Georgia public libraries “Dig into Reading”

Submitted by Pam Baughman

The theme for this year’s summer reading program in Georgia public libraries is “Dig Into Reading.” The SGA has coordinated programs with many libraries across the state, some in conjunction with this past Archaeology Month. Abby, the ArchaeoBus, is also visiting libraries in the Atlanta Metro area this summer. Stay tuned to Abby’s diary to see where she visits next.

SGA secretary Pam Baughman recently presented a program on Archaeology at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library in Zebulon. You can read about Pam’s program on page A7 of the Griffin Daily News by clicking here.

About 80 children and adults listened to Pam as she explained what archaeology is all about and what tools are used by archaeologists; attendees then listened to a story about an archaeological dig and participated in activities teaching archaeological concepts.

Please visit your local libraries and encourage young ones and teens to be involved in the summer reading program. You can also help your local library showcase books with archaeological topics for summer reading. Just a few great books on archaeology are listed below.

For the young crowd:
Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke
Frontiers in the Soil: The Archaeology of Georgia by Roy S. Dickens, Jr., and James B. McKinley

For the older crowd:
The Archaeology and History of the Native Georgia Tribes by Max White
In Small Things Forgotten: The Archaeology of Early American Life by James Deetz