2018 Theme is Libraries Rock!!

The 2018 Summer Reading Program has begun! The library's free 11-week Summer Reading Program encourages children, teens, and adults to read for fun & win prizes throughout the summer. The more you read, the more opportunities you have to earn prizes!

Youth: Read books and fill out your log. For every hour you read, you receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $25 gift card. If you read 5 hours by the end of July, you can go on a free trip to the Carnegie Science Center, and if you read 10+ hours by the end of the summer, you can win our SRP GRAND PRIZE!

Read or listen to books, newspapers, and magazines.
Enter the raffle and win a $25 Gift card each week and Grand Prize Kindle Fire!

Most libraries around the county participate in some sort of Summer Reading program to encourage children (teens and adults too!) to read over the summer.  The best part is that when they read, they can earn or win prizes and other incentives. Kids will get a Summer Reading folder with book log and free tote bag for signing up.  When they read books, they can log them on their book log or on the online book log.  Then come back to the library to find out about prizes earned or other summer incentives.

Challenge your children to read this summer and don’t forget that it is important for them to see grown-ups reading too. Create your own family reading challenge or let children earn fun activities or adventures based on their reading success.




Week in Wakanda Camp

Week in Wakanda is a summer camp based on the movie Black Panther. Campers participated in a week long series of workshops from martial arts, African drumming, Illustration, mask making, cooking, and even made purple slime.



Visiting Pop Artist Michael Albert leading a workshop with children in the art gallery. His work uses contemporary packaging and turns them into collages.


Exploring the region

As part of the summer reader series we partnered with a variety of regional assets including a visit to the Carnegie Science Center, Heinz History Center, Pgh Parks Conservancy, .