May 2017 
The Library will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.
Summer Reading 
May 30 -- July 31 


Join the Summer Reading Program at Collegedale Public Library. Read 20 minutes per day for 15 days to receive a reader reward and be entered into a drawing for more prizes. Special programs are planned during the summer for all ages. Registration is open anytime between May 30 and July 15.

A $10.00 Summer Library Card is available for those who are not Collegedale residents beginning May 30.

If you are interested in volunteering for Summer Reading sign-up, please sign up in the following link:

Volunteer for Summer Reading 

Collegedale Kids Club 
Outdoor Classroom

April Showers Bring May Flowers   
with Traci Bennett-Hobek 
Wednesday, May 10 @ 4:00

The month of April brought lots of rainfall to our yards, fields, forests and gardens. Find out how flowers drink water. Did you know there are edible flowers? Come learn about flowers, take a walk with us around the greenway and take home seeds to grow your own edible flowers. For school-aged children and parents. 
Friends Local Author Visit 
Amy Petulla

Sunday, May 21 @ 3:00 

Amy Petulla was a trial attorney for 20 years and currently owns Chattanooga Ghost Tours, Inc. Her 2011 book, Haunted Chattanooga features haunted places in and around the Scenic City. She is also the author of The Corpsewood Manor Murders in North Georgia, a true crime story about two highly publicized 1982 murders in Trion, GA.
Chess Club for Kids 
Sunday, May 28 @ 2:00

The Library hosts a new chess club for kids, hosted every fourth Sunday. New and experienced players are welcome.
Thanks to Book Sale Volunteers! 

Thanks to the volunteers and book donors who made our Spring Friends Book Sale a success! Help with setup, money-taking, and take-down led to over $500 in proceeds. Friends host another book sale in the fall, so those who missed out last month can volunteer then!
Collegedale Crime Reads (CCR)
Saturday, May 27 @ 3:30

Collegedale Crime Reads (CCR)
Saturday, June 24 @ 3:30

1st Sunday Book Club
May 7 @ 2:00

1st Sunday Book Club
June 4 @ 2:00

1st Thursday Book Club   
May 4 @ 1:15


1st Thursday Book Club (2nd title) 
May 4 @ 1:15


1st Thursday Book Club
June 1 @ 12:00

Children's Programs

Baby Talk: Baby Talk returns June 8. 
Toddler Time: Toddler Time returns June 7. 
Preschool Story Time: For ages 3-5, featuring 30 minutes of stories, finger plays, and other activities. 
Mondays & Tuesdays @ 10:30, Tuesdays @ 2:30

Collegedale Kids Club: For school-aged children, featuring 1 hour of stories, craft, film, and activities. Wednesdays @ 4:00. A therapy dog visits May 3.

LEGO Free Play: The Library's regular free play sessions occurs
Thursday,  May 11 @ 4:00
Thursday, May 25 @ 4:00

Books and Bites Book Club: For middle grade readers and other interested readers, the club discusses James Dashner's The Maze Runner. The club also features free snacks!

Monday, May 22 @ 4:00

Adult Programs

String Theory Knitting Club:
Saturday, May 13 @ 1:30 
   Saturday, May 27 @ 1:30   
Calling all knitters, crocheters, and other yarn artists! Come join us for a program for all yarn crafters. We'll be sharing our past and current projects, information on our favorite materials and suppliers, and favorite pattern sources. This program is open to all ages and abilities (including wannabe yarn geeks!). So bring your questions, comments, and current WIP (work in progress). This group meets every other Saturday, so mark your calendars. 
Free Family Movie
Thursday, May 4 @ 4:00

A stork and his human pal must team up to transport a baby girl to her expectant family, despite the fact that storks now work as couriers for an Internet merchant after getting out of the baby-delivery business.

Rated PG. 89 minutes.

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