Have you signed up for the Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library Summer Reading Challenge? If not, don't worry, you still have time. You can sign up for the challenge until June 28. All reading logs must be turned in by 7 p.m. on July 22.

This challenge is open to kids, teens and adults. If your child is too young to read, don't worry, it counts when you read to them. Family reading time can be a fun way to spend the summer and a great way to get in your reading time for the challenge.

While reading is its own reward, we do like to give incentives for reaching your reading goal. Kids who complete the challenge get a certificate, a prize pack and their name in the Grand Prize Drawing. Teens who complete the challenge get a certificate, a prize pack, an invitation to the Teen Lock-In and their name in the Grand Prize Drawing. Adults who complete the challenge get their name in the Grand Prize Drawing. In the past we have given away iPads, Amazon gift cards, prize packs filled with goodies and so much more.

After you sign up for the summer reading program, make sure you drop by some of the special free events we have planned this summer, which are open to all. A ventriloquist, science labs, animals and storytellers can be found at the Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library this summer. It is a ton of fun you don't want to miss out on.

This past week we brought the Star Lab to you, on loan from the West Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center in Carrollton. We took it to so many locations, the Gem Theatre in Calhoun, Spring Place Elementary, Dawnville Elementary, Antioch Elementary, Cohutta Elementary, Cedar Ridge Elementary, Valley Point Elementary, Tunnel Hill Elementary, Dug Gap Elementary, Eastside Elementary and the library. I have had a blast sharing the constellations with you. If you missed the Star Lab last week then you are in luck, there is one more Star Lab program coming up, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Roan School.

To learn more about summer reading, please visit our website, www.ngrl.org, check us out at Facebook.com/DaltonWhitfieldLibrary or call (706) 876-1360.

Brandy Wyatt is the administrator for the Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library.

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