Join us for the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club at the Atlanta BeltLine Center!
The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club is a program for children ages birth to five and their families that takes place in various locations throughout the city of Atlanta each summer. In May 2019, the city announced a city-wide book choice for infants and a book for infants and children ages 2-5 to share with their families. The city engages its direct service program partners – the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership in this case – to distribute copies of the books at no cost to children, and to introduce the story via programs, art projects and activities to the parents and children they serve. Throughout the summer, libraries, summer programs, museums, farmers’ markets, and other institutions in and around the City of Atlanta hold “book club reads” to model research based methods of reading books with children and host enrichment events based upon the stories. The books come to life as children enjoy arts and crafts activities, drama exercises, and other hands on activities designed to make the language in the stories meaningful to children. ABP will host a July book club read at the Center. Our Executive Director Rob Brawner has graciously offered to read In My Granny’s Garden by Pearl Cleage and Zaron W. Burnett, Jr. to the children.
This event is free and open to the public, but please register here so that we know to expect you.