Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 16th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza!

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It’s starting to warm up, Kennywood’s open… you know what that means: summer reading!

Littsburgh is excited to share this press release about Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 16th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza and to remind our readers that summer reading isn’t just for kids!

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh kicks off their 90,000-book reading challenge on June 5th — the perfect time to start tackling that to-read tower.

If you’re not sure what to read, start here!


Pittsburgh, PA (May 23, 2016) — Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is challenging residents to collectively read 90,000 books (eBooks count!) this summer. The challenge kicks-off during the Library’s annual Summer Reading Extravaganza. The outdoor festival features activities for all ages, music, crafts, games, storytelling, food trucks a used book sale, and more on Sunday, June 5, noon – 5 pm at CLP-Main, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Oakland.

During the event attendees can sign up for a summer reading program, get a library card, visit with more than 70 participating community groups, take in a musical performance or slide down a giant slide. Indoors, the Library’s Children’s Room will have puppet shows throughout the afternoon and WYEP will present four young female musicians from its Reimagination Series.

Summer Reading begins at the Library’s Extravaganza on June 5 and will continue through August 31. Residents may sign-up for summer reading at the event, online at or at any Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location.

Extravaganza participants include:


Citiparks Special Programs
Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series
EQT Bridge Theater Series
EQT Performance Tent
Fine Art Miracles, INC
Mattress Factory
Mood-y Study
Opera Theater Summerfest
Pittsburgh CLO & CLO Cabaret
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Center for the Arts
Pittsburgh Musical Theater
SLB Radio Productions, Inc./Youth Express
Sunburst School of Music
The Frick Pittsburgh
WQED Education


Allegheny County Library Association
Greater Pittsburgh Literary Council
Greater Pittsburgh Montessori Society
PA Leadership Charter School (PALCS)
Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh
The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
PA One Book: Kite Day
PA Virtual Charter School
Provident Charter School


Eat’n Park Restaurants
Giant Eagle Healthy Snacks
Food Trucks


EQT + Power Your Future Mobile Exhibit
FEND Lab: University of Pittsburgh
KitLab: Research Opportunities at the University of Pittsburgh


Animal Friends
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Rabbit Wranglers
Shadyside Worms
Western PA Humane Society


Allegheny Group, Sierra Club
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
Just Harvest
Pitt Rental Center
Pittsburgh 200 Tent (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)
Summer 16 & Partners
Pittsburgh Police Chess Club (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
UPMC Health Plan
Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank
Y on the Fly (YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh)

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh also will feature many of its resources through an array of interactive learning activities, including Family PlayShop, Languages, Maker (crafts), Music, Film and Audio, Wellness, and, of course, a Readers Tent for those who want to get a head start on the summer reading challenge.

Visit for a full schedule of activities.

About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Engaging our Community in Literacy and Learning

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is supporting individual achievement and strengthening the power of community. Through the community’s investment, the Library is enhancing the lives of people in the greater Pittsburgh region with dynamic and diverse resources such as creative learning programs for children and teens, job and career assistance for our community’s workforce, and free computer and Internet access for all. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh builds community, enables learning, provides access and values people.


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