The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club (MSRC) is a community-driven program, and we are looking for civic organizations and institutions to partner with us to help the MSRC continue to grow.
During the summer, MSRC Partners host activities related to the books selected. These events are intended to be low-cost and easy for the sponsoring organizations. GEEARS supplies the books based on your organization’s partnership application and programming details.
Applications for the 2023 season are now closed.
How to Become a Partner
MSRC Partners agree to do at least one “read” during the summer and host at least one activity related to the books selected. Partner organizations must serve children ages birth to 5. Our book selections are geared to this age group. Each year, two books are offered to partners: a board book for the birth to 2-year-olds and an original story for the 3 to 5-year-olds.
Organizations who wish to become partners must fill out a partnership application, attend our Summer Preview meeting in early January, the Storyteller & Partner Training in May, and be willing to share event information with GEEARS.
How Partners Participate
The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club is not simply a book giveaway. Ideally, parents and children are present for the MSRC activity, to forge a deeper understanding of the language in the book and deeper interaction with the book.
Partners agree to do at least one “read” during the summer and host at least one activity related to the books selected. These events are intended to be low-cost and easy for the sponsoring organizations. Partners agree to send us information about their event to include on our summer reading calendar, ensure that the event is open to the public, and assist us in publicizing the book club. Partners who wish to receive books will also participate in a storytelling training session for those in their organizations who will be executing the programming and readings.
In addition, partners agree to complete a short survey after their event(s) so that we can keep track of attendance and other information for funding partners.
Official Community Partners
3E Educational Services, LLC
Animate at LaAmistad
Atlanta CARES Mentoring Movement
Atlanta Children’s Shelter
Atlanta Jazz Festival
Atlanta Police Dept
Atlanta Public Schools- Beecher Hills Elementary
Awaken Our Youth
Awesome Opportunity Consultants
Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta
Blankies 4 My Buddies Foundation
Bright Beginnings Sunrise Daycare, Inc.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
CLETIS Education Consulting LLC
Creating Connected Communities
Decatur Macaroni KID and East Atlanta Macaroni KID
DeKalb County Schools- Region VI Title I Parent Center
Destiny Educational Consulting, LLC
East Alabama Mental Health Center
Enrichment Services Program, Inc.
Everybody Wins! Atlanta
FCLS – Fulco Library System/Sandy Springs Library
FCLS – Fulton County Library System-Kirkwood Branch Library
FCLS – Northside Library-Fulton County Library System
FCLS- Evelyn G Lowery Library at Cascade
FCLS- Fairburn Branch, FCLS
FCLS- Fulton County Library
FCLS- Fulton County Library :Adamsville-Collier Heights Branch
FCLS- Fulton County Library System
FCLS- Fulton County Library System – East Point Library Branch
FCLS- Fulton County Library System – Metropolitan Branch
FCLS- Fulton County Library System- Central Library
FCLS- Fulton County Library-Mechanicsville Library
FCLS- Joan P. Garner Library at Ponce de Leon
FCLS- Milton Branch, Fulton County Library System
FCLS- Northwest Library of the Fulton County Library System
FCLS- Southeast Library/Fulton County
FCLS- Washington Park Branch/Fulton County Library System
FCLS- West End Library
FCLS- Wolf Creek Library
Five Star Education Advocacy Group
Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB)
Georgia State University/Department of Middle and Secondary Edu
Greene Apple TREE, Inc.
Hand, Heart, and Soul Project
High Museum of Art
Kids ‘R’ Kids of Cascade
Kids R Kids of John’s Creek
Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia
Los Niños Primero, Inc.
Most Valuable Kids of Greater Atlanta
Newton County Family Connection
Open Door Community House, Inc
Open Door Community House, Inc.
Premier Academy, Inc
Premier Academy, Inc.
Reach Out and Read GA
Scottdale Early Learning
Scottdale Early Learning Inc. Midway Woods
Seeds of Excellence Christian Academy
Seeds of Excellence Christian Academy
Sheltering Arms Child and Family Centers
The Garden Early Learning Academy
The Happy Black Parent
The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta
The Wren’s Nest
West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
Wise Choice Initiative, Inc
YMCA of Metro Atlanta
2023 MSRC Contributors and Funding Partners