On July 29th the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation held a Summer Reading Celebration at the Carnegie Library for participants of the 2023 Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge. Every year City of Newnan Mayor, Keith Brady, invites area elementary school students to participate in a summer reading challenge. For every sixty minutes students read, they were eligible to receive a treat from generous Newnan businesses. The Summer Reading Celebration included students sharing their favorite books,
authors, genres and why they read. There were also several activities to do include coloring a special bookmark, making words with scrabble letters and playing with Legos.
Mayor Brady gave a delightful reading of the book, There’s a Dragon in Your Book. The celebration concluded with ice cream sundaes with all the toppings! “This was a fantastic celebration of this wonderful program,” says Carnegie Director, Susan Crutchfield. “We had over 90 children participate in the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge this year. We feel very fortunate to have had an amazing summer with our reading programs and all of our summer programs. This would not have been possible without the support of the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation and a grant from the Kiwanis Club.”
The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation would like to thank the generous local
sponsors who donated treats to the students: Let Them Eat Toffee, Wishbone, Mad
Mexican, Fabiano’s, Redneck Gourmet, Whit’s Frozen Custard, Cakes by Debbie and
Rock Salt Milk Bar.
Newnan Carnegie Library
The Newnan Carnegie Library in Newnan, Georgia is one of the most historically
significant structures in downtown Newnan and was built in 1904. The Carnegie
provides a central dynamic gathering place that serves residents of all ages and
backgrounds as well as community organizations with a reading room, children’s area,
and meeting spaces enhanced by an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the
community by offering print and electronic materials, services, and programs to adults
and children to enrich daily lives. For more information about the Carnegie visit,