 23, 3 p.m.

Wii Sports

Practice your tennis, baseball, bowling, golf or boxing skills. Ages 8 and up. Presented by Librarian Mark Darby.
Islands Library, July 25, 4 p.m.

Ziggy’s Magic and Illusions

This program features Aaron Clark, a.k.a. Ziggy, and his dynamic show full of illusions, mental magic, juggling, comedy and even an iguana!  Ages 5 and up.

Hinesville Library, July 25, 10:30 a.m.
Rincon Library, July 25, 4 p.m.
Pooler Library, July 26, 10:30 a.m.
Springfield Library, July 26, 4 p.m.
West Broad Library, July 27, 10 a.m.
S.W. Chatham Library, July 27, 4 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, July 28, 11:15 a.m.
Garden City Library, July 28, 4 p.m.
Bull St. Library, July 29, 10:30 a.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, July 29, 3 p.m.

FREE LEGO CLUB

Think you’re a master LEGO® builder? Join the LEGO® club to hone your skills. Meetings will include a themed LEGO® build where you can create your own masterpieces. Ages 5 and up.

 

July 20 4-5PM @ Garden City Library
July 21 4-5PM @ Hinesville Library
July 22 11 AM-4 PM @ Oglethorpe Mall Library
July 22 2:30-3:30PM @ W. W. Law Library
July 23 3-4PM @ Pooler Library
July 25 4-5PM @ Forest City Library
July 27 4-5 PM@ Garden City Library
July 28 4-5 PM @ Hinesville Library
July 29 11AM-4PM @ Oglethorpe Mall Library
July 30 3-4PM @ Pooler Library

Special weekly programs 

Check individual library branch schedules for dates and times.

S.T.E.A.M.

Each session features a different S.T.E.A.M. activity to help you explore all the fun you can have with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Ages 5 and up.

S.T.E.A.M. Tinker Time

This program uses little Bits  to help children explore all the fun you can have with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Ages 5 and up.

Get Set…Create! 

This craft program features a themed art activity.

Get Set…Make!

We provide the materials and the space. You provide all of the creativity.

Get Set…Play!

Play a variety of games from around the world and from your own backyard.

Get Set…Challenge! 

Get your name in the library book of records by competing in a series of challenges.

Get Set…Explore!

Explore the world around you with these special one-time programs.

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