Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System 2015 Summer Reading Kickoff Events Everyday Heroes: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things



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Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System 2015 Summer Reading Kickoff Events
Everyday Heroes: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things 
Monday, June 1. 10:30 a.m.
Come celebrate in our Summer Reading Kickoff. Children should wear a costume of their Favorite Hero! It’s a party with storytelling, face painting crafts and more! Ages 4-12 years. Sponsored by a Goddard Foundation Grant.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1700
Be a Superhero: Read
Monday, June 1. 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading will kick off at the Fairburn Branch with Keith Karnok and his magic and ventriloquism. Ages 3-8.
Fairburn Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn 30213
For information call 770.306.3138
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Monday, June 1. 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the beginning of summer reading. Participate in fun activities, sign up for summer reading and get in the spirit of a heroic summer!
Buckhead Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
269 Buckhead Avenue NE, Atlanta 30305
For information call 404.814.3500
Getting Started With Summer Reading
Monday, June 1. 1:00 p.m.
Summer Reading is back! Start your summer out right. Register and receive your packet and check out your favorite books. There are rewards and prizes while they last, so let the reading begin! All ages.
Adams Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2231 Campbellton Road, SW, Atlanta 30311
For information call 404.752.8763
Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Kickoff

Monday, June 1. 2:00 p.m.

Welcome to Summer Reading with “Every Hero Has a Story” and “Escape the Ordinary!” Children and teens can visit the library to register, learn about fun programs happening all summer long and enjoy some light refreshments.

Hapeville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System


525 King Arnold Street, Hapeville 30354
For information call 404.762.4065
Summer Reading Kickoff: Sidewalk Chalk Art Expo
Monday, June 1. 2:00 p.m.
Kick off Summer Reading with our 5th annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Expo. We bring the chalk and the sidewalk, you bring your imagination! Ages 2-12.
Ponce de Leon Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
980 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta 30306
For information call 404.885.7820
Super Summer Reading Kickoff

Tuesday, June 2. 10:00 a.m.

Superhero games and activities, Fulton County Police Officer visit, coloring party, face painting, stories with Tariq and refreshments. All ages. Group reservations required.

Cleveland Avenue Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System


47 Cleveland Avenue, Atlanta 30315
For information call 404.762.4116
Piccadilly Puppets Summer Reading Kickoff
Tuesday, June 2. 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Enjoy a puppet show featuring stories of Cherokee Tales. Ages 9 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of Northeast Spruill Oaks.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820
Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Kickoff
Tuesday, June 2. 10:30 a.m.
Come to storytime with Mr. Ken for stories, activities and fun, and sign up for our Summer Reading Program.  Children who read at least ten books this summer will receive a superhero figure on the bulletin board and a small prize while supplies last.
Peachtree Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1315 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta 30309
For information call 404.885.7830
Every Hero Has a Story Summer Kickoff
Tuesday, June 2. 11:00 a.m. 
Patrons will wear favorite hero costumes while signing up for Summer Reading. Reservations for groups of 10 or more.
Mechanicsville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
400 Formwalt Street SW, Atlanta 30312
For information call 404.730.4779
Summer Reading Program Kickoff With a Company of Friends Theatrical Productions
Tuesday, June 2. 11:00 a.m.
ACOF presents I’m a Celebrity! Nerd! Geek! What does a kid do when the other kids bully him? Some kids retreat into their own lonely world, but Harold Dorfmiller turns to the world of reading where he meets the creative characters of flight, fantasy and folly. These three imagination makers help Harold make his dreams wonderfully optimistic! Ages 3+.
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130
Every Hero Has a Story – Summer Reading Kickoff
Tuesday, June 2. 11:00 a.m. 
Young reading heroes can stop by the library to pick up their reading logs and supplies and a special treat to help them on their reading to heroism quest.
Adamsville/Collier Heights Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3424 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.4206
Unmask! Summer Reading Kickoff
Tuesday, June 2. 2:00 p.m.
Teens, stop by the library to pick up Summer Reading supplies to conquer summer reading and enjoy a tasty treat. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.
Adamsville/Collier Heights Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3424 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.4206
Southwest Library Summer Reading Kickoff
Wednesday, June 3. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Summer-time is fun time for readers of all ages! Kick off summer with a day of fun activities for all ages.
Sign up for Summer Reading while you're here.

