Adventure Begins at Your Library

Embark on an Adventure: Southwest Georgia Regional Library Launches 2024 Summer Reading Program

As the scorching heat of summer approaches, Southwest Georgia Regional Library is gearing up to whisk readers of all ages away on literary escapades with the launch of its highly anticipated 2024 Summer Reading Program, titled "Adventure Begins at Your Library." Embracing the theme of exploration and discovery, this annual program promises to ignite imaginations, inspire minds, and foster a lifelong love for reading.

Registration for the "Adventure Begins at Your Library" extravaganza kicks off on Monday, May 13th, inviting eager participants to embark on their reading journey through the convenient Beanstack app or online portal at Participants, ranging from the tiniest bookworms to the seasoned bibliophiles, are encouraged to log their reading adventures, with all reading logs due by July 31, 2024.

For young readers and adolescents, completing a six-hour reading log earns them a coveted badge on Beanstack and a delightful prize awaiting them at the library. Meanwhile, adults are challenged to delve into six captivating books, each one unlocking a new realm of imagination and knowledge. As an added incentive, every completed log earns participants an entry into the grand prize drawing for a chance to win a coveted Nintendo Switch, enticing both the young and the young at heart.

"The Adventure Begins at Your Library" initiative not only promises an enriching literary experience but also aims to combat the notorious "summer slide" phenomenon. Research has shown that students can lose up to three months of reading proficiency during the summer break, leading to a decline in academic performance and widening the achievement gap, particularly among economically disadvantaged students.

Recognizing the importance of continuous learning, Southwest Georgia Regional Library encourages families to prevent the summer slide by enrolling their students in the Summer Reading Program. By actively engaging in reading activities and unlocking the treasures hidden within the pages of books, students can keep their minds sharp, maintain their literacy skills, and pave the way for academic success.

As the sun-drenched days of summer beckon, Southwest Georgia Regional Library invites readers of all ages to embark on an unforgettable adventure through the captivating realms of literature. With a treasure trove of books awaiting exploration, the 2024 Summer Reading Program promises to be a journey filled with wonder, discovery, and endless possibilities.

Library Summer Events in June


DECATUR: Pete the Cat Toddler Time                                

Tuesday, June 11 at 10AM

DECATUR: Pete the Cat Naptime Storytime                   

Tuesday, June 11 at 2PM

SEMINOLE: Pete the Cat Storytime                                    

Wednesday, June 12 at 10AM

MILLER: Pete the Cat Storytime                                           

Wednesday, June 12 at 2PM


SEMINOLE: Tuesday, June 25 at 10AM

DECATUR: Tuesday, June 25 at 1PM

MILLER: Tuesday, June 25 at 3:30PM


Magician Arthur Atsma

SEMINOLE: Thursday, June 27 at 10AM

DECATUR: Thursday, June 27 at 1PM

MILLER: Thursday, June 27 at 3:30PM


DECATUR: Tuesday, July 9 at 10AM

MILLER: Tuesday, July 9 at 1PM

SEMINOLE: Tuesday, July 9 at 3:30PM

The Southwest Georgia Regional Library summer reading program is sponsored by The Thomas M. & Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Trust and Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library Foundation.