The summer reading program at Cherokee Regional Library System will offer opportunities for all ages and abilities to explore creativity, develop social skills, learn new things, and have fun while reading. This year’s theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” and at Cherokee Regional Library kids can earn prizes for achieving reading goals, all ages can join in-person and online activities, and families can check out Experience Passes to explore great places around the state.


“Public libraries offer families unique opportunities to enjoy free, educational, and cultural enriching activities during the summer months,” said Vice Chancellor for Libraries & Archives and State Librarian Julie Walker. “We want everybody in Georgia to come in and discover the treasure that is their public library. With 410 public libraries, there’s at least one in every county in the state.”


Cherokee Regional Library System will bring in talented performers to offer a variety of activities, across its four branches located in Chickamauga, LaFayette, Trenton and Rossville. Upcoming events include magicians, storytellers, petting zoos, science shows, and so much more! Be sure to check the schedule at to take advantage of these fun opportunities.


Families also can plan activities together by checking out Experience Passes for free or reduced admissions to great places around the state, which are available at all public libraries through the Georgia Public Library Service. Families can enjoy the outdoors at Georgia State Parks, explore wildlife at Zoo Atlanta, go see a play at Alliance Theatre, discover local history at several museums, and more. Cherokee Regional Library also offers passes to the Creative Discovery Museum and the Chattanooga Zoo.


All families have access to Beanstack, a digital platform that not only helps kids keep track of their reading, but also allows them to earn badges by engaging in a wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities. Register for Summer Reading today by going to


The summer reading program takes place from June 3rd through July 21st, so get registered today!


All four branches of the Cherokee Regional Library also serve as free summer meal sites for the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, which makes free healthy meals and snacks available to young people in communities with high rates of poverty.


The Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS) Summer Reading Program is now open for registration. This year’s program will take place from June 1- July 31, 2024. GLS will offer weekly reading club meetings during June and July for readers of all ages and their families to gather in a virtual room and discuss books and other topics. Participants can also enjoy an exciting lineup of virtual author talks, Storytimes, and interactive online activities hosted by the National Library for the Blind and Print Disabled. To learn more or register, call 800-248-6701 or email [email protected].