Southwest Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System


3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.6363
Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Kickoff

Wednesday, June 3. 10:00 a.m.


Enjoy “You are my Hero” stories with storyteller Esther Culver. Ages 3-6.

West End Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System


525 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta 30310
For information call 404.752.8740
Summer Reading Kickoff
Wednesday, June 3. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Enjoy the festivities as we celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Club. Ages 0-12.
College Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337
For information call 404.762.4060
Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Kickoff
Wednesday, June 3. 1:00 p.m.
Join us to kick off the Summer Reading Program. Brownbag lunch provided. Reservations required.
Washington Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta 30314
For information call 404.752.8760
Summer Reading Kickoff
Thursday, June 4. 10:00 a.m.
The Summer Reading Program will kick off with funfair and music with Rapper Tariq.
Dogwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1838 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, Atlanta 30318
For information call 404.792.4961 
Every Hero Has a Story! Summer Reading Family Block Party Kickoff
Thursday, June 4. 10:30 a.m.
Children will enjoy listening to fun superheroes stories, a festival of exciting games, balloons and prizes. Ages 4-12.
Palmetto Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto 30268
For information call 404.613.4075
Not Every Hero Wears a Cape: Summer Reading Family Block Party Kickoff
Thursday, June 4. 1:00 p.m. 
Join magician Tommy Johns for magic, puppets, comedy and storytelling! Kids will learn about the qualities of real heroes using characters from popular children’s books. Ages 4-12. 
Palmetto Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto 30268
For information call 404.613.4075
Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Kickoff!
Friday, June 5. 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join us to kick off the Summer Reading Program with an exciting interactive workshop with the Digital Planetarium, face painting, crafts and many more fun activities. Shoot for the stars and be your own hero. All ages. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. 
Wolf Creek Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3100 Enon Road, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.613.4255
Summer Reading Kickoff
Friday, June 5. 12:00 p.m.
Join us as we kick off a heroic summer of reading and adventure at the library. All ages. 
East Point Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2757 Main Street, East Point 30344
For information call 404.762.4842
Bam! Pow! Read! Summer Reading Kickoff

Friday, June 5. 1:00 p.m.

Games, storytelling, face painting and prizes. Register for the Summer Reading Program. Parents are encouraged to participate with child(ren). All ages.

Thomasville Heights Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System


1700 Thomasville Drive, SE, Atlanta 30315
For information call 404.624.0620
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Saturday, June 6. 12:00 p.m.
Join us for fun, food, games and stories at our Summer Reading Program kickoff party. Bounce house, snow cone machine and snacks on the grill. All ages. Reservations for groups of 10 or more.
East Atlanta Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
400 Flat Shoals Avenue, Atlanta 30316
For information call 404.730.5438
Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Kickoff 2015
Monday, June 8. 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Children will enjoy stories with Mr. Tariq, activities and sign up for summer reading.
Kirkwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
11 Kirkwood Road, Atlanta 30317
For information call 404.377.6471
Summer Reading Kickoff
Monday, June 8.  2:00 p.m.
Magician Keith Karnok will be presenting "Every Hero Has a Story." The star is Gooney Bird, Vern. Each child will receive a coloring sheet with puppets plus a giant bill with easy magic tricks on the back.
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897
Every Hero Has a Story to Unmask
Thursday, June 11. 10:00 a.m.
Community partners join with area families to celebrate the beginning of the summer reading experience at the Summer Reading Kickoff! Exposure to great books and interactive learning activities highlight this event. Children, teens and adults will sign-up for summer reading, enjoy stories and craft activities. Group reservations suggested.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312
For information call 404.730.1185
Summer Reading Finale

Friday, July 31. 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate your reading success with us! Those who completed their reading requirements are entered to win prizes.

Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System


One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1700
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