U.S. Embassy Summer Reading Challenge for American Corners and American Shelves in Georgia

From July 15, 2022 to October 10, 2022.

Open to all children in Georgia, ages 5 to 18

Download Application form HERE

  • Find books that interest you, read them, complete the book log, and return it to your American Space in-person or online by October. Children may find their books at the American Space, public library, school library, home, stores, borrow from friends or family members, or elsewhere in the community.  Any book is fine!
  • Every child who reads 500 pages will receive a silver certificate signed by the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia. Pages read in the English language will count for double.
  • Every child who reads 1,000 pages will receive a gold-level certificate signed by the U.S. Ambassador. Again, pages read in English count for double.
  • Every child who reads 10,000 pages will receive a platinum-level certificate signed by the U.S. Again, pages read in English count for double.
  • American Spaces are encouraged to think creatively about other ways to encourage students to read as much as possible this summer. Reading clubs, publicly recognizing children as they earn certificates, creating additional local prizes for top readers, and hosting afternoon reading parties in the park are just a few creative ideas!
  • Reading books in Georgian is encouraged, so work with your librarians to identify and advertise books in their collections that children may find interesting.
  • What about COVID-19? If American Spaces are temporarily closed, they can continue the Summer Reading Challenge by having students read at home and submit their reports via Google Forms.  However, we want to encourage as many children as possible to stop by American Spaces this summer and browse your book collections, so whenever possible it is better to have them deliver their forms in-person so they have a reason to come in.
  • What if students are reading very easy books? We are not the book police. Do encourage students to read books at their level. The report form requires children to write a few things about the book and their opinion of it.
  • In addition, summer reading should be fun!

For detailed information, please, contact American Spaces and/or visit this page

  • Akhaltsikhe American Corner in the Central Library on Tamar Mephe Street
  • Batumi American Corner in the Central Library on Vazha Pshavela Street
  • The U.S. Embassy Bookmobile in Tserovani, Prezeti and Galavani
  • Gori American Shelf in the Central Library on Stalin Street
  • Khashuri American Corner in the Central Library on Dzneladze Street
  • Khulo American Shelf in the Cultural Center Library on Chavchavadze Street
  • Kutaisi American Corner in Children’s Library Dumbadze Street
  • Kvareli American Shelf in Public School #1 on Ilia Chavchavadze Street
  • Marneuli American Corner in the Central Library on Rustaveli Street
  • Ozurgeti American Shelf in the Central Library on 26 May Street
  • Rustavi American Corner in the Central Library on Shartava Street
  • Tbilisi American Corner in the National Youth Palace on Rustaveli Avenue
  • Zugdidi American Corner in the Central Library on Merab Kostava Street