Registration for Summer Reading has begun! Stop by and register in person or through Beanstack.

Summer Reading Program

It's almost time for Summer Reading!

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

Summer Reading at the public library is an incredibly important building block to literacy. It encourages reading for enjoyment and has been proven to increase fluency and comprehension. This makes students more successful during the school year which begins at their local library over the Summer. So, let’s get ready to read and do some fun activities by participating in the Middle Georgia Regional Library’s Summer Reading Challenge, All Together Now! 

This Year's Theme:
2023 Summer Reading Program Cover Photo

The program runs from June 5 - July 29 at most MGRL locations. Registration begins May 22. Use our Summer Reading Programming Guide to learn more about scheduled activities at our branches.

How to register for Summer Reading:

Visit your local library and sign up in person or use the Beastack App to register online.

How does Beanstack Work?

1. Go to Beanstack's homepage or download the app.
2. Create a new account or simply sign in to yours.
3. Join the Summer Reading Challenge and begin adding your books to the reading log.

*Feel free to ask staff for more help!

Summer Nutrition Programs:

Middle Georgia Regional Libraries are excited to participate in the Bibb County  Summer Nutrition Program in June. The libraries will pass out free meals for all children under 18 years old. Meals served must be eaten on-site.

Summer Nutrition Sites:

Charles A. Lanford, M.D. Library
6504 Houston Road, Macon, GA, 31216
Monday - Thursday
Breakfast: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch: 1 PM - 2 PM
Shurling Library
1769 Shurling Drive, Macon, GA, 31211
Tuesday & Wednesday
Breakfast: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch: 1 PM - 2 PM
Washington Memorial Library
1180 Washington Ave., Macon, GA, 31201
Monday - Thursday
Breakfast: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch: 1 PM - 2 PM

Meals are available to adults who would like to purchase them. Breakfasts are $2.25. Lunches are $3.25.

Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled Summer 2023 Reading Program

The Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS) is inviting registered patrons of all ages to participate in an inclusive summer reading program. The program will run from June 1- Aug. 4, 2023. Participants will earn points by reading books, attending library programs, and exploring different activities at home and in the community. Prizes and other incentives will be given out throughout the program. Learn more.