18th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza

Challenge your friends this summer to read, read, and read some more!

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh needs your help to break the city’s 180,000 Summer Reading record. The fun begins June 10 with an outdoor festival for all ages. Grab a friend and head over to the Library in Oakland for music, crafts, games, storytelling, food trucks and lots more. While you’re there, find out how to enroll in Summer Reading and take part in our city-wide video challenge.

Library Activities Include:

Bouncy house and inflatable games
Chess Club: Play chess: find a friendly challenger or stop by to learn the basics
DataBurgh: Create friendship bracelets with your summer reading goal
Family PlayShop: Play and learn together with toys and activities for children ages birth to 5 years and their caregivers
Global Library: Play Naturalization Jeopardy
LBPH Sensory Experience: Play with sounds, create tactile images and learn about braille
Library Music Playground: Stop by for rhythm games and explore the electronic gadget playground
Readers Games: Know your literature? Play Book Cover Jeopardy!
STEM and The Labs: Program a robot, make art with tech, and snap a photo using a green screen
Used Book Sale

Food & Drink:

Decorate and enjoy your own Eat’n Park cookie
Grab a granola bar, juice box, and piece of fruit from the Giant Eagle Snack Station
Stop by the WISH 99.7 Street Treat Patrol for a free snack between 12 and 2:30 pm
Purchase food from great local food trucks, and help support your Library:
Kona Ice Pittsburgh
Oh My Grill
Pub Chip Shop
Revival Chili
Wise County Biscuits

Performances Include:

12:00 – Pittsburgh Puppet Works, WQED Writers Contest (EQT Stage)
12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 & 4:30 – Leaping Beauty Puppet Show (Children’s)
12:40 – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Welcome (EQT Stage)
12:45 & 2:45 – Baby and Toddler Snugglebugs Storytime (Family PlayShop)
1:00 – Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Xtreme Teen Broadway (EQT Stage)
1:00 & 3:00 – My Cousin Momo Read Alouds (Citiparks Stage)
….and more!