FORSYTH COUNTRY, Ga. — A summer full of space-age fun kicked off at Forsyth County Public Library May 29.

Free fun for families with children of all ages began at the Cumming Library’s Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnival on May 29 and continued at the Hampton Park Library’s Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnival May 30.

Both events included acrobatic performances from Cameron’s One Man Circus and balloon twisting from Once Upon a Fiesta, as well as family-friendly carnival games, activities and prizes. 

Staff from the Post Road and Sharon Forks branches teamed up to host a Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnival on May 31 at the Forsyth Conference Center. 

The event included a family concert from Mr. Michael, co-founder of The Learning Groove and the music producer of the bestselling “Pete the Cat” picture books, along with high-flying, slam-dunking stunts and gymnastics from Gutsy, the Flying Fox.

The kick-off events are only the start.

Kids and teens who are interested in engineering or coding can participate in the Cumming Library’s Aerospace Workshop, Machine Learning Crash Course for Python coding or LEGO® Robotics program.

Young children can enjoy a full schedule of storytimes, animal and reptile encounters, planetarium shows and theatrical performances.  

Teens and tweens will find weekly activities at the library that include opportunities to paint, make clay sculptures, participate in mystery role-playing games and breakout boxes, talk with author Geanna Culbertson about her “Crisanta Knight” book series, as well as learn how to cook from a local chef.

Adults can learn something new, too, with painting classes, crafting workshops, gardening programs, escape room games, author talks, stargazing events and a free concert with rising folk and country star Angela Easterling.

For a full schedule of summer programs, visit the library’s event calendar at forsythpl.org.

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