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Summer Reading Series

Date: June 10 - July 29, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Begins June 10th and runs through the end of July

It’s a Summer Storytelling Series hosted at the Newnan Carnegie Library located in historic downtown Newnan! Join us from 10-11:30 am on six specific dates over the summer. While wonderful for the entire family, the target audience is ages 4 to 10. These events are sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation.


Thursday, June 10th

Saturday, June 19th

Thursday, June 24th

Tuesday, July 6th

Saturday, July 24th

Thursday, July 29th Closing Celebration, Greenville St. Park

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Each week, our favorite stories are brought to life as we explore what it means to be a friend, the importance of sharing, and how to stand out by being yourself. Enjoy a morning filled with music, dancing, and crafts anchored by a classic children's book.

These morning time story celebrations are meant to nurture the love of reading and create a fun, safe environment for family friendly activities. Ideal for children between the ages of 4-10, however, like Horton says “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Younger siblings and little friends are welcome to tag along.

Make a reservation to ensure a space at each program. Please visit Eventbrite to reserve your child’s spot. More information on our Facebook page. This is a FREE event hosted by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation. Remember, parents or guardians RSVP ahead of time using Eventbrite and plan on attending with your young one(s).


  1. The Who! Thursday June 10th

This week kids get a fun introduction to the Summer Series with a celebration of Dr. Suess by reading “Horton Hears a Who!” This book tells the story of Horton the Elephant and his adventures saving Whoville, a tiny planet located on a small speck of dust, from the animals who mock him.

"A person's a person, no matter how small"

The Book of the Week: “Horton Hears a Who!”

Craft of the Week: DIY Clovers and paper plate elephants

Activity: Musical Guests

  1. Frog And Toad! Saturday June 19th

This week we will hop into the lives of The Adventures of Frog and Toad from the classic book series. The books are simple, often humorous, sometimes poignant, short stories chronicling the exploits of the anthropomorphic Frog and Toad. Some of their adventures include attempting to fly a kite, cleaning Toad's dirty house instead of postponing the chores to the next day, and being a good friend. This week will have 2 performers playing Frog and Toad to reenact the story.

Book of the Week: “Frog and Toad are Friends”

Craft of The Week: Writing a Letter To a Friend, and Building a Kite

Activities : Live Action Reenactment of Frog and Toad

  1. The Big Bad Wolf! Thursday June 24

This week we will become the jury for the trial of the century as we read “The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs.” Alexander T. Wolf, now in jail for crimes against the three little pigs, insists he was framed. The truth, he explains, is that he visited the neighboring pigs’ homes asking for a cup of sugar to make a cake for his dear old granny. He notes he had a bad head cold that day. So there was never any violent huffing and puffing, as the traditional story says. He just had a couple of bad sneezing fits.

Book of the Week: “The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs”

Craft of the Week: Handmade Pig Noses and Ears

Activity: The Wolf is on Trial

  1. At the Beach! Tuesday July 6

This week, we transform into “Buckuneers” with Captain Braid Beard as we read “How I Became a Pirate.” It’s an extraordinary story of how an average boy named Jeremy Jacob became a pirate. Packed with action and complex text structures, this book is a good resource for teaching developing readers retelling and summarizing, visualizing, and making predictions.

Book of the Week: “How I Became a Pirate”

Craft of the Week: Make Your Own Compass and Map. X Marks The Spot

Activity: Follow clues to get to our very own treasure chest.

  1. Under The Sea! Saturday July 24

This week we’re diving head first into the underwater world of “The Rainbow Fish.” This story by Marcus Pfister is a book about a unique fish with shimmering scales. Other fish admire him and request some of his scales because they want to share in his beauty. At first reluctant, Rainbow Fish eventually relents and finds he enjoys sharing his scales.

Book of the Week: “The Rainbow Fish”

Craft of the Week: Making shimmery scales to share

Activity: Musical guest

  1. Closing Celebration at Greenville Street Park w/ Elsa & Kristoff Thursday July 29

This week we venture into the snowy landscapes of Norway as we meet Elsa, Anna and Kristoff from “Frozen”. Princess Elsa of Arendelle possesses magical powers that allow her to control and create ice and snow, often using them to play with her younger sister, Anna. After Elsa accidentally injures Anna with her magic, their parents, the King and Queen, take both siblings to a colony of trolls led by Grand Pabbie. He heals Anna but alters her memories so that she forgets about Elsa's magic. Special Appearance By Elsa, Anna and Kristoff.

Book of the Week: “Frozen” by on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson

Craft of the Week: Face painting with Elsa and Anna and Temporary tattoos with Kristoff

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