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Here’s what reading programs the Dawson County Library has going on this summer
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This summer, the Dawson County Library has a wide range of reading programs for all ages. Here’s what you need to know to participate. 

Summer Reading Program 

The Dawson County Library’s summer reading program runs from June 1 through July 31 and gives readers of all ages a chance to win prizes by reading books or listening to audiobooks. 

Readers can sign up at to register for the library’s annual reading challenge and to log their reading progress throughout the summer. 

Children and teens can earn one ticket for every two hours of reading, including reading books, magazines and graphic novels or listening to audiobooks. Adults can earn one ticket for every two books or audiobooks they complete. Anyone can also earn bonus tickets by writing book reviews or completing activities. 

The tickets earned can be put toward an array of prize options. 

Other summer programs

The library also has several fun summer programs scheduled throughout June and July for children and for teens. 

Children’s programs are for ages three through 12 and include: 

  • Arthur Atsma, magician: June 7 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

  • Jennifer Daniels, musician: June 14 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

  • GA Mountain Falconry: June 21 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

  • Smithgall Woods Snakes Alive: June 28 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

  • Mr. Damon’s Shadow Puppets: July 12 at 11 a.m. 

  • Ron Anglin, juggler: July 19 at 11 a.m. 

Teen programs are for rising sixth through 12th graders and include: 

  • Peace, Love, Rock and Roll: June 6 at 2 p.m. 

  • Playing for Pizza, free pizza and games: June 13 at 2 p.m. 

  • Pearce Creative, paint your own pottery: June 20 at 2 p.m. 

  • Peace Poles, painting a peach pole for the community garden: June 27 at 2 p.m. 

  • Mr. Damon’s Shadow Puppets for teens: July 12 at 2 p.m. 

  • Ron for teens, learn to juggle: July 19 at 2 p.m. 

The Dawson County Public Library is located at 342 Allen Street in Dawsonville and is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information about the library and any of its programs, go to