Countdown to Extravaganza!

Summer reading! Two of my favorite words, smashed together like chocolate and marshmallows on a s’more.

2014 Summer Reading Extravaganza at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Click through for the official schedule of Extravaganza events.

If you’re feeling the summer magic too, why not join us in Oakland on Sunday, June 8th, for round 14 of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Summer Reading Extravaganza? Between 12 and 5 p.m., you can Fizz, Boom, Read your way into a good time, with a slate of activities for kids of all ages and their adult accomplices.

Highlights include puppet shows, adventures in 3D printing, DIY Smiley Cookies (thanks Eat’n Park!), the best used book sale in  Pittsburgh, and music, music, music. As ever, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for one of our summer reading programs, with a chance to win fabulous prizes. And when I say “fabulous,” we’re talking “Kindle Fire fabulous” for grownups.

Click to learn more about Adult Summer Reading and your chance to win a Kindle Fire.

Click to learn more about Adult Summer Reading and your chance to win a Kindle Fire.

Kids in the Readers group (generally K-5) will also have a shot at winning a Kindle Fire, while their “Read to Me” siblings (younger children who aren’t reading on their own yet) are eligible for the grand prize of a LeapPad 2 Custom Edition. Other participation perks and prizes are available–ask a children’s librarian near you for more information.

Kids Summer Reading Program Info

Click through for more details on the Kids Summer Reading program.

Teens, we didn’t forget about you: each Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location has chosen its own grand prize, so make sure to visit your library for more information. Don’t forget to ask about teen summer reading fine forgiveness, too.

Teen Summer Reading info

For summer reading guidelines, info on teen fine forgiveness and more, click here.

There’s less than a week to wait for the family-friendly party of the summer, so make sure you clear your calendar, slather on some sunscreen and join us on the Library lawn. No need to register or pre-register for the party: just bring the family, your sense of adventure and a really big bag for all the books you’ll be taking home (er, we hope).

–Leigh Anne


